Category: Magic Card Reviews

Magic the Gathering card reviews and competitive analysis

Righteous Valkyrie – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Righteous Valkyrie is an Angel Cleric creature from Magic the Gathering’s Kaldheim set. Playing into both Angel and Cleric strategies, the Valkyrie can allow some decks to easily overpower others, even opposing aggressive strategies. As a big fan of Cleric Tribal decks, it was clear to me that Righteous Valkyrie is a tricky creature that […]

Perplexing Chimera – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Perplexing Chimera is a staple in a couple of EDH decks, but what makes it so good? Talk about a silly card! Perplexing Chimera is a fairly perplexing creature. There are, of course, plenty of ridiculous shenanigans that could abound with this card. It reads: “Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may exchange control […]

Chandra, Pyrogenius – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Chandra, Pyrogenius is one of two planeswalkers exclusive to the new Planeswalker Decks series which began with Kaladesh. These replace the old Intro Packs which were always rather underpowered to begin with. While you won’t find this Chandra or her Green counterpart Nissa, Nature’s Artisan in the actual Kaladesh set, both are considered cards that […]

Heroes’ Bane – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Heroes’ Bane wasn’t an exciting pre-release promo card for Magic the Gathering’s Journey into Nyx set. As with many pre-release promos at the time, they were chosen with an eye on making them playable in Limited – drafts and sealed deck. For Limited purposes, Heroes’ Bane is pretty good. Also, being a Hydra, Heroes’ Bane […]

Chromanticore – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

For the first time since 2009, Born of the Gods introduced a new five-color card into Magic the Gathering, Chromanticore. Unfortunately, it’s not a Legendary Creature. However, every one immediately talked about how this Chromanticore could be a pretty sweet Commander, especially considering that it has Bestow on it! How interesting would it be to […]

Heliod’s Pilgrim – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Heliod’s Pilgrim is a very interesting Human Cleric from Magic the Gathering’s 2015 Core Set. Later, the Pilgrim appeared as a reprint in Ultimate Masters and again returned to Standard for a bit in Theros Beyond Death. She costs 2W to cast for a 1/2, and when she enters the battlefield, search your library for […]

Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter is a Legendary Creature from Magic the Gathering’s Kaladesh set. This Human Artificer has been a two-of in Standard Green/White Aggro decks and is a decent card in a number of EDH decks. However, Oviya was a consistent bestseller during her Standard heydey on TCGPlayer. What made Oviya Pashiri so popular? […]

Hall of the Bandit Lord – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

The Kamigawa Block of Magic the Gathering had many very interesting Legendary Land cards. While many weren’t incredible in Standard competition back in the day, some would later become extremely good in Modern and Legacy. Most of the Legendary Kamigawa lands are extremely good in EDH / Commander. One of these Legendary utility lands with […]

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