So it occurs to me that there has been a lot of negative press lately about Gush and that folks are calling for its restriction but what if we just printed new cards that dealt with the archetype better? Since I have been predominantly known as a pilot of "Hatebear" decks I would like to make this a thread about possibly future printings. I will get the ball rolling with a concept a discussed with my friend today on the phone. First let me preface by showing a natural progression of 2 cards that lead to the second one being VERY good in Vintage:
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Now I'm pretty sure folks know the second card, but not all of you might know the first card. This is because the first card is unplayed in Vintage the second card is readily playable. They share a color, creature type and half of the ability and Imposing Sovereign costs 1 less to cast so what gives you might ask? Why is Sovereign totally unplayable if half of its ability is on a readily playable card? The reason is that two abilities is exponentially better than 1 in Vintage (especially if one of the abilities also affects mana development). So now I'd like to reverse engineer a different card to demonstrate how a similar transition could lead to a great staple card for the format. First I give you:
Angel of Jubilation
Next I give you my proposed hatebear:
1W - Human Cleric
If a player would pay life to cast a spell or activate an ability they must pay 1 or that spell/ability is countered.
I believe this card would solve a lot of issues with Phyrexian Mana, Fetches, Force of Will and also hit Dredge a bit and Arcbound Ravager.
What do you guys think? Way too broken? Possible format defining? Other ideas for different cards? I want to spark some discussion, but I'd also like to ask a couple things of you:
- Make sure the card isn't just silly nor would it break other formats (cause then it won't see print.)
- Make sure you defend your choice.
- You may also comment on previous choices and try to "improve" them or make them more fair, but please be civil and constructive.