Sometimes you just get to a point. I like to call it the if-I-cut-Nucklavee-from-one-more-red-blue-deck-because-I-have-Time-Walk-and-Bolt-and-can’t-recur-them-I-will….-something point.
The result is that we made some changes (hacks) to multicolor and hybrid to address good cards we weren’t running and crappy cards we were. It’s awkward, but the way I see it is that Life//Death is a placeholder for a good B/G hybrid card in much the same way Cankerous Thirst was (and hey, both are really black spells. Zing!). When there is another hybrid set, I’d love to swap these back to true hybrid. In the meantime, there’s more in the cube that I’m excited to draft.
But please don’t tell me that _____ is not a ______ card. I know. But I promise you that none of the ______ cards are any good.
This is one of the hackiest, since I think we all know that while a 3/3 for 1 is cool, this is really just Isamaru in two different decks. But I missed this card, and won’t ever miss Uril. And oh right, there’s a promo! What a coincidence.
Thrax is actually really good, but unlike Sphinx of the Steel Wind and Broodmate, he wasn’t always worth splashing for. And Rise//Fall is pretty nuts. And makes Persecutor better! Which is basically all I look for these days.
This one is awkward because Torrent was pretty ok, and Bit Blast is distinctly not hybrid. But the problem is that a) I really missed Bit Blast (and Jund, but that’s another topic) and Torrent is really a black card. I mean, the red absolutely makes it better, but you don’t need the red to make it playable. But it was clearly never going to be run in a deck that couldn’t produce black.
That said, I don’t want Bit Blast in multicolor over the cards that are currently there.
Nothing too ambiguous here. I’m fine with this staying in forever.
This is the most unreasonable swap, but Nucklavee was just not good, and it turns out that subpar cards in a color combination don’t actually entice anyone to play that combination. Slave of Bolas is a card that I’ve really wanted to find a spot for, and I guess… here’s a spot. And it kind of involves red and blue.