Quote from arrogantAxolotl »Man, I'm so confused. Lab Man at uncommon, but Talrand at rare? That seems like such a strange decision to me. I mean, I'm not one to complain about downshifts, but if there's any effect that seems like it deserves the rare slot, you would imagine it being the card with an alternate win condition.
I think you can really make an argument that most of the rarities that are “head scratchers” are simply because of Limited. Talrand can take over a game pretty quickly, ecspecilly combined with some of best cards at your disposal(think Fire//Ice), where as Lab Man is a combo piece, but being uncommon give that opportunity for you to get 2+ and build a deck around him. Rest of the spoilers need to show that first, but it’s shaping up like a Labman Victory could be achievable in limited.
I know we do this song and dance every spoiler season, but a lot of rarities make sense from a gameplay perspective as well as a monetary perspective.