Pump spell ‘Scale Up’ emerges in latest Modern Horizons spoilers – Daily Esports
We’re only a few days into the 2-week Modern Horizons spoiler season, and it’s already secure to say that this will probably be an indicator set in Magic historical past. Continuing this sample, Portuguese YouTube channel InvoKando revealed one other new card earlier in the present day. Aggro-combo followers in all places must be fairly enthusiastic about this one. In the correct deck, the brand new Scale Up (translation courtesy of MTGGoldfish) ought to show to be one of the vital environment friendly pump spells ever designed.
It’s not fairly Berserk, however its most likely the perfect we’re going to get in Modern for a 1 mana pump spell. Let’s dig into it.
Scale Up Breakdown
There are a few key issues to notice from the wording of the cardboard:
Your creature retains all of its unique creature sorts and key phrases when Scale Up resolves (Infect, Unblockable, Double Strike, Trample, and so on)
Modifying the base energy and toughness (P/T) of a creature has no impact on different P/T modifiers
Consequently, the smaller the creature you goal with Scale Up, the extra environment friendly this spell is. Additionally, for those who forged one other pump spell first (Groundswell, Might of Old Krosa, Mutagenic Growth, Become Immense), the creature retains the +x/+x modifiers and turns into a 6/four with +x/+x. Maybe you can begin to see the place that is going.
Impact on Modern
There are two decks that I count on will acquire probably the most from this card: 4c Shadow Zoo and UG Infect.
Both of those decks need to assault with environment friendly creatures, then win out of nowhere with a number of pump spells on one flip. Become Immense has been their greatest payoff in the previous, however it may be very onerous to pay the Delve price. It’s additionally normally nugatory on flip 2 due to that restriction.
Let’s concentrate on Infect, as I believe it has probably the most to realize from Scale Up. The following sequence is deadly on flip 2:
Turn one: Glistener Elf
Turn two: Scale Up, Might of Old Krosa, assault.
That’s a clear 10 infect injury on flip two. With 6-eight 1 mana pump spells able to giving +four/+four alongside Scale Up in the deck, it’s not even an unusual hand to maintain both.
Fitting Scale Up in the deck is simple as effectively. Like Become Immense, it’s dangerous in multiples, so we don’t need to play greater than three. My private configuration of pump spells to begin out can be:
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