Friday, May 27, 2016

Eternal Masters Set Review: Black

I plan to have a lot of fun with the cards in this color. Black is not the color of Legacy, yet Wizards included many of the crowd favorites in this set. Let's go!

Animate Dead: must have! Now I can complete the playset.
Annihilate: Limited.

Blightsoil Druid: the Black/Green elf deck in this set is sooo awesome. Its the Origins deck with better tools.
Blood Artist: nice! Always a nice inclusion.

Braids, Cabal Minion: great artwork, a classic. Should have been an uncommon; still, a great card.
Cabal Therapy: One of the better uncommons in this set. Nice! Must have.

Duress: hello, old friend!
Carrion Feeder: more than just a limited card. I can see ways to abuse it in a reanimator shell.

Entomb: classic. I hope I get to build a reanimator deck now that the key pieces are getting reprinted in this set.
Deadbridge Shaman: Another black elf from Origins. Nice!

Eyeblight's Ending: Limited.
Honden of Night's Reach: Shrine deck incoming.

Gravedigger: hello, old friend!
Havoc Demon: Limited. The Shadows over Innistrad uncommons are better than many of the uncommons in this set.

Hymn to Tourarch: classic, a great uncommon.
Ichorid: solid rare. A great inclusion.

Innocent Blood: nice card. I wish more of the commons were this cool.
Lys Alana Scarblade: great artwork, and a great addition to the Black/Green elf deck.

Malicious Affliction: hope you pull a Daze in that pack. It would be really good as an uncommon.
Necropotence: like Balance, here to make up for the blue mythics, otherwise an odd inclusion.

Nausea: a solid common.
Nekrataal: a classic creature, and one of the better ones from an era of sucky creatures.

Phyrexian Rager: solid common from the Scars of Mirrodin block.
Night's Whisper: great common. Card draw at common is always great. Is drinking buddies with Read the Bones 2B (Scry 2, then draw two cards. You lose 2 life.)

Plague Witch: nice old school artwork. Limited.
Phyrexian Gargantuan: nice card draw, except its a six drop.

Prowling Pangolin: interesting Limited card.
Sengir Autocrat: those tokens will be very useful in Limited with Intangible Virtue.

Sinkhole: a rare worth a $10 pack. Very nice inclusion.
Urborg Uprising: Limited.

Tragic Slip: another great Innistrad block inclusion. Goes great with Blood Artist.
Skulking Ghost: Limited.

Toxic Deluge: another rare worth a $10 pack. Great inclusion! Can end games with Blood Artist.
Twisted Abomination: Limited.

Vampiric Tutor: great include. Mythic? Well, its Legacy, and we need non-blue/non-artifact mythics. I hope its cheap on MTGO.
Visara the Dreadful: in the great tradition of 6 drop black creatures with three black mana. A limited bomb, and lots of fun in any black devotion deck.

Wake the Vultures: Limited.
Victimize: reads very useful. I want to play it. It fits well in a reanimator deck.

Wakedancer: more from Innistrad. Limited.