Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
While it seems a bit
high costed at first for 2W, it does have some
distinct goodness built in. For one, it doesn't
just prevent 1 source of damage. It prevents all
sources of a color "this turn". So if your
opponent is playing mono red, you could block to
your heart's content, then spring Strands on him.
His guys die, your guys are sitting pretty.
Also nice against burn. And the great thing is
that it flashes back! You'll get two uses
out of it. Flashback like this is good card
limited, it's a nice surprise to add to your deck
if you go white. Mid pick.
effect. A one sided fog if you are playing a
mono-colored deck, and it stops the burn as
well. Maybe useful as Moment's Peace #5-8 in a
Wake deck, if you need them.
In draft, the fact
that it is one sided is huge. Typically, you
will block (or attack) with this in mind, and
make the combat very unfavorable.
Prismatic Strands is
simply broken. For a small cost you get a super
version of Pay No Heed AND Fog. Oh yeah, you can
cast it twice. Not so good in formats with
Constructed - Lots of
multicolor decks but if the metagame shifts the
right way a stunning card to stall the game - 3.55
Limited - Everyone
has at least 2 colors so not as good but it makes
for great combat tricks so it evens out - 3.55
PEZ - Almost every
deck is only 1 color, play 4 - 4.95
Prismatic Stands is a very playable common, that
can frustrate speedy decks
that are only one color. This card is completely
anti red and black that
it's not even funny, because niether of them can
do anything about it, and
it just rips the heart out of each deck. MBC has
problems with it, because
they will tap out for their tricks, and Strands
will leave them open. The
same will happen to Goblin Sligh also.
In limited, it's a nice stall card that can buy a
few turns for white when
needed. The problem is that color is more divirse
in draft, and the odds of
a creatures from 2 different colors being in play
to smash you is very real.
Still considerably useful, though.
Constructed - 2.7/5.0 (Very Very Very good... at
the right times.)
Limited - 3.0/5.0 (Again, situational, but can
break games when used right.)