@chubbyrain said in [BBD] The Kenrith Walkers:
@protoaddct So you envision him in a...Storm deck? A Paradoxical deck? Unclear what other decks would be running Tendrils and Yawgmoth's Will.
This is pretty low level analysis. You are essentially reiterating what the card says and pointing out random interactions, but failing to transition that into a functional plan for a viable Vintage deck.
Maybe I'm being unfair. Maybe I'm just weird in that my process for card evaluation focuses more on context, i.e. "what decks can I make with this?" or "what metagames would I want this effect in?" Then again, I have a pretty high success rate with the new cards that pique my interest, so I don't know. It just seems like very little thought goes into these discussions.
If you only look for cards that fit into existing archetypes your going to miss new archetypes all together. Perhaps the card proves to be good enough that running a singleton Tendrils and Yawgs makes sense? Maybe the deck is just toolbox.dec, similar to doomsday in its nature of running singletons and various paths to victory?
And yea, it's low level analysis. There are plenty of shells the cards could be slid into, clearly, where they can just function as finisher/synergy cards. Pick any red/blue deck that plays on the stack and is looking for a leg up in the mirror. When trying to evaluate these cards I find that we all fall into traps of just discounting them over cards like Jace and the like while failing to account for the uniqueness of those cards. This seems to be what happened with Teferi.
I would not be surprised if these cards fell flat. Honestly 99% of every card that gets printed fails the "how does this do against shops test" anyway. But it is interesting enough and novel enough that it merits discussion I think. These are certainly the strange and powerful cards that I would like to see play in the format.