• Tolle

    That actually looks like a halfway decent 1 drop for limited. Survives against 2/2s while simultaneously getting you life.

  • Soren Szilver

    breya players: *heavy breathing*

    in all seriousness, this card is really underwhelming. great in limited because if you aren’t selesnya but are white, it has upside, and is a good blocker for a 1 drop (plus can hold a lot of -1/-1 counters if you for some reason splashed white in the -1/-1 counter deck), it seems to have zero use in any constructed format.

    • Polis_Ohio

      The only potential use I could see is as a blocker vs Mardu Vehicles in the sideboard in a Jeskai or 4C control deck. As a 1 drop it shuts down most early attackers, except Heart of course. Even then, is it worth the slot? Mmmm…

    • Umbacano

      Is it that bad in Karlov or Ayli ?

      • Soren Szilver

        Not really but there are far better cards for the same/similar effect that trigger more often like Soul warden.

    • ymmij X

      with the black white split card you almost have to splash white in -1/-1 counters

    • Brams

      Too bad reflector mage is banned because Docent of Perfection would like some new friends for a Wizard Tribal in Standard.

  • TogetherAlone

    Wow this is a bad one. How much life do you need to gain off this for it to be worth it and why did wizards only make this trigger for your spells and not all spells.

    • Marvin Sürig

      That would’ve made it good. I somewhat hate, that the set looks so much on Grixis colors :/

      • Grant Jacobson

        as disappointing as that might be it would be even more disappointing if they went to a plane ruled by nicol bolas and grixis WASN’T the focus.

        • Marvin Sürig

          Yes somehow you’re right but it feels strange to see a white card caring about you doing Grixis stuff xD I mean I could get behind the Idea that we get a Grixis two colored God Wheel because they are the pawns of Bolas but honestly this card XD? Still totally a flavor win….

    • ymmij X

      it’s a 0/4 for 1 that gains life this is the pinnacle of stall. blue white super stall ftw

  • Robert FakeLastName

    well, force 4 color in draft.

    • ymmij X

      or 3 or 2, we don’t need to play all those colors just any of them

  • MEH

    Dies to Grasp of Darkness = not viable.

    • ymmij X

      who would waste a grasp on this? also nearly everything dies to grasp that’s why everyone plays it

      • Shagoth

        Joke.

    • Random Guy

      Are you crazy? If they do that then they burn 2 mana to your 1, plus you still probably gain life, plus they invested into doubleblack, etc.

      • Alexandre Donnart

        I thought the joke was obvious enough on this one.

        • Random Guy

          Still have to play into it :P

  • victorseth

    Maybe it can see some light in limited. Will be a no-no in Standard and other formats.

  • Random Guy

    Wow that’s pushed. Will see standard play for sure, possibly fringe modern play. 4 life per turn and can’t die to bolt is no joke. Also works with buffs.

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      You only gain 1 life per spell. It’s not pushed at all, it’s draft chaff.

  • Shagoth

    Wow, very good common, and it combines several things that are considered bad-Common, white life gain, and a Yoked Ox.
    Also, not that Doran needs more toys, but hey, this is basically the equivalent of a one mana Solk’anar.

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      Really? I don’t think it’s that great. It just doesn’t gain enough life.

      • Jalais

        It’s just better than tasseled dromedary which was a draft sideboard against Kaladesh aggro. It’s a fine limited filler.

        • Shagoth

          Remember Nyx-Fleece Ram…

      • Shagoth

        It’s like like the Ram, blocks attackers, and gains life slowly. This can gain even more life than the ram actually.

        • Mr.Mayhem631

          The Ram was my favorite card when I first started.

          I guess we’ll see.

  • Kevin Johnstone

    Oh look another card that hates on modern burn. LOL the deck is slowly become utter trash. Its a shame as its essentially a whole archtype on its own but wizards is hating it out with bs creatures so that every time some noob turns on twitch for the first time, they can “understand” everything getting turned sideways with little to no interaction during anything other than the combat step.

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      How does this hate on modern burn? It only triggers on your spells.

  • Kaiser

    You talk a lot about grixis but you are just another white align girl…