Top Decks: A Shocking Addition

Last week I got to preview Mana Confluence, a new version of an old favorite, and this week I get to preview an actual old favorite itself. Just as Mana Confluence helped aggressive decks more than anything else, this week’s preview is going to be a shock for control decks. After all, control decks are the decks most bothered by cards like Chandra’s Phoenix, Voice of Resurgence and Xathrid Necromancer, and control decks don’t really care that much about the opponent’s life total. Those factors combine to making the following card a very attractive addition to red-based control: