Here's the red rare enchantment slot everyone is alwaysmad about. Sure, shutting off lifegain and pinging every upkeep is nice, but what if every free spell and zero-cost artifact also came with a Lava Axe to the face?
Um... okay? Right on time to counter all those pesky Jeskai Fires of Invention players...? /s
Oh, and also, this card is on Fires colors itself goddAMNIT STOP DOING THIS WIZARDS. Seriously, it's like they are actively trying to promote a single-deck format in Standard.
feels weird that it hoses a strategy currently as part of its own color
At the same time, there really isnt an abundance of free spells in standard so this feels like a plant for other formats
I guess thats fine. Its fine at what it does, but it just doesnt seem like standard really needed it right now and so it gets back to that whole idea of low effort design. Where we dont actually work toward making a standard worth playing.
I like how it makes golos, tireless pilgrim activations painful, comboing with Bolas’s Citadel becomes positively lethal and cards that use only Phyrexian mana become much less free feeling. Looks fairly useful for burn decks in eternal formats depending on the meta, though it seems like it was meant to be a counter to fires of invention in standard which has already been banned.
This smells a lot like a "metagame" throw in to make Fires of Invention terrible.
It hates pretty specific cards.
Also all the 0 mana artifacts and the like, so this might be relevant in vintage "burn" decks (not that they are a thing normally).
If this can reliable hit just 1 time for 5 damage, it deals 6+ damage for just 2 mana investment.
Will hurt a bunch of random mechanics here and there, so its as much of a "metagame" card as it gets.
If it matters it matters a lot, otherwise its a 2 mana 1 damage each upkeep, which is pretty bad on its own.
And just to clarify, I know Teferi rotates too. That's my point, it's ultimately just baffling that this card exists. It's either too little, too late of a counter to a top tier deck that isn't relevant anymore, or it would arrive when Fires was at its prime and this would arguably make the format worse.
This card might be really good in Vintage (strange, but true) because it both prevent lifegain and works as a way to deplete the opponent's life points with relative ease and if your opponent plays 4 mox or pitch-cards, he is at 0 pv in no time.
i think this might be maindeck-able now because
1. It's a clock... even though its 1 a turn, there's at least some pressure on the opponent.
2. With Omnath still on the loose, leaving 1 red mana open might become a habit.
3. Genesis Ultimatum.
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Welcome to the forums. Rules questions should be made in this subforum in the future. The one you've posted in is for Rumors and Reveals, and this particular thread is a few months old. It is generally frowned upon to necro a thread.
To answer your question this time, however, no. Blinking is not casting the spell, and so Roiling Vortex does no damage for the cards re-entering the battlefield. The most it can do is prevent life-gain from happening as a result.