Quote from theonecalledrune »My way of playing is nowhere near dead, this deck still wrecks tables
Also no one should even be thinking about cutting recruiter, I'd cut just about anything else, recruiter hits most of your deck and is repeatable.
All the graveyard hate running around you can get around by switching to toolbox/midrange or combo over trying to aggro folks out. There have been times where ive had to kiki jiki value and had to grind out a player with a rest in peace out
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I'm very disappointed with wizards over hostage taker, prerelease errata is ridiculous. Doesn't change my opinion of the card though, I evaluated as if he said "another" already since that's the only way the card makes sense. I still like it. I kind of like more then any of the others now truth be told.
Quote from akroma44 »Hostage Taker seems horribly broken. If you have some way to abuse etbs, it instantly wins the game. This guy + Purphoros, God of the Forge is a really easy win. Typically, with this type of card, it says "another target permanent" like Oblivion Ring, but this one does not, allowing you to have Hostage Taker target itself, an infinite amount of times in a single turn.
Even without being able to do this, it seems like a solid card to play in this deck.
Quote from CentralCommand »Quote from Tev »Yeah, I thought that he is good. I currently have Treasure Keeper as my 4 drop Card Advantage slot. This guy gives us 3 cards plus 5 life loss instead of Keeper's single card that costs 3 or less. Being 3B makes him easy to cast too.
Agreed. Seems like the right swap too. Treasure keeper has been fine for me but rarely game changing. This guy seems much stronger.
What about Mairsil, the Pretender and Portal Mage? I love that Mairsil is 4 power for 4 and tech but i definitely don't like that he'll usually have to pull from my hand. And adds a limitation to the activated abilities. I think I'll pass unless anyone has a convincing argument.
Portal Mage though fits our bill of small, cheap wizard tech. I could see him being quite disruptive too, a lot like dualcaster mage. Should we find him a slot?
Quote from Tev »Yeah, I thought that he is good. I currently have Treasure Keeper as my 4 drop Card Advantage slot. This guy gives us 3 cards plus 5 life loss instead of Keeper's single card that costs 3 or less. Being 3B makes him easy to cast too.