Quote from Venser the Janitor
Beast Within - In all honesty, this is a good card. Not Jace good, it won't be a 4 of, but it's still good. 3 CMC destroy target permanent is nice, the only drawback being them getting a hill giant? Not horrible, but not ideal. Decks not running G are SOL with this card, and in all honesty, decks running G (RUG and Valakut i'm looking at you) are going to be saving space for better things imo.
I'm sure i've made tons of mistakes in logic and thinking in writing this. Please discuss. All in all, i'm not impressed with the PW hate considering the counter tools at our disposal, not to say that they aren't good cards. I think it's safe to say Jace will continue to shape standard until he's banned or rotated out.
Quote from Venser the JanitorWith the inclusion of Mental Misstep in NPH, it's effectively nerfed this card vs. Jace and his close friend Gideon. I think it's safe to say the MM will be a 3-4 of in most competitive decks.
Quote from brasswireReally? In Legacy maybe, but I don't think that's a safe bet at all in Standard. What 1 cmc spells are out there in Standard that are so back-breaking you need such a narrow hard counter for them? It's nice to be able to counter Steppe Lynx or Duress when you're on the play, sure, but drawing this seems pretty bad in so many situations.
Quote from Sigismond0So, want to hear a funny story about Hex Parasite? You can take the counters off, and then attack that same planeswalker! Or suck counters off over two or three turns!
Why are you presenting it like it's a one-use card?
Quote from kyokahnHex is one of the best answers to PWs so far, BW works only if you play green...
Now, I guess that's what WOC planned Hex to be an answer to PWs, specifically Jace as most people want it banned, however, they pring Mental Misstep in the same set, which I consider a little offensive as "yeah, we provide answers, but we also provide answers to answers"... that's really bad actually, Hex already had its own weaknesses (which we all know), and really it needed no answers, so now, even if not to everyone will end up doing this, I know it'll happen a lot:
- AntiPW player: play Hex
- Jace Player: MM
- AntiPW player: MM
- Jace Player: MM
- AntiPW player: "****!"
Seems a little sad, no real answers printed for PWs in all but 1 color... However, the issue was Jace, not all PWs and the answers printed are general, for all PW or any permanent, Jace still being well protected by the decks he's being played with...