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Quote from Lantern »Izzet thanks for the Revolt recap. Its always cool to see how peoples predictions are so often wrong. Clearly everyone caught push to be great, but not Walking Ballista to be the next played card. I see affinity's land. Unexiting, but stable, I always like that. Zoo and storm, and mel company did get a push too. and everything else more or less fell off.
Kari Zev's Expertise is clearly the best steal effect ever printed. I called that one a mile away. I tossed all my other steal effects from my storage when it was printed. 3 mana is too much for that effect to be "awesome" and 2 mana is broken. But that card in an aggro deck feels like its 2.5 mana, where it should be. Least for sideboards.
Quote from Tanukimo »Well we already have Otherworldly Outburst as 1 mana for a 3/2 (at instant speed no less) and that card sees no play.
Quote from damagecase »We have a white force spike (mana tithe) that sees zero play(or nearly so). Also there are a couple sack creature force spikes that see very little play. The ability has been in the format and it hasn't gotten legs. Making it cost 1 more and adding cycle doesn't scream viable to me.
I mean, you do realize that mana leak costs the same and hits LotV or Karn just as easily right? In fact, mana leak takes care of LotV and Karn for like two more turns at least.
I'm not sure I follow. Are talking being able to cycle to topdeck another answer?
Quote from damagecase »Why hasn't mana tithe been more of thing then? I mean, it's a mana less, off color, true, but still a viable option. UW still seems good as well. Is being in blue that important? IDK, it just seems less than impressive.
Quote from damagecase »I don't think I am. I mean I know it's good but putting cycling at a very affordable rate while jacking up the card's playable cost when that cost historically has been shown to have to be low, IDK, it seems like people are over valuing it. Could it see play? There seem to be enough folks that think so, so why not. Is it gonna push Control enough, I kinda doubt it.
And I do remember cycling so I'm not doing that.
Quote from sss123 »If Censor is CMC of 1, it is Modern playable. Since it is 2 instead of 1, I really doubt it does a better job than mana leak.