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I miss Spirit of the Hearth
Posted By: Guntz1092 (7/16/2010 11:40:15 AM)


I like this card, because I'm getting tired of hyper-efficient, no fun red burn decks. That, and I don't like having to discard cards or getting hit by things like Cruel Ultimatum or the different Jace's/Ajani Vengeant's ultimates.

Against most decks. this is a pretty decent card that might deter your opponent from casting a few spells, and it's a nice little bit of security for you in multiplayer games (since your opponents will have to target someone else's face).

However, if you've built a deck that only has a single win condition, and this card ruins it, than I don't have any sympathy for you, because it's probably a miserable, ultra-efficient deck or some boring combo deck. Have fun with it in tournaments, where you can make people miserable, while enjoying how miserable you are when people play this against you.

This card only ruins people's fun if they have some twisted sense of what fun is.

Posted By: Asmodi0000 (8/1/2011 5:44:50 PM)


Let's see: What decks did it kill in legacy. . . . .

half of RDW
half of Sligh
some Rock/ Eva Green

not sure what else i missed

then again, its not the firs time we've had to deal with something like this lol
Posted By: iaiji (8/11/2010 11:04:44 AM)


As if Kor Firewalker wasn't bad enough, this makes the matchup against Red Deck Wins incredibly one sided.

Also hoses stuff like discard, and Jace's fateseal ability pretty badly.

Based on the art from this plains.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (7/10/2010 9:39:23 AM)


Ivory Mask on steroids.

This isn't a new effect, so I'm not sure why so many commenters are saying "this shouldn't have been printed, rabble rabble rabble!" See Imperial Mask, True Believer, Spirit of the Hearth.

@Cheza: No, it shouldn't have been green. Stop preaching your messed up version of the color pie.
Posted By: Daerien (11/15/2010 7:14:12 AM)


Red Deck Whines
Posted By: Laguz (7/8/2010 1:49:48 PM)


I love the flavor of this card. Something about the effect, the name, and the art all tied together feels perfect.

You can just imagine being a mage within the field, and the magical points of convergence meeting at your particular spot. It radiates a most serene glow, putting you at ease. You become untouchable.

I'm procrastinating.
Posted By: Evermint (2/9/2011 1:44:39 AM)


Suck on THAT valakut decks.

I love this card. Might be the best leyline, just because it is SUCH good hate for UW control against most of its biggest problems.

Red Deck Whines.
Posted By: Eric1618 (8/12/2010 9:50:20 AM)


The reason I rate this card as a 5/5 is because it can singlehandedly screw up 3 forms of first turn kills.
One of those is the Protean Hulk "turn 0" klll, which doesn't have to be turn 0 at all, so long as the deck uses the version that kills with Disciple of the Vault (otherwise, see Leyline of Singularity, to stop a carrior feeder from getting too big, which isn't turn 1 anyway).
The second one is the old Channel + Blaze plus the proper acceleration (a land and some combination of Simian Spirit Guide, Elvish Spirit Guide and Lotus Petal)
The third one is the dreaded turn one Dragonstorm (via rite of flame and seething song) that searches for four Bogardan Helkites. The caster of the storm will still get many dragons in play on turn one, but a least you will get a chance to cast something.

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Posted By: androkguz (8/18/2010 7:32:49 PM)


Sure Wizards, just kick poor old Lava Axe while it's down. =( You already took away its awesome flavor text! What's next? Art by Paul Bonner???

"This isn't a new effect, so I'm not sure why so many commenters are saying 'this shouldn't have been printed, rabble rabble rabble!' See Imperial Mask, True Believer, Spirit of the Hearth."

The difference here is that since the ability shared by these cards pretty much entirely hoses many black and red decks, Imperial Mask, True Believer, and Spirit of the Hearth aren't huge problems. The mask would be tough for black, but it wouldn't be too hard to remove the other two with either color, and of course Shatter takes out the mask. With Leyline of Sanctity, neither black nor red has much of an answer, hence the "rabble rabble rabble" as you put it.

Since this is such an extreme hate card, it seems like this is a respon... (see all)
Posted By: Lyoncet (6/20/2011 9:17:30 PM)