by Valerio Ferrari
I had my attention drawn by a card that is seldom used
and from a not-so-recent set; however I think it can
be quite effective these days…..
BREATH (Mercadian Masques, Uncommon)
target creature with power 2 or less from the game.
Its controller gains 4 life.
obviously I’ll talk about type II, there’s no need
to waste time explaining why this card is useless in
type 1.x/Extended and why Swords to Plowshares is way
better, so I’ll stick to the Standard environment.
think LB is best suited for a G/W BlastoGeddon deck
(like the one I’ve put at the bottom of this
article); let’s see what creatures this decks wants
know someone will start complaining now about the fact
that LB gives life to your opponent and it can’t
handle Blastos and Idols….. ok then LB is useless
against Fires or in a mirror match?
LB can kill River Boas, a Bird or a Thornscape
Familiar, once again slowing down the opposing deck.
And if you desperately need life, you can always boot
a Bird or an Elf of yours out of play.
let’s see what other removal spells G/W
has at his disposal….
(Benalish Trapper, Thornscape Apprentice): while not
technically removal spells,
they can put to sleep almost anything; however,
tappers are creatures, and creatures are easily
disposed of; moreover, tappers won’t do the job the
turn they come into play.
Wave: this wonderful enchantment clears the board at
once, allowing you to win almost instantly, but it
cost 2 colored mana on a total of 4; the wave should
be used in the middle-game against bigger threats;
I’m talking about the early turns, when LB is more
G/W decks can splash red for removal (Ancient Hydra,
Rhystic Lightning); personally, I prefer to rely on
targeted removal instead of damage-based
Feel free to customize your own sideboard; I recommend
Earthquake against Rebels, Orim’s Chant & Kavu
Chamaleon against Control decks and Light of Day
against Nether Spirits.
I’m done here. Now go out there and smash your
opponent with your army of fatties. You deserve it.
Actually I don’t like the name “Last Breath”. It
should be named “Die, Blinding Angel, DIE!!!!” or
something like that. Luckily, I don’t work at
Valerio Ferrari, firstname.lastname@example.org