But I would be a little pissed off now if I'd been planning to see 'The Empire Strikes Back' and didn't want anyone to spoil it for me...
Figure of Destiny came down a turn earlier, leveled at instant speed, and leveled up faster than this thing. It could also be played in Mono White, Mono Red, and WR, while this thing can only be played in mono red. Lightning Bolt also wasn't in the format with Figure of Destiny. Sorry, I'm just not seeing this in standard. Probably good in block though.
I know we already went through this with Lotus Cobra, but why is this creature Mythic Rare? Looks like a staple efficient creature for mono-red decks. If Wizards can't think of good Mythic Rare cards with actual Mythic flavor and mechanics, perhaps they should stop printing cards at that rarity.
Near-Death Experience seems like a much better fit for the Mythic rarity.
Mike is comparing this to Figure of Destiny if that is R&D's line of reasoning wouldn't that explain the rarity? (Regardless of whether they are right or wrong).Also I'm a casual player but is this really just mono-red? I mean you need two red to cast it after that you can level up for 1 red a turn and leave the other red mana open for a bolt, as long as you are base-red with some splashes or even 50/50 with another color in a draft couldn't this be played? Just asking...
The card itself looks really playable. But if the card turns out to be real, lets hope the rarity symbol is April fools joke.
Once again, a Level Up creature that is one rarity level too high.
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None of them will last past 1 turniment because people will all just be like "Oh right, I forgot about vampire hexmage" then put it into there deck and void the whole purpose of the level up mechanic..
Some people have said they like the tension, and I don;t begrudge them that, but this tension is what prevents cards like this from actually being good.