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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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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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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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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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Prophetic Flamespeaker - Journey Into Nyx Mythic Rare Card Review

Prophetic Flamespeaker - Journey Into Nyx Mythic Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

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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

Master of the Feast - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

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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

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

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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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