Another big update, and this one has actually been in place for about a month- just very much slacking on the updating front. Anyway, this update was focused on a couple things:
1. Altering the curve, especially in green and red.
2. Adding more artifact destruction.
3. Switching out the five enemy signets for more interesting stuff.
A few other changes were made along the way, of course, but that was basically the goal.
We wanted to get another piece of artifact/enchantment destruction into white, and Feudkiller’s Verdict was the obvious cut. Poor Tarmogoyf!
I kind of love Palinchron, but Justin loves him less. Frost Titan got great reviews from our buddies Max and Joe, so we decided to switch him in. I don’t think he’s shown up yet.
I’ve been wanting to try Miscalculation for a while.
I hate losing a morph, but I reallllly missed Condescend.
I’ve talked before about how much I like Ashling, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t on the weaker side. Necrogen Scudder has been good so far.
Another casualty of the attempt to push black aggro. Kagemaro had some really good showings, but other times she was a six-mana Infest, which seems bad.
Visara is another card I really like, and she may come back if Geth doesn’t work out, but at the moment she’s a known quantity and we wanted to try something new.
Ashling was such an unbelievable bomb in Lorwyn draft, but we were finding it hard to have all that red mana.
I like Rorix a lot, but we decided there were enough dragons in red, and he’s hardest to cast. We really wanted to make red easier to run in a two-color deck with this update. That part has been really successful, by the way. And Geopede has been great.
Stalking Yeti was a pet card, but he’s pretty outclassed these days.
Another change to the curve, and finally cutting another pet card. Firewalker has been really good so far.
Forked Bolt is something I’ve been wanting to add for a while.
Seems like an upgrade in most situations.
Another hard-to-cast guy cut for a great limited card.
Artifacts are the real problem here, and we wanted to get a little faster.
Man. I love cycling. Vigor saw very little play, although it was pretty much fireworks when he did show up.
Sprout Swarm is one of those cards that was won Justin… probably hundreds of games. Me? Never. Anyway, it’s getting switched out for a more aggressive card.
Squall Line was supposed to help green, but it didn’t do enough. River Boa seems like it might work better.
I like the Sphere, but it got cut a lot for just being so slow. Mass has been great.
Mimic Vat is so unbelievably unfair. Maybe the second best card from Scars? I’m serious.
Trying this out. Most of the signet-replacers are on a trial basis.
Tangle Wire hasn’t actually done anything good yet, but I’m down to keep trying it as most people seem to love it.
Yep… still good.
Copper Tablet is pretty underwhelming (see my article on starcitygames.com for details!). I think this will become Perilous Myr, but on that note: any other suggestions for artifacts/colorless? Do you all run All is Dust? How’s it been for you?