Quote from HugSeal »I like how you pretty much listed all the best equipments of all time except for jitte and batterskull. I am pretty glad that they don't print equipment on the power-level of skullclamp or the swords too often.
Basically the cards you've listed is not good equipment but rather insanely good equipment where a bunch of them have broken formats in two.
Quote from prismatic elf »I don't necessarily want reprints, I just want Equipment that's a little more Exciting than what wizards has been rolling out lately.
Quote from prismatic elf »Equipment cards used to be really good, like all of the swords, Lightning Greaves Loxodon Warhammer Skullclamp, Cranial Plating the list goes on and on. Seems like now most are a waste of time or, are to expensive to equip. I miss the old days of playing with good equip cards. Am I the only that feels this way?
Quote from hippohugger »Quote from prismatic elf »I don't necessarily want reprints, I just want Equipment that's a little more Exciting than what wizards has been rolling out lately.
Are you telling me that you aren't going to run Cultist's Staff in every single deck that you own.
Quote from Morphling »Making Mirrodin your baseline has a few dangers to begin with:
1) Mirrodin was 'artifact world' which meant they did some downshifting of rarities. Normally-rare cards were pushed to Uncommon and Uncommons to Common. This skews them pretty sigificantly.
2) Mirrodin was the debut of Equipments. They were still getting a guage on their powerlevel and durability. Some came out probably a bit too good just because that's what always happens when they try crazy new things.
And then two of the 'most powerful ever' were flat-out design errors. Jitte & Skullclamp
These days, Mythic equipments seem to be the only all-purpose, shut-the-game down power level. Their rarity is what is supposed to hold them in check, at least in Limited. However, there are plenty of rares that are similarly game-winning--the big difference is they're always SUPER-tuned toward supporting a specific deck archetype, limiting their power in a different way. Things like Runechanter's Pike, Helm of the Gods, Stoneforge Masterwork and (yes, absolutely) Blade of the Bloodchief...or perhaps limited by format playability. The only real violator I could think of here is something like Basilisk Collar. We don't get many general-purpose GOOD ones at Rare level anymore, seems to me.
Quote from dLANCER »Kaladesh.
They have been throwing lots of bones at White and WHITE/red to be the artifact/equipment theme deck. But very little playable stuff outside of Sword of the Animist and Hedron Blade. But in kaladesh, we will see more of them, I guess.
Overall they have sucked. But more often they have been really off the chart good. Stitcher's Graft is just plain awful, I would have taken Cobbled Wings. I was hoping we would get a mirror set of Sorin and Nahiri's blades. Nowhere near quite as good as the Swords cycle, but good enough to be standard playable.