Results for tag: M11
Posted by: BigK42 on Jul 16, 2010 at 04:58:23 PM
So what's the most undervalued card in M11? I was shocked when I saw the price on this:
Weighing in at little more than 53 cents, this card is an investment piece you can bank on. Come on people! The next block is Scars of Mirrodin! You really think that there's not going to be some awesome artifacts begging for a tutor?
Sure, the current standard doesn't feature much in the way of artifacts that you'd want to use a delayed tutor for, and the format is filled with exile type removal, but there's still a lot of potential in this card.
You know what'd be hilarious? A deck built around [c]Hoarding dragon[/c], [c]Jinxed Idol[/c], and [c]Mitotic Slime[/c]. Throw in some [c]Elixir of Immortality[/c], a [c]Sprouting Thrynax[/c], and a [c]Bloodthrone Vampire[/c]...
Posted by: BigK42 on Jul 12, 2010 at 02:22:00 PM
Wizards really has it out for mill. As if it wasn't hard enough balancing mill per turn output around the requirements of staying alive in the face of vastly superior creatures, vicious burn, and counters, they have to include things like the Eldrazi, and [c=Elixir of Immortality]This Little Gem[/c]. Seriously, can't a miller get a break?
Of course, how much you see of those cards depends almost entirely on how successful mill becomes. The eldrazi are sometimes an exception, with polymorph - now mass polymorph - and eldrazi ramp seeing occasional use.
Posted by: BigK42 on Apr 21, 2010 at 03:20:07 PM
With M10 and shards block to rotate in October, and Wizards' stated goal to slow the format down, there's a few changes I foresee as far as reprinted content in M11 and mirrodin:
1. Cheap removal is out
Fast, cheap removal lends itself to fast-paced gameplay. The Eldrazi are exactly the opposite. They're big and expensive, but can be game winners the turn after they're played. In the current format, they're a little fragile even considering totem armor auras. Chief culprits are [c]Terminate[/c] and [c]Path to Exile[/c], but there are plenty of ways to destroy creatures in standard for 1 or two mana.
I don't see many of these cards being reprinted. What I think we'll get instead is expensive removal with more upside ([c]Corpsehatch[/c]),...