I wasn't aware Meloku could protect itself.
Quote from Asenion »Also, being the best finisher doesn't mean it is the best card.
Serra Angel was The Deck's finisher for the longest time, and it had no way to protect itself.
Quote from ColbyCube »I don't understand where the distinction is, and if there is one it must be pretty arbitrary because Meloku and Consecrated Sphinx will definitely finish the game.
What other blue finishers even exist if you're giving Ætherling the title of finisher, but not Meloku or Sphinx?
Quote from ColbyCube »I like Meloku and Consecrated Sphinx a good bit more, especially in other matchups where you can't always afford to wait until 4UUU for your finisher to start doing work.
Quote from tomchaps »Okay, sorry to necro this thread, but I finally picked up an Aetherling, and have been wondering: I know it's good, but how obnoxious is it? I cut Wurmcoil Engine from my cube since it was such a no-brainer easy win condition. Do you find Aetherling leads to feel-bad wins, like True Name Nemesis can? These "annihilated my opponent and he couldn't do anything about it" comments make me leery...