Wednesday, January 18, 2012

RCotD #68

Random Card of the Day #67:

Stronghold Machinist - 2U
Creature - Human Spellshaper
{U}{U}, {T}, Discard a card: Counter target noncreature spell.

Initial thoughts:

I both love and hate tap: Counterspell effects. I love them because they seem so powerful in theory, but hate them because it is quite possibly too easily dealt with. This one is different though because it targets noncreature spells--which I think is more fitting for blue, since it's only way to deal with creature is bounce. (Or Psionic Blast but that's entirely different.)

My favorite little card is Disruptive Student. I couldn't find a spot for him in my EDH deck so he's just sitting in my Blue Bounce deck. (It's a really crappy deck designed to take on Archenemies.)

This card is particularly powerful. I think it's noncreature spells that are actually the toughest to deal with in the game. And because of this, this card is basically a {T}: Negate. I think it would be good in certain decks, but it's definitely not a "if you play blue, play this card." 4/5

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