Post Rotation Blossoming Defence?

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Posted on Sept. 20, 2018, 3:38 a.m. by Hexaflexagon

I'm just wondering, with all the cards in Guilds of Ravnica spoiled, what would be the next Blossoming Defence and Heroic Intervention? My guesses would be Sheltering Light and Join Shields respectively, but I'm interested to hear what you think. Maybe even Assure, Dive Down or Adamant Will?

Mao_Zedong says... #2

What made Blossoming Defense good was that it was able to save creatures from Vraska's Contempt and Abrade while also being a good combat trick for only 1 mana. Sheltering Light skips the buffs for a scry, so it is much less versatile and therefore probably won't see play. Dive Down is 1 mana, gives a creature hexproof, and buffs it, however, that's only toughness. Adamant Will is 2 mana, buff said. Sad thing is, I don't think any of these cards are even close enough to replacing blossoming defense, especially in green decks. Assure//Assemble is definitely the closest. The permanent buff is pretty good, and the ability to rebuild your board late is pretty good.

Join Shields is interesting because it untap your dudes, but it is 5 mana!!! Where previously with Heroic Intervention you could cast something and still leave it up, you HAVE to basically skip your turn to potentially save your creatures from a wrath. It's interesting because it untap your dudes, so maybe there's some convoke synergy there that might make it see play, but idk. It seems very weak to me.

September 20, 2018 8:33 a.m.

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