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Why is his face still covered in mayonnaise?
Eh, it was probably Garruk Wildspeaker.
Yes. Mayonnaise. Problem?

On to the card.
I judge Planeswalkers off their effect when they hit the table, not their Ultimates.
His +1 hoses token decks, but also affects you if you're swinging, but you're blue. No swinging!
His Fact or Fiction like effect is neat, but it gives your opponents choice, something you don't want to give if you're playing blue control. I'd compare it to Tamiyo, the Moon Sage and her -2 - If your opponent has just alpha struck, then that effect can save your life, whereas Jace's Fact or Fiction potentially just prolongs the inevitable.
His ult though, his ult should win you the game. Not only are you getting their best threats, but more importantly they no longer have their best threats. Unless your opponent has already gotten all their nice/mean things out already, this should win you... (see all)
Posted By: PonchoGrande (11/11/2012 9:52:02 PM)
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@StreamHopper
I know right? This Jace has been full of golden moments.
"Oh this new Jace sucks. Unplayable."
One Star City Games later...
"Oh this is so good I can't believe everyone else thought this was junk."
Lovin' it.
Posted By: MyrBattlecube (10/23/2012 9:38:07 AM)
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I didn't see it mentioned anywhere, but Jace's +1 ability negates Vraska the Unseen's ultimate. Of course, anyone playing Vraska is running G, so there's always Giant Growth et al., but without a pump those 1/1 assassins can swing all day for nothing.
Posted By: TzarChasm (10/7/2012 5:29:41 PM)
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The artwork on this card bothers me. His stoic stance is fine, it's just the cape, it's blowing in the wind but the rest of his clothes are completely unaffected. We could've had a dramatic backdrop of an amazing Ravnica landscape, but instead we just get a wad of blue shit, it's like the artist got lazy.
Posted By: Ali-Baba (10/9/2012 7:28:30 PM)
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Oh boy, another freaking Jace. I really think he's like the Wesley Crusher of Magic, or the Scrappy Doo, Jar-Jar Binks, or otherwise the creator's favorite Mary Sue. What I dislike about him is that he's just getting shoehorned into the spotlight at every moment. Granted, he's already been established on Ravnica, so no reason why not to print him.

But I just want to see more new characters, not just Jace, Master of Jace, The Jace-Sculptor. I guess my ultimate complaint is that they sort of latched onto him as if he were "the protagonist" of Magic's story. It bugs me. Jace comes out to provide yet another mono-blue Planeswalker every 3rd block it seems, or at least every other set release if one includes Core Sets. Why a monocolor Planeswalker in the RAVNICA block, anyway? It's like..."Doo hoo hoo, competitive players like Blue, better pander to them with another Jace!"

Not helping matters is that whole Jace the Mind-Sculptor fiasco. Jace is like a mascot for Magic at its worst: unfu... (see all)
Posted By: Nucleon (9/25/2012 3:33:16 PM)
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I like this Jace. He seems to be quite good, but not broken, so somewhere near the original Jace Beleren in power level.

That said, Wizards, we don't need another Jace after this one, at least not for a while. No more new Jaces until the rest of the Lorwyn 5 get 4 of their own copies please.
Posted By: diabloknk (10/8/2012 8:53:27 PM)
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You know why he is so expensive...

...

because he is more powerful than divination and digs deeper than think twice. He has the potential to dig twice. Therefore, he is the "best" draw spell in standard.

But, he isn't that good. Let's face it, when gatebreak comes out there will likely be better drawing spells (Dimir or even simic) and then the 3rd set will likely have some nice cards for drawing as well.

He just... isnt that great.

+1 is, as others have said, a temporary cumberstone. Cumberstone has never seen play in any format ever. The only benefit this has to jace or to a person playing jace in general is that it gives jace loyalty. That's all. Aside from that, it isn't an ability that advances you farter in the game

his -8 is cool. It's Bribery, but to all players. Where is this relevant? Not standard. Not anywhere really. I mean, its a nice effect... but you have to not use his -2 and he has to not be touched for 5 turns in a row. His ultimate is irrelevan... (see all)
Posted By: Wisdomseyes (10/23/2012 5:00:01 PM)
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It is fitting that they titled Jace with Architect of Thought. I, too, am an architect of thought as I am building thoughts for all of you non-pros with my insightful wisdom and analysis of these cards. I think that if Jace was a real person, he would be a pro like me.
Posted By: Lotsofpoopy (9/27/2012 1:12:35 AM)
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sucks. Vraska is 100000000% better.
Posted By: MANABURNWASGOOD (10/23/2012 8:08:11 AM)
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Really really bad.

+1 is a Vraska but worse. Really, -1/0?
-2 is bad. Opponent gets a say in the decision and can seperate them knowingly.
-8 is even worse. One non land, and it takes forever to activate, you have to keep him alive until T8.
2/5, Jace Memory Adept is much much better.
Posted By: MagicCritic (5/5/2013 12:06:40 PM)
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