What is the worst card you needed to make your deck work?

  • #1
    For me the worst card I needed to make the deck work would be Armored Cancrix. When it was spoiled I thought I would never play it, but later I found out that sometimes I just need that big blue blocker. Similarly next set I played often with Amphin Cutthroat. It is not that I picked them highly, but I often played them over other stuff, just to stall the ground, while I had some power in the air.
    I can't say the same about Pillarfield Ox. Although it has the same stats as Amphin Cuttroat, the ox is always bad and I never needed it. White has simply better alternatives.

    What are the bad cards you don't mind playing?
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    voidwalk in GTC sealed and draft if i have a mill deck. helps with the sage row triggers.
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  • #3
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    For me the worst card I needed to make the deck work would be Armored Cancrix. When it was spoiled I thought I would never play it, but later I found out that sometimes I just need that big blue blocker. Similarly next set I played often with Amphin Cutthroat. It is not that I picked them highly, but I often played them over other stuff, just to stall the ground, while I had some power in the air.
    I can't say the same about Pillarfield Ox. Although it has the same stats as Amphin Cuttroat, the ox is always bad and I never needed it. White has simply better alternatives.

    What are the bad cards you don't mind playing?


    I played two warclamp mastiff in an extremely aggressive WB exalted deck with a bunch of auras. I needed more bodies to slam auras on and cheap guys to attack w/triggers. It went OK - I think I 4-0ed the sealed M13 daily with them, so warclamp and I are officially friends for life!

    Rotted hystrix also made some maindeck appearances, much for the same reason that you mention cancrix. Sometimes you need a sir-mix-a-lot special.
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  • #4
    Corpse Blockade and Gutter Skulk aren't necessarily "bad", but I've taken them shockingly high in packs 2 or 3 when I knew I needed them and didn't have a better option. I've also gotten Beckon Apparition to do some surprisingly good work in a UB deck with a bunch of cipher cards.

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  • #5
    Slate Street Ruffian makes my decks far too often.
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  • #7
    One of the worst that comes to mind is Serpent of the Endless Sea from M10 draft. Ugh.
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  • #8
    Worst I can think of is Thought Scour. But I think even Ben Stark used that in GTC Pro Tour. Sad. Maybe a RTR island, because according to everyone at my LGS, basic lands are a thing of the past.
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  • #9
    And if we ever used a basic, only Zendikars, Unhinged, and Unglued will suffice.
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  • #10
    During the prerelease I milled a couple of opponents with Chronic Flooding, in conjunction with Hidden Strings and Ral Zarek.
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