By now, if you play limited, you’ve probably heard what a bomb this is. Ben Stark apparently loves it, Mike Sigrist listed it as the best uncommon in the set and LSV saw a lot of potential at 3.5 out of 5, although I bet that’s changed since this initial rating. LSV also gave it a not insignificant 2.5 in constructed.
While browsing our IG feed I came across an card pack that looked interesting – it featured a magic sword with stats and art. Since I was brewing a new Dungeon World campaign (more about that later) it sparked my interested and found out it was a part of a Kickstarter campaign. Since we have been occasionally discussing with Aki and Ville about occasionally reviewing Kickstarters I thought this would be a great place to start.
In the Community Super League play-offs a bunch of different formats were played. One of them was a new one, based on the signature cards of the players. Kenji Egashira got [scryfall]Numot, the Devastator[/scryfall], because he’s handle is Numot the Nummy, and Paul Cheon got [scryfall]Empty the Warrens[/scryfall], because the phrase Empty the Cheons somehow came about.
So, it got me thinking. What’s my signature card and how could that even be decided?
I published over twenty lists for the new Standard in the last two weeks or so. One card that never made any of the lists, but was continuously in the back of my mind, is [scryfall]Psychic Intrusion[/scryfall].
As a 3/5 flyer with two very good abilities and very good power and toughness (just enough power to fly below [scryfall]Elspeth, Sun’s Champion[/scryfall]’s radar and just enough toughness to block [scryfall]Stormbreath Dragon[/scryfall] without dying), [scryfall]Prognostic Sphinx[/scryfall] has ruled the block constructed season and will probably be a player in Standard in the future as well.
What I wanted to talk about is the difference between scrying for 1 and scrying for 3.
I played in two Theros Block Constructed Grand Prix Trials today. One of the major things I learned is that [scryfall]Dakra Mystic[/scryfall] is not only fun, its very, very strong. At least in this environment.