Mythos of Nethroi
Mythos of Nethroi

Mythos of Nethroi
– Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths

Date Reviewed:
May 18, 2020

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.67

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There used to be somewhat of a tradition of very flexible multicolored removal spells in blocks with appropriate color themes – Mortify in Guildpact, Terminate in Alara Reborn – and it looks like it’s back with Mythos of Nethroi. If anything, it’s even more significant than it looks: there aren’t many ways to destroy planeswalkers at instant speed in recent sets, and this is a spell that simultaneously gives you a maindeck Naturalize option. Much like it’s predecessors, it’s a great reason to get into its colors for your next deck.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Commander: 4/5

 James H. 


Three mana for a largely-upgraded Murder? Interesting enough. Mythos of Nethroi is a decent kill spell if you can’t pay to turn on its wider targeting, though I’ll mention that you can target any non-land card even if it wouldn’t die to the effect; Murder has always been at least playable enough. But three mana to destroy nearly any troublesome permanent is a really solid deal; I would have preferred the ability to target lands on it, but instant-speed land destruction at three mana just screams for abuse. It’s a flexible kill spell with a lot of legs, and so I expect Mythos of Nethroi to be a pretty popular card for all of its Standard run.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.25 (removal is king, and this even has the option to dispose of non-creature spells)
Multiplayer: 3 (surgical removal is good, but there will be more threats)
Commander: 3.25

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