Whip of Erebos: A Case Study

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It's taken over Standard. It's a solid EDH player. It's the second-best four-mana artifact in Modern that can only be activated as a sorcery.

Okay, that last one, while probably true, doesn't mean much.

Anyway, Whip of Erebos.


Right now, everywhere in Standard. Even if we make an exception for the unique format of Worlds Week (no time limit and then Unified Standard), we've seen this card everywhere. Sure, at Worlds the grindy Whip decks experienced an advantage since they didn't have to worry about going to time when they played two-hour matches, but we've seen the Whip (and often Sidisi) decks stick around since then.

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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 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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