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I like gaining life, but I like having stuff in my graveyard. This would have to be an instant to be worth it for me, to respond to someone trying to exile my graveyard; otherwise I want my stuff to sit there and wait for my upkeep and Emeria, the Sky Ruin. Of course, it'd still have to be a lot cheaper.

To anyone complaining that lifegain sucks, why don't you try Basilisk Collar, Baneslayer Angel, True Conviction, or even Battlegrace Angel provided exalted isn't a drawback to your deck. Lifegain by itse;f (e.g., Angel's Mercy) is never good, but with a good ability it can be. Unfortunately, at this mana cost and as a sorcery, getting your graveyard back just isn't good enough.
Posted By: sarroth (1/28/2012 8:13:46 PM)
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Worst Mythic ever.
Posted By: JackP (4/28/2012 1:16:54 PM)
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This really does not warrant a mythic rare slot.
On the other hand, they should be cheap!
Posted By: NoobOfLore (1/28/2012 2:54:57 PM)
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At the Dark Ascension prerelease event, I played against an opponent who made a W/U control deck and had this. The game ran incredibly long and we were pretty much at a standstill for six or seven turns; neither of us was willing to attack because it would leave us defenceless. He had six life and I had ten, and then, with 23 cards in his graveyard, he played this for a 46 point lifegain and rushed all in!

I let it through and retaliated in kind on the next turn. When it was his turn again, when his inflated points prompted him to recklessly attack once more, I used Clinging Mists and prevented damage and, thanks to fateful hour, tapped everything he had for an extra turn. He eventually lost because I was able to plow right through time and time again, but it was by far the most memorable game I played that day.

I suppose the point is that, even with more than three times his starting life total, he was still unable to win, which should be a lesson ... (see all)
Posted By: Scry_Kane (1/31/2012 11:53:26 AM)
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I am not of the oppinion that Mythic Rares were a horrible change to the game's lineup, but the cards carrying the orange mark need to live up to their rarity. Opening one of these in a booster (which I have tried) is a very disappointing feeling. That orange marked card could have been Sorin, or Havengul, or Huntsmaster but no, I get this instead.

Of course not all mythics are designed to be important for good constructed decks, but they should at least compare favorably to the powerful mythics in terms of fun and flavor and make you want to build around the card. Something like Platinum Emperion is a neat example of a mythic rare with an impressive flavor and usability for laughs in more casual decks or niche combo decks.

With Archangel's Light none of my Magic buttons are being pushed. It's just a boring card if you ask me and it's made me a tad more sceptical of the whole mythic rare thing.

I don't want more Wallet-Sculptor mythics, but ... (see all)
Posted By: Philip-BANG (2/4/2012 7:31:01 AM)
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Everyone thought this sucked 10 years ago when it was called Ancestral Tribute and even had Flashback. White can create a ton of tiny creature tokens in so many ways, yet Congregate is half the mana cost... Considering that there are things like that and also Elixer of Immortality, this would only be worthwhile if it were half the mana cost and an instant... as a CMC 8, hurricanes blow less than this does.
Posted By: Dreznin (1/29/2012 9:18:10 PM)
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Ancestral Tribute

when a rare card from more than 10 years ago has about the same power level as a mythical rare now....
Posted By: immelmann (7/30/2012 6:12:26 AM)
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Now why doesn't this say 'every'. If it was 2 life for each card in every graveyard and then shuffle every graveyard into their owners libraries then it may be playable. Cmc would still be 1-2 too high though. As it is, it isn't even playble in EDH.
Posted By: TheManakinTransfer (10/15/2012 7:07:06 PM)
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My friend played this for full cost. Thanks to Reverberate, I saved 6 mana on my car insurance by switching to Geico.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (9/20/2012 9:44:06 AM)
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Hooray for ruining a Mythic draw. :(

This might have been of interest if it did this for all graveyards, which would mess with many of the graveyard effects of this block and of course strongly up the life gain...

Also, I made a check. Out of 224 Mythics so far (this includes reprints in FtV etc.) at this moment, DKA sports the two highest-ranked Mythics (Huntsmaster of the Fells followed by Havengul Lich)...

... and by far the worst. This one, at 1.3 at the moment. The next worst is the M12 version of Time Reversal, rated 3.15 (M11 has almost 4), almost identical to Conflux.

Also, like 90% of all Mythics have a rating of ~> 4 - so how in the hell could this happen??
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (1/28/2012 3:55:56 AM)
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