Quote from steve_man »There’s a lot of depth to this Vraska, especially compared to any other generic Golgari removal card not named Pernicious Deed.
- She fits the Jace, Unraveler of Secrets / Ob Nixilis Reignited mold with her first 2 abilities (although her first ability doesn’t exactly generate card advantage without something recursive). The only other 4-cmc walkers that fit that mold are JTMS / Chandra, ToD.
- She can immediately ramp to 6 loyalty, which only Karn can do at 4 mana. She also grows faster than Karn since she has a +2
- Sac outlets are hard to comeby and she has the best payoff. Kind of sucks that you can’t sacrifice at instant speed, but oh well.
While not the most obviously powerful card in RTRTR, she does intrigue me the most from a drafting / deckbuilding standpoint. She has a lot going on for her in BGX midrange and possibly control shells also. I’m always a fan of building around things like Excavator / Living Death / Loam / etc, so I will probably give this a good amount of testing time. This is definitely one of those “there’s more than it seems on the surface” cards where you really need to test it out to see exactly what it can do.
Quote from _i0 »
"Build arounds" don't really work without redundancy. Barring the 2% of the time that your opponent is playing like 7-8 planewaslkers of their own, you're better off drafting and using your OWN rather than trying to hate them out with Sun.