Flexing its Muscles
Green’s limited fare in Theros consists of tons of solid bodies and little in the way of utility, as is often the case. Having access to the biggest bodies in the format will make green a pretty solid color, capable of assisting aggressive decks with midrange bodies and control decks with big finishers. It’s a little hard to get a read on what green’s role will be, but my hunch is that it will be the same as ever: play fatties early and often, then watch your opponent squirm.
Green probably pairs best with black, capitalizing on black’s card advantage and removal while providing all the muscle. Forests should pair well with any of the colors though. G/R should be able to present lots of midrange threats, G/U will just have high card quality, and G/W, a color which usually suffers from having insufficient removal options, should be fine in that department, and capable of presenting a respectable curve.
The best green common is probably Nessian Asp, a monstrous blocker that can also bash down defenses. Time to Feed is a pretty decent green removal spell, and one of green’s few options for shifting the game’s tempo at common. Another such option is the fine common aura Feral Invocation. Lastly, I would be remiss to omit Voyaging Satyr, a card that seems quite good in this format.
Green’s best uncommon is Nemesis of Mortals, which despite being a vanilla dork, feels like it got demoted from rare. Karametra’s Acolyte is a powerful ramp creature that, while slow, can play out more like Gilded Lotus than Llanowar Elvess. Finally, like all the emissaries, Nylea’s Emissary is a very solid card that you’ll be happy to have.
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Agent of Horizons
A 3/2 for three is a perfectly average body, capable of putting at least a little pressure on your opponent and occasionally trading up in combat. A creature this size does tend to get outclassed later on, which is where the unblockability comes in. If you have access to blue, this can actually be quite the nice clock, probably better than something like Stonefare Crocodile in Return to Ravnica limited. Read more