Let the gold rush begin!
Let the gold rush begin!
This is the Buy-a-Box promo you will receive if you get your product at your local game store. Pretty sweet dragon to take over for the loss of Thunderbreak Regent in Standard. The old dragon deck mainstay will be missed but I’m sure this guy will fill the void nicely. Firebreathing, haste and striking first is very good design and makes it totally feel like a dragon (perhaps one out of the Game of Thrones series). It’s sort of Dragon-Morphling, except it does nothing to protect itself. Well, that’s cause it doesn’t need to. It’s a freaking dragon!
A modern-day Shivan Dragon
Continuing the Release day blue clone theme we had with Eldritch Moon, we get this gem:
Sure, it’s maybe overcosted for most purposes but Commander is a format and of course you get soo much more value by copying two things if possible. I believe it works fine with Precursor Golem. I mean, in a multiplayer game you can do some small rampy stuff like take a mana rock and a Solemn Simulacrum at worst.
Sorin’s thirst upgrade
A pseudo-lightning bolt or whatever you wanna call it. It’s got some great art and probably fine applicatons in a more controllish deck for Standard. It’s only the uncommon you get for partaking in the Kaladesh Game Day. Top 8 participants will get:
Small army in a can or semi-overrun guy
It may seem underwhelming at first, but it should be a role-player in any token strategy with things like Westvale Abbey. The artwork and creature type is sweet ‘Artificier’ . Good job Wizard!
If you’re some kind of Game Day playmat collector enthusiast, you can walk away with this bad boy(girl)
I’m frankly a little shocked it’s not Chandra, Torch of Defiance (sort of like Liliana from Eldrtich Moon) but still pleasantly surprised at the beauty of this particular playmat. So go out and play some Magic while taking part in your store’s Kaladesh Game Day
It’s a pretty big bunch of announcements for some great upcoming products.
Overall, some rather exciting news for everyone, especially the reprints for those looking to make even more commander decks or add a few planeswalkers to their collection.
So this year’s From the Vault lineup is not the greatest, however still much better than say, Annihilation. You have a few Legacy mainstays such as Umezawa’s Jitte, Dark Depths and Cabal Ritual. A few flavor cards and mostly Commander stuff. I was really anticipating a planeswalker in here, more specifically Karn Liberated (since he got his spark while defeating the Phyrexians on Dominaria). Would have probably been a little cooler than having Obliterate for that era of the Magic: the Gathering storyline. The Marit Lage token is pretty sweet and thankfully doesn’t count in the fifteen cards of the box set.
Three alternate art cards is a little low, but I think that’s about average for the course for a FTV set. Conflux is a really sweet tutor for those 5 color Commander decks that even saw some fringe play in a Dream Halls Legacy deck a few years back. Definitely one of the less annoying tutors since it costs so darn much to cast in the first place. Getting this product at MSRP is still going to be a bit of a challenge, but I still suspect the price to be somewhat lower than previous over-hyped From the Vault sets.