Sunday, March 18, 2012

RCotD #128

Random Card of the Day #128:

Plains - 0
Basic Land - Plains
{T}: Add {W} to your mana pool.

Initial thoughts:

A plains. Great. It's not even in an interesting set: M11. A lot of core sets are pretty boring but necessary. Let's just re-random and get a more interesting card.

Random Card of the Day #128b:

Court Hussar - 2U
Creature - Vedalken Knight
When Court Hussar enters the battlefield, look at the top three cards of your library, then put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
When Court Hussar enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless {W} was spent to cast it.

Initial thoughts:

The card that I'm going to compare it to is Sea Gate Oracle. Sea Gate Oracle is a really good card. No, it's amazing. I hold this card in high regard.

Why? It's a three-cost, so it's fairly inexpensive. It basically "pays for itself" with the cantrip effect of entering the battlefield; it allows sift, which gets you the card you need; and itself is a creature, with a pretty tough body to be enough for blocking.

So the difference between these? Less splashability, as it's cost is effectively 1WU, but it allows sifting through 3 cards instead of 2, and has vigilance. So basically, if you have white in your deck, Court Hussar is a better pick than Sea Gate Oracle. 4/5

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