Heat Shimmer is yet just another rare out of this "masters" set that could be downshifted to uncommon. A good choice to reprint, a monumentally stupid choice to leave at rare. The card will be available for under a dollar at the end of August.
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Man, I did not realize that Heat Shimmer was a $5 card. I could swear I got some a while back for under $1 each. It definitely should have gotten a downshift, though. Don't care about Cyclonic Rift in the slightest.
Eh, Cyclonic Rift another example, like Shark Typhoon, of art that doesn't depict an actual cyclone. I suppose the original came close, but tornadoes are separate phenomena. An explosion in a lab is hardly as encompassing.
Still a good reprint, not that I use it. Not too fun in EDH.
Rift being reprinted still at rare (along with hierarch) is helpful, because so far the value in the rare slot looks pretty awful considering that these will be $15 packs. Opening Rift and heat shimmer will make up for the fact that your next pack will be doomed necromancer and blade splicer.
[inb4 rift gets banned in EDH and becomes a bulk rare]