Feature: SOM Block Constructed Quick Questions

Posted in Event Coverage on June 11, 2011

By Nate Price and Steve Sadin

What is the most underrated card in Scars of Mirrodin Block Constructed? What is the most overrated?

Yuuya Watanabe: Underrated? Hmm... Entomber Exarch. Overrated is Tempered Steel.

Reid Duke: I think the most overrated card in Block is Elspeth Tirel. A five-drop in the control decks just needs to turn the game right there, and she doesn't quite do it. The most underrated card is Darkslick Drake for the same reason why Elspeth is bad. It fits exactly what the control decks want to do at its slot.

Alex West: Underrated is Thrun, the Last Troll and overrated is... Puresteel Paladin.

Sam Black: For underrated, I should definitely say Piston Sledge, but for general application, I'll say Into the Core. I think the most overrated is probably Stoic Rebuttal.

Simon Görtzen: The most overrated is definitely Consecrated Sphinx. I think the most underrated is probably Karn Liberated. People think he's good, but he's even better than that.

David Ochoa: Heh, for overrated I would say Island. Underrated though? Hmm... yeah, I think I'm going to say Pristine Talisman.

What's the Best Piece of Equipment in Scars of Mirrodin Block Constructed?

Brad Nelson: Lashwrithe.

Gaudenis Vidugiris: My deck wouldn't work without Piston Sledge, but I'm still going to have to go with Batterskull.

Josh Utter-Leyton: Lashwrithe.

Rob Dougherty: Batterskull, but it's not in my deck! Mortarpod is probably the best piece of Equipment that I'm playing.

Kazuya Mitamura: None of them! Or maybe Batterskull.

Gabe Carleton-Barnes: Mortarpod.

What's the best planeswalker in Scars of Mirrodin Block Constructed?

Gaudenis Vidugiris: Koth of the Hammer

Alex West: Karn Liberated; he's the end boss in control mirrors.

Josh Utter-Leyton: Koth of the Hammer.

Reid Duke: Koth. Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas and Koth of the Hammer are the only planeswalkers that come down fast enough to impact the game, but Tezzeret forces you to play with too many artifacts for your deck to stay competitive against Tempered Steel.

Conrad Kolos: Karn Liberated. The planeswalkers in this block are generally aggressive rather than defensive, so you can't really protect Koth.

Conley Woods: Elspeth Tirel. Koth puts too much of a constraint on how you build your deck. You can build a two-color Elspeth deck, but you can't build a two-color Koth deck.

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