Boon Satyr is an endangered species, and by that I mean a playable bestow card. Now I'm not hating on this mechanic is cool and interesting but because of its nature it was obvious there would only be a few playable and the rest would be way over costed. The reason this guy is good is a 3 cost 4/2 with flash is nothting to scoff at and 5 mana is not bad for the effects of Bestow. This might see some play but I'm not sure I feel like some enchantment removal still really hurts this whole principle.
Lets do the flip side here, devotion is a wonderful mechanic in my eyes. Look at this card everything is just right about it. Comes in and you are gonna get an army of these elementals and he is a non-legendary creature so you can stack this up and make them bigger. What's that you say? Oh you are right if Master of Waves is destroyed you lose your army...BAM PROTECTION FROM RED! Yea he is still vulnerable but a noteworthy protection is more than I would expect from this card so it was a pleasant surprise. The icing on the cake is that this is a merfolk. This card seems pretty strong in its right deck. Good Job Wizards.
Reverse Fact or Fiction? I'll take it. This is a very strong card and I like it a lot, it seems like control will finally have a chance to come back into the day light. The only thing that holds this card back is it is U/R so you aren't able to splash this but America control is happy for this card for sure.
Oh monstrosity I don't know what to do with you. This card is really good but I'm hesitant to like it because its monstrosity. A 3/3 for 2 and the ability to become a 4/4 with hexproof and indestructible is strong but as Sefah mentioned to me this is looking like the new "Level Up" mana sinks aren't the best but this guy could change the mold.
Lastly we have the planeswalkers. These 2 are basically opposites of each other, Xenagos is amazing as can be and Ashiok is....awkward. I cant see our Gruul friend here not played in multiple formats he has too much utility and power. Now Ashiok I can't really talk about...because I just don't know with him. The last thing I want to mention is the so called "Planeswalker Test" and this seems like the best place to talk about it. Basically the idea is there are 3 things you look for in a PW: Self-Protection, Utility, and A crazy ult. If we look at Xenagos he has his 0 for protection his +1 is some great utility and his ult is very strong...Ashiok does not pass this test. The one good thing though is no Emblems.
Ok guys thats all for now. Next week everything should be up so we will have a final article then.
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