Quote from solisete »Yes, you said why. Only because it is black. If there was a spell that dealt 2 damage for :symu:, it wouldn't be too strong, it would be simply out of flavor for blue.
Quote from Prizm »
Red can't do much either, but that's what you get for being an enemy of white: you get hosed a lot.
Quote from Erad »I believe Nekrataal was voted into 8th.
Quote from Flamebuster »The last time black had a first striker in a core set was in 5th edition--Black Knight and Knight of Stromgald were the only two creatures to have first strike for that colour. In 4th edition it was black Knight and Cosmic Horror. And from Revised and beyond Black Knight was the only creature to have first strike for black.
Quote from KPDaly16 »Read the above posts. Black had a First Striker in EIGHT EDITION.
I'm not using that as proof that BK will be in any core sets to come, though. Off-color combat ability + questionably core-set-legal keyword = no, though one or the other wouldn't disprove it.
Quote from Flamebuster »I know this. I was just pointing out the last set PRIOR to 8th to have a Black creature with first strike was 5th edition. It's not safe to stick needles up yer arse man. Normally you put em in your arm. schmuck.
Quote from Flamebuster »The last time black had a first striker in a core set was in 5th edition
Quote from Flamebuster »Thank you captain grammar. I figured that people would have liked to know when the last time an edition had first striking black creatures prior to Nekrataal. But since so few of you did I do believe that a beaver slapping its tail in the woods would make you want to go eat a log. And I have no idea wat I just said.