Plus—I mean the guy is half devil, which is pretty sweet in and of itself.
Yes, it is pretty sweet. Too bad we didn't get anything more about WHO this planeswalker is other than that blurb. Kind of defeats the entire point of planeswalkers, seeing as they were created to be the game's recurring characters. Personalities to which the fans are supposed to be able to relate, which are supposed to get fans invested in the story.
I'm pretty underwhelmed, his - abilities seem like they will rarely be used, i think they should of pushed the envelope and made him more playable in red by changing his +1 to the following: +1 discard a card at random, then draw a card This would make him much better in topdecking red decks.
I'm very happy to see red cards that can play for the long game, instead of just the latest form of Sligh. We'll have to see how supported it all is, though.
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I've never had a planeswalker make me mad before with how bad it was, but tibold is just TERRIBLE. He doesn't do anything you want a walker to do, he doesn't protect himself, he doesn't even burn stuff off the board when he comes down, at least chandra always had that option if you were desperate red decks NEVERwant this card there are always going to be better two drops even if they are just 2 one drops. ALSO seriously in what world do they see this guy surviving past a turn or two, we live in the world of delver and invisible stalker TERRIBLE WIZARDS why would red decks want to pay two mana to cast temporarl mastery for their opponent, cause thats all tibalt is, a free turn for them.
Tibalt seems like an interesting character and a mediocre planeswalker. Time will tell have playable he is in the game, but we will probably never hear all that much about who he is. And I hope he is the last planeswalker for this set.
Honestly, when I saw the booster art with him on it, I got excited and was hoping for a Devil Captain. I really want to try a Devil deck and they actually made quite a few of them in the first two sets of Innistrad (and Vexing Devil looks quite playable). It would have been interesting to see a simple Devil captain just to give Devil tribal a little support (since it is actually a relatively newly developed creature type, with only one or two from previous sets). Oh well, there goes one dream turned into another planeswalker I really don't want to play.
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