A very simple card showcasing a new keyword,
Retrace. Like a lot of the Retrace cards, this
thing is so-so early game, and gets much better
in the late game. Later in the game, you'll
probably have plenty of excess land to pitch to
this and destroy their hand by using it multiple
times. I wouldn't be surprised if this sees play
in a discard deck, but such a deck probably
won't be too viable right now because of Faeries
and Quick 'n Toast. Still, one of the better
discard cards to come along in a while.
In limited, I probably wouldn't bother, because
you can't build your deck around a discard theme
here, so they'll just pitch excess land like you
Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 2
In a way, I like this card better than Cry of
Contrition - it can be used many times
throughout a game, compared to a maximum of two
for Cry of Contrition.The cost of discarding a
land is pretty steep, but you may not have
anything much better to do with late-game lands
anyway. If some sort of Tarmo-Rack style deck
makes a comeback, expect this card to feature.
Tuesday July 29th
Dark Ritual and discard 2 lands to make your
opponent discard 3 cards, what's the point? Yeah
their hand is smaller, but so is yours. Now this
this funny trick you could use for Standard with
Dakmor Salvage. This idea was brought to me by
one of my fellow players.
A one for one is not that fun for the casual
crowd. They like the big ones that take out
Not my first pick for a draft or to use in my
sealed deck. They get to choose what to discard.
So early game it can make them think what can I
do without, now late game they could be holding
their bomb that either they cannot play or they
are waiting for the right moment and it is the
only card in their hand. BANG! One for the team.
Anyways, overall it is a good card for all
formats but the retrace ablitity will be broken
At first blush, repeatable discard looks
pretty sweet. But just as Nightmare Void
from Ravnica turned out to be a disappointment,
so may this. As I've heard pointed out
about this card, it usually lets you discard
your lands to make your opponent discard theirs.
I guess if your opponent is discarding his lands
to play Cenn's Enlistment, Call the Skybreaker,
or Spitting Image, it would be worth it, but
otherwise this looks like one of the less useful
of the retrace cards.
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