The text files of the cards were leaked. We still miss the rarities, but they should be known soon. EDIT: More and more information about the set is coming out. EDIT: ~60 cards left... EDIT: full spoiler is out
I think it's kind of moot to discuss Dominaria as long as we don't know the rarities. It's easy enough to pick out the cards in the spoiler that aren't going to be common, but the ones that are definitely common are a lot harder to single out. Besides, since it's the FAQ that's leaked, we only know the cards with new mechanics and those that are so complicated that they require FAQ explanation. That means there's probably dozens of commons that we're missing.
This card finally gives non-blue decks the ability for card selection. I think it is a fantastic addition to the pauper format. This card may have potential in tron, elves or other creature based green deck (not stompy). What do you all think?
I do think Unwind will make an impact. It's a great option for Ux control decks (especially those that run the Ravnica karoos) and Ux tron decks. Even at a relatively high cost, it might be playable.
I tend to disagree. Negate sees basically no play in pauper, whereas Remove Soul is at least in some decks. When I compare now Exclude with Unwind, things don‘t look too promising for Unwind. I may be wrong, but that‘s my prediction.
EDIT: Also Rewind doesn‘t see any play in pauper. The untap ability is not that impactful.
This card might see some play in enchantment based decks, most probably in a Tortured Existence deck that plays also white.
Poet is a reprint that has been readily available for more than a decade now and isn't played. Auramancer is the superior card for these kind of effects, since it doesn't have to wait a turn and risk getting removed in order to get back the enchantment and is also a 2 for 1 in the sense that it doesn't have to sac itself to draw you a card. Being a bear if it has to get into mop up duty helps too.
Artificer's Assistant and Ghitu Lavarunner are the only two cards from the final batch that have some degree of playability. First one is a Zephyr Sprite that scries one for artifact decks, so if the Eggs deck ever picks up some steam, this will likely be a core piece to it.
Lavarunner is Pauper's own Goblin Guide... with the disadvantage of not working in the very first turn where it matters the most. It really needed permanent Haste to be a top tier creature. As is, I guess it can find a slot in URx tempo decks, since it will probably be active consistently as soon as turn 2-3 and isnt' a half-bad top deck late game for an aggro deck. I guess you could also jump through hoops with free Phyrexianspells, but that requires you to run cards that might not be optimal.
Coupled with Divest, Unwind and Adventurous Impulse, those are the cards more likely to see play. I wish Impulse got to dump cards to the 'yard instead of the bottom of the library to be a true staple instead of a poor man's Ponder, but oh well. Flip side is that this card isn't that much threatening to limited, so maybe in a graveyard based set we will see that kind of semi functional reprint.
Sure, but you could side in duress to make them discard that card. They could topdeck it, but chittering rats limits he amount of top decks they get. echoing decay and echoing truth would also wreck the deck, but I guess you could splash green for echoing courage.
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