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Scrying over Block

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The defining card of the Pro Tour so far
The defining card of the Pro Tour so far

Welcome to the overlord of Theros block. After day one of Pro Tour Journey into Nyx, we know a a few things about the format. One is that it's diverse. Aggro, control and combo were all represented well on Day 1. But one thing flew above them all.

Prognostic Sphinx.

It wasn't difficult to predict that Sphinx was powerful and would find a home, but what was maybe surprising is just how dominant it's been. Most games have been decided by the 3/5 flier, specifically which player has the most on the field.

Could it make an appearance in Standard to replace Aetherling after Rotation? I wouldn't be surprised, but you also have to keep in mind that there's no Supreme Verdict or any other Wrath clone in the format, which makes Sphinx nearly unkillable.

So I'm not sure this will be tearing up Standard anytime soon, but I do expect it to continue tearing up tables this weekend.

 

Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at QuietSpeculation.com and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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