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Quote from TanroI have to agree with Zem, its good. Its good sideboard tech. But it isn't essential, and it is certainly not the best charm in standard.
Quote from RamboJesusHow is selesnya charm better than boros, azorius, or golgari charm?
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Quote from SemiMasterEver seen an untapped Loxodon Smiter get giant growth'd followed by a charm double strike after some hotshot threw down 3 burning trees like they were the boss?
Boros charm is explosive with double strike.
You wonder why creatures with double strike rarely have power above 2?
Quote from RamboJesusI'd just chump block with my BTE and appreciate the 2 for 1 the guy just gave me...
Quote from Noon3rI dunno.. when I've seen the charms played it seems to me that Selesnya Charm gets all 3 of its modes used more than most of the others.
I've rarely seen Azorious Charm's lifelink mode used. Each of the charms seem to be an auto include in most any of the coordinating 2 color decks, if not sideboarded.
To each their own...everyone has a favorite.
Quote from Raishen717Because a player is actually going to waste an instant speed win con while you have chump blockers? Let's give them a little more credit than that...
Quote from RamboJesusWell unlike you I actually have a reason for stating Golgari and Boros charm are better than Selesnya Charm.
Boros and Golgari both counter Supreme Verdict. Which is back breaking for a control deck.
Boros Charm is THE most mana efficient burn spell in standard right now. 4 damage reach is wonderful for the white weenie / Burn decks it is in.
Boros Charm double strike mode isn't the best mode on the Charm but that speaks to how strong it is and the decks it is used in. This mode is best used as a pseudo removal.
Golgari Charm. Destroys enchantments which has hilarious implications in the current meta game. D- Sphere? Bye. Whip? Toodles. Boon satyr? Well this is awkward. Underworld Connections? Have fun Gray Merchant.
Golgari Charm -1/-1. This isn't the strongest ability to ever be printed on a card, but in the current meta with so many 1 toughness creatures rolling around i'm looking at you Master of Waves, Lotleth troll, Elvish Mystic, Lifebane Zombie, Dryad Militant, Daring Skyjek, Soldier of the Pantheon it is pretty good.
Selesnya Charm? Well it gives reach to a deck that needs it assuming that your attacking creature doesn't get hit by a removal spell. I mean giving trample to your chump blocked advent of the wurm token is great right? Oh wait nevermind it already has trample.
Exiling a creature with 5 power or greater? Now that is definitely useful against troublesome creatures like Polukranos, Thassa, and Desecration Demon. Is there anything else that pops up a lot in standard that this hits? Reaper. Nope. Stormbreath Dragon? Not unless it goes monstrous. Blood Baron?
A 2/2 with vigilance for 2 mana is kinda mediocre so I mean its good to chump block with... except anything that you need to chump block could just get exiled with it... or maybe you could pump your creature to trade up?
Selesnya Charm is effectively redundant unto itself.
If someone has a giant growth and a boros charm in hand with mana to use them and has a creature on the field when I have nothing to block with... I'm pretty sure this game was already beyond winning. No wait oh hey doomblade thanks for the 3 for 1. Back in it!
Quote from UltraLunchIn my experience Izzet charm uses all 3 modes at the same frequency. Loot, counter and shock are 3 pretty killer things to have happen.
But that top of deck trick for azorius charm is just so amazing sometimes.
Quote from KahmosBoros Charm being used for double strike implies that the deck is either running 5 power creatures, pump spells, or intends to have favorable offensive combat tricks. Certainly, you can use the indestructibility to save a creature in combat, but the first strike effect is lackluster depending on the creature you are trying to save. If you are on the defense, it then depends on the utility of the creature you are trying to save.
That being said, to the above poster, what kind of a creature based deck is going to run boros charm and giant growth? That seems very unlikely in constructed play.