Quote from CTonyJab »Anybody been using Nissa, Vital Force lately? I started to use her and she's been absolutely amazing. Thoughts?
Quote from UktabiApeSquad »do you side in blood moon against any decks besides the obvious land based decks? Is it worth it against DSJ and other discard heavy, moon-weak decks as another threat to pressure discard and occasionally steal a game? Is it good enough against affinity to shut off their inkmoth, which is often their fastest kill.
Quote from Charm_Master3125 »Dark Tutor: Peer through depths doesn't specify that. Merchant scroll does. That's what I was getting at - peer lets you find a win condition, whereas scroll just digs for gifts. It depends a lot where you need help as to which I'd want to play, and personally I think digging 5 cards deep for whatever piece you need is better that just finding one piece that you likely already have.
Quote from Charm_Master3125 »I feel that merchant scroll is not the best card to play, for the sheer fact that it can only fetch blue instants - which is only remand or gifts ungiven in the main. It's okay as a setup if you'd otherwise whiff, but I think peer through depths gives you a lot more options. I certainly wouldn't play 4 scroll.
Quote from VidarThor »"So every red aggro deck should play 4 bolts.*" - Izzetmage
*Some caviats do apply:
- Do not do it if the deck has some other synergi, like affinaty.
- If you have some other synergi, like enabeling delerium, do not play bolt.
- Have some reason to not play bolt because it does not fit with the gameplan, like dredge.
- If perhaps the deck has like a plan that hinges on cascade, obviusly you should not run bolt.
Sarcasemn aside, any 'rule' that needs this many exeption is not a rule.
'Bolt is a good card, that is all.' - Vidar Thorsby 2017
Quote from knto »I think the biggest problem with harsh mentor, is that he does not actually stop opponents from using abilities, and jut damages them which won't stop them getting to wraths, and other important plays needed to stabilize. I'm optimistic that it will still be good enough, but when it comes to fetches, it's not anywhere close to arbiter. I think it shines the most against scooze and kiki combo, but also hits some relevant check marks against knight fall, affinity, and tron. I certainly think it could see play in the right meta.
Quote from CharonsObol »Harsh Mentor isn't the only interesting thing we've seen today; Anointed Procession seems cool too. Procession isn't just Panharmonicon; Procession makes Lingering Souls, Brimaz, and Hero of Bladehold much better.
Quote from Cody_X »Being able to cast discard at instant speed is pretty good, as we can cast it during their draw step (if I understand the card correctly).
That being said, I feel like its really hard to evaluate, as it doesn't do anything by itself, but I'm hopeful.
Edit: apparently you can still only cast sorceries as sorceries, so discard doesn't work as well. Still quite interesting nonetheless.