AKH Spoiler – Cruel Reality (M)


I don’t fully understand why this card is mythic.

It’s a story driven card, and I suppose this was really to promote what exactly is happening to the characters during their stay on Amonkhet. I just don’t think that should translate to mythic status. The effect doesn’t really feel mythic either. I believe there’s been some Curses in the past that have had much better effects on the game – and weren’t mythic or had an unreasonable casting cost. See Curse of Death’s Hold.

I don’t want to write this card off completely – this may be an out of the box technology against heavy control lists. The clock is quick enough that resolving this would close up a game quickly. I doubt it’s odds, and with much of the community ready to adopt Cast Out from Amonkhet – the prospects of this card are slim to none at best.

I don’t believe there will be much desire for this card. Even outside of Constructed this won’t be a high priority for Commander/Casual players unless it’s strictly to use story element cards. As a story card, it’s successful – but even singing that praise won’t have significant impact on this card’s value. There’s little reason to acquire this card early on, and expect players not to do so.

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Chaz V

Chaz V

Started playing during Invasion block at the age of 13. Always a competitive person by nature, he continues playing to this day. Got into the financial aspect of the game as a method to pay for the hobby and now writes, Podcasts, and covers all aspects of the game, always trying to contribute to the community and create great content for readers and listeners.

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