They did it last year with Chandra and Hazoret, and if what I remember reading was right, they were more expensive back then as singles than the whole cost of the deck. They have to find a balance between offering a competitive product that can be used at a casual-competitive scenario OOTB (in this case FNM), balance them against one another, and set them at an affordable price point that doesn't scream "WotC is trying to get in the business of selling singles for their secondary market price". If this means a copy of Teferi has to go in because otherwise UWx control just flops, then so be it.Chances of >1 Teferi in the challenger decks is 0%. It is possible we get 1 but for some reason I doubt it, though there is not really a downside for Wotc. I get that they have to balance these reprints so as not to anger people who bought these cards for a lot of money and also not to ruin the business of LGSs which are at least somewhat depending on single card sales. However, 1 reprint should strike a balance...
Would that decrease value though lol? I'm sure some players would love a playset of white border Teferis!Edit: they could also start printing these decks with white borders to decrease collectors' and whale's desirability of them so they can get away with printing more "value" while putting some minor barrier to scalping and LGS gutting them for singles instead of selling the whole product.
It's a good possibility but I was banking on the fact that lots of players don't really like white bordered cards due to all the years of core sets up until 9th edition being seen as a "lesser" product, and the old connotations of the white border to indicate a mostly reprinted product meant not to hurt the collectability of the original black-bordered print runs. And as I said, it would deter the LGSs in the scummier side of the spectrum from gutting them for the chase singles, at least for the first couple of weeks when it's unlikely somebody might have traded one of those back in, or grossly marking them up.
Because Guild Kits are selling way better than Duel Decks have been.
nexus is certainly one of their bigger recent mistakes, but an important part of mtg is that you can basically avoid standardI have reached the point where I don't even fucking care whether Nexus of Fate is "overpowered" or whatever, it's just so fucking unfun to play against it NEEDS to be banned in Arena. It fucking sucks. Every time I play against one of these shitheads it makes me want to play the game less, and that should make Wizards fucking terrified.
One deck compromised of a deck of one guild of Ravnica with cards across all three Ravnica sets is the same as getting two shitty decks based around a boring theme? I don’t see how you come to that conclusion.
I don’t think any of the EDH cards they’ve released have been exceptionally powerful. Im just hoping for new Commanders and some reprints really. The number of good commanders that feel unique is way too low. I love the commanders that make bad cards good.
this card should be reprinted to counter nexus of fateFor some reason I never see expropriate countered in commander. By the time it comes around people have exhausted their counters OR... you have someone who ramps up so fast with mana that people are normally tapped out from their previous turns during early rounds just trying to get permanents out.
This saved me twice from Expropriate foolishness. Another badass commander card.
I think it's okay as long as they're printing stuff like Vannafar and Smothering Tithe that, while obviously aimed more firmly at other formats, could have an outside chance of being a component in some sort of combo deck.
if you look at most sideboards, there's nothing that really makes burn actively bad in bo3
Burn is not that good and I don't know why people think it's dominant. Burn is really popular because it costs very little on Arena.if you look at most sideboards, there's nothing that really makes burn actively bad in bo3
the sideboards are mostly there to punish decks that just play with themselves. if you negate a lightning strike it doesn't really accomplish much. if you negate a wilderness reclamation or nexus of fate or teferi, it completely changes the game
burn being good is a problem, but that's mostly because it has been dominant for 3 years in a row. if it was good just once in a while, i wouldn't mind as much
Are you honestly surprised that jank brews can't get over 50% winrates?