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Flying Crane Technique – Every Magic Card Has a Story

“There are many Jeskai styles: Riverwalk imitates flowing water, Dragonfist the ancient hellkites, and Flying Crane the wild aven of the high peaks.” – Flying Crane Technique flavor text. The Jeskai clan from Magic the Gathering’s Khans of Tarkir set is definitely full of red, white, and blue cards that have plenty of stories to […]

Forlorn Pseudamma – Every Magic Card Has a Story

“More children taken. This is an evil we will track without mercy.” – Anthousa of Setessa Forlorn Pseudamma is one of many cards from Magic the Gathering’s Born of the Gods set that features the Inspired mechanic. Inspired is a neat little ability that gives creatures with it a special effect whenever they untap. Some […]

Angrath’s Marauders – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

When Angrath’s Marauders was first released in Magic the Gathering’s Ixalan set, most players weren’t that impressed. On this card’s face, you see the 7-mana (5 colorless, 2 Red) casting cost and think even if this creature does something good, where will it see any play? The answer for cards like this is typically Commander. […]

Rakdos Pit Dragon – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Printed in May 2006’s Magic the Gathering release, Dissension, the Rakdos Pit Dragon doesn’t hold a flame to the Dragons printed today. But, at the time, this “build a better dragon” creature was not only playable, but even competitive. From 2007 to 2014 saw Top 8 competitive play in Legacy Dragon Stompy decks. We’ll get […]

Chameleon Colossus – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Chameleon Colossus has always been a fairly valuable Magic the Gathering card. It was originally printed in Morningtide and saw some play in Standard back then. With his versatility and power level, the Colossus has remained popular in tribal decks in casual “Kitchen Table” Magic, EDH, and even Modern. The price of Chameleon Colossus dropped […]

Gifted Aetherborn – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

When Gifted Aetherborn was first spoiled in Magic the Gathering’s Aether Revolt set, it wasn’t hard to compare it to the classic Zendikar creature, Vampire Nighthawk. Not only did the 3-mana flying 2/3 Vampire see a good amount of play in Standard, but it has since sneaked into competitive Modern decks in years since. It’s […]

Requiem Angel – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

If any Magic the Gathering deck archetype was boosted more than Humans by the Avacyn Restored set, it would be Angels. Being that the premier card of the set Avacyn, Angel of Hope is an Angel, this should have probably been an obvious consideration of Wizards of the Coast Research & Development. It couldn’t be […]

Guardian of Tazeem – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Guardian of Tazeem from Magic the Gathering’s Battle for Zendikar set may not look incredibly exciting, but this rare Sphinx creature had potential to be a pretty sweet weapon in control decks. The Guardian is a 4/5 flyer for 3UU, already solid stats for a mono-Blue creature. It also has a Landfall ability. Whenever a […]

Graven Lore – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Graven Lore is a Snow instant spell card from Magic the Gathering’s Kaldheim set. It’s similar to a few draw cards that we’ve seen in the past that have popped up in competitive play. Most recently, this card is reminiscent of Precognitive Perception from Ravnica Allegiance. That card drew you three cards for five mana, […]

Ascendant Spirit – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

As a big fan of Figure of Destiny from my early days of playing Magic the Gathering, I was quite excited to learn about Ascendant Spirit from Kaldheim. Both Figure of Destiny and its cousin Warden of the First Tree from Dragons of Tarkir were quite playable in Standard during their respective heydays. In some […]

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