Kaldheim already made a huge impact in Modern thanks to Tibalt's Trickery (now banned) and Valki, God of Lies (nerfed by the cascade rule change). But the set's impact doesn't end there—there's something for every kind of player. Even if you are not competitively minded, there are so many new cards for Modern application. Also, Kaldheim continues to push the power of commons and uncommons, reducing the cost of cards further.

Bind the Monster

Dubbed the "Swords to Plowshares of blue removal," Bind the Monster has potential for Modern application. Grixis Death's Shadow may be interested as you have the potential to lose more life compared to Dismember. It's ideal within the strategy as it's cheap, reduces life totals, and paves the way to connect with your opponent using Temur Battle Rage. It's unlikely you'll want to run the whole set, but you could make room for a couple of maindeck copies, with a spare in the side for the creature-heavy matchups.

It also allows blue-heavy strategies a way to deal with threats without falling into a second color. From a budget outlook, this will be a readily accessible card since it's a common. It won't be a format-defining card, but it offers removal in a color that often struggles to deal with creatures permanently.

Ascendant Spirit

Traditionally, these kinds of cards are at their best in Standard as they allow you to do something with your mana at all points of the game. Although Ascendant Spirit requires snow mana to activate, you can use snow mana of any color which encourages flexibility.

It'll see play in Standard Mono-Blue Aggro lists, but there is also potential for an updated Modern Azorius Spirits to accommodate the creature. Spectral Sailor is a necessary evil since you care about having an early evasive threat, but it can be slow out of the gate. The activated ability rarely comes up, as you aim to be as aggressive as possible.

If you are looking to include Ascendant Spirit within a budget Azorius Spirit build, this would be a good starting point.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Azorius Spirits by Emmmzyme

'Azorius Spirits' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Curious Obsession

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.61

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card."
At the beginning of your end step, if you didn't attack with a creature this turn, sacrifice Curious Obsession.

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Ascendant Spirit

Color Identity:U

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{S}{S}: Ascendant Spirit becomes a Spirit Warrior with base power and toughness 2/3.
{S}{S}{S}: If Ascendant Spirit is a Warrior, put a flying counter on it and it becomes a Spirit Warrior Angel with base power and toughness 4/4.
{S}{S}{S}{S}: If Ascendant Spirit is an Angel, put two +1/+1 counters on it and it gains "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, draw a card."

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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Moorland Haunt

Color Identity:U,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{W}{U}, {T}, Exile a creature card from your graveyard: Create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.

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Celestial Purge

Color Identity:W

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Exile target black or red permanent.

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Unclaimed Territory

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As Unclaimed Territory enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.

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Supreme Phantom

Color Identity:U

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Flying
Other Spirits you control get +1/+1.

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Mausoleum Wanderer

Color Identity:U

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Flying
Whenever another Spirit enters the battlefield under your control, Mausoleum Wanderer gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
Sacrifice Mausoleum Wanderer: Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays {X}, where X is Mausoleum Wanderer's power.

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Eidolon of Rhetoric

Color Identity:W

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Each player can't cast more than one spell each turn.

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Snow-Covered Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Hengegate Pathway

Color Identity:U,W

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Ceremonious Rejection

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Counter target colorless spell.

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Tale's End

Color Identity:U

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Counter target activated ability, triggered ability, or legendary spell.

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Remorseful Cleric

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Sacrifice Remorseful Cleric: Exile target player's graveyard.

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Rattlechains

Color Identity:U

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Flash
Flying
When Rattlechains enters the battlefield, target Spirit gains hexproof until end of turn.
You may cast Spirit spells as though they had flash.

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

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This spell can't be countered.
Counter target noncreature spell.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Snow-Covered Plains

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Kataki, War's Wage

Color Identity:W

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All artifacts have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this artifact unless you pay {1}."

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Prairie Stream

Color Identity:U,W

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
Prairie Stream enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Geist of Saint Traft

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
Whenever Geist of Saint Traft attacks, create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying that's tapped and attacking. Exile that token at end of combat.

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Vapor Snag

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Return target creature to its owner's hand. Its controller loses 1 life.

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Remand

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Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it into its owner's hand instead of into that player's graveyard.
Draw a card.

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Drogskol Captain

Color Identity:U,W

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Flying
Other Spirit creatures you control get +1/+1 and have hexproof. (They can't be the targets of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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You'll have to replace your basics with snow basics since you want to activate Ascendant Spirit ability. Realistically, you only need to give it a flying counter before you can get aggressive. Back it up with creatures such as Supreme Phantom and Drogskol Captain, and Ascendant Spirit becomes a potent threat with the option to go further. Even one activation with Ascendant Spirit will pull it out of Lightning Bolt range with a lord in play—which is already a better rate than Spectral Sailor. Remember, you can activate the final ability on the Spirit as many times as you want, and the bonuses will stack. Also, you can add Hengegate Pathway to the build with the release of Kaldheim giving you additional untapped sources.

You could try Ascendant Spirit in Bant Spirits, but you'll struggle to activate it. As you are in three colors, the ability to run snow basics is difficult given the mana demands of the strategy. In most cases, Noble Hierarch is the key turn-one play as you want to play your threats ahead of curve. Azorius Spirits offers a streamlined mana base that would accommodate Ascendant Spirit better than Bant.

Ravenform

Like Bind the Monster, Ravenform allows a clean answer in a color that doesn't often have the option. It's great at answering Chalice of the Void since these normally come down on one or two. Thanks to foretell, you can spread the cost across a few turns and permanently remove the artifact altogether.

