EDIT: You finished it up, lol. It looks like a pretty good card to slap on Figure of Destiny.
Molten frame = obsoletes shatter. w00t! Unless you run both for consistency, and you'd have to really dislike artifacts. These are fair C+ cards.
It's understandable blue control players would be shocked and in denial at the notion of this card, since their decks have been dominating multiple formats for an eternity yet they've curiously never once had to deal with any counter-hosers that weren't ineffectual, narrow CRAP.
Not really that good. 4 mana for 5 1/1 saproling tokens is alright but any less and it's not worth it.
Not really good? If you hit this for 4 or 5 its awesome. Four/five power for four mana is always a great deal and boy is it easy to fine uses for those tokens. At 3 it compares unfavorably to Hunting Triad and its bad at anything less. But if you're playing this card, your playing it in a deck that can maximize the effect. So you should be expecting this to hit for 3+ regularly. Awesome card is awesome.
There really is no reason for Shatter to exist right now. Between Smash to Smithereens and now Molten Frame, heh, if artifact aggro decks do become big, they will have buckets of hate poured on them. So far it seems like every potential deck concept and pre-existing archetype right now has something in Conflux that can completely skag it in some way. Balance those scales :D.
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Spore Burst is awesome in limited, especially Jund. You won't want to cast this unless you have 4-5 basic land types anyway, at which point one of them will surely be a forest. Jund has the most synergy, but it's still great in any other deck.
Controlled Instincts is good limited removal - possibly sideboard only, in case you run up against Esper. The thing about these cards is, if they're splashing colours they're probably doing so to play their best creatures, so even against Esper you'll be hitting their off-colour bombs.
Wow shatter looks bad. Dunno why it's the iconic kill artifact spell, there's SO many cards so superior to it. (Ancient Grudge is equal even without the flashback, smash to smithereens, in terms of cost not color naturalie and disenchant can also hit enchants) and now this. But looks like a good card, very handy card to be able to cycle. The new ordered migration is a fine card for domain decks, however those obviously won't be dominating constructed, so not particulary goodd. If your playing the theme, fine fine card however.
And my do they love color hate.
And this set is gonna be SO funny in limited. Nearly all the cards are playable, fine, decent cards, yet with very few bombs. Picking is gonna be hell because their all playable, and would work fine in a deck, but none will stand out. I like lots of playables though.
But it's an uncommon. :\
More 5 color insanity... I feel like that should have been held off until the last set. Or... they should have played up the difference between 5c and sticking to a shard, like the "mortal vs. spirit" war on Kamigawa... except sucessfully executed.
Spore Burst- meh. Something tells me my Saproling deck had more efficient token generators. Cant put my finger on it tho.
Controlled Instincts- This is not good, but not bad either. Its sideboard-worthy. One thing I am happy about tho is that I'm seeing more Blue creature tappy stuff. Maybe I just missed it, but for a while it seemed like that had become the sole grounds of White. Anyway, glad to see it. Always loved blue tappy.
Controlled Instincts..... hmmm..... what is the Black card that makes a creature Black then you get to draw a card? Nobody picks these.... could you load up and make something interesting happen in B/U?
I like the Blue Enchantment a lot. That's an excellent sideboard card for Figures, Doran, Thoctar, Rhox war Monk, and any other creature that gets out there too fast. Blue finally gets a small boost! What were they thinking? Help Blue? I mean cmon. lol