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Posted By: KriegthePsycho (11/2/2013 8:18:18 PM)


Jace, Architect of Thought is actually a expensive cards my friends say and is very powerful in The Return To Ravinica. My friends say that he is (at least!) about $10-$20! He is still a very good card with his abilities, the best one I think is -8. Very OP
Posted By: Azorius_Council (11/4/2013 6:56:46 PM)


-2 is ok, other stuff is crap.
Posted By: Pipikako (11/9/2013 4:22:27 AM)


When it comes to Planeswalkers I prefer the Caller of the Pride but Jace still has the solid pain in everybody else's butt we come to expect from blue. Weakening all opponent creature attacks for free, what amounts to an upgraded scry, plus the ability to cast each players best card sans casting cost? All nice tricks. Plus eight more Jaces and WotC gets a free six inch sub.
Posted By: Newfrickinshow (11/9/2013 7:14:30 AM)


I think this Jace is really awkward since none of his abilities have synergy with one another. Regardless, his -2 is pretty good, and his -8 can be great in EDH (If he lasts that long).
Posted By: thePROJECTION (12/4/2013 10:07:36 AM)


His +1 is actually surprisingly good at stemming any bleeding. If you do it immediately when you play him he gets 5 counters, so he becomes difficult to kill. While it's true that huge power creatures aren't really affected (like thragtusk), presumably you have or can deal with the big power creatures and then leave the small creatures around.

His -2 is a crappy fact or fiction, not just because it's only 3 cards but the other cards go to the bottom of the library and not the graveyard (a big distinction), but it's still effectively a "draw 3" since you get the better pile.

He got even better in RTR-THS standard compared to INN-RTR though. The format has fewer value creatures/etb creatures available, so decks are trying to spread their threats by playing more creatures; instead of 1 Polukranos that dies to a doom blade, play 2 smaller creatures while watching out for the wrath. Devotion strategies are also common and the way to rack up a high devotion is to curve out which involves p... (see all)
Posted By: mdakw576 (12/27/2013 5:49:23 AM)


@Nucleon: For one thing, while the focus of the plane of Ravnica is on multicolored, there's still plenty of monocolor there as well. For another, what's wrong with a monoblue Planeswalker? He's one of the Lorwyn Five and Chandra (monored) who shows up a lot (and I think we can all agree that she isn't as good as Jace)

Not only does Doubling Season allow him to use his -8 from the start (though the +1 would be better to start with 95% of the time), he's a beast against Populate and Proliferate decks! Think about it: Trostani's Summoner gives you six tokens, Contagion Clasp goes nicely with his +1 ability, Simic decks (not Populate or Proliferate, but still quite good here) have cards that let you put +1/+1 tokens on your creatures, just find one of those, there's all kinds of combos he's good with!
Posted By: Casimir_the_Great (1/30/2014 8:04:59 AM)


Would love to see the Jace, Architect of Thought+ Doubling Season+ Wheel of Sun and Moon combo pulled off with only 1 card left in hand. Surprised that they don't just quit after playing every creature in their deck leaving them with nothing but basic land and pass the turn. They play the only card that you couldn't see that was left in their hand and that card is Homeward Path.
Posted By: amberbock (2/11/2014 11:47:00 AM)


This would be the first Jace that anyone could really use outside of decks dedicated to him or mill style decks. I love this Jace over any of the others; he's playable, well costed, not broken or week, gives more variety of decks for him, and his abilities are useful for any game.

The art is fantastic due to the realism, which I prefer over the anime or cartoon-y type art.

I plan on using Jace, Architect of Thought in my Red/White/Blue WarZone deck for his +1 mainly, his other abilities are solid like the -2 for card advantage, the ultimate will probably never go off but it does seem interesting.
Posted By: TylerGagne (2/18/2014 7:33:54 PM)


Why such a low rating? +1 generates tempo and life advantage, while -2 generates card advantage. If you get the ultimate off, you should probably win the game. Because this Jace is difficult to kill, you can use it to soak up damage while setting up your game winning bombs. If you use +1 the turn Jace comes out, the opponent needs a 6/X, two 4/X's, three 3/X's, or five 2/X's to kill Jace. If that many creatures are attacking you instead, you will get out of the game very quickly. Overall, even if this Jace is not the best planeswalker, Jace deserves a better rating than its current rating of 3.642 / 5.
Posted By: Hua9801 (4/5/2014 8:24:37 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!