• BusinessmanGinger

    I thought WotC said they weren’t going to do white-bordered reprints….but I will definitely take this :D

    • kylc

      they ment that the new cards wont have a white border

      • BusinessmanGinger

        Actually in an article they put up last week they said, “Featuring a card from every black-bordered set in Magic’s history, it’s both something old and something new”. I interpreted that to mean they would only be reprinting cards that were originally printed in black border, but I guess I was wrong in that interpretation.

        • Aurore

          They used inclusive quantification. Just because it features a card from every black-bordered set doesn’t mean it won’t have cards from non-black-bordered sets.

          • BusinessmanGinger

            Like I said, that was based on my interpretation, I’m not saying your wrong, I’m explaining what my thought process was.

    • Nathanael Lambert

      i think when they said “every black border set,” it was more about not including silver bordered cards.

  • Ethan White

    It’ll be interesting to see just how much this guy’s price will drop.
    I’m guessing by 90% (down to $20)

    • Cory Matthew

      see mana drain… It’ll drop to $50-$60

      • Aidan23

        Yeah but this sees less play than mana drain, this was only that expensive because of how rare they are.

      • Steven Wallace

        In reality, we are going to see something similar to Beserk, which went from EXPENSIVE to 6$

        • DJ Pad

          Berserk was only a 2-of in legacy infect. This is a card with much wider range of applications (a few legacy decks, EDH etc.)

          • xxxx

            Berserk is great removal in mono g Edh too. I would want to play it in every mono g Edh deck.

          • DJ Pad

            You might, but I don’t think it’s generally regarded as a staple, as it doesn’t do a great job at protecting yourself and is pretty conditional.

            Most mono green EDH decks would prefer the flexibility of cards like beast within, and are generally more concerned about ramping, drawing, flooding the board and attacking, than picking off a creature that happened to attack an opponent.

    • DJ Pad

      I doubt the judge foil or P3K versions will drop that much as they will likely remain the preferred versions for those who collect or are interested in “pimping” (and are still quite rare).

      That being said, this will likely be a 40-50 dollar cards still as it’s still mythic and still quite good in in certain legacy + EDH decks.

  • thebulwark

    WOW, just WOWOWOWOWOW. Much hype many wow Op Yes

  • AustinSmith

    I’m amused that in the artwork they focused on a culturally inspired background and now he’s recruiting absolutely no one.

    This is a fantastic reprint. Many Aluren and EDH players (such as myself) are very enthused and hopeful right now.

    • DJ Pad

      Aluren’s better with recruiter of the guard, same with D+T variants. This is more for painter (which is much less prevalent post-top ban) and EDH (where it’s actually very good).

      • xxxx

        But with the Recuiters now Painter can be played again.
        Btw. I found that Painter works well with Gamble, Faithless Looting + Goblin welder. The you also have the option to reanimate an early Wormcoil Engine if your opponent is playing Emrakul.

        • DJ Pad

          Recruiters have always been legal in legacy…, painter’s mostly dead because Top is banned.

          The rest of your comment is a bit confusing, as gamble/looting and wurmcoil engine are not cards often found in traditional Imperial Painter (maybe you have a brew where it works?). That, and I’m not sure how wurmcoil engine protects you from Emrakul, but I digress…

          • Kameenook

            The wurmcoil gives you a chance vs emrakul as opposed to just milling, having their whole deck shuffle in, etc. At least that’s my presumption

    • Skyler Nichol

      Here’s recruiting you, instead of people in the art – it’s a more common artistic theme in the past 5-ish years.

      “Come play Aluren, Painter, and Blood Pod! See the world! Look at how cheap I am now!”

  • Daniel Scott

    That guy knows full well how happy everyone is to see him.

  • PrissyRose

    Big hype on this one holy cow

  • Tony Delfino

    On one hand, I’m really excited to see this get a reprint…. on the other, Portal cards are already rare enough. Why make this guy mythic??

    • Aurore

      Because this is a mythic level effect

      • Tolle

        I disagree. A tutor belongs at rare, not mythic.

        • Aurore

          Disagree all you want, but a low mana tutor that can be flickered and revived pretty easily and can tutor for a lot of broken stuff seems pretty mythic to me. Look at the cmc of other creatures that can tutor, like rune-scarred demon.

          • xxxx

            Goblin Matrone is a Common.
            Imperial Recruiter feels Uncommon to me, Recruiter of the Guard too. But I come from a time of Uncommon Tutors like Enlightened -, Mystical -, Worldly – and Demonic Tutor so I think realisticly by todays standards it should be a rare.

          • Aurore

            Tutoring for Goblins is much different from tutoring for any weak creature. Weak creatures can have a lot of powerful effects, after all.

          • xxxx

            Yeah, but not really though.
            Legacy Goblins is just still under the ban hammer because Goblin Reruiter is still banned. And even without the Goblin Recruiter Legacy Goblins is still playable because Goblin Lackey is op too. If you want powerfull creatures Goblins is one of the places to look.
            If one day Goblin Recruiter gets unbanned in Legacy the deck could be Tier 1.5 again. And I expect Wotc to unban him in the forseeable future.

