Monday, March 19, 2012

RCotD #129

Random Card of the Day #129:

Soldevi Excavations - 0
If Soldevi Excavations would enter the battlefield, sacrifice an untapped Island instead. If you do, put Soldevi Excavations onto the battlefield. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
{T}: Add {1}{U} to your mana pool.
{1}, {T}: Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.

Initial thoughts:

I bought this card in singles before. So I'm somewhat biased about it. Maybe the only thing I have a problem with is sacrificing an untapped land. It's obviously because it taps for {1}{U}, but the true power of this card is the scrying.

I pretty much love cards that can cause amazing plays during end turn steps or upkeeps. This allows that to happen. Allows 1 sift every turn for 3 mana, might seem somewhat expensive, but I think it's worth it considering that it's instant speed, and allows you to do something with your mana at the end of turns.

Obviously a lot more powerful in control decks, but I don't really see this being played in other decks. In EDH I could predict this card is amazing, because its very slow-paced format. It can become surprisingly strong. I haven't tested it but I think I may get another copy for it, but I'm still using this in my Archenemy deck. 4/5

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