This "rebound" keyword confuses me a bit, and
we'll have to wait for Rise of the Eldrazi to
hit the shelves and its FAQ to go live before we
know exactly how it works, but it looks like you
play this card twice-- once the regular way, and
once for free on your next upkeep. Which is
cool, I guess, but creature pump that can't be
played during combat is a little weak. The first
time around, it's weaker than Giant Growth. The
second time around, you have to decide on your
upkeep how you're going to attack, and so your
opponent sees it coming a mile away. What if
your opponent plays Day of Judgment on his turn,
and you have no creatures left to target the
second time around? I'm sure it'll turn out to
be good, but I'd rather have Giant Growth.
Giant Growth is great at what it does, but
sometimes you have an opponent who’s willing to
accept a hit from a newly giant creature because
they know it’ll soon be over and done with.
Prey’s Vengeance gives them no such comfort,
even if it makes you commit early the second
time around. If your opponent decides his new
response is to just make sure you never have any
creatures . . . try it with Treetop Village.
Rebound is like Buyback, but only get to use it
just one more time. Nice pump spell. More stuff
that might make Mirror of Fate usefull.
Magic The Gathering Card of the Day: Prey’s
Welcome back readers today we have an
interesting card with a new mechanic from Rise
of The Eldrazi, Prey’s vengeance is an instant
that grants target creature +2/+2 until end of
turn, it also has rebound. If you cast this
spell from your hand exile it as it resolves at
the beginning of your next upkeep you may cast
this card without paying its mana cost. This
card is a mediocre combat trick that doubles
itself, the important aspect of this card is the
new mechanic. Being able to recast a powerful
spell provides interesting deck building
opportunities for deck builders, depending on
the cards that utilize this mechanic Rebound
could become abused possible less than cascade
but more than other mechanics such as Chroma ect.
In all formats I believe this mechanic would be
able to have multiple decks based around it.
Judging this mechanic based on the strength of
this card is impossible but im going to give
favorable reviews for the potential.
Prey's Vengeance - A weaker Giant Growth that uses
the new and potentially great Rebound ability to
get a second use from the same card. The
timing of the Rebound is not the best for this
ability, but if first played during your
opponent's combat phase it can take out an
attacking creature then allow an improved attack
on your turn.