            Goblin Recruiter + Goblin Lackey + Goblin Ringleader + Goblin Chieftain + Goblin Matrone + a toolbox full of Goblins would still make for a competetive Legacy deck imo. (Goblin Settler is still 50$+ and that’s an uncommon)

          • Aurore

            It doesn’t matter if the cards it tutors for are strong, because they’re Goblins. Goblin Matron is much more linear than Recruiter, which means that Recruiter has the ability to go into a lot more decks and search for a lot more different cards. Goblin Matron makes Wizards have to think carefully about all the Goblins they design in the future. Recruiter makes them have to think carefully about every creature 2 power or less they design (some of which will also be most Goblins). Being at mythic rare is perfectly acceptable for such a card, considering that pretty much every format can probably get significant use out of him, and in a multitude of decks. Cards that versatile and powerful, affecting a huge swathe of cards they’ll design in the future, are definitely worth being a mythic rare, especially when compared to other mythic rares they’ve been printing.

          • Shagoth

            Keep in mind what this mythic does compares to other mythics in masters sets that are here for value.
            Doomsday-same cost, your next five cards are the ones you want. Combo kill
            Balance-Wrecks an opponents hand and board turn 2. You can win the game so early in limited it’s disgusting.
            Gisela-In multiplayer formats where each opponent has 40+ life, and better board positions, I’ve seen this kill everyone else.
            Akroma-Flexible, hard to kill, evasive, the definition of a clock. Also you can pump it a lot.
            This thing is not in a creature heavy format from what I can see. You also have to draft specifically for this thing to be broken. This would be another decent card in a toolbox creature deck.
            When all of the spoilers are out, tell me the easy game breaking play with this thing in limited that’s easy to get.

          • Kaiser

            tutoring for any 2 power card with not more restrictions is a pain not just in limited but constructed. This card can really fix your hand in limited and the only way to play Recruiter of the Guard is in casual or conspiracy. You will never be able to play that card in any competitive or soft competitive event so actually the rarity of Recruiter of the Guard is irrelevant but you can actually play this in those events (in legacy formats).

          • xxxx

            xD
            Legacy Death and Taxes and Legacy Aluren both play Recruiter of the Guard. Both are Tier decks. Even though Legacy Goblins isn’t that popular anymore Goblin Matrone sees play there.

          • Tolle

            That is dependent very heavily on the limited environment. Remember that not only do you need to get lucky enough to pull this at rare you need to be able to build a deck that A. Has enough cards it can tutor for it to be worth it and B. Need to be able to flicker or reanimate. Yeah, this card is great in constructed for that reason but this isn’t constructed. Also, Rune-scarred demon can tutor up way more things than this can and has a much bigger body. So your example is very poor.

      • Tony Delfino

        Recruiter of the Guard, exactly the same but color shifted to a color that actually can flicker to repeat it, is a rare.

        • Aurore

          In a limited format with a much lower power level of cards to tutor for, that was four player.

      • gonna hate this is limited bc i will have to value pick it

      • Shagoth

        It really, really, really isn’t.
        This is pretty clearly a more heavy spell power format. Mythics are for cards that break limited in half, not for a card that, if you had good luck drafting, would break the format in half. Even if it is, let’s face it, big money cards are mythic to sell packs, which, contrary to what some may say, is wizards priority over a 200$ limited format. Didn’t get your lottery ticket? Rummage some more! The rarer it is, the more likely you’ll go through more packs to find it. There are some super expensive rares like port, but they do that to throw people bones. As in, more people complain and boycott if ALL of the value is in the mythic slot.

        But god knows how much Force of Will would have torn up limited if it was rare!

  • sansmyhands

    My biggest issue with all of the Masters sets after MM2015 is that the Mythic slots are more determined by financial value than their effect on the limited environment, which is SUPPOSED to be the purpose for the Mythic rarity existing. The only reason Imperial Recruiter is so expensive is because it was printed in an old set with a very limited print run. They could’ve put this at rare, like it’s not-quite-strictly-better cousin Recruiter of the Guard, and then there would’ve been a reasonably-priced version for people who want to play with it and nothing would’ve happened to the price of the original printing. Wizards needs to stop trying to appease “collectors” (most of whom are actually investors who don’t care about the game and just want to use it to make a buck) and focus on the game.

    • Aurore

      Judging by the supposed power level of this set compared to Conspiracy 2, I think this being a rare is a lot more toxic for limited. Plus, Conspiracy limited is 4-player. I’m glad I won’t have to deal with such a power tutor as often.

    • Kameenook

      Yet Gisela and Akroma at mythic is problematic ? Those are potentially problem limited cards, same with obliterator / Jace.

    • Shagoth

      No, please stop, no. I’m sick of abomidable mythics that are in masters sets and people respond with “but limited.” Most people do NOT buy these for limited, and crappy mythics in here are also not for limited: they’re for people to be disappointed with their lottery ticket and buy a new one.

      • sansmyhands

        So you’d rather have the money cards at Mythic than Rare? I would much rather have all of the mythics be limited-bomb bulk and have all of the money cards be at rare. My original point was that putting cards that shouldn’t be mythic at mythic because of the secondary market value is stupid. Put this lotto bait at rare and something actually powerful at mythic. It’s a win-win for consumers.

        • Shagoth

          I don’t like it whenever people ask why something likr FoW is mythic, they’re like “Naw draft”
          What you suggest is better, sorry about misunderstanding.

          • sansmyhands

            Oh, I hated that FoW was mythic. That card is not good in limited, it was only there as a lottery card.

  • Skyler Nichol

    This begs the question – if we can get P:TK cards, does that mean we can get Grim Tutor from a Starter99 reprint? That would be sweet.

  • TezzeretofCarmot21

    Yes. Please. MOAR!
    I love this card, but the price is so high since Three Kingdoms was printed rarely… This should cause the price to plummet nicely… Thank you Wizards.

  • Zombie

    I, too, like it when Wizards puts $100 bills in my booster boxes.

    • xSiNx SHADOW

      it’s not even worth that much in card power level