It might be subtle, but the most impactful cards in most sets are the rare lands. They are the piece of the puzzle that enable different builds. For example, right now because of the fast lands, wedges are faster than shards, which informs the way people design their decks. This time it might be different. It might be the uncommon lands. Like this one:
This cycle enables plenty of Eldrazi decks.
The reason I’m thinking about this is “Ammit Eternal”. Don’t know if that’s the real name, as it was spoiled in Japanese. The translation, via MythicSpoilers, reads like this:
Creature – Zombie Crocodile Demon
Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a -1/-1 counter on Ammit Eternal.
Whenever Ammit Eternal deals combat damage to a player, remove all -1/-1 counters from it.
That should work well with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons
Black and blue are my favorite colors, but for the longest time, I’ve had trouble finding commanders from that combination. Sure, there’s 24 previous ones, but most of them just don’t feel like good commanders. Well, fun commanders. The last of Bolas’s secret weapons, The Scarab God, just might work.
I’m still basically holding out for a great blue-black commander, but meanwhile, let’s look at what we can do with this guy.
Apparently there is finally a monoblue legendary sphinx that’s worth playing (sorry, Alhammarret, High Arbiter, but you really aren’t worth playing in EDH).
Let’s do something with it.
Zombie Jackal Cleric? Okay…
There’s a couple of new rules to get into the Pro Tour Hall of Fame. First, you need to have at least two “sunday appearances” and secondly, you need at least 60% of the vote. So, who would not have gotten in with these rules?
As usual, I’m a bit late with this, but still, it’s worth it to discuss the two different banlists.
For those who haven’t stumbled on this yet, WotC accidentally spoiled three cards from Hour of Devastation on their own website. One of them is of course Nicol Bolas, another is Samut as a Planeswalker, and the third one is this…
So, let’s talk about it.
[EDIT] Well, immediately after I published this, I went to the best place for us Finns to think about stuff, namely my sauna, so I felt the need to add a few things to this article.
I was thinking about how to do this for quite a bit and I didn’t seem to find the right place to start. Maybe top-down? Come up with an idea of a world and then populate it by using existing cards? Some strange mechanical thing?
I guess I went for the latter.