Seth is an old time NYC player, who sent this into us on Friday. We hope you enjoy it. - Matt
He dies because he was so offended that he was blocked by a powerless wall? Lighten up Francis. Addendum: Still playable. Black has plenty of removal to clear his path.
Bala Ged Scorpion:
Nice combo with the Bloodlord but too weak on its own to be playable.
Consume the Meek:
- Instant speed mass removal.
- Demolishes token and weenie strategies.
- Kills manlands.
- Allows your edict effects to kill their best creatures.
Yeah, this card is good. Addendum: Five is a lot of mana. I still like Consume the Meek, but I’m willing to admit to its faults.
Consuming Vapors combos well with Consume the Meek. I expect the two of them together will help revitalize Black control. I don’t feel Vapors is a great card, but it is a pretty good one. Most importantly it has pretty good synergy with the other Black control cards we have at our disposable. Each edict effect makes the next one even better. As creatures improve, so does the value of creature removal. Addendum: It is hard to lose if you resolve Consuming Vapors plus rebound twice. Four creatures gone, some nice lifegain, etc. Black has plenty of cheap removal spells to make sure you haven’t fallen too far behind for Vapors not to matter. As I noted earlier, it is getting harder to be a weenie.
Well, you don’t get to draw a card, and you probably don’t have any Swampwalk creatures. Still, for two mana you get to turn a manland or an Eldrazi land into an awful land. Might be worth sideboarding.
Good effort, but this costs too much and is a bit too slow compared to our other options. Read the rest of this entry »