9/12/2012 LI: "Limited Convergence"

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This thread is for discussion of this week's Limited Information, which goes live Wednesday morning on magicthegathering.com.
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And yet, nothing to say!

Let me say, this is the other half of Genesis Wave, but is mythic while GWave wasn't! My brother wants this for his Riku EDH deck.
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Perhaps I'm missing something, but in the article he states:

  • If your opponent was fortunate enough to open a Jace, Architect of Thought, you can even use your Pyroconvergence to kill off the potentially game-dominating Planeswalker.



You can't target a planeswalker with this, right?

Perhaps I'm missing something, but in the article he states:

  • If your opponent was fortunate enough to open a Jace, Architect of Thought, you can even use your Pyroconvergence to kill off the potentially game-dominating Planeswalker.



You can't target a planeswalker with this, right?




You target your opponent, and then once that damage is resolving you redirect it to your opponent's planeswalker.
You target your opponent, then choose to redirect the damage to the planeswalker.  

 I'm surprised the article didn't mention the [CARD]Burning Vengeance[/CARD] deck from Innistrad draft, which feels like the closest comparison to this card.  
This is just the obligatory red enchantment which does damage when [prominent mechanic/theme] is used. Burning Vengeance is much better, costing 5 is just too much for this effect, I see this having the same fate as Rumbling Aftershocks.

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192884403 wrote:
surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
You target your opponent, then choose to redirect the damage to the planeswalker.  

 I'm surprised the article didn't mention the [CARD]Burning Vengeance[/CARD] deck from Innistrad draft, which feels like the closest comparison to this card.  



My first thought was Furnace Celebration.

But unlike those cards, it seems like you'd be able to cast significantly more multicolored cards than flashbacked or sacrificed or kicked cards. So maybe it's not doomed?
Tell me again:
Why do they create cards which are exact replicas of previous ones?

This time, it's Rupture Spire VS the new Transguild Promenade.    

Tell me again:
Why do they create cards which are exact replicas of previous ones?

This time, it's Rupture Spire VS the new Transguild Promenade.    


Sometimes, when they want to reprint a card, they decide that it would fit better in the setting if they gave it a different name. I guess they decided that Rupture Spire felt weird on Ravnica, so they changed it to Transguild Promenade.

I personally like the flavor of Transguidl Promenade, so I don't mind the functional reprint. 

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They reprinted Rupture Spire with a new name specifically so that there would be a different variant of the card for casual formats: EDH now can play 2 Rupture Spires, random casual decks can now play 8 of them, if they so desire. In the case of this particular card, I'm absolutely certain that's why they did it, and I approve of it (it isn't like the card is pricy). 
Pauper also now has access to another set of 5-color lands now.
You target your opponent, then choose to redirect the damage to the planeswalker.  

 I'm surprised the article didn't mention the [CARD]Burning Vengeance[/CARD] deck from Innistrad draft, which feels like the closest comparison to this card.  



My first thought was Furnace Celebration.

But unlike those cards, it seems like you'd be able to cast significantly more multicolored cards than flashbacked or sacrificed or kicked cards. So maybe it's not doomed?



Don't know about that. With Burning Vengeance, you can do things like Faithless Looting discarding two more flashback spells. This might be an okay strategy for draft though, early picking this card and building a deck around it sounds like it could be fun.
This reminds me most of Rage Extractor. It even has the same mana cost!

Unfortunately for Rage Extractor, it was in a format where you only had one pack/one small set to get Phyrexian mana, whereas this gives us three sets to build around it.

However, if you ever played triple New Phyrexia...well, Rage Extractor was a huge bomb, then. So...be prepared for this to be as good as advertised!
This reminds me most of Rage Extractor. It even has the same mana cost!

Unfortunately for Rage Extractor, it was in a format where you only had one pack/one small set to get Phyrexian mana, whereas this gives us three sets to build around it.

However, if you ever played triple New Phyrexia...well, Rage Extractor was a huge bomb, then. So...be prepared for this to be as good as advertised!

Of course, Rage Extractor only cost four mana to cast, and could deal up to six damage in a single shot.  I feel like five mana is too much when it will probably only deal two damage on the subsequent turn, four mana would be better.  I guess we'll just have to see how it plays!
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