Nov 13, 2012

Set Review: Return to Ravnica

So perhaps a little overdue, but still! A review of Return to Ravnica and its impact on Peasant Magic.

Johan Rots, Martijn Hennink and Martijn Beljaars have taken a look at the set and voiced their opinions in a card by card fashion (Comments preceded by R, H and B respectively). In addition to their opinions they have rated the cards according to the system defined below. (I have left out all cards with a value of 1.0 and lower)

My personal opinion is that at first glance the set does not seem to hold a lot of cards that will see play in Peasant... Apart from the guildgates, of course. I had underestimated their potential at first, because of the existence of evolving wilds, terramorphic expanse and karoo lands (such as Golgari Rotfarm), but after playing with them for a bit I've simply come to love them!

Enjoy and please comment!



4.0: Format staple. (Journey to Nowhere, Delver of Secrets, Hymn to Tourach, Lightning Bolt, Terramorhic Expanse)

3.5: Good in multiple archetypes, but not a format staple. (Kor Skyfisher, Chittering Rats, Rancor, Ulamog´s Crusher, Desert)

3.0: Archetype staple. (Spellstutter Sprite, Corrupt, Grapeshot, Muscle Sliver, Seat of the Synod)

2.5: Role-player in some decks, but not quite a staple. (Icatian Javelineers, Trinket Mage, Grim Harvest, Vines of Vastwood, Prophetic Prism)

2.0: Niche card. Sideboard or currently unknown archetype. Bear in mind that many cards fall into this category, although explanation of why is obviously important. (Benevolent Unicorn, Hydroblast, Faerie Macabre, Flaring Pain, Relic of Progenitus)

1.0: Unlikely to see play, but still offers something new, so it might be playable one day. (Judge of Currents, Wings of Velis Vel, Bleak Coven Vampires, Aftershock, Hunting Cheetah)

0.0: There are better cards than this that never see play, so this card is pretty much doomed to sit out its miserable life in shoe boxes, unemployed for eternity (Aurora Griffin, Bone to Ash, Serpent Warrior, Shock, Grizzly Bears).


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