Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jace Comes Out of His Closet

Here we go. If you can't make out the cut-and-paste:

Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Planeswalker - Jace
Mythic Rare
[+2]: Look at the top card of target player's library. You may put that card at the bottom of his or her library.
[-0]: Draw 3 cards, then put 2 cards from your hand on the top of your library in any order.
[-1]: Return target creature to its owner's hand.
[-12]: Exile all cards from target player's library. That player then shuffles their hand into their library.

Wow that is sexy.

Seriously, I have no words.

Will this cost $35-40? Maybe. Maybe so.

Do I want three of these right now? Yes, yes I do.

A fourth one wouldn't be bad, either. I am just not sure if I could ever fit 4 into a deck.

From a Spikey perspective, these are the reasons why I love this card, in order:

1. Mana Cost. 4 CMC? That's playable! Yesss.
2. It has four abilities, and THREE of them are going to be relevant.
3. It digs like a gopher. For answers, for combo pieces, for win conditions. What-have-you.
4. It can, at the very least, replace itself. And Brainstorming is better than simply replacing itself.
5. If it survives a turn, it can bounce creatures with NO MANA investment.
6. It's blue! It costs blue mana!

For those who care:

It doesn't seem broken! Good job, development team.

Well, it might get broken. By someone, somewhere out there. Not by me, though. I have Zero Imagination. And a One-Track Mind.

You have to admit though. If Jace were real, he'd be on your short list, am I right? You'd totally do him. Totally.