• Hedronal

    Sweetness, even aetherborn tribal. They really have to know how to get something out of them dying I suppose.

  • Geddon

    Aaand there’s your lord for an Aetherborne tribal. I like it, fits with the aetherborn theme they set up.

  • Edward

    Mono-Black Aetherborn tribal with Yahenni as the commander? Seems good to me

    • Kevan Kramer

      Gonti is just better in every way.

      • Edward

        I don’t like Gonti as a commander. It takes too much to make it work and I don’t like relying on ETB effects for Generals unless the ETB trigger is only a bonus. Yahenni is a lot simpler and it can protect itself. It also can get bigger with its first ability fairly easy. I know Gonti can be a good General but I just personally don’t like it as a General

  • Random Guy

    At the very minimum this a Chief of the Foundry which costs one more but cantrips and has +1 power. That’s really good.

    And they can all survive Expertise with a little help and have anti-combo from Transgress. This is turning out to be a really good tribe, better than the vampires imo.

  • KnuclearKnight

    As much as i love lords. this choice is super freaking bad. Unless they have intentions of printing another kaladesh set this support is unnecessary. I like the card, but ugh kinda stinks.

    • Jacob Kodicovic

      Actually, it’s really high on the Rabiah scale (the scale that organizes the likelihood of revisiting a set), so they could be preparing for that.

    • Dave

      In addition to Jacob, Aetherborn could also exist on some other planes we don’t know yet.

  • sansmyhands

    I can’t wait to p1p1 this in a draft and force the deck. Sooooo much fun.

  • Deadly Berry

    Are there even enough Aetherborn to justify this? Good effect tho.

  • Cthulhooo

    Mono black aetherborn something? Doesn’t seem like there’s enough fuel for that deck.

  • Nebulium

    Aetherborn lord?!


  • Ultramegalord

    Shouldn’t you get enegy when an aetherborn dies?

    • Zombie

      Nah they eat people now apparently.

      • Kevan Kramer

        No they drain their victims life essence.

        • Trevor Terry

          Only Aetherborn vampires do this, as per the flavor text of Essence Extraction.

  • Avery Standley

    Next time on Saffron Olive’s Against the Odds!

    That’s two tribal cards for the Aetherborn! This could happen

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Aetherborn have a lord and Viashino still don’t. What a crock.

    • Zombie

      Viashino are all just a glorified Lizard Warrior.

      • Dr. Burn Crow

        Yeah, and Naga are just snake people and Aetherborn are just elementals.

        • Trevor Terry

          No, Aetherborn are nothing like Elementals, Elementals are sentient manifestations of a specific theme (Air, Fire, Time, Nature, etc.) whereas Aetherborn are creatures created purely by accident, who just happened to gain sentience.

          I would place them closer to Myr than elementals.

          • Dr. Burn Crow

            But they’re constructs of magically charged energy, not unlike Flamekin. Essentially, they’re gussied up elementals.

          • Trevor Terry

            Flamekin are naturally occurring creatures on llorwyn, not magical constructs.

  • Jakob Schneider

    4cc lord in bolt range… >.>

  • Cap. Obvious

    This is a sign in my books, that the aetherborn have a future in mtg beyond kaladesh. And I can dig this, the coolest new creature type in a loooong time for me.

    • Derek Niles

      that’d be cool but I seriously doubt it. Their connection the this plane’s unique thing (The aether) makes me pretty positive that they aren’t showing up anywhere else.

      • Trevor Terry

        The Aether is not unique to Kaladesh, the Aether exists in the blind eternities, and is present throughout all of the planes, it does bleed-through into specific planes more than others. But it is a permanent fixture of the universe, and is involved in the creation of all things within it.

        The Aetherborn were created as a byproduct of the process used to refine the Aether on Kaladesh, It is entirely possible we could see Aetherborn in other planes, though they’d have to have a similar Aether refinement process.

        • Derek Niles

          Yeah I worded it poorly but what I meant was “the aether on kaladesh is unique to kaladash”

          • Trevor Terry

            It’s not, though. Aether is the same everywhere, the process in which it is refined is what is unique to kaladesh.

  • Zombie

    Dunno if there’s enough good Aetherborn to make this work in Standard, but it’s possible I think.

    Gifted Aetherborn certainly is a solid backbone for that deck, though.

    Too bad Standard’s too cancerous for jank to do well, though. It all just gets T4 Emrakul’ed by Marvel.

    • Kevan Kramer

      Funny when I play against that deck, they never seem to get Marvel or wiff. It seems Marvel is more of a hit or miss deck than most people realize.

      • Zombie

        Then why is it dominating the competitive meta?

        Good players do fine with it.

        Aetherworks Marvel is like 90% of the reason pro players hate the current Standard. Some dude at Wizards did a Twitter poll and every high profile pro player ever replied and gave Standard a 1-3 out of 10. Every single one of them.

        Competitive Standard is unabashed cancer right now.

  • Edwin Marín Castro

    Two sets and the Aetherborns got a lord and a great one.
    And now just continue waiting for a Viashino lord, yeah, justice.

  • Jackson Means

    Are they riding on a hangarback walker?