Quote from Hermes_ »Apparently my meta is shifting to combo, which makes me tempted to become that player by playing Resource Denial or something like it.
Quote from izzetmage »Ah, Risk Factor. It's that time of spoiler season again, when everyone has to be reminded that Browbeat and Sword-Point Diplomacy are not Modern-(or even Standard-)playable cards. Risk Factor does even less damage than Browbeat, meaning you could have just burnt them with Exquisite Firecraft, Flames of the Blood Hand or Flame Javelin instead. Burn is a deck that often needs to topdeck to win; if you draw Exquisite Firecraft when your opponent is at 4, you win, but if you draw Risk Factor while your opponent is at 4, maybe you don't. No point throwing away percentage points on unreliable cards like this.
It has jump-start, but a bad card that you get to cast twice is still a bad card.
Quote from Raalic »Sadly, the final clause on Etrata makes it pretty clear she's intended for Commander.
Quote from plushpenguin »
Lands doesn't have a Burgeoning, Ghost Quarter, or even Ramunap Excavator. Those are critical misses with respect to the identity of the power of lands decks, which is to maximize the power of utility lands. There should be more utility lands and even a Realms Uncharted would be fine.
Quote from Lithl »Not really. I see potential in Echo Storm, Fury Storm, Reality Scramble, Saheeli's Directive, Myth Unbound, Retrofitter Foundry, and some of the commanders to be particularly strong. But not notably moreso than is common for Commander products.
If Magus of the Balance had an activation cost of less than 3 mana, you might have a point. But at 5 mana it's almost fair.
Quote from Muspellsheimr »
Edit: Okay, I really like Yuriko. Just sad her trigger is restricted to ninjas
Still, probably better to buy a couple singles than the sealed product from what I have seen.
Also, "Commander Ninjitsu" is <snip> they should have just errata'd Ninjitsu to work from the Command Zone.
Quote from Anachronity »
The only issue is that there aren't a lot of other good ninjas.
But Yuriko herself is plenty powerful, and if you're going to play her you might as well throw in all of the other good ninjas for synergy.