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Defense of 'Master Plan = Rod of Ruin'

Facts to Start:
Players have 20 life.
Human creatures are generally 1/1, 2/2 if they're not peasants.
Most humans in the world will be peasants.
Salrath is clearly OCD, among other things. He's an artificer.

Salrath is playing a NUCKIN FUTS control deck, with Force of Will, Daze, Mental Misstep, Fabricate AND Tinker, Ponder, Preordain, Brainstorm AND Fact or Fiction AND Font of Mythos, and no creatures.
He might have met the Mind Sculptor in his travels.

His great glorious idea is: Ultra Lock Down Stop Anyone From Doing Anything. Then hit them to death with a stick.

While actually pulling it off in a duel against another Planeswalker is very tough, if a Planeswalker found a medium-tech level world (modern enough to be comfortable, rustic enough to be beautiful), then decided 'I think I shall retire Planeswalking and take up Evil Overlording', then it's POSSIBLE that he could learn enough spells of oppression/control/grief that he c... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (6/6/2012 9:18:05 PM)


Artifact tutors are problematic. I wish there was a good one that didn't cost tons of money to get a playset of. Transmute Artifact costs $8 each on the current market, Reshape just isn't effective enough, and I dare not use Tinker for fear of my friends setting my deck on fire. So Fabricate is my only option, but it's still fairly pricey (for me). I guess you get what you pay for. This card really enables my pet artifact deck, and I'm glad this was reprinted.
Posted By: Zulp (2/6/2010 12:19:23 PM)


It is no tinker, which is good because tinker is completly broken.

That said its a pretty good card, its like a diabolic tutor in blue that is limited to artifacts, thus making it cheaper and making it more fiting of the color pie.

@ Baesjido

Nice eye, it does look like he is making a Rod of ruin in the art.
Posted By: Silverware (12/21/2009 2:49:26 PM)


Sooo ....

either the world he's ruling is REALLY pathetic (if Rod of Ruin is the one missing "masterpiece" he needs) ...


the rest of his artificing is just that bad-ass that he knows Rod of Ruin sucks but uses it INTENTIONALLY, just to rub into his enemies' faces how completely he rules them.
Posted By: nemokara (2/26/2011 9:14:43 PM)


Saldrath obviously thought that he could rule the world with his Rod of Ruin.
According to the card's player rating, he couldn't even rule something very easily ruled.
Posted By: Baesjido (11/14/2009 2:18:44 PM)


A very nice card for artifact decks ^^
A pity that Saldrath thinks Rod of Ruin is a masterpiece, though.
Posted By: Champion_Kitsune (3/8/2010 7:02:47 PM)


Esper is not fully forgotten. There are certain mid-range gems to be found in this set.
Posted By: Lestat13 (7/11/2009 1:28:03 AM)


The PERFECT Scarecrow deck card XD I absolutely LOVE this card to pieces XD Probably my favorite non-creature card (nect to DIABOLIC TUTOR)!
Posted By: AbyssalManZero (11/19/2009 4:32:23 PM)


esper lives
Posted By: Iiory (8/4/2009 8:00:14 AM)


The sad thing is, Esper has some really cool concepts, just not a lot of cool cards.
They better release some REALLY POWERFUL blue cards in the next core set. (Hint hint any Wizards employees who are reading this.)
Posted By: UltimaCenturion (7/20/2009 8:31:14 PM)