• Daniel Kaine Allen

    I’m impressed, although I was hoping for something a little different, this may very well be the best temporary steal card in red.

    • Mark Pilzer

      What about zealous conscripts? That personally is better cuz u can kill walkers easily… :P

      • Daniel Kaine Allen

        Zealous conscripts costs 2 more mana. And this expertise gives you a free 2cmc spell. So this gives you a potential 4 mana advantage over zealous conscripts.

  • Kevan Kramer

    Of course red gets the worst of the bunch. Damnit Wizards, why do you hate red so much?

    • Scud422

      But it’s also the cheapest, which might make if viable in Modern with cards like Ancestral Vision and Living End

      • Jay Kilian

        There’s also that restore balance deck which runs red already.

        • xxxx

          Does this work in restore balance? I mean when rb resolves you controle a creature too so if your opponent has another one he/she can keep it and gets the one you stole back eot… unless you have a suspended gargadon this seems very bad ….

    • Melissa Juice

      This is very, very good.

    • David Muñoz Lopez

      white and black are better, but this is better than blue. it’s something.

      • Dave

        I find the white one lame af.

    • Shagoth

      This one is the cheapest, which for combo purposes is important when it comes to the suspend cards.

  • Nebulium

    They’ve really been pushing threaten effects lately. I like it a lot.

  • Brams

    Steal an opponents Vehicle, cast Ravenous intruder for free then sac the vehicle? Or if they were bold enough to use Siege Modification, you could attack with the vehicle, sac the vehicle to Ayli (which you could also cast for free) and gain a bunch of life.

    • David Muñoz Lopez

      yup, steal the vehicle, cast ravenous intruder, crew (if it’s possible), and after combat sacrifice it.
      sounds good

  • Aevitos

    Rishkar’s Expertise into Baral’s Expertise into Sram’s/Yahenni’s Expertise into Kari Zev’s Expertise into a 2 drop. Someone needs to make this happen

    • Pandancules

      Their actual effects don’t synergize well enough for that to even be a good play.

      • Shagoth

        But a cool play

    • Random Guy

      Baral’s/Yahenni’s into Kari’s is okay.

  • Dave

    Shame the Vehicle doesn’t get crewed by this (like Hijack). Still nice though.

    • Jacob Anderson

      Hijack doesn’t crew, just also lets you steal vehicles also.

      • Dave

        Oh, whoops, kinda misremembered that one. Thanks for the correction!

  • Avery Standley

    Mad Max Kaladesh addition

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  • Jay Kilian

    The card is pretty good, but I love that art and flavor text. Please make a pirate tribal!

  • Jacob Anderson

    I love this card, might have to make a steal/sacrifice deck now.

  • Caleb Halbrook

    Kari Zev’s expertise into Kari Zev would be such a good play if only Kari herself had haste

    • David Herrera

      You can still Expertise into Kari Zev and use her to crew the vehicle you steal. As implied by the art.

      • Random Guy

        She’s a 1/3, but yes.

  • Godmode_ON

    Kari Zev’s expertise -> Breaking/Entering will be a deck in modern. Turn 3 you get a huge fatty and self-mill 8.

    • Jean-Luc Picard

      Or Beck and Call.

      • Godmode_ON

        Beck and call is off color though, would have to run a 4 color deck for that.

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  • Zombie

    RIP Hijack. Your time in the spotlight of “we printed another 3 mana Threaten effects guys look!” was short lived, and no one really cared about you… and we didn’t really know you well either…

    But still.


    But on a more serious note: Wizards: Keep doing more of this. Pushed Threaten cards aren’t going to break Standard. They make casual players happy. Keep throwing them bones.

    • Cthulhooo

      Can this be good enough to sideboard in modern?

      • Shagoth

        In cascade decks, if you have your 0 mana suspend cards in your hand, then play this. It’s competitive, its been mentioned a lot.

  • Derek Gooding (TuberTugger)

    Well, they finally revealed the modern expertise. By being the cheapest, it will likely be the best candidate for cheating in zero cost spells. The draw back of needing a creature to target is pretty minor. Targeting your own creature just for a 3 mana untap effect isn’t out of the question if you get to cast a living end or balance out of it.

  • Rafel Díaz Mir

    This + Ravenous intruder to a vehicle/creature artifact. HO HO HO xD

  • Jacob Anderson

    So you could play Rishkar’s Expertise then cast Goblin Dark-Dwellers with it then cast Kari Zev’s Expertise from GDD then still can play another card with cmc 2? Seems legit.

  • Jakob Schneider

    Finally, a Threaten effect that might actually make it into constructed.

  • Happy The Cat

    why has nobody mentioned Precursor combo for these expertise spells yet? this and the blue expertise could pull of hilarious shenanigans if you have a big hand.

  • Patrick Hirsbrunner

    This could be the best card ever for Zada EDH Players. Step 1: gain control of your own Zada, Step 2: Profit xD

    • George Downey

      A dirty inktreader commander player. I agree whole heartedly.

  • Him

    t1: Lightning bolt their face, or a creature
    t2: counter something?
    t3: Cast Kari Zev’s expertise, cast both sides of Breaking//Entering for free. Mill yourself 8, then reanimate an emrakul that has haste. Swing for lethal with the creature you took and emrakul.