#1 magic card?
CONTRACT FROM BELOW.
The rest don't matter because I prolly ante'd it while drawing my deck on turn one off a Dark Ritual.
If Gush, Mental Misstep, and Gitaxian Probe, were all restricted (and mind you Im 100% a blue player), this would open 9 slots in a lot of decks. These slots would most likely become One cc removal spells (claim, bolt, swords, grudge, fatal push, duress, thoughtseize etc etc), which would help against Mentor, AND help shore up MUD matches, to the point that they could even unrestrict Lodestone. Also it would free up Dark Ritual since Derpstep is gone, and now the Ritual Pillar, whether storm, darkdepths combo, or 4 Hymn/4 Mindtwist.dec, all become viable again. Creating more deck archetypes, adding more removal maindeck to handle Mentors/Lodestones, and making a lot of players happy since they no longer auto lose to turn 1 Gitax Probe/Derpstep seems very good for the Vintage Community. Id much rather my opponent plat turn one Lodestone (without chalice backup, leave that shit restricted), than have some n00b git probe me, derpstep my brainstorm, and go off while I do nothing and the know I cant. Git probe feels very "cheaty". Derpstep was simply a fucking mistake and needs to be erased from all history books.
You guys think Dark Ritual will be in this? If I drop a turn one Necro in a draft, my life will be complete guys lol.
I been testing this out on cockatrice in a monoblue belcher build and it has simply been ridiculous. This card has so many applications in so many scenerios. I know this is just the fun side of me, but Im gonna try my hardest to run this in a Stasis deck. :)
So 2 more days. Predictions? Im going with No Changes
I love how BOTH of +1 Abilities interact positively for and with Sensei's Diving Top. You can use Top to move cards you want to play off her Exile ability to the top, or possibly to mill land for 2 damage. Her mana Ability lets you use the Top for free, or cast and use it for free, or pays for the Voltaic Key Combo with Top after setting top 3. The more things to pump mana into, such as tops, or factories, or I dono, Grim Lavamancer, the more useful she will seem I think. Inferno Titan ftw.
Also where are you getting Ancestral comparison? It says put all non-lands PERMANENTS in your hand. So unless your playing dudes.dec, this aint drawing you shit. This thing is garbage in all but standard MAYBE.
I think it might help decks running Leovold and/or Kambal, or cards like Meddling Mage, the cards that cost 2-3 mana but REALLY cost 3-4 mana due to multiple colors. I would love to be able to drop Leovold Turn 1 against these PO decks, or against about anything other than Oath/Eldrazi
Git probe needs restricted. Maybe derpstep, but I can handle derp and gush. Git probe tho feels extremely "cheaty" giving you masses of info and a free draw. One of the things that seperates the great players from the rest is playing correctly while not knowing what your opponent has. Knowing cards, lists, play styles, and tells from opponent are all very key elements to the game. Git Probe throws all that out the window.
As Vintage being the format where anyone should feel free to play all "viable" cards, wouldn't restricting Mental Misstep open up so many other cards? Swords, Bolt, Fatal Push, Claim, Fragmentize, and Dark Ritual all become staples again, completely changing the game and introducing the viability of many more archetypes while destroying none of them. Who would quit or care if Mental Misstep got restricted? Thats a poll I would like to see.
I'm liking what's spoiled so far. With Chrome Mox spoiled it means there is still a chance for Mana Crypt (instead of Divining Top ). Here's to hoping. Seems no drain this time around fellas.
No drain, berserk, imperial recruiter, or land tax. Im a lil sad.
This card is great imo. True it don't draw like remand but the virtual card advantage you can get off bouncing a FoW or Misdirection or Gush after they pitched a card, or bounced 2 islands or returning that abrupt decay targeting your oath or mentor can be absolutely back breaking. Also at 1U it's cast able off a mox and one land, at the worst it can act as a pseudo time walk. And that's just bouncing spells. I know I'm getting a play set asap.
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