Neon Dynasty Standard Brew – Three Flavors of Enchantress

Enchantments appear to be a significant theme of the Abzan colors in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Combined with resources from the existing Standard sets, I suspect there’s some potential. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities. Enchantress is a beloved archetype that gets its name from cards like Argothian Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress and Enchantress’s Presence

Argothian EnchantressVerduran EnchantressEnchantress's Presence

We don’t have any card drawing engine quite as powerful as these. Plus, there we don’t actually have any creatures called “enchantresses” legal in Standard. Still, I’ll do what I can to stay true to both the name and flavor.

I have three brews for today which are all slightly different takes on the enchantments-matter archetype. But first, let’s discuss the three non-land cards that will appear in all of them.

Spirited CompanionJukai NaturalistKatilda, Dawnhart Martyr // Katilda's Rising Dawn

Spirited Companion is the definition of a bread-and-butter card. For a very cheap cost, you draw  a card with a bit of extra value attached. You can make easy comparisons to Elvish Visionary and Thraben Inspector, which have both been Constructed staples for decks that can make use of the body. Four Spirited Companions will be a core part of any enchantment deck. 

Jukai Naturalist is a very good accelerator. While you could always play something like Tangled Florahedron in its place, the Naturalist has two advantages. First, on turns that you cast multiple spells (easy to imagine in a deck with four Spirited Companions), it contributes mana to all of them. Second, you can produce mana on a turn where you also attack or block, and a 2/2 lifelink contributes nicely to the combat step.

I wouldn’t say I’m blown away by Jukai Naturalist, but I think it’s a solid card that has several different things to contribute. It also happens to be quite a good body for Auras and +1/+1 counters, which we’ll get to shortly.

Katilda, Dawnhart Martyr isn’t an enchantment herself (at least not at first), but she is a three-mana Baneslayer Angel in these decks, and it doesn’t take a Progress Tyrant or a Reality Architect to know that’s pretty strong. If Katilda dies or gets milled, her disturb side becomes a threat that can immediately kill the opponent if they ever put their shields down.



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