Wednesday, 5 March 2014

300th Post: The Community's Worst

Yay! 300th post! Not actual my 300th post about Magic cards per se, but 300th anyway. So, in honour of this momentous occasion, I'm going to look at each different type of card (land, instant, sorcery, planeswalker, enchantment, artifact, creature) and take a look at the card of each type that the community has deemed to be the worst of the worst and see if they deserve to be at the bottom.

Land: Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper
Rating: 0.881/5
Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper
Yeah, this is well deserving of a low rank, but I don't think it deserves the worst rank out of all the lands. Why? This taps for mana. Hell, it taps for something! You know what doesn't tap for anything? Seafarer's Quay and its kin. At least this thing can produce something and isn't a complete waste of your land drop. Still, Shocking yourself for restricted colourless mana is just terrible.

Pros: Produces one than one mana
Cons: Enters tapped, Shock yourself, restricted use, colourless
Rating: 0/5
Worst Land?: No

Instant: Break Open
Rating: 0.878/5
Break Open
There's no question; this card is the worst Instant. First, the scope of this card is fairly limited, so it's a sideboard card at best. Second, it only targets an opponent's creatures, meaning you can't use it to benefit yourself. Finally, Morph creatures only require that they be turned face-up, meaning that if you use this on a Brine Elemental, you're suddenly missing your next untap step. I really wish that this turned an opponent's creature face-down instead. Yeah, it'd be powerful, but it'd be better than this!

Pros: Takes up an empty slot
Cons: Can only flip opponents' creatures
Rating: 0/5
Worst Instant?: Yes

Sorcery: Kamahl's Sledge
Rating: 0.865/5
Kamahl's Sledge
I already looked at this card here. It barely deserves the worst spot, inching out Hint of Insanity.

Worst Sorcery?: Yes, barely

Planeswalker: Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded
Rating: 3.069/5
Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded
Again, I looked at this card here. I stand by my 0.5/5 rating.

Worst Planeswalker?: Yes

Enchantment: Defensive Stance
Rating: 0.895/5
Defensive Stance
As far as I'm concerned, this is not the worst enchantment in Magic. That honour should go to Great Wall since it's so limited. However, this card is still in the bottom 5. An extra point of toughness isn't going to do a hell of a lot. An extra point of toughness alongside taking away a point of power is going to do a hell of a lot less.

Pros: Gives a point of toughness
Cons: Takes away a point of power, only gives a point of toughness
Rating: 0/5
Worst Enchantment?: No

Artifact: Razor Boomerang
Rating: 0.792/5
Razor Boomerang
Yeah, this review explains why this is here.

Worst Artifact?: Yes

Creature: Aven Trooper
Rating: 0.806/5
Aven Trooper
Finally, we come to the worst creature and this thing definitely deserves that title. It's too weak for its cost and the ability is also overcosted. Just bad on all points.

Pros: Flying
Cons: Everything is too expensive, requires discard
Rating: 0/5
Worst Creature?: Yes

Worst Card: Razor Boomerang (Still)

Thanks for the patronage guys! Here's to 300 more post in the future!

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