Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
To start off the
week, we have a card from Portal: Three Kingdoms
that is in 8th Edition. In 8th, we now have 2
cards that will let you draw 3 cards for 4 mana
- this and Concentrate. You get a reduced color
requirement with this (only one black compared
with 2 blue in Concentrate), but you have to pay
3 life with this, which is right in line with
the flavor of a black card drawing card. I
predict this will see quite a bit of play in
constructed, as not having to dip into the worst
color in 8th Edition and still being able to
draw cards will be a good thing.
In limited, this is
a no brainer. You almost always played
Inspiration if you were blue in 7th drafts, and
you get 3 cards instead of 2 for this.
Ambition's Cost is
just cool since it was in the Romance of the Three
Kingdoms set and I am a huge fan of the book and
the setting. Besides that, the card is simply
amazing - 4 mana = 3 Cards. The life loss doesn't
really matter. That is just amazing!
Constructed - Just such a good deal at such a
small price - 4.25
Limited - More cards is just more good - 4.25
Hi all. This is my
first card of the day review here, so I better
introduce my self quickly. I haven't been playing
mtg for a long time. 7th rotating out is my first
rotation. So exciting!! I mainly play casual
magic, which I define as: Using cards that are not
tournament worthy, using cards for their "cool"
factor, or using cards that are not allowed in a
certain format. So my reviews will be based on
those three things. So, on to the review.
Ambition's Cost. I think this is a fine card.
Being able to draw cards is pretty much always a
good thing. Necropotence is the best black card
drawing engine, but then again paying 4 mana and 3
life is a fair cost to draw 3 cards. Card
advantage is important. This would be a fine
addition to a casual black deck.
Although....There is a similar card that usually
works better, Skeletal Scrying.
Skeletal Scrying is usually a better card since it
can play at instant speed compared to the
Ambition's sorcery speed, you can pay more or less
to adapt drawing and life loss to your needs, but
then again you need to have cards in your
graveyard to play it, and you need to remove them,
so with Ambition's Cost you don't need to have
cards in your graveyard so it can be played sooner
then Skeletal Scrying.
Casual Rating: 3.4
It's 4 mana for 3 cards (same as concentrate but
with a life cost too), it's
a sorcery, and in general, phyrexian arena is
better. But this still might
see some play (especially in limited), card
drawing is card drawing, and
since blue tends to monopolize it, other colors
often take what they can
This week is going to be an interesting
spread of picks. First off some nice 8th edition
cards coming from portals, which are pretty cool.
Alot of portal's cards are really good.
Most people think portals is just for little kids,
but some of the cards are nuts. In every set they
have a Mogg fanatic like soldier creature, and
much more. Some cards are way sub par though. This
of course is one of the really good ones. R&D said
its supposed to be the "black concentrate" but it
may land up being a over-powered T2 ancestral.
Although it doesn't look like its going to make
any T2 god-like decks its certainly a very good
card for black to gain in any format.
In limited I'd play this in a heartbeat. 4
mana for 3 cards... and you lose 3 life, which the
loss of life is of no consequence. Fact or Fiction
was really good in draft, and this will be about
as good as a sorcery version can get.