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Apr 22

Dack Fayden - Conspiracy Mythic Rare Card Review

Dack Fayden - Conspiracy Mythic Rare Card Review #mtg

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Finally, we have our Dack Fayden planeswalker. He’s been a long time coming, so has he been worth the wait?

First of all, a three-drop planeswalker with three loyalty counters is pretty good. His first ability is a +1 for a Faithless Looting effect: draw two cards, discard two cards. This isn’t bad card filtering, especially in a red/blue deck. The -2, honestly, is very powerful. While it’s not…

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Apr 21

The MTG Speculator - April 21, 2014

The MTG Speculator – April 21, 2014

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Is Shadowborn Demon for real? It’s risen $2 in median TCGPlayer value over the past week to about $6 USD. Of course, this is due to the great success of the Standard B/G Dredge deck known as “The Rock.” It’s a solid enough deck, with some components that could carry over well into Modern, except of course, for the Deathrite Shamans. But Modern also has better targets to Dredge, and Living End is…

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Skybind - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

Skybind - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

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Blinking things is pretty good. Momentary Blink decks, back in their heyday, were very powerful. When Venser, the Sojourner was kicking around, blue/white control was definitely a real deck with him able to go ultimate very easily. Is Skybind good enough for Constructed play?

First of all, 5 mana is a lot for Constructed for it not to have an immediate effect (besides blinking one thing when it…

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Aegis of the Gods - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

Aegis of the Gods – Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

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There’s a reason that cards such as Leyline of Sanctity, and to a lesser extent,  Witchbane Orb are such good cards. Obviously, the Leyline is better as it can come into play for free if it’s in your opening hand, and the Orb is an artifact (with an added benefit of destroying pesky Curses!) But now, in Journey into Nyx, we have a 2/1 Human Soldier that is Leyline of Sanctity on a stick.

The…

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Apr 19

The MTG Speculator: April 19, 2014

The MTG Speculator: April 19, 2014 #mtgfinance #magicthegathering

Today, we’re beginning a new series at Win Target Game. Since my discovery of MTG Stocks, a fabulous website for tracking both your collection (or “inventory” as they call it) and watching the “stocks” of certain cards, I decided to write a little post every few days about how the “stocks” are rising.

Today, there are three cards in particular that I’d like to look at.

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Apr 17

Dictate of Erebos - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

Grave Pact at Instant speed is definitely a pretty cool effect. The fact that the Dictate of Erebos…

Dictate of Erebos - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

Grave Pact at Instant speed is definitely a pretty cool effect. The fact that the Dictate of Erebos…

Deicide - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

Deicide - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

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Finally, we get some pretty sweet instant speed enchantment removal in the form of Deicide. Not only is it an instant-speed form of Revoke Existence (although that card also hits artifacts), but it has extra flavor, as well, allowing us to exile multiple copies of a God card, if a God was a target, from our opponent’s hand, deck, or graveyard. In any case, it’s really good, solid removal that…

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Apr 16

Purity - Lorwyn Rare Card Review

Purity – Lorwyn Rare Card Review

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The Lorwyn set had many strange and unusual creatures with which to put into your deck, and Purity, while not one that saw much Constructed play in its day, is quite an interesting card. My favorite parts of the card, actually, are its artwork and concept. The whole idea of an Elemental Elk Incarnation with wings is just super epic to me. As a card, though, it’s okay. Being a 6/6 flyer for 6…

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Apr 15

Daring Thief - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

Daring Thief - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

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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

Dictate of Heliod - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

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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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