I’d argue that a 4 mana creature that doesnt generate value on etb needs to be almost this pushed to be competitive.
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All in all, I think this is probably worth swapping out one of the Llanowar Elf variants for a test.
Quote from BlackWaltz3 »While resilience to removal is always a consideration for me, I tend to evaluate cards assuming they won't be removed as I believe the likelihood of a threat sticking around at least for a turn or two is generally greater than that of it being removed--even in cube where removal is plentiful. This matches up pretty well with how I play too. I tend to play as though the opponent doesn't have the counter, removal, etc. because odds are they don't and if I'm going to lose, it is going to be because they beat the odds and not because I held back for fear of an answer they may not have. To be clear, it doesn't mean I'm going to lead with my primary threat when a player is holding up UU or overextend into a wrath.
In terms of Master of the Wild Hunt vs. Wicked Wolf that means I expect that more often than not I'm going to get at least 1 wolf from Master and if that holds true then Master has the capability to fight nearly as well as Wicked Wolf after just 1 turn and after two Master is MUCH better. This is just one axis though, creating more bodies has a lot of additional implications that push Master well beyond this card.
Quote from noshadowkick »Quote from Metamind »I think this card will be played a lot more often as a 4 mana wrath than a 5cc creature
Agree, and that's what I like most about this card. This guy is a wrath that can be tutored for and abused by the plethora of things that tutor for and abuse creatures.
FWIW, I love the art too.
Quote from Metamind »I think this card will be played a lot more often as a 4 mana wrath than a 5cc creature
Quote from noshadowkick »Interesting reports. I'm going to give this guy a test run over Carrion Feeder.