10 Reprints We Would Like To See In Magic: The Gathering’s Double Masters 2022

If you've been keeping up with Magic: The Gathering's announcements, chances are you are eagerly awaiting the start of spoiler season for Double Masters 2022. Like the previous eternal format set releases, Double Masters 2022 is designed for drafting, and features reprints of iconic and powerful cards that will be perfect in Vintage, Legacy, Commander, and the not-technically-eternal-but-almost Modern.

10 Relic of Progenitus

When uncommon rarity cards' prices begin surpassing $5, it's probably about time the card sees a reprint. Relic of Progenitus is one such example. This one generic mana artifact is a common sideboard inclusion in many Modern decks thanks to its ability to provide some fight against graveyard strategies.

Additionally, the fact that Relic cantrips (draws a card) as an added bonus has led to it being a mainboard inclusion in a handful of decks from Magic's past. Perhaps most notably, Kevin Mackie's Skred Red deck that surprised everyone by taking down a Grand Prix back in 2016. Man, we miss Grand Prixs.

9 Mishra's Bauble

While we're talking about mainboard inclusions, we might as well bring up the fan favorite Mishra's Bauble. It wouldn't be surprising if this little artifact saw a ban in the future, but it hasn't happened yet. Presently, the Bauble serves as draw fixing in decks seeking to sculpt their hands with cheap draw spells.

Mishra's Bauble also increases the consistency of these decks by allowing players to have fewer copies of other cards in their deck. After all, Mishra's Bauble is essentially free to play thanks to its zero mana cost and cantrip effect, so including it is almost like building a deck with 56 total cards. No wonder it's up to $10.

8 Eidolon of the Great Revel

Eidolon is a mainboard inclusion in the ever present Modern Burn deck. At a price of nearly $25 a copy, it's also the only card in the deck's mainboard sixty that's worth more than $5 and isn't a land. Burn has been around ever since Modern was invented, and seems to be the most resilient and reliable deck to ever make waves in the format.

7 Esper Sentinel

Modern Horizons 2 changed the landscape of Modern forever. One of the cards that aided in this change was Esper Sentinel. This one white mana Human creature provides reliable card advantage as early as turn one, unless your opponent removes it.

Any white creature deck plays a mandatory four copies of this, which has led to its price holding at around $25. A reprinting would make white creature strategies a little more accessible, so let's cross our fingers.

6 Urza's Saga

Another Modern Horizons 2 player, Urza's Saga changed the landscape of Modern by becoming a necessary inclusion in any deck that features heavy artifacts. As far as Modern is concerned, this includes four prominent decks as well as many other off-meta builds, and that's without mentioning the card's presence in the eternal formats, like Legacy and Commander.

Suffice to say, if you're playing a competitive deck featuring artifacts, you're going to need four copies of Urza's Saga. At a price point of $33 a copy, artifact lovers could use a reprint.

5 Archmage's Charm

Archmage's Charm was originally printed back in 2019 with the original release of Modern Horizons but didn't see prominent play until Modern Horizons 2 hit the shelves. This is in large part due to Modern Horizons 2 speeding up the format by introducing a handful of powerful one mana cost creatures, like Esper Sentinel.

4 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer

Speaking of powerful one mana creatures, Ragavan is suspect number one. Shortly after Modern Horizons 2 released, this card was discovered to be so powerful that its price skyrocketed to over $150, and it even got banned in Legacy. Any Modern deck with a midrange strategy is highly incentivized to play Ragavan due to his ability to provide both card and mana advantage for the incredibly low cost of a single red mana.

Ragavan's price has thankfully come down to a much more reasonable $73 since then, but he's still at a pretty staggering price for a card required to play the best midrange decks in Modern, including Death's Shadow, Jund, Blink, and Murktide Regent. He's also become a big part of Commander and even Vintage because of his obscene power level. Needless to say, we're praying for a reprint.

3 Murktide Regent

Ever since the release of Khans of Tarkir and the printing of cards like Treasure Cruise, Gurmag Angler, and Dig through Time, delve has made itself known as a close to busted mechanic. So it comes as no surprise that the current king of Modern is a deck that features delve.

The deck's namesake card, Murktide Regent, usually enters the battlefield for a cost of two blue as a 5/5 flying threat that demands a near immediate answer. While there's no question that this is an awesome Magic card, you've got to wonder if it's on the short list for ban considerations. Either way, a reprinting would allow more players access to this amazing Dragon.

2 Chalice of the Void

A long-time sideboard inclusion across many decks in eternal formats and a target of numerous reprints, Chalice of the Void is undoubtedly one of the strongest Magic cards ever printed. The ability to counter every card of a certain mana cost in an opponent's deck is simply absurd, though it's certainly not fun for the player on the receiving end.

While it did see a reprinting in Modern Masters, Chalice of the Void still sits at over $60 per copy. That's a lot of money for a sideboard card, don't you think?

1 Wrenn and Six

Wrenn and Six is already confirmed to be reprinted in Double Masters 2022, we know. That doesn't mean that it's not a card we wanted to see reprinted!

After all, Jund, Elementals, Blink, and Omnath decks in Modern all feature four copies of Wrenn and Six, which probably explains its $85 price point. Before we learned that it would be featured in Double Masters though, Wrenn and Six was sitting at over $100 a copy, which seems a little absurd as far as entry price points to formats are concerned. Maybe now we'll be able to actually play one of these top ranked decks without selling a kidney in the process.

Source: Read Full Article