It's going to be a staple in blue-based strategies as it can exile creatures too. It's good to have broad sideboard options so you'll always have something to sideboard in. Since it is common, there isn't any urgency to pick up Ravenform, but owning a set will pay off in various Modern strategies.

Reidane, God of the Worthy

While Reidane, God of the Worthy isn't quite the hoser that Modern players were expecting, it may be effective enough within the correct metagame. When looking at disruptive threats such as these, it's important to evaluate the base stats as these effects usually feature in archetypes such as Death & Taxes. Flying and vigilance make a decent package with the 2/3 body, allowing you to attack and block with ease.

However, Reidane competes with Archon of Emeria since Archon's ability boasts broader Modern application. Reidane's Gaddock Teeg-esque second ability may become relevant in the future, but with Modern operating on a low noncreature spell count it's unlikely to see any impact soon. Plus, the "player's can't cast more than one spell" ability is relevant in a sea of Oops All Spells. Modern can shift at any point, and having access to a dedicated snow hoser may become necessary in the future. Even then, the flip-side of Valkmira, Protector's Shield could provide an answer against hyper-aggressive strategies such as Mono-Red Prowess and Burn.

It's not a slam dunk by any means, but it's worth picking up a couple for the toolbox if you play disruptive creature strategies.

Righteous Valkyrie

Another exciting card to come from Kaldheim is Righteous Valkyrie, which is likely to feature in Standard and Historic life gain strategies. Extending to Modern, achieving the "at least 7 life" clause with Soul Sisters is an easy feat that will generate buffs to your board. Righteous Valkyrie being a 2/4 ensures it can survive a Lightning Bolt, requiring a revolted Fatal Push to remove the Angel altogether. Coupled with the evasiveness, Righteous Valkyrie ensures you can fly over clogged up board states.

What makes the card an exciting addition in Soul Sisters is that Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant are both Clerics. This has extra synergy since the Angel's life gain ability will grow your Ajani's Pridemates further. Righteous Valkyrie is currently under a dollar, so can affordably tailor your Soul Sisters build to include the angel.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Soul Sisters w/ Righteous Valkyrie (Budget) by Emmmzyne

'Soul Sisters w/ Righteous Valkyrie (Budget)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Modern

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Cards

Ghost Quarter

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Ghost Quarter: Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Disenchant

Color Identity:W

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Burrenton Forge-Tender

Color Identity:W

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Protection from red
Sacrifice Burrenton Forge-Tender: Prevent all damage a red source of your choice would deal this turn.

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Mistveil Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)
Mistveil Plains enters the battlefield tapped.
{W}, {T}: Put target card from your graveyard on the bottom of your library. Activate only if you control two or more white permanents.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Field of Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles.

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Ajani's Pridemate

Color Identity:W

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Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Ajani's Pridemate.

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Martyr of Sands

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{1}, Reveal X white cards from your hand, Sacrifice Martyr of Sands: You gain three times X life.

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Speaker of the Heavens

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Vigilance, lifelink
{T}: Create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying. Activate only if you have at least 7 life more than your starting life total and only as a sorcery.

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Snow-Covered Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

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Soul's Attendant

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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you may gain 1 life.

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Secure the Wastes

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Create X 1/1 white Warrior creature tokens.

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Castle Ardenvale

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Castle Ardenvale enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains.
{T}: Add {W}.
{2}{W}{W}, {T}: Create a 1/1 white Human creature token.

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Path to Exile

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Emeria, the Sky Ruin

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Emeria, the Sky Ruin enters the battlefield tapped.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control seven or more Plains, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
{T}: Add {W}.

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Righteous Valkyrie

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Whenever another Angel or Cleric enters the battlefield under your control, you gain life equal to that creature's toughness.
As long as you have at least 7 life more than your starting life total, creatures you control get +2/+2.

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On Thin Ice

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Enchant snow land you control
When On Thin Ice enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until On Thin Ice leaves the battlefield.

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Deafening Silence

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Each player can't cast more than one noncreature spell each turn.

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Squadron Hawk

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Flying
When Squadron Hawk enters the battlefield, you may search your library for up to three cards named Squadron Hawk, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle.

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Ranger of Eos

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When Ranger of Eos enters the battlefield, you may search your library for up to two creature cards with mana value 1 or less, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle.

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Soul Warden

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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Spectral Procession

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Create three 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying.

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Celestial Purge

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Exile target black or red permanent.

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Speaker of the Heavens is also a nice addition as it's another Cleric, and could create 6/6 Angels with the Valkyrie in play as you gain so much life. You could lean into the Angel theme further by adding Archangel of Thune or Archangel Avacyn to offer protection and evasive threats.

No matter what other cards you add, Righteous Valkyrie offers a lot of potential within a Soul Sisters or Marytr Proc shell. The card is cheap, grows the board, and complements the life gain theme effectively.

Pyre of Heroes

Pyre of Heroes is an exciting design that takes inspiration from the Modern-banned Birthing Pod.

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While its not quite the same power level, there's a lot to like about Pyre of Heroes within a combo-tribal strategy such as Rakdos Goblins. You'll want to avoid the artifact in strategies such as Humans and Merfolk as you want to develop the board state to be aggressive. Although these strategies aren't typically budget, Pyre of Heroes remains affordable and feels like the kind of card that will become a staple in due course. It offers something powerful that could take a new card to break it further. This means it's a great card to keep in your collection, as the effect is unique and it's likely to grow in value in the future.

Kaldheim looks to be excellent for the budget-conscious Modern player. Even though Tibalt's Trickery and Valki, God of Lies were a bit scary for a moment, the rest of the set provides something for everyone at all levels. I'm thrilled to see how the set will shake up non-rotating formats and what new and fair strategies will come from it.