Welcome to another great card of the day
here at Pojo.com! Today we look at the red
uncommon instant Desperate Ravings from
Innistrad. Desperate Ravings costs one generic
and one red mana. Desperate Ravings allows you
to draw two cards, but then must discard a card
at random. It also has flashback for two generic
and one blue mana.
I personally do not like any card that
says you must discard at random. The chances
that you draw something extremely useful, only
to watch it be sent to your graveyard as quickly
as it hit your hand are too great of a risk for
me. Even though a large quantity of decent
spells in Innistrad have flashback, it still
cost mana to cast Desperate Ravings, and that
may not leave you the mana to flashback the
spell you just were forced to pitch.
It becomes too much of an effort to
manage to keep something you need, if your hand
is depleted, which would likely be the reason
for using such a card. But, if your hand is
full, you have more room to gamble.
Nothing that really excites me about this
card, and it is certainly not a game changer.