Perilous Research: Modern Love

Welcome back to Perilous Research,’s exclusive Magic Online column. Since we last met, Modern’s banned list saw some changes. Deathrite Shaman was banned, while Wild Nacatl and Bitterblossom were unbanned. Sure, this is a small change in terms of size, but the implications are huge. With a Modern Pro Tour just around the corner, the effects of the new changes are far-reaching. Born of the Gods Prerelease events start in less than two weeks on Magic Online. Until then, we’ll take a break from Magic Online metagame speculation in favor of more relevant subject-matter. Today, we’ll be exploring some of the new possibilities in Modern with the recent changes to the banned list.