Hushwing Gryff is a really cool card to me. Another throwback to the planes of Innistrad, we get a white 2/1 flier for 2W.
However, he also has Flash, and has a Torpor Orb stapled to him, which is fantastic.
For those who don’t know the card, here it is:
Literally the same effect, just on an artifact rather than a creature.
The main thing I like about Hushwing Gryff is that it has Flash, letting you surprise your opponent by turning off their enter the battlefield ability as soon as they flash in their Snapcaster Mage, similar to how Aven Mindcensor flashes in as soon as someone goes to crack a fetchland.
It will most likely see Standard play as long as ETB triggers are still relevant, but that really has to do with the rest of the format. It’s likely to see Modern and possibly legacy play. GW Hatebears likes the idea of this card and wouldn’t surprise me in the main deck in Modern.
As far as Legacy is concerned, I’m not sure what may play it, due to Death and Taxes needing its own ETB abilities too much to forgo them for this card.
Overall, I’m excited for this card, and this is turning out to be a fantastic core set.
Until next time.