Ghalta, Primal Hunger was spoiled early (or was it leaked, not sure, it was shown to be a promo card of some sort anyhow). It has kind of a unique bonus, if you ramp through creatures, so let’s see what we can come up.
I’ve sort of being looking forward to this, but there’s a problem. There just isn’t anything that would make a pirates deck better. I mean, there’s a couple of really strong Pirates. I like Warsail Marauder and Dire Fleet Daredevil, but they both have problems. The Marauder’s ability just doesn’t do much, if all creatures you control already have evasion, and Daredevil is of the wrong color.
Tetzimoc, Death Primordial
Legendary Creature – Elder Dinosaur
B, Reveal Tetzimoc, Death Primordial from your hand: Put a “Prey” counter on target creature. Only activate this ability during your turn.
When Tetzimoc, Death Primordial enters the battlefield, destroy all creatures with a “Prey” counter on them.
There’s these two:
Back in the day, a long, long time ago, Icy Manipulator was a great card, because you could use it to force an opponent to play more than one threat, so you could gain value from Wrath of God. These days the ole Icy is long gone, but we do have Gideon of the Trials and now Thaumatic Compass.
All the double-faced cards in the set are kind of curious. They certainly have a high upside (as they are all rares), but the floor might be low as well. Is it worth it? I don’t really know. Let’s try this one…
There was a deck with various synergies pretty much all over the place I used to play. It loses some cards in rotation, but much of it’s core is still intact.