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Err... Ace? 95% of all discard is sorcery speed. Because WOTC is smart enough to know that instant speed discard can very quickly become a total lockdown.
Posted By: sir_dwar (6/25/2010 2:21:59 PM)


This is somewhat interesting; I think if you use a ramp card that gets huge easily (songs of the damned) you could use this early game and hit for three. That said, there are much better cards if you're generating 6 mana..
Posted By: blurrymadness (3/15/2013 1:33:08 PM)


Nice that it can get bigger but sucker because its sorcery speed.
Posted By: Ace8792 (6/5/2010 8:53:19 PM)


@sir_dwar: I agree. Obviously all sorceries are better if made instants, but the slower speed is a balancing factor.

That said, this card honestly isn't likely to see a whole lot of yes. 1 discard for two mana, and not even randomized discard or distress is simply underwhelming. The majority of starting hands has 1 or 2 cards that don't belong in an early game hand, which is exactly what will be discarded by this.

By the Time you were to hit 6 mana in a black deck (assuming you don't have mana-ramp, something that is uncommon but possible in black), your opponent will almost certainly have less than 4 cards in his hand, and probably will only have 1 or 2 he is simply waiting to dump.

Although, decks that rely on frequent draws, Multiplayer matches where people are hesitant to summon things, or mana-ramp decks could make some use of this.
Posted By: Burningsickle (4/22/2014 5:56:03 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!