Quote from Creedmoor »Quote from lookingupanddown »Reprints in Commander precons hold their last known rarity, so it really doesn't matter. What matters is that this entire cycle got upshifted because some cards (*cough*we're getting Hypergenesis in this set*cough*) get mythic status for being that annoying in Limited. Knowing Magic players, splitting them up will annoy more people than this specific upshift.Quote from Jh216 »So they take a card that was included in a commander deck as a bulk rare and now upshift it to mythic.
Yeah. Apparently [card]Sprout Swarm[/mana] didn't make the cut even after debating putting it at mythic because it made too many nerds upset. I don't get why they couldn't have just printed it at rare? How different is it than some of the other S tier limited bombs they pull? R&D is dumb.
Also how is wheel mythic level? Did they just not have anything better in red to throw in here?
The Sprout Swarm couldn't be printed even at mythic for limited purposes is complete nonsense. Its reputation is actually higher than its power level, in part because it was common meant it showed up in every draft, if it was originally printed at rare it simply wouldn't have this reputation. There have been far more obnoxious limited cards even at regular rare in recent times. If they wanted it in the set at mythic it could easily have happened, this idea it would have ruined limited at mythic is rubbish. I imagine it's more the backlash and visual of upgrading a common to mythic in a premium priced product wouldn't have gone down well.
On top of this the whole x is at y rarity to protect limited play really doesn't wash with me in these premium products ever anyway. Premium products get drafted far less than standard ones, they are mostly drafted once and never again. Even the huge hit of Modern Horizon's I think at my LGS there was interest to draft it for about 3 weeks. Online most people will draft the set phantom. The limited experience should be far less of a factor in these products, yes it should be playable, but it shouldn't be the overriding factor in set design.