Wednesday, February 29, 2012

RCotD #110

Random Card of the Day #110:

Granite Grip - 2R
Enchantment - Aura
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 for each Mountain you control.

Initial Thoughts:

Somehow I feel I should mention what Lolzor said in RCotD #77 about Blanchwood Armor. I like cards that reward you for playing basic lands. But this card specifically I think is somewhat obsolete with the inclusion of Claws of Valakut.

Yes. It is more red-intensive. But if you are playing a deck that is based off the number of Mountains you control, odds are it is pretty heavy in red anyways so Claws of Valakut is probably a better choice.

And if you guys don't know my hatred already for Enchantment cards (more specifically Auras that hit only creatures.) I don't like it because it paints a target on the creature for any spot removal and easily gets you 2-for-1'd. Obviously it's much better on hexproof creatures, but hexproof doesn't belong in Red, so you are a little short on options there.

So, yes. Because it is strictly worse than another card its 2/5. It still wins game if uncontested, but that's a lot of cards. Good cards win if contested, lose, and you still come out ahead.

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