Tag: Magic the Gathering

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

With the release of the Ixalan set in Magic the Gathering, Mono-White Vampires became a competitive deck. Previously, Vampires had been in Black and Red, with the occasional Black/White Vampire. Ixalan released a number of mono-White Vampires, including the Legendary Creature Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle.  Mavren’s ability gives you a 1/1 Vampire creature token with […]

Diamond Valley – Old School Magic Card Review

One of the most expensive cards from Magic the Gathering’s second-ever release Arabian Nights,  Diamond Valley is one of the best cards in the set, as well. It’s often selling on the secondary market for $400 or more a copy, Tapping Diamond Valley allows you to sacrifice a creature in order to gain life equal […]

Quakebringer – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Quakebringer is a mythic rare Giant Berserker creature card from Magic the Gathering’s Kaldheim set. In a set full of useful Giant creatures that make Giant Tribal a reasonable and possibly competitive deck in Magic, Quakebringer is one of the best, worthy of its mythic rare status. This five-mana 5/4 doesn’t have haste or trample, […]

Burning-Rune Demon – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Burning-Rune Demon is a mythic rare Demon Berserker creature card from Magic the Gathering’s Kaldheim set. Its enter-the-battlefield ability allows you to find two cards with different names from your library not named Burning-Rune Demon. Your opponent then chooses one of those cards to put in your graveyard and the other card goes into your […]

Plagued Rusalka – Every Magic Card Has a Story

Plagued Rusalka is a Magic the Gathering card originally printed in the Guildpact set as an uncommon. Back in its Standard heyday, around 2006 to 2007, it was a very playable card. In fact, it would make several appearances in Pro Tour Top 4 decks. While it wouldn’t see much play past 2017, it would […]

Faceless Haven – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Faceless Haven is a nonbasic Snow land card from Magic the Gathering’s Kaldheim set. While it only adds colorless mana, it has another ability that allows it to become a 4/3 creature with vigilance and all creature types until end of turn. While that ability requires three mana from snow permanents, the opportunity cost to […]

Runeforge Champion – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Runeforge Champion is a Dwarf Warrior creature card from Magic the Gathering’s Kaldheim set. As a creature whose utility depends greatly on a specific type of card, in this case Runes, I decided to pass judgment on Runeforge Champion until we knew what Runes actually were. With the reveal of Rune of Ascension, we discovered […]

Moritte of the Frost – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Moritte of the Frost is an uncommon Legendary Creature card from Magic the Gathering’s Kaldheim set. This Snow Creature builds on the Shapeshifter tribal theme in Blue and Green for the set, while also providing the ability to “clone” any permanent card you control. While some players will argue that five mana and a double […]

Trained Armodon – Every Magic Card Has a Story

“These are its last days. Better to grow broad and heavy. Better that the enemy is crushed beneath its carcass.” – Original flavor text of Trained Armodon. Trained Armodon first entered the Magic the Gathering multiverse way back in 1997 with the release of the Tempest set. It’s a lowly common 3/3 Elephant for 3 […]

Esika’s Chariot – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

There are many reasons to love Esika’s Chariot, a Legendary Vehicle Artifact from Magic the Gathering’s Kaldheim set. First, it features Cats, which is going to make plenty of people a fan right away. But, secondly, it’s also one of the most playable Vehicles printed so far. For four mana, Esika’s Chariot brings with it […]

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