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Jeskai Ascendancy
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Top 10 Cards of 2014

#3 - Jeskai Ascendancy
- Khans of Tarkir

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Jeskai Ascendancy
 
By now you all probably know that this card can make various infinite combos in various formats. You probably also know that it's the only Ascendancy that really does that, which suggests that it probably wasn't intentional. Of course, it does a lot of things that aren't that as well, and I do think it's a little unfortunate that it will probably be remembered more for its unfair applications. Its story does, however, illustrate the power and impact of anything that gives you a global repeatable effect, much less does so as a reward for doing something you were doing anyway. Next time, perhaps we should all take more note of such cards earlier on!
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer; 4/5 
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

The number three card of the year is Jeskai Ascendancy which is a three mana Blue, Red, and White enchantment that allows you to draw a card and then discard a card plus gives creatures you control +1/+1 until end of turn and untaps them when you cast a non-creature spell.  This is solid support for a deck balancing a creature based offensive with combat tricks or removal as untapping and giving the +1/+1 after declaring the attack or before declaring them as blockers is probably the most efficient usage.  It is a bit telegraphed, so an opponent can be prepared for it, though the value is definitely there and the hand filter can help set up additional uses.
 
In Limited this is a very strong card for maintaining offensive and defensive options more often and is well worth working around in Sealed by splashing a third color.  In Booster it is a solid, if somewhat restrictive, first pick that can be the cornerstone to aggressive or control builds depending on the pool.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Mattedesa
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Had this at #4 on his list

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