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The Real Winner from Luxior, Giada’s Gift – Devoted Druid

When I first saw Luxior, Giada’s Gift, I was thinking that I could use it to go for a really big swing with a flipped Arlinn, the Moon’s Fury or in combination with some of the Standard’s other most prominent planeswalkers like The Wandering Emperor

In Historic, you can attack with an 7/7 Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner as early as turn three. That’s not bad, but it’s not exactly going to be Tier 1 Constructed playable, either. 

 

 

Devoted Druid

Let’s move on to Modern and we have a big winner. The real power of Luxior seems to be in how well it combos with Devoted Druid. Simply move it onto the Druid on turn three and get infinite mana! After that, it should be pretty trivial winning the game.

Urza's SagaStoneforge MysticViridian LongbowCollected Company

There are plenty of ways to find the combo piece. Urza’s Saga, Stoneforge Mystic or Steelshaper’s Gift let you find Luxior. You can even add a one-of Viridian Longbow as a win condition. Collected Company helps you find both Druid and Stoneforge Mystic. If you feel really creative, you can also add Colossus Hammer and Puresteel Paladin to add the “Hammer Time” combo!

There are additional ways to go off with Devoted Druid that you can easily find with Collected Company, for example Vizier of Remedies or Quillspike

Luxior might sneak into a deck or two in Standard if there is enough support, but I mostly see it as a nice new combo piece for Modern play.

 

2 thoughts on “The Real Winner from Luxior, Giada’s Gift – Devoted Druid”

  1. In Modern, this is a VERY long way from a good take. The most played card is bolt and an equip creature cost of 3 is begging your opponent to blow you out.

    The walkerblade will definitely find a place in modern. Making devoted druid decks better is not it.

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