The Top 20 Cards from LCI for Historic
Hello, and welcome to another article! Today I'll be going over the 20 best cards for Historic from The Lost Caverns of Ixalan. Ixalan is one of the most powerful Standard sets we've gotten for a while, and I'm looking forward to playing with a lot of cards in it! Without further ado, let's dive right in.
1) Molten Collapse
Molten Collapse is my pick for one of the best cards in the set for constructed, certainly one of the top cards for Historic. Dreadbore and Terminate have been at the fringes of Pioneer and Modern for a while, and Molten Collapse is a lot better than those two. The reason I'm so excited for Molten Collapse for Historic in particular is because it's perfect for a deck I've been working on lately, Rakdos Bombardment.
Built around combining Goblin Bombardment and Mayhem Devil with cheap sacrifice fodder like Unlucky Witness and Goblin Trapfinder, Rakdos Bombardment hoses most aggressive decks, including UR Wizards. It has one major flaw, which is that Mono-Green Devotion is a bad matchup. However, Molten Collapse is amazing against Green, just imagine destroying Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner and Utopia Sprawl with one card, or Karn, the Great Creator and Pithing Needle. By shoring up that weakness, Molten Collapse could take Rakdos Sac from being a just great deck to being the best.
If my overview of Sac piqued your interest, check out my in-depth guide on it on my Patreon.
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