Exclusive Modern Masters 2017 Preview – Molten Rain

I never noticed until now. All this time Wizards was sending me a pattern.

1 Crumble to Dust
1 Sinkhole

And now, joining the family of preview cards is…

Yes, Molten Rain is now reprinted as an uncommon with unbelievable new art from Sung Choi. Honestly, click on the picture below. As someone who has never been big into MTG art, even I’m taken aback by this beautiful piece.

Just yesterday, Wizards announced the return of Guildgates in Modern Masters 2017, so we are likely heading towards a Limited format where [card]Molten Rain[/card] is going to be a solid weapon to have in your 40. I can see lots of players destroying colour-intensive mana bases in the very near future.

But what about Constructed? Will you be looking for a deck in Modern to play those brand new beautiful [card]Molten Rain[/card]s once you get your hands on a playset?

I got just the decklist!

My good friend Matt Mendoza has been championing the RG Ponza deck for a long time (you can take a look at his articles here). He has had a noticeable influence on the archetype’s popularity over the last year. He sent me the following straight from his theory-crafting lab. It’s still in the brew process but I’m excited to try it out!

7 Forest
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Mountain
4 Stomping Ground
4 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills
1 Beast Within
4 Blood Moon
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
3 Lightning Bolt
4 Molten Rain
1 Primal Command
1 Rishkar’s Expertise
4 Stone Rain
4 Utopia Sprawl
4 Arbor Elf
2 Birds of Paradise
3 Goblin Dark-Dwellers
2 Inferno Titan
2 Obstinate Baloth
1 Stormbreath Dragon
1 Thrun, the Last Troll
1 Scavenging Ooze
2 Sudden Shock
3 Ancient Grudge
1 Dismember
2 Anger of the Gods
3 Kitchen Finks
1 Chameleon Colossus
1 Nissa, Vital Force
1 Thragtusk

And there you have it, our latest exclusive preview from the fine folks at Wizards of the Coast!

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So Mana Deprived’s preview cards tend to deprive a player of mana.