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Mana Bloom is NOT a good spec

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Spoilers are upon us, and everyone wants to talk about Journey Into Nyx. One of the cards that's really drawn a lot of attention is Eidolon of Blossoms, because of how powerful it is to draw cards just for playing other cards.

That's got some discussion going about whether or not Mana Bloom is a good speculation target, and I decided to weigh in on the topic this week.  View the full post here.

The cornerstone of a new Standard deck?
The cornerstone of a new Standard deck?

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Everyone loves spoiler season. With all the new cards coming out, wonderful possibilities fill our heads. We imagine all the cards we'll draw the new Enchantress or we have visions of that sweet Minotaur Tribal deck. Sometimes these new ideas even work out, as in the case of something Mono-Blue Devotion earlier this year (hey, let's throw all the Blue dudes together and see what happens!).

But most of the time, these ideas fall flat. Reality sets in, and the most powerful decks continue to be the most powerful decks.

There's a reason for that.

View the full post here

Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at QuietSpeculation.com and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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8 thoughts on “Mana Bloom is NOT a good spec

  1. I love posts that tell people NOT to buy a card.

    Why?

    Because I remember when I wrote for other sites and they WOULD NOT publish an article that said anything that would discourage purchasing of ANY kind.

    That’s why this site charges for a subscription instead of trying to churn transactions!

  2. I totally agree Kelly. The biggest problem I have at times, is wading through all the crap to get good information. That is the biggest reason I love QS, good information without the crap.

    1. with new city of brass like land mana bloom can also find a home. the two cards in the article are good enough draw engine for edh so a foil playset seems like a decent bet that still catches any 5 color decks turned on by Nyx

  3. I homeschool my two teenagers then when I recently found this text I knew I did and have them as see clearly. They did and all really learned something by it. I appreciate you for helping us.

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