Leyline of Sanctity
If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Leyline of Sanctity Discussion
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Bloody comments section!! Lofty Denial, Weathered Runestone. Lavinia, Azorius Renegade might be worthwhile, at least until Tibalt's Trickery is banned in the format:D Guardian of Faith might be worthwhile as extra board wipe protection. Strict Proctor is another one for slower match-ups, disrupts a surprising number of effects. Leyline of Sanctity in case of hand disruption?
1 month ago
I think it's been firmly established that Boros burn is the best in a Modern context. The strengths of Helix and Charm are fairly self-explanatory. Not to mention, for burn, cards that don't do damage are pretty much last resort sideboard cards, and white handles that better than black with its famed suite of silver bullets and universal answers.
Bump is alright but it's generally weaker than either of Helix and Charm. Black's other offerings are not really of interest to burn - they're more for grindy decks that want to trade x-for-1, which is the opposite of burn's gameplay (literally throwing cards to the wind in order to eventually kill you).
Revelry is a nice card and I have seen Naya burn once or twice, but Smash to Smithereens covers half of the functionality without needing to splash, and enchantments that need to be destroyed by burn are a rare sight. Maybe if everyone was playing bogles or something (maindeck Leyline of Sanctity? yikes) burn would play Revelry, but then it's far more likely burn just wouldn't be played, lol.
Green's other offerings are just outdated. Red has a near monopoly on premier aggro creatures in Modern. Maybe at the inception of Modern something like Wild Nacatl was alright (?), but Theros brought Eidolon of the Great Revel, Tarkir brought Monastery Swiftspear, and if that wasn't enough burn would probably run MH2 critters before even thinking about splashing into green.
Blue being added to burn usually means something's horribly wrong in Modern (it was done in the Treasure Cruise and Oko eras, to give you an idea). Generally speaking, blue's offerings subtly shift burn into more of a prowess-style deck because cantrips are nearly useless to pure burn (that's mana you could have spent doing actual damage instead) and counterspells have the same issue as discard: it's mana and cards spent trading, when burn doesn't want to trade, just kill you before trading is relevant.
For non-Boros burn decks to be good, I think Modern needs to change in a noticeable way. For example, Legacy burn tends to be mono-R because of the presence of cards like Wasteland and Price of Progress, both of which are unlikely to ever enter Modern.
1 month ago
Modern rack decks these days are often running a playset of Urza's Saga. It lets you grab the rack itself, while also offering secondary wincons (usually by making constructs and grabbing Shadowspear), and more toolbox-answers for other threats.
Some other thoughts:
mainboard Leyline of Sanctity feels wrong. Card is a sideboard option at best. I’m not sure its worth running in Rack at all though.
Liliana's Caress feels like a weak card, and a strange choice when you aren’t yet running full playsets of Rack or Affliction, both of which are much stronger.
only 2 copies of Raven's Crime feels sub-optimal. That card is often fairly important to draw.
1 month ago
@TheRoaringRegisaur absolutely a great card that has probably more positives then negatives to run over Glimpse the Unthinkable it not only is easier to cast but also gets around Leyline of Sanctity by stating each opponent. I’m just a sucker for that art and iconic flavor, but it will probably make its way in for testing.