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What was that, Wizards? No utility cards at mythic? Mmk, just checking.
Posted By: Mooby (9/27/2009 7:43:30 PM)



"Or more to the point, what kind of cards are going to become mythic rares? We want the flavor of mythic rare to be something that feels very special and unique. Generally speaking we expect that to mean cards like Planeswalkers, most legends, and epic-feeling creatures and spells. They will not just be a list of each set's most powerful tournament-level cards.

We've also decided that there are certain things we specifically do not want to be mythic rares. The largest category is utility cards, what I'll define as cards that fill a universal function. Some examples of this category would be cycles of dual lands and cards like Mutavault or Char."

MaRo said you wouldn't print utility cards at Mythic Rare - that was supposed to be for "very special... unique... epic-feeling". This is not - it's a tournament staple like Tarmogoyf and putting it at Mythic Rare is mean to poor players like me who don't want to pay $25 each for this card.
Posted By: combomaster (9/28/2009 12:54:14 PM)


Maybe...it's a really rare snake? Like an endangered species?

No, that still doesn't make sense. WotC, I am disappoint.
Posted By: Totema (12/20/2011 5:34:27 PM)


Yeah, "Mythic Rare" becoming code for "insanely good tournament level card" is a disturbing trend. I always thought Mythic Rares were cards that had some sort of significance in the set's story (planeswalkers and the like) or at least were, y'know, Mythic. This guy's just a snake.
Posted By: MrPink343 (10/6/2009 9:05:01 PM)


If this thing and Birds of Paradise fought, would they just explode into 5 color rainbows?
Posted By: Aburaishi (11/27/2010 9:12:34 PM)


Ridiculous for two reasons. First, it's ridiculously, fantastically good, and green players would be fools not to have them. Second, this IS NOT A MYTHIC CARD. Yes, it is a good card. A good card and a Mythic Rare aren't the same thing, Wizards. Mythic creatures are insanely flashy, dripping with flavor, and often very, very strong. This is a 2/1 for 2 mana with an ability that is technically very good but not flashy at all. This is not Mythic material. This is why you made Rare, Wizards.
Posted By: ratchet1215 (9/27/2009 8:44:08 PM)


Wizards were doing so well with their claim that mythic cards would not just be the best cards and tournament staples. Then they printed walletslayer in M10 and it went downhill from there, leading to Zendikar which sold itself simply by the promise of broken mythics.

The sad part is Wizards still try to claim they kept their promise.
Posted By: Studoku (5/13/2011 3:41:43 AM)


Yes this is a good card, insanely good, but the problem is, IT DOESNT GO THUD WHEN IT HITS THE TABLE

and that is what a mythic card should do, take the planeswalkers for example, when was the last time someone said eh when a garruk or elspeth hit the table

mythics should be game changing, put your opponent either into scoop phase or on a tight clock, this does niether, all it can do is power out some combo a turn or 2 earlier

I am not saying that is bad, I like green and massive mana ramp, the problem is if this is monogreen's only mythic rare (not including the green planeswalkers) it is seriously lacking in power, its best cards only help other cards get played sooner?
Posted By: Dingo777 (11/8/2009 10:40:54 AM)


The price is falling! The price is falling! Oh my God Wizards, the price of your ridiculous intentionally-expensive "mythic rare" utility card has dropped to the $10 mark since it never panned out as a true tourney staple and is about to rotate out of standard! Whatever will you do!?!?

I know, I know! Print more Papa Jaces and Vengevines! Mox Opals! Obliterators! Thruns! Persecutors! Comet Storms! Titans! Just gotta keep under-printing intentionally overpowered crap that everybody needs to competitively play and your game will be awesome! All you gotta do is find the most obviously-powerful cards in the design folder, no matter what they actually do or how important they will be to constructed play, and Voila! You've found your mythics!

It's like they need to just limit themselves from making "mythic rares" at less than 6 or 7 CMC. If they insist on under-printing staple cards, the giant Eldrazi's, Karn, and the New Phyrexian Praetors are excuseable. I'll even give them Dragonmaste... (see all)
Posted By: BegleOne (6/7/2011 4:58:04 PM)


I feel like Bankslayer was mythic because of it's cheesy protection abilities, not because of how insanely over-played it is. It's mythic because it stands in the face of dragons and demons and laughs, that's pretty epic for an angel considering few others have that ability. The slew of extra keywords was just because they got carried away and needed a Mythic angel to have a bit extra Oomph.

This, on the other hand, makes no sense, and is only mythic because it has the word Lotus in it.
Which is ironic, as the lotuses in the picture are white, not black.
Posted By: Dr.Pingas (7/13/2011 12:04:37 AM)


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