Monday, October 7, 2013

Not So Random Card: You Make the Card

Not So Random Card: You Make the Card:

Waste Not - 1B
Whenever an opponent discards a creature card, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.
Whenever an opponent discards a land card, add {B}{B} to your mana pool.
Whenever an opponent discards a noncreature, nonland card, draw a card.

Every once in a while, the community of Magic: the Gathering gets an oppurtunity by Wizards to make a card. One of the famous cards that we (the magic community) created was Crucible of Worlds. Now presenting you, the newest discard deck champion.

I must say, I love this card. I never really like discard decks--they really didn't have a way to win outside of dredge. Megrim was an overcosted way to win and even the strictly better Liliana's Caress gave an okay way to win. But it really lacked in the winning department, in the same way that mill was considered a weak and stupid way to win.

I like that it's opponents only, which makes it not abusable. But besides that its going to be a key component in every sideboard against dredge.

Another thing that I've heard comments on is that it's too powerful for converted mana cost. 2 mana for all of this on an enchantment. While I think this argument holds value, let's keep in mind that it basically has to be powerful. Without this card the discard-archetype of a deck would just vanish and most likely not return. At least with a card like this a stupid archetype will exist, allowing a variety in decks to compete.

They could have made the card more vulnerable, such as putting this on legs. But honestly I think modern has enough 2 drops with value on it at the moment.

I feel this card would be weak in limited though. Unless the next set contains a bunch of discard or graveyard play (like Innistrad) then I feel it would be lacking in that department.

It should be mentioned that one of the reasons Lolzor got into magic was Liliana's Duel of the Planeswalkers discard deck featuring Megrim and The Rack. So needless to say he will be ecstatic when this card is released.

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