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I've been playing with todays card for quite some time. I may have even had it working at one point (pre banning [[Jace, the Mind Sculptor]]).
Innistrad is upon us and standard makes its annual massive change. Mirrodin becomes the base set we are working off of and players are brewing like crazy. What some people forget in this new land of brewing is that taking into account the metagame that will probably evolve is perhaps the most important step in identifying valid strategies. With States so soon after this rotation choosing a deck that is good against the meta will be incredibly useful in giving you a great chance at winning. Here are the most viable decks going forward that will shape the early meta ...
I will be reviewing every card in Innistrad by each color. I will go in the order of the color pie (White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Artifacts, and Lands.) I will keep each one updated as they come out. So if a card is missing I will put the card number with a question mark next to it and then update that information as it becomes available. Lastly I will write a conclusion piece that will sum up my thoughts on the set, how limited will play out and what potential effects this has on standard. This first post is ...
In order to understand how I analyze planeswalkers you should really read my article on Liliana of the Veil as it fully explains how we can determine the playability of a planeswalker in standard. Here is the link to that article http://www.manasculpting.com/blog/innistrad-new-liliana-vess/
At about 5:45 PM on Sunday, I start to think if I feel like playing Bant Pod at the 6 PM Standard event at Lake Geneva Games. Turns out I did not. So I started to think about Genesis Wave. I had emailed a list to Trevor that revolved around Dungrove Elder and Phantasmal Image. This was instantly shot down. Looking back, I was wrong, Trevor was right. Just don't tell him.
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