Quote from Vladis1I also was disappointed that Sorin wasn't incorporated into Death's Grasp or at least the flavor quote. However, Tibalt's new ones are really great, and I'm looking forward to a red/black Tibalt in the future.
Quote from WpkenI see people complaining that Sorin isn't in any of his decks art. When did they spoil all the art for both decks? I know they spoiled a few in the article but if you hover over say, Blightning in the composed decklist it will still show the old art. Basically what I'm getting at is the art we've seen is the art they wanted to show us, who knows how much new art we're getting? The set isn't coming out until the 15th anyway.
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I also am disappointed that there are so few multicolroed cards in each deck of this set, especially considering that one of the two planeswalkers in it is multicolored, himself. It also would have been great if unmake had featured new artwork, as well, since it has had only one normal printing (not including the textless player rewards version), and I have four copies in a deck of mine, two with each artwork, so having another new artwork would add greater diversity to my deck's artwork.
Also, why does Sorin's deck have evolving wilds? That card seems to be rather out-of-place in a deck that does not seem to care very much about lands, especially considering that Tibalt's deck does not have it. I believe that it would have been better to have Orzhov Basilica to balance Tibalt's Rakdos Carnarium, in place of evolving wilds, and that tainted peak would have been better instead of Akoum Refuge, to balance Sorin's tainted field. Does anyone else here agree with that?
Quote from AttentionDeficitGuy and honestly I cannot think of a good way to incorporate Sorin into art for Spectral Procession, so I'm not too upset.
Quote from DemagogueWhy not have Sorin standing around 3 dead vampires wearing his uniforms, the art depicts him summoning their spirits. The flavor text could be:
"Rise and serve your master once more, tell me who has been foolish enough to slay my house servants."
Or something of the like.
Quote from DemonDragonJ I do wish that this printing used the promo artwork... the promo version is now difficult to obtain and, thus, expensive.
Quote from CyklownThat's rather the point of promos, no?
Quote from DemonDragonJAfter reading the decklists for these decks a second time, I realize that Tibalt's decks does not include any cards with the madness mechanic; why is that? It does include cards with flashback, which do negate the drawback of his first ability, but madness would have been absolutely perfect to use with his first ability, so the lack of any cards with that mechanic seems to be a major oversight/design flaw to me. What does everyone else say about that?
Quote from herbalT simply making a flavorful deck that could be aggressive/resilient enough to win against Sorin.
Quote from BarinellosI still feel that's severely debatable. There are a few cards, but if you showed me this deck without any context of who Tibalt is "torture and pain" aren't the conclusion I would reach.
Quote from herbalTwhile i tend to agree with you, if you read Trick Jarrett's feature article on the mothership about the decks, they seem to think they did a fantastic job.
Quote from herbalTthey seem to think they did a fantastic job.
Quote from LandridBlightning, Breaking point, browbeat, Sulfic Vortex, Terminate, Lavaborn Muse, Skirsdag Cultist, Strangling Soot, Devils play.
Blightning is probably the major key that highlight suffering and pain. Sure not all the cards are going to give off the feeling but Tibalts deck has alot more flavour to it than sorins spirit/human/vampire deck.
Quote from theMarcI just realized that WotC missed a golden opportunity to put Rackling in Tibalt's deck instead of, or along with, Lavaborn Muse. A creature version of a classic torture device isn't merely right up Tibalt's alley, it practically is Tibalt's alley.