Wow, Beacon of Immortality now triples my life
total? That's great, except the only thing worse
than straight life gain, is a card that does
nothing until you gain life. Even in a life gain
deck, this just isn't worth the space.
Friday - Boon Reflection
Can you imagine if we had this back when
MartyrTron was around? This card will no doubt
see play in casual, as there's all sorts of life
gain action going on there, and lots of cards
that work really well with it (try Congregate in
a multiplayer game if it's not house banned, and
Serra Avatar). This will see no play in
competitive formats, however, because it doesn't
do anything on its own, and life gain is
typically a questionable strategy anyway.
In limited, again, no.
Constructed - 1
Casual - 5
Limited - 1
I noticed that this is the cheapest of the
Reflection enchantments - is that what Wizards
of the Coast meant when they promised to push or
strengthen lifegain? Even so, this doesn't seem
to be what decks like Snow White really need
right now. Proclamation of Rebirth was a much
better partner for that deck because it worked
early for a cheap cost, or it worked equally
well later on and only required you to have a
Martyr in the graveyard rather than in your hand
or in play. Angelic Chorus and Congregate love
this card, though.
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
Can you say, toooooooo expensive. This will only
see play with tricks to get it into play. Is it
possible for this to break some unlimited loop?
Possibly. I just don't see it.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Life gain has to be very efficient or added as a
side effect for it to work, and this card
doesn't do so. If I'm containing life, I should
just say "thanks" and move on, not playing an
overcosted card to ask for more. Furthermore,
I'd rather just play another life gain effect,
will will in effect do the same thing but is
Constructed: Not a great card. Not much
around for life gain in Standard, unless you
want to double your Bottle Gnomes or Loxodon
Warhammer. Other formats someone will try to
Oh look I stream of life for alot and double
the alot. Got some Beacon?
Would not be a high pick for draft. Maybe if
I have Augury Adept already it would be a
cool little combo if they or I surive long
enough. Life gain is not all that great in
limited format, all it does is make the game
take longer, unless you have a plan and need
more time to win. Life is one of the major
resources for Magic, so use it wisely.
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