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There are a lot of good cards in Modern Horizons, but that's not a problem, nor is it what powercreep really is. Powercreep defines the concept of cards becoming more powerful over time. A set that has a lot of cards that are on par with the present power level of the game isn't powercreep. It's when they're stronger than the present power level that you're looking at powercreep.
That said, there are a couple of cards in MH1 that seem to fit the bill, but not a lot. Imo, I'd list Urza, Yawgmoth, and The First Sliver as the most stand-out cards to be concerned about. But even then, can I really say that The First Sliver is stronger than the 5c Sliver legends that came before? It's not stronger than Queen, that's for sure.
June 1, 2019 8:08 p.m.
Stream of Life originates from Alpha. Back then, "White is undisputedly the best color in this game at gaining life" simply wasn't true. In fact it was quite a while before white caught up to green's level of lifegain.
Fruition , Rejuvenate , Wellwisher , Nourish , and so on. It wasn't until Soul Warden that white got anything even resembling efficient lifegain imo. Maybe Spirit Link , but that's still a single outlier among plenty of efficient green lifegain cards.
Lifegain is one of those things that shifted on the color pie as the game matured. It started as a primarily green thing that white did on occasion. If anything, I'd argue that White has become too efficient at it, to the point that Green rarely even bothers with it anymore, effectively robbing Green of what was once a defining characteristic.
Finally, I feel like pointing out that in general, the best lifegain cards tend to be ones that are both White and Green. Vitalizing Cascade , Heroes' Reunion , Dawnglow Infusion , Oracle of Nectars , Ajani, Mentor of Heroes , Pledge of Unity , etc.
June 1, 2019 2:42 p.m.
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