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 Post subject: Re: Curious as to what people think of Rift
AgePosted: 2016-Apr-22 6:29 am 
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The whole "warps the strategically" doesn't mean "race to get it". It basically refers to that card's existence having a disproportionate effect on how people build/play in order to fight/abuse it. The most quintessential example was PT. Its presence created a saturation of utility lands, reanimator/clone/theft effects, and creature tutors. Hell, it got to the point that Heat Shimmer was playable in place of a ramp effect because it was guaranteed that you'd at some point be able to use it on a Titan. It was not uncommon to see 3/5 color decks run obscenely large numbers of colorless utility lands, and EVERY deck with black in it ran Coffers because you were virtually guaranteed to be able to pull it and Urborg because of that stupid Titan's popularity. And like was said about Prophet, it was always the target of every possible spell that could let you abuse its effect once you actually got in game.

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 Post subject: Re: Curious as to what people think of Rift
AgePosted: 2016-Apr-23 1:23 am 

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Uktabi_Kong wrote:
The whole "warps the strategically" doesn't mean "race to get it".

Yeah, that was just a specific small-scale 'strategic warp' that I was aware of. Your explanation is much better. To that end, I think we can say that Rift isn't causing significant changes to deck construction or altering what is and isn't playable in the format.


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