Rite of Harmony in Modern Elves – Preview Highlight

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

2 Gaddock Teeg
2 Mark of Asylum
3 Drannith Magistrate
1 Scavenging Ooze
4 Force of Vigor
3 Rest in Peace

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