Sunday, February 19, 2012

RCotD #100

Random Card of the Day #100:

Sleight of Mind - U
Change the text of target spell or permanent by replacing all instances of one color word with another.

Initial thoughts:

Bring out the confetti streamers and party poppers! It's RCotD #100! And I actually got a pretty good card too.

I think that it's one of the most underrated cards in Magic. It

It's a huge combo card, but I see it more of a lockdown-combo sort of thing. A short list of what it can seriously do to opponents: (If you haven't read the RCotD in a while:)

Chill (RCotD #20)
Deathgrip/Lifeforce (RCotD #74)
Hit your opponent's Honor of the Pure. Or worse, Bad Moon.

I understand that it is strictly worse than it's 10th edition counterpart: Mind Bend. If you wanted to further abuse these kinds of cards combine them with the specified land-hate cards such as Flashfires, Boiling Seas, Tsunami, etc. Or even Conversion and Magus of the Moon/Blood Moon.

There's just so many of these two cards combos that can really shut down an entire color. Particularly evil in multiplayer games, and especially evil by turning everything into a land type and then shutting it down. (Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth)

Be creative, but like I said, it's strictly worse than Mind Bend, so the land types don't work the same. But the concept is still there. 4/5

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