This set is sweet! People were worried that it was going to be cheesy with Dinos and pirates but I was pleasantly surprised. This could be Guy Fieri’s favorite magic set because it certainly will take you to Flavortown! Alright here comes my favorite Ixalan card!
So first, my favorite constructed card. This card can be used in tons of different ways and decks.
If you play this card early, turn 2, 3, or 4, then you’ll be able to really sort through your deck and take over the game. On the other end of things if you get this out late use it to sift lands into your graveyard instead of into your hand. Improving your plays compared to your opponent.
If you are running a combo win like Approach of the Second Sun, then flip this and pay 3 mana to get there much quicker.
My Favorite Ixalan card is…
This card… Oh man. So you can exile any artifact or creature on the table and can cast that card anytime while Hostage Taker is still on the battlefield. So this is where it gets really fun.
Get hostage taker out exiling their Search for Azcanta or Growing Rites of Itlimoc. Cast it and it’s YOURS! If Hostage Taker gets killed it’s still yours. This card is so broken! You’re already in blue so bounce it and do it again! Steal cards over and over. I think a ramp hostage deck is a completely viable deck. Hostage Takers, Carnage Tyrant or two, some bounce and counters and ramp, and a Torrential Gearhulk. Let me know how it goes. 😀