Why is Master of the Feast $60?

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Posted on May 10, 2018, 8:24 p.m. by maxon

Hahahahah. Nah. It's only 60 cents.

A 5/5 flier for 3 mana is insane. But still, because of the drawback (see what I did there?), it's only worth pennies.

So what would it take for this card to actually become valuable?

TypicalTimmy says... #2

"Hexproof, Whenever your opponent draws a card, they lose the game."

That would do it, lol

May 10, 2018 8:36 p.m.

clayperce says... #3

Maybe in a Grixis version of Owling mine, to help Fevered Visions along?

May 10, 2018 8:39 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #4

Although to be fair I do have a Demon Tribal deck I built at home with scraps I had lying around that benefits from a playset of him. Deck is like 1/3rd removal + draw so it's quick on its feet. Other than Soulcage Fiend, everythig else has Flying making it a very hard deck to stop if you're not running constant removal either. At work now but when I get home I'll post the decklist and link it here.

May 10, 2018 8:40 p.m.

enpc says... #5

How to make magic card better: Remove drawbacks on card. Seems like an easy solution to me. Becuase who doesn't love a 5/5 flier for 3 with no downsides.

But that's not the point here. Not every card has to be Tarmogoyf level good. a lot of magic cards, even at rare, need to only be ok. Otherwise the definition of a good card would change. Not every card can be amazing and I think people need to get over that.

But if the question is, "how do I make Master of the Feast good without trying to redesign the card?" then the answer I think is "Play Notion Thief next turn in response to the ability".

May 10, 2018 9:27 p.m.

rob_shifflett says... #6

Or you could play it in a Nekusar, the Mindrazer style deck. Therefore turning the card's downside into a boon.

May 10, 2018 9:36 p.m.

MegaMetagross says... #7

enpc: that line of play assume you already have 4 lands in play.

May 10, 2018 11:22 p.m.

enpc says... #8

MegaMetagross: It's a purely hypothetical situation in a non-format specific deck. This could be vintage and you just windmill slammed a Mox Jet that same turn. Or you used a Simian Spirit Guide to get the extra mana. Or you you played Master of the Feast turn 4 with mana up for a Brainstorm/removal spell. The post was about making the card more playable, not semantics of exactly the turn order of play.

May 10, 2018 11:31 p.m.

MegaMetagross says... #9

enpc: just makin sure you weren't thinking you could untap, land drop for turn, upkeep..

May 10, 2018 11:48 p.m.

enpc says... #10

MegaMetagross: All good

May 10, 2018 11:58 p.m.

maxon says... #11

All good thoughts. Hey Catalog9000, lets see that decklist! I wonder if one day they'll make a one or two drop that pairs perfectly with this. Suddenly it's the hot card everyone wishes they got a set of.

May 11, 2018 9:45 a.m.

Kiortio says... #12

May 11, 2018 5:47 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #13

maxon I'll get to it. We started mandatory 12 hours at work again. Just been too exhausted. If I don't work this Saturday I'll post it.

May 11, 2018 6:53 p.m.

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