We’re less than a week into spoiler season for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and there are already a handful of promising cards for Modern! One of the most promising is Rite of Harmony.
Rite of Harmony is a very interesting new take on the banned Modern card Glimpse of Nature. There’s a chance that Rite will potentially breathe new life into the Elf deck in Modern. Despite costing an extra mana and requiring you to splash a color, Rite does have two strengths over Glimpse:
- While Glimpse requires you to cast a creature spell to draw a card, Rite allows you to draw a card from tokens entering the battlefield from cards like Dwynen’s Elite or Elvish Warmaster. You can also draw a card by fetching Dryad Arbor or casting a Collected Company.
- Rite also has flashback, which will allow you to cast it aggressively to draw a card or two in the early game and have access to the flashback in the late game.
I imagine that Elves will need to undergo a lot of testing, but I’ve put together a rough draft of what I think the deck might look like:
4 Windswept Heath 4 Dwynen's Elite 4 Nettle Sentinel 4 Elvish Archdruid 4 Elvish Mystic 4 Elvish Warmaster 3 Ezuri, Renegade Leader 4 Forest 4 Heritage Druid 3 Horizon Canopy 4 Llanowar Elves 4 Quirion Ranger 4 Realmwalker 4 Rite of Harmony 2 Temple Garden 3 Verdant Catacombs 1 Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth Sideboard 2 Gaddock Teeg 2 Mark of Asylum 3 Drannith Magistrate 1 Scavenging Ooze 4 Force of Vigor 3 Rest in Peace