This thread is for discussion of this week's Perilous Research, which goes live Thursday morning on magicthegathering.com.
This are getting interesting... I like this Stealer of Secrets. It reminds me a bit of Dimir Cutpurse. XD
DarkestMage is Michael Jacob. Saying that his sideboard is 'thrown together' because you aren't a skilled enough player to understand it or his deckbuilding process is blatantly disrespectful. If a sideboard seems thrown together to you, you should assume that you're missing something rather than that the player who built and played the deck extensively has no idea what he's doing with his sideboard.
Since you're the "Magic Online metagame guy" it is sad that you didn't know who DarketMage is. The most cursory of googling shows you its MJ. And the sideboard was pretty carefully sculpted...publically...on his stream....over the course of three weeks or so.
This is probably the worst preview card ever (in terms of appropriateness of being a preview of the next set, not its power level)
I'm going to assume that she stole that breastplate, also, because anything that protuberant sure wouldn't be part of a thief's standard gear...
On another note: Wall of Tanglecord in the sideboard makes me grin. Better be packing those Twisted Images, Delver, or nothing's getting through!
If the Azorius want to condemn her so much, why does she look so much like one of them...
A disguise maybe?
I'm with Thalatta, I like it when things actually look somewhat like what they're meant to be. And massive gaudy boobplate doesn't say 'I'm a private freelance thief in a giant city controlled by mega-corporations.'
This is Voidstalker the "interesting B/W Tokens" deck. I wanted to first thank you for talking about my deck in your article and you are generally correct at it's functions (Except Bonfire blowing me out, Witchbane Orb does wonders and is largely unexpected). The actaul reason for the deck is that I'm able to do well in Standard 4-RND's because its matchup against zombies is extreamly good and even better after sideboard.
I don't understand how artwork like that gets approved. I really don't.
That's a fact. She looks like an Azouris assassin... or a Dimir assassin disguised as an Azouris. :P
Worse thief in the world if they are going to break into a place in front of a spotlight, carrying a glowing knife. She's going to be Basilisk Chow.
Other cards don't have evasion qualities that aren't quite as bad as their job as this card is.
I mean Ali Baba is at least trying to be stealthy. It's harder in the desert.
But compare this card art to Cat Burglar , which the Stealer of Secrets alludes to being. Hips are *back* away from the door, so you can spring back, the only illumination is from the Doorway itself, not from anyplace around it, and, is that a Lockpick I see? It is!
I accept that she might be a patsy though. I can accept that idea. :D
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