Today's card of the day is Valorous Stance
which is a two mana White instant that can
either give a target creature Indestructible
until end of turn or destroy a target creature
with toughness four or greater.
This is a solid and flexible card that works
either to protect a key card or potentially
remove a serious offensive or defensive threat.
Both are a bit more situational than say
target-able Hexproof or a different removal
limitation, but the two on the same low cost
card makes this a worthwhile addition to many
decks. It should see at least some play
across formats and competitively and is an all
around solid reactive card.
In Limited this is an easy inclusion for any
build using White as it can remove the biggest
threats or protect your own from most removal
options. In Booster this is a strong
second or third pick after a White rare or if
considering adding White and no Sealed deck
using White should leave out two mana removal.
One of the problems with removal spells is that
they are useless if your opponent doesn’t have
the right type of target. The problem with
protection spells is that they are dead in your
hand if your opponent isn’t trying to kill your
creatures. Both types of spells are situational,
but if you put both effects on the same card, it
reduces the likelihood that it will be useless.
This is a great card for a wide variety of white
I like this card. I like the Conan-style vibe
that its art gives. I like having both an
offensive and a defensive choice on the same
card. I like that those choices make you think
and plan and strategize, and aren't just Doom
Blade / Divination or something equally
mindless. I like that quote by Sarkhan Vol. I
like this card, and I hope to play it a lot in
the coming years.