If you’re seeking a sweet preview card, you have come to the right place. Not only is the card I’m about to show you great in 2HG, it’s got legs in Legacy and Vintage as well. I’ve always had a soft spot for Trinket Mage, and the only thing better than getting an artifact is getting a spell. Well, not the only thing—let’s double how much the target can cost, widening the range dramatically. Doing all that brings us to the preview card Wizards sent me: Spellseeker, a card that isn’t lacking in power level or interesting options:
I suppose we are getting a 1/1 instead of a 2/2 like Trinket Mage, but that’s a small price to pay. This can grab any sort of removal, busted cards like Brainstorm, Time Walk, Swords to Plowshares, Hymn to Tourach, Hurkyl’s Recall, and many more, and leaves a body behind.
Depending on the kind of deck you are building, you can put together a toolbox of situational answers, or use this to enable combos. I suspect many Spellseekers will be put into decks that are by definition all 1-ofs (this looks awesome in Commander), and it fits perfectly there as well.
There are even some fun loops to be had:
Spellseeker for Blink, Blink Spellseeker, go get anything you want, and still have the Blink flashback to mess with. This also lets you block a big creature per turn while you’re getting your Blink on, and accumulates a lot of value without a lot of risk.
The possibilities are nearly endless, as spells that cost 2 or less is a HUGE category, and one that will be a lot of fun to explore.