• galen150

    so, basically an anticipate each turn. control is liking this set

    • TogetherAlone

      kind of? its going to cost you double in mana basically(3 plus this tapped) and you only get one card deeper than anticipate. Its probably good as its a mana sink, easy to flip and a reusable effect but I’m hesitant to say so

      • Jay Kilian

        Also, you have to reveal the card to your opponent which hurts control a bit. They’ll know you have a Disallow or Glimmer and can play around it.

      • galen150

        anticipate on a stick being 4 instead of 2 mana seems fair. especially since with this, you just gain a card where as anticipate you basically trade it for a (hopefully) better card.

    • Jacob Bachand

      With most of the recently spoiled “Control cards” benefiting from creatures, pirates or attacking, deliver style decks like these cards a lot better than traditional control

      • galen150

        duress, spell pierce, and all the evasive cheap tempo creatures. all i got to say to that

  • DirtyHoboLord

    This seems pretty excellent but I do have one gripe: for the black and green lands of this cycle, we’ve seen reworks of classic overpowered lands; this is not anything like any other land that currently exists. It just feels a little lame that for blue, we don’t get to revisit something as powerful as Diamond Valley or Gaea’s Cradle from magic’s questionable past; they just made up their own new thing. It’s cool, I’ll argue that the card itself is better than the other two of the cycle given how easy it is to flip and how powerful instant-speed, repeatable card advantage is, but I don’t like the idea of blue getting a new land to face off against the tried-and-true Gaea’s Cradle or the diamond-priced Diamond Valley instead of something similarly nostalgic.

    • galen150

      can you think of a blue land that could fill such a role and still fit thematically? cuz if you cant, you literally just complained that they didnt do something that to your knowledge could be entirely impossible

      • DirtyHoboLord

        Oh, boy. Well, seeing as Diamond Valley was not associated with any color before this set’s effective rework of it, I must assume that uncolored lands can be changed to fit a color that they fit mechanically; that out of the way, here’s a list of all the lands that I think would work based on their price and/or power level as a fitting alternative to this card: Tolarian Academy, Glacial Chasm, Bazaar of Baghdad, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, Rishadan Port, or Library of Alexandria. Obviously, some of these are more powerful than others but the solution to that is simple: just change the flip requirements to suit the new power. Any of these lands would be easily recognized and could more-or-less compare to what we already have from black and green in this cycle. Now calm down, bud.