DuTogira The Cyclic Artificer
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Scavenging Ooze is a niche card that exiles at instant speed, gains life, and can block if necessary. There are definitely cards that perform each individual function far better, but none that perform all three and fill that niche as well as scooze. In the case of deathgorge scavenger, it can't hate cards out of the yard at instant speed, and can't eat more than one card per turn. While it's technically more mana efficient than scooze, having mana sinks in your deck isn't a bad thing, because there will ALWAYS be games that go long where you have nothing better to do with your mana. Scooze is a Swiss Army knife. It's not great at anything, but it's good enough at a lot of things to be worth having.
Did I mention scooze is instant speed and can eat more than one card per turn? Yeah that's a big + for scooze. The more utility the better. Scooze is just a better Swiss Army knife than deathgorger
October 19, 2017 6:58 p.m.
If I had to guess (based on new jace's mindset and ideologies), that's exactly what's gonna happen. I'm curious to see whether he sort of absorbs both personalities and becomes a more mature and developed version of both personas, or whether WotC ends up turning him into smeagol
October 19, 2017 1:32 p.m.
Also, just dawned on me that jace got his memory back after falling through a plot hole and hitting his head too hard. Real funny WotC
October 19, 2017 3:09 a.m.
I feel like WotC is slipping. That "Jace hits head, gets memory back" bit was DEFINITELY cliche and a waste of potential. On top of that, the writing was still lacking in explaining how this sort of convergence of main characters happened. Huatli, tishana, jace, vraska, and vona I can handle. The last race explained their convergence well enough. Angrath though? He literally shows up for two seconds with no explanation of how he managed to follow this band on a three day treck wherein the group is following a magic compass, but he also has literally no reason to be there in this story. He doesn't DO anything. It's just kind of a "oh yeah, and angrath was there lol" moment.
Also, if kumena made it to orazca first, how did he do so without the compass? Why was he able to locate orazca on his own when tishana (a much older and wiser Merfolk) couldn't?
This story just felt kinda lazily done, or perhaps rushed? Either way, I really hope the story quality doesn't flip back to its old mediocrity as quickly as Jace recovered his memory. I was starting to think we had a good thing going.
October 19, 2017 2:06 a.m.
I'm assuming you aren't actually asking which deck IS the most dominant (mtgtop8.com), but are rather asking which T1 deck has the highest density of high power, high potential cards to take off with the release of Ixalan.
To that end I'd say Death's Shadow Aggro, as Chart A Course is a powerful draw engine which is easily activated by the deck, and has an incredibly high density of high power cards as it stands. Otherwise, maybe Merfolk finally sees that push into T1?
October 12, 2017 11:48 p.m.
This story has been handled better than most of the gatewatch stories in that each individual smash cut seemed better developed. I'm not a fan of the constant change of perspective as a theme, but I wouldn't call today's story a flop or anything. It was still well written.
My only gripe is that Huatli is still a Mary Sue. She has NO flaws, and is the only remaining main character as such.
October 12, 2017 10:02 p.m.
Don't get me wrong, the fact that a certain level of development needs to happen in such a short span of time definitely is a challenge for the writers, and I've been complaining about the stories since Zendikar, but I'll go to bat for the new Ixalan story team. They are doing a fantastic job. Yes, Amonkhet was garbage, so was kaladesh, so was innistrad (although it had its moments), so was zendikar. And yes, as we get closer to present day, the stories kept getting worse (HOU was almost unbearable).
Ixalan seems to be marking a change for the better though. My only advice is keep reading. If the stories start going bad again... maybe it's time we vorthos' found a new hobby. But if story writing continues at the quality level that Ixalan has been on so far, I'll be one happy reader.
October 10, 2017 10:28 p.m.
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