Hey everyone Joe here. So tonight we had a pre-release at the basement tonight and it went really well. A lot of Izzet players and a few Golgari. But I’ll go over that another time I’m more or less going to give my set review.


So far there has been 5 guilds Released, Azorius, Golgari, Izzet, Rakdos, and Selesnya. Looking at the set they’re are many notable cards, and I do have to agree with Bob when he said “This has been the first pre-release that I have done and I’m still excited for the set!”

When I first started getting in to magic Ravnica just came out and I was fairly new and didn’t know much about it or what was considered good. As most of the magic players know one of the best cards from the set would be Dark Confidant or as some call it Bob

 this card when it first came out made me think, WHO WOULD PLAY THIS!! but looking at it now he is such a good card. I’m hoping to see that our of this set also and I think I may have. After looking at the set list and all the cards that are being released I think one of the better ones would be Abrupt Decay

 Looking at this from a Legacy stand point this card is just bonkers. Almost everything except the Omni-show/Omni-tell or reanimator decks are almost blown out because of this card. Also all of the Shock Land are back I can’t for get about these bad boys. They reprinted 5 of the 10 and they all have different art on them and look AMAZING!!!! If you want to see the art shoot over to Derek’s blog or click the link

I still have mixed feelings about some of the new abilities such as Detain and Unleashed. I like the ability to detain things if I am playing a control deck but  unleashed is the one that I torn on. “Unleash (You may have this creature enter the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it. It can’t block as long as it has a +1/+1 counter on it.)”  If I was to play a aggro deck sure but not being able to block can cause problems late game as I found out tonight during round 4


I would love to write more on this set but It is 3:37 in the morning and I want to see what I get in my sealed tomorrow before I write anymore.


FYI for those who don’t know there is a Sealed pre-release tournament Sunday Sept 30th at 7PM the entry is $25.

Each Guild Prerelease Pack contains items designed specifically for the chosen guild.

  • Return to Ravnica booster packs
  • 1 Guild Booster Pack
  • 1 Promo Card
  • 1 Achievement Card
  • 1 Spindown™ Life Counter
  • 1 Letter from the Guildmaster
  • 1 Guild Symbol Sticker

Hope to see you there!



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