Nearly every time we have a multicolored set, it tends to shake up the format quite a bit. This is because multicolored sets completely overhaul the mana bases in the format, making it so that certain color combinations that simply couldn’t afford to exist can now thrive.
Furthermore, because multicolored cards are usually more powerful than mono-colored cards, there’s an incentive to play a lot of them in the same deck. When we get a set like Streets of New Capenna, it pays off to experiment with every single shard, because any of them could be the new best deck in the format.
Of the five shards the set is introducing to Standard, Esper (the Obscura family) is the only one that was already a deck before. As such, it makes sense to look at it first, because it’s much easier to slot new tools into an existing core than to come up wi...
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