War of the Spark has come to MtG Arena and it is heaps of fun so far. The new Planeswalkers, the over-the-top spells, and the new mechanics are great fun. Now is quite possibly one of the best times to be playing Magic: The Gathering Arena because it is full to the brim with this set.
However, knowing which of the new cards to try and get ahold of is tricky stuff. In order to make life easier for you, here are some of the top picks for you to consider:
Feather, the Redeemed
Honestly, this card might be my favourite from the set so far. It makes for a brilliant addition to any Boros (red/white) aggro deck you have and turns every pump spell you use into card advantage. Once you get this to stick you can start casting your instants without a care in the world, especially if they are cantrips as well. You just end up with this all-powerful engine that will win you the game in only a turn or two if it survives.
While we're on the subject of aggro decks, look at this absolute unit. 3 mana Planeswalkers have a history of being pretty good in standard, this version of Gideon looks to be no different. He is a little easier to target because he is now always a creature on your turn, but honestly, the pros make it worth it. The flexibility of his +1 means you can always find the right tool for the job and if all else fails, he is always an indestructible 4/4 for 3 mana. What a house.
Enter the God-Eternals
This card is the "get you a man who can do both" meme in MtG form. Instead of just doing two things though, it just does a bit of everything. This card fits into an Esper or Grixis control shell fantastically. Gaining life and removing a creature will help keep you in the game longer, milling either yourself or the opponent is a nice bit of flexibility, and you get a 4/4. Plus, if you are playing God-Eternal Kefnet then you even get the chance to cast it for a measly 3 Mana.
This card is a curve-killer. It crushes token strategies and anything that wants to play creatures with only a little bit of toughness, you can even set up brutal chains yourself. If you put this into an Aristocrats shell then it will benefit you every time something dies as well. There should be great things in this card's future.
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
Liliana is not messing around. While six mana is a lot she effectively comes with a powerful emblem ability anyway. She fits into that great multi-purpose Planeswalker slot that makes them so ridiculous. Even if you didn't build around her abilities specifically they all synergise with each other anyway. If you ever manage to get her -9 off then you've probably won the game.
Those are just some of the excellent cards from the set, but they're the ones I think will be a hit. Also, the first two work together and the last three work together too. For everything else MtG Arena, check out our Hub.