Friday, January 20, 2012

RCotD #70

Random Card of the Day #70:

Adventuring Gear - 1
Artifact - Equipment
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, equipped creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
Equip - {1}

Initial thoughts:

I think this is the first equipment card we've got on random. Me and this card have a history of winning the funniest draft. For basically a lot of the 6 games I won with a Steppe Lynx with Adventuring Gear, Explorer's Scope, and Kitesail. I maindecked a couple Halimar Depths (which is probably not the best pick in Limited, but I was obsessed with that card when it came out) and kept bouncing it back to my hand with Kor Skyfisher, rearranging the top cards to get another land drop off of Explorer's Scope for double landfall and a flying 9/9 cat. Not the best limited deck I built, but it was too funny because of how often it happened.

In draft, this card was absolutely amazing. Like, absolutely amazing. The +2/+2 isn't reliable, but surprisingly it performed well in decks. It also makes it so that you hold lands in your hand so 1) tricking your opponent into thinking you have more cards than you can actually play and 2) making it relevant if you draw into adventuring gear you can use it, especially if you hit your mana curve already.

I'm not entirely sure about running this card in constructed, though. I might just stick to Trusty Machete. Still a great card.

Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 3/5

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