Quote from Lbolt187here's a card to look at with pain seer: freed from the real
Quote from PurpFanatic is pretty terrible. Its a 4/4 do nothing. Courser is much better.
Quote from TalromaSo Chapin and Kibler have both posted pretty much the same BTG GR Monsters list.
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4 Elvish Mystic4 Ghor-Clan Rampager2 Scavenging Ooze4 Stormbreath Dragon3 Sylvan Caryatid4 Courser of Kruphix4 Polukranos, World Eater2 Xenagos, God of Revels4 Domri Rade3 Xenagos, the Reveler8 Forest5 Mountain2 Mutavault4 Stomping Ground4 Temple of Triumph3 Mizzium Mortars
Prehaps this is a new stadard/core for monsters looking forward.
The thing I've noticed is the lack of Fanatic of Xenagos in all these list. I suppose Courser is that much better at our end goal and Fanatic is a little too "aggro"
Edit: Right after posting this I see CVM has it in his monsters list.
Quote from TequilaFlavorIt's hard to compare them since they're vastly different cards that fulfill completely different roles.
"Xenagod" is an enabler that makes all of your other creatures much stronger, Stormbreath Dragon is an already strong creature that doesn't neccessarily need an enabler.
Never forget that you can use "Xenagod's" ability on the turn you cast him - you just have to do so before combat (so usually in your first main phase).
Quote from sipes1946while 1 copy in play may be best, multiple copies in deck will increase the 1 copy in play occurrence
Quote from SpartanYou might want to re-read the card. If you could draw with Pain Seer the turn after it came out, it would be pretty sweet. But you can't.
Quote from ColonelCooI think that the card that is undervalued right now is the interaction of:
aspect of the hydra with hero of leina tower.
I can't believe that this one drop rare is still under $1 pre-order. The fact that WotC releases a +X/+X devotion to green instant while making a 1/1 that gets X +1/+1 counters is amazing to me.
A nominal turn 1-3 play would be:
T1: Forest then Hero of leina tower
T2: Land into Burning-Tree Emissary into Sylvan Carytid or even a Voyaging Satyr. Swing for 1 damage.
T3: Nykthos, shrine to nyx, swing. Cast Aspect of the Hydra onto the hero. Tap Nykthos to add 4 Green. If you played the satyr, then tap for 2 more green. Pay 4 or 6 (depending on scenario) to give 4 counters or 6 counters. Swing for 11 or 13 (total of 12 or 14).
DISCLAIMER: I've preorder 50 of the heros at 90 cents each.