Quote from Ym1r »If you are trying any 5-mana PW, I would say the new Bolas is probably where you want to be, he is miles better than Ral, and since you already have a mana base for Cruel Ultimatum, casting him should not be a problem.
Quote from Ym1r »His minus 3 is unconditional removal for creatures AND planeswalkers, which we struggle a bit to deal with otherwise. Ral's is conditional, it is entirely likely that by T5 you don't have, for example 5 instant/sorceries in the GY and you can't kill a big goyf or a tasigur or a big DS. The argument that "anything can kill him after" is a bit moot, because the same holds true for Ral as you also pointed out as well. Having the ability to unconditionally kill 2 different types of permanents is much more useful I think.
Quote from Sapientissimus »While FoF card advantage will put you ahead, Jace will sometimes fill a similar role and critically has the "potential" to keep you ahead to a point where there is no coming back for a lot of decks, as well as just ending the game himself potentially. FoF can't really do either of those potential cases. While I think card advantage-wise FoF could help fulfill some of a deck's requirements for getting ahead, I don't think it means you would want to remove all jaces for FoFs, because of the other vacancies (keeping you ahead, and winning the game), that removing Jace would create, at least for those potential # of cases where that ends up happening.
Quote from Bludale »so kess gives our cards flashback essentially? but it's only on our turn right? not on our opponents turns?