How the hell is there another full set of cards about to come out in four days?!?
It's off to a slow start for us, at least -- the Thrashing Brontodon discussion started up in the general Peasant thread, but the handful of other low-rarity cards are pretty much useless for our context.
Bronto is a big boy for this mana cost... but relatively unexciting since we have numerous artifact/enchantment destruction on creatures in green. Not worth a slot imo.
That red enrage dino seems sweet. He's a 3/2 not a 2/2...
I like that 2 damage ability. Would be kind of sweet to aim 1 damage from your Arc Lightning to it just to dome your opponent for 2. haha.
I like how he can just chump/trade to deal 2 to your opponent as well. Probably good enough to include.
I'm not really feeling the red enrage dino, to be honest. Just seems worse than Boggart Brute, since it interacts less favorably with equipment, being a non-evasive beatstick. What do you guys see in this dino that I don't?
EDIT: More I think about it, he actually works a lot better with most equipment. Except Heirloom Blade I guess, but Loxodon Warhammer or Grafted Wargear or something is just brutal.
Skinrender has the most relevant body and -3/-3 is usually enough to get the job done.
Chupacabra has the least-conditional 187 effect but leaves behind a vanilla 2/2.
Nekrataal's ETB really only feels bad vs other Bx decks and first-strike makes it a formidable blocker and a decent threat, but its a bit weaker to cards like Cunning Sparkmage and Darkblast.
I'll cut Nekrataal for Ravenous Chupacabra. While I don't mind the nonblack/nonartifact condition that much (we already discussed that a while ago) I of course prefer unconditional removal and the body is close enough to Nekrataal.
Seems horrendous. It's pretty much unplayable t1, unplayable on a lot of t2 boards, and I don't get why I would really want this ability much later than that. Would you play 'target creature gets +1+1 counter, scry 1' or 'scry 1'? Because those are real, and really bad, outcomes for this.
Enter the Unknown won't be making my list.
The Chupacabra is a matter of finding space, I don't play Skinrender as I purposefully wanted to trim those types of effects, so I'd be forced to cut Nekrataal, Keening Banshee, Bone Shredder, or Shriekmaw - none of which I'm really that keen to do.