of Order - The first thing everyone notices
about this is card is the enourmous mana cost
attached to the ability. Tapping 7 lands to
prevent the damage from one source seems like a
huge payment. Most of the time, it really is.
However, there are some situations where this
card is the best possibile choice. My current
favorite RBC deck is devoted to winning with
Simic Sky Swallower. This is one of the few
cards in the block that can actually stop an SSS.
That alone is good reason not to ignore it.
Honestly, I would avoid playing this in
constructed. However, if I'm in Azorius for
draft and I have one of these, there's no reason
not to include it. This is not always true of
the Guildhalls. Svogthos, Duskmantle and Nivix
are all pretty lame most of the time and it's
not really worth losing a colored mana. Prahv
rises above this distinction.
From the ridiculous to the sublime: this card is
the perfect foil to yesterday's card. Anthem of
Rakdos spreads damage around like peanut butter;
Prahv stops it cold. Anthem of Rakdos ends the
game quickly; Prahv slows it to a crawl. The
Anthem is a pretty solid card; Prahv isn't. It's
way too mana intensive. Seven mana total for an
effect that can't ever win the game for you
isn't worth it. All this card does is keep you
from losing. And there are much better ways of
doing that. The only use this card has is
sideboarded in against Fireball decks. And even
then, W/U should be able to counter the Fireball
outright for less mana.
T: Add 1 to your mana pool.
4WU+T: Prevent all damage a source of your
choice would deal this turn.
I think I like this card, still not 100% sure on
it but I think I like it. Planning to test
white/blue (probably with a green splash)
control this week simply because I can’t put it
off any longer, control decks really aren’t my
cup of tea but not even I can deny their
potential after Dissension. My first impression
of the new environment tells me hand disruption
and weenie rush are going to be all over the
place but once a reset button hits play this
card can be the determining factor. It’s no Vitu-Ghazi
but it has its uses.
In this format I don’t like this land very much.
First of all, we all know how popular blue is in
a draft and second of all, we know how popular
blue is. I mean, this card is simply too slow
for limited. It could be good but only if you’re
planning to always have six mana open. See what
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