Quote from Upkeep »Spoiler season for Zendikar Rising has only just begun but we already have quite a few commons to talk about!
Feed the Swarm is officially the best enchantment removal in Black, without a doubt. The fact that it also destroys creatures means it will most likely find its way into maindecks in small numbers. Pharika's Libation was already good enough to see play; this is a mana cheaper and is targeted removal. The mana cost is right and the life loss should be negligible.
Anticognition is a worse Essence Scatter in the early game, but turns into a really powerful counterspell in the mid/late game. Getting 8 cards in the opponent's graveyard is not hard to do for control decks. This should also be interesting to see with Thought Scour. It should go great in Dimir tempo and control decks. Maybe Turbo Fog could find some use for this.
Akoum Hellhound is a colour-shifted Steppe Lynx, which saw fringe play in the early 2010s. It's always good to pay attention to functional reprints like these because they create redundancy for a specific strategy. Could Boros Landfall be a thing in the future?
Have I missed any other interesting cards, in your opinion? Let us know!
Quote from Darkninja107 »I'm getting real tired of seeing Tormenting Voice reprinted ad nauseam. I know it's just one common slot in the whole set, but I just want to see something different for red.
Quote from Upkeep »Do you think Cleansing Wildfire will see some play?
Nahiri's Binding seems pretty decent as a cheaper version of Faith's Fetters.
Quote from WarMachinePrime »Seems like Scale the Heights could find a home somewhere. The card literally does 4 things at once, a +1 +1 counter, lifegain, ramp and cantrips. Has to have a home somewhere. Its a LAND not basic land too, maybe a Green Tron build???
Quote from truth_bomb »Quote from WarMachinePrime »Seems like Scale the Heights could find a home somewhere. The card literally does 4 things at once, a +1 +1 counter, lifegain, ramp and cantrips. Has to have a home somewhere. Its a LAND not basic land too, maybe a Green Tron build???
3 mana is a lot. Idk if it'll catch on.