Quote from Spsiegel1987 »As a GBx player, I find Wren interesting as a 1 or 2 of in the 75. How interesting. It's the first card as a midrange player to generate a little excitement.
Some people made great points in the previous posts. A lot of arguments in the past said, "...Wait for Horizons, it'll fix a ton".
As a midrange player, I've found this set extremely disappointed. It feels like the entire archetype was overlooked. Wren gives me pause for the first time in this set for midrange. The Force is ok but could be a 1 of sideboard or just an underwhelming card. Maybe it ends up being an all-star, I don't know. Horizon lands appear more beneficial to the linear decks and less to the fair decks that care about their life total.
Quote from Nyzzeh »I'm feeling a little tired, I feel like I need a little standstill.
Not that I want the card, just that it feels like they included it.
Quote from izzetmage »It seems more likely that 248 is Tranquil Thicket and 245 is Secluded Steppe, and the remaining lands are also cyclers.
I need Forgotten Cave for Wrenn and Six Loam...
Quote from Spsiegel1987 »I wonder if teid dukes preview will be some kind of fixed version of DRS.
Quote from blacklotus »i bought 4x bought contaiment priest could this be in MH??
Quote from tronix »Quote from blacklotus »i bought 4x bought contaiment priest could this be in MH??i believe containment priest was already number crunched out of the set
Quote from Quamobrem »Black/Red sword seems a lot better than Blue/White sword. If swords in general are ever good enough again (And that new goblin seems kind of specifically designed for them?), this is a great SB card.
Quote from cfusionpm »Quote from Quamobrem »Black/Red sword seems a lot better than Blue/White sword. If swords in general are ever good enough again (And that new goblin seems kind of specifically designed for them?), this is a great SB card.Without Stoneforge, they will continue to be as unplayable as they've always been. Feast/Famine is absolutely nuts good, Light/Shadow is a great engine for creatures, Fire/Ice is an excellent value engine and clock.
And none of them see play.
These new ones will be great for Commander and Legacy. They will be ultimately meaningless in Modern.
Quote from Arkmer »I know there was once some play with Kuldotha Rebirth in a Goblins 8Whack like list. Maybe you could look in that direction? Use Rebirth and Engineer to get use of some of the artifacts and start swinging with Swords into your opponent with a go wide strategy that can port into a Swords strategy?
I know it's an older Saffron Olive list, but it's a starting black.
EDIT: I also had what is probably a horrible trash thought... Could you go for Blue Moon style list with Goblin Engineer, Sword of Sinew and Steel, and Liquimetal Coating? The use Spell Pierce and similar to keep your hack and slash engineer safe? Start using Coating + Sword to blow up lands. Coating also provides artifacts to sac to get a Sword back, you can fill extra creature slots with Warboss and Rabblemaster looking things.
EDIT again: Use Goblin Matron as Engineer 5-8 if you need. She probably costs too much though.