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10.30.2008

Top 10 Alara Non-Rare

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I am a fan of ManaNation and as such, try to watch every video episode (although somewhat irregular of late!). Episdoe #50 (link HERE), Trick Jarrett and Lee Steht of ManaNation present their opinions of the top 10 Non-Rare draft picks for Shards of Alara.

I will concede that I am mostly in agreement with the assessment of these gentlemen.

These are in no order what-so-ever (other than alphabetical)

Blightning, 1br
Sorcery, Common
Blightning deals 3 damage to target player. That player discards two cards.

Bloodpyre Elemental, 4r
Creature - Elemental, Common
Sacrifice Bloodpyre Elemental: Bloodpyre Elemental deals 4 damage to target creature. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.
4/1

Executioner's Capsule, b
http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=174895
Artifact, Common
1{B}, {T}, Sacrifice Executioner's Capsule: Destroy target nonblack creature

Fatestitcher, 3u
Creature - Zombie Wizard, Uncommon
{T}: You may tap or untap another target permanent.
Unearth {U}
1/2

Magma Spray, r
Instant Common
Magma Spray deals 2 damage to target creature. If that creature would be put into a graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead.

Oblivion Ring, 2w
Enchantment, Common
Oblivion Ring
When Oblivion Ring comes into play, remove another target nonland permanent from the game.
When Oblivion Ring leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.

Qasali Ambusher, 1gw
Creature - Cat Warrior, Uncommon
Reach
If a creature is attacking you and you control a Forest and a Plains, you may play Qasali Ambusher without paying its mana cost and as though it had flash.
2/3

Vithian Stinger, 2r
Creature - Human Shaman Common
{T}: Vithian Stinger deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
Unearth 1{R}
0/1

Wild Nacatl, g
Creature - Cat Warrior, Common
Wild Nacatl gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Mountain.
Wild Nacatl gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Plains.
1/1

Woolly Thoctar, rgw
Creature - Beast, Uncommon
The only difference between a hockey mom and a Woolly Thoctar is lipstick ! !
5/4

Until next time, Happy & Safe Gaming . . .

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit mistified as to how Fatestitcher and Bloodfire Elemental get the pick over Agony Warp, Rhox War Monk, Akrasan Squire, Charms, Mana-lands...

Wow, now that I look at it, Alara has a LOT of playable stuff!

CopySix said...

Please do remember that these are NON-RARE picks ! :-)

flippy said...

"Agony Warp, Rhox War Monk, Akrasan Squire, Charms, Mana-lands" those aren't rares.
Akrasan Squire should be high on the list.