Jul
05

Card Focus: Hour of Eternity

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I am starting this special column on discussing a certain card in a new set and its potential use and deck setup in a Standard environment. I think I have done a similar post years ago but I am not sure if I named it like this. Anyhow, I will begin with a card from the upcoming Hour of Devastation set and that is the Hour of Eternity. This card is part of the 5-color cycle in which there is an actual card with the same name as the set. The card reads:

Hour of Eternity, XXUUU
Sorcery, Rare
Exile X target creature cards from your graveyard. For each card exiled this way, create a token that’s a copy of that card, except it’s a 4/4 black Zombie.

What I see of its best use is that it will not only copy regular creatures but those with etb triggers. The appropriate cards would be the Gearhulks from Kaladesh, specifically Torrential and Noxious. There are also other good targets such as Rogue Refiner and Thought-Knot Seer.

Hour of Eternity is more of a late game card basing from its XX casting cost. You can hard cast your creatures and then later on revive them and doubling their value. The deck setup can be a Blue-Green based Ramp midrange deck which you can curve to a hard-cast Ulamog & with one or two Gearhulks. I think I have made a pre-list of that deck and will try to finish it once I’ve done browsing through the set.

Another version would be Sultai list with the new Liliana as your other reanimation option. This also opens access to the effective Noxious Gearhulk which is a good value for this. You can have cards like Grapple from the Past as a mana fixing early game and ‘Raise Dead’ in the late. Base your list from the Sultai Marvel deck that made appearance in the last Pro Tour. That is minus the Marvel of course.

I guess that is about it for now. I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas with regards to this card so just hit the comment box below.

Categories : Magic The Gathering