thinking about this guy right now. Along with these friends of ours:
Here’s to hoping that RTR sees a Glimpse Reprint :D Even without Lord of the unreal in Standard, I’m sure going to want to play Glimpse haha. If not… I guess I’ll play around in modern…
Right now I’m having christmas land dreams of saying stfu Delver Of Secrets, I’m beefier than you, plus I’m self mill and have a reanimation suite coming…
The problem with this guy is the same problem you run into in a deck that runs both Poison and regular critters. It might be practical to go all in on beefy creatures, or all in on mill, but splitting the difference still doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s like getting them to five poison and then saying, “You know what? I think I’ll finish this off with regular damage.” If you split the difference, you’ll never get anything done. And you can’t even play it in Self mill, because it reads an opponent must have 10 or more.
And so you say to me, “Well, you just hold it and play it late game, Jess!”
To which I respond: at the point where they’ve played enough spells and you’ve killed enough spells to put 10 cards into their graveyard, I’m thinking you could probably play something a little better than a flying 5/5. Like, a consecrated sphinx or a frost titan, you know?
The only place I honestly see this guy being practical is in a dedicated blue flyers deck with favorable winds and a fairly high counter density… He isn’t meant for a mill deck.