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Apr 15

Daring Thief - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

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The Inspired mechanic is really getting interesting with Journey Into Nyx. First we had the King Midas with Inspired, and now we have someone who swaps things around. What’s particularly awesome about this is that you get to target what your opponent gives you. This doesn’t have to activate too often to be an extremely powerful effect. There are plenty of Commander decks out there that will…

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Dictate of Heliod - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

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As far as Glorious Anthem effects go, gaining +2/+2 is a pretty awesome thing to have. But an Enchantment like this costing 5 mana is a bit costly for the Aggro decks looking to play it, is it not? Well, actually, the ability to Flash Dictate of Heliodinto play may be well worth the extra mana it takes to cast it. The fact that this effect can be brought in during combat is a nifty little…

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Apr 14

Prophetic Flamespeaker - Journey Into Nyx Mythic Rare Card Review

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The final revealed mythic rare from Journey Into Nyx is a winner, but is Prophetic Flamespeaker going to sell the set? First of all, anything that has double strike and trample is already good. Add to that having a great effect that activates upon doing combat damage to player, and you definitely have a winner. Being able to exile the top two cards of your deck with the chance to play them that…

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Master of the Feast - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

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Like Nekusar needed yet another card, everyone says. That’s very true. For those that don’t know, Nekusar, the Mindrazer is becoming an extremely popular Commander, and his effect punishes your opponents each time they draw a card. In Commander, this is pretty good, especially if you have a card like Exquisite Blood that gains you life each time that they lose it.

But let’s look at Constructed…

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Pharika, God of Affliction - Journey Into Nyx Mythic Rare Card Review

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I know that I’m not alone in being mildly dissapointed by who I thought would be one of the cooler Gods in this set, Pharika, God of Affliction. It’s cool that she can be a 5/5 for only 1BG, but the effect bugs me a bit, because I feel like it’s just not good enough.

Don’t get me wrong. Getting a 1/1 black and green Snake enchantment (that typing is important) creature token with deathtouch is…

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Apr 13

Athreos, God of Passage - Journey Into Nyx Mythic Rare Card Review

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Already being considered for being one of the best Gods printed in the Theros Block, Athreos, God of Passage is going to see play immediately upon release. Not only does he fit right into the White/Black Humans deck currently in Standard (although Xathrid Necromancer won’t be sticking around much longer), but he could become a staple in Modern Birthing Pod decks, as well.

The first thing to…

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Apr 12

Genesis Hydra - Magic 2015 Rare Card Review

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So Magic the Gathering has decided to print a card with the same name as one from Hex TCG: Genesis Hydra. I know this because I saw the card mentioned on Reddit and decided to see what’s been written about it so far. Not much has been said in the venerable pages of the internet, so I decided I’ll take a crack at it.

First of all, I must say we’ve been getting a tonof Hydras lately. For the most…

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Hydra Broodmaster - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

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Hydra fans are already salivating over Hydra Broodmaster. A 7/7 for 4GG (6 mana) is already not bad. However, the Monstrosity ability in a Mono-Green or Kruphix-based ramp deck could be extremely deadly. Not only can the Broodmaster create a lot of tokens, but those tokens become larger the more mana you invest into it. It is a double X cost, but pouring even 8G into the ability, a reasonable…

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King Macar the Gold-Cursed - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

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In Born of the Gods, we had a sorcery called Gild. For 3B, you could exile a target creature and in return, you got a Gold “trophy” onto your side of the field that you could sacrifice to add one of any colored mana to your mana pool. Well, now we finally have the King Midas-type card that many have been expecting. King Macar is a 2/3 Legendary creature that can do the same thing every type he…

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Apr 11

Mana Confluence - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

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If you look at Mana Confluence and think, wait, isn’t this City of Brass, you would be mostly correct. However, this new land is actually slightly better than City of Brass. With City of Brass, anytime it became tapped, you took one damage. However, with Mana Confluence, you only take damage when you actually tap it for mana. While this is a very minor difference, it does technically make it…

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