Quote from Lunicyl »I was under the impression that our biggest issue was still having our engines killed or not finding another one? Just because you mulligan to an engine does not mean it survives. I always play assuming that if I have one engine it will get killed. As far as I can tell, this is one of the few cards spoiled so far that helps with these issues that we don't already have (Unearth is cool, but it does essentially the exact same thing that Claim/Fame does). Again, I don't see how Giver of Runes really helps at all, I think that a one mana counterspell or something like Apostle's Blessing is just better in most cases.
Also, I don't think that our wincon has any issues really if the deck does what it is supposed to do (barring sideboard hate like Leyline), so idk why everyone is trying to make other wincons work that clearly don't really fit our deck.
Time of Need has already existed, and I've tried it. Call seems much better (especially the instant speed), and I think definitely warrants more testing. The manabase will need to be reconfigured. I wonder if protection becomes even more relevant now? Hold up interaction on turn 2, then if nothing EOT call for a paladin and blast off. Definitely worth considering. I'm trying the new Teferi right now, but will be testing Call once horizons is legal on MTGO.