The new set had of course completely changed the face of Limited and Standard, but even Legacy players felt its presence when four copies of Karn, Scion of Urza made the Top 4 at Grand Prix Birmingham. How about Modern?
We asked some notable players which cards from Dominaria they expected to see play in Modern …
Arne Huschenbeth, Standard champion of MKMS Hamburg 2017 and winner of GP Rimini 2016: “Damping Sphere. Karn, Scion of Urza. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria.”
Thoralf “Toffel” Severin, veteran of two MKM Series Top 8s and three GP Top 8s: “Karn, Scion of Urza, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, and Cast Down.”
Philipp Krieger, WMC semifinalist and veteran of three MKM Series Top 8s: “Obvious—Karn, Teferi, and Damping Sphere.”
Andreas Müller, Grand Prix and MKM Series champion: “I expect numbers of Jeskai Control to rise because of Teferi, hero of Dominaria. The other card I expect to see as a 2- or 3-of in sideboards is Damping Sphere.”
Felix Bolland, second in the race for the 2018 MKMS Power 8: “There are three cards of which I'm sure they will see more play in the future: I think Karn, Scion of Urza will see some play in Affinity and/or control variants. 4 mana planeswalkers are always a thing in Eternal formats. He generates a lot of value and comes down with 5 loyalty.
“Damping Sphere, well, is just another very good 2 mana hate artifact. A nice tool against Tron and combo. Most importantly, like all hate artifacts have in common, it fits into every deck.
“Finally, Shalai, Voice of Plenty is an amazing card in creature decks. Especially in Counters Company variants, she protects your team while also being a mana sink for the combo. Probably the biggest upside, however, is the hexproof you get on yourself: Stops Liliana of the Veil, discard, burn spells, combo pieces like Gifts Ungiven and/or combo finishers … There are so many aspects to this effect. Additionally she can be tutored at instant speed via Chord of Calling, for example in response to Gifts Ungiven or a lethal burn spell. Basically it is the Whir of Invetion/Witchbane Orb analogon for creature decks.”
Nicklas Krull, veteran of four MKM Series Top 8s: “Karn, Scion of Urza, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, and Damping Sphere would be the obvious answers, but lots of cards with potential have been (re)printed. Skirk Prospector, Teshar, and The Antiquities War, just to name a few that immediately come to mind.”
Thorben Sieksmeyer, veteran of two MKM Series Top 8s: “Karn, Teferi, Lyra, and Shalai, Voice of Plenty.”