unexpected winfall

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Posted on Aug. 7, 2021, 3:32 a.m. by Jamesgar

Unexpected Windfall how is this not blowing up

Well, it's an instant speed Pirate's Pillage, similarly to how Thrill of Possibility is an instant speed Tormenting Voice. It's a perfectly fine draw spell, but it's not particularly splashy. Maybe give it some time to make it into people's decks?

August 7, 2021 5:15 a.m.

shadow63 says... #3

It's not that great

August 7, 2021 9:24 a.m.

Gleeock says... #4

I've used it super effectively in my Kardur deck. But now seshiro_of_the_orochi has turned me on to Pirate's Pillage

August 7, 2021 11:12 a.m.

Gleeock: You're welcome, Bud! But why not both?

Wait, you also have an active Kardur besides Thantis? Now this is a link I might want to have a look at...

August 7, 2021 11:25 a.m.

Gleeock says... #6

Hell yeah to both! & Thantis is primarily Jund chaos goodstuff who wins a surprising amount of games even though the decklist looks like nonsense. Kardur playtested well so far, may need more wincons or big swing plays like the ever-boring grey merch

August 7, 2021 11:30 a.m.

Necrosis24 says... #7

I think it is an okay card it does what it is meant to do, but I would rather run cards like Thrill of Possibility since the cmc is more reasonable. Although technically the total cost of Unexpected Windfall is only two since you get two back, it requires you have four mana to begin with. In games if you get stuck at two or three mana it is just a dead card whereas Thrill of Possibility can speed you along. So overall I'd play it in some decks, but is not game changing for me

August 7, 2021 11:44 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #8

I would wager because it is a common.

August 8, 2021 2:21 a.m.

Jamesgar I think you’re right to ask; the color-fixing of this card seems to be under appreciated so far... but it is a common, as others have pointed out, so the swing won’t be as significant as it would have been if it had been uncommon or rare.

August 9, 2021 10:26 a.m.

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