If you read my EDH column on Gathering Magic, you'll know I have a tendency toward Blue Green in EDH. It's my personal favorite color combination and I feel like it gives me the mix of card draw and ramp that can make games truly unfair very quickly. Maelstrom Wanderer and Riku of Two Reflections are great generals and Prime Speaker Zegana and Deadeye Navigator are creatures I want to play in every single one of my decks.
You know what else I like to play? It's a card I have about 100 copies of and 20 more in foil.
Crap. Son of a crap.
This is an image from the new M15 clash pack.
Clash packs are a product I wasn't sure people would buy, but I'm no longer unsure. I'm sure I'm boned.
How could this get worse?
OK, now I'm 100% sure I'm boned. These will get bought up for sure.
So let's look at the clash pack from the perspective of someone who isn't me with my Prophets or Chris Lansdell with his pile of Fated Intervention.
These are pretty good, actually. Very good. In addition to my specs on Temple and Prophet getting their pants pulled down, the clash packs contain a Courser of Kruphix, a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and M15 rares Aetherspouts and Genesis Hydra, smothering potential specs in the cradle.
Will these sell well? I think they might. I'm certainly going to be forced to buy some to upgrade a few of my Prophets of Kruphix, and since there is likely nearly enough value in there to make up the difference, once I sell, I should pay very little for the cards I want. Courser is due for a big plunge, something I'm sure they wanted. If you have Coursers, buylist them today. Nykthos will take a hit, but since that was a long-term spec most likely, a hit is a good thing. You don't have to buy in now, because they'll take a bigger hit at rotation.
The full decklists and accompanying article are on the Mothership.
Here's hoping the clash packs every other set don't bust too many specs and the Khans of Tarkir event deck is another one worth buying like they haven't been lately.