Quick Questions #1 - What common and uncommon do you most want to open in Theros Sealed, and has your preference changed at all since the start of the format?

Posted in Event Coverage on January 19, 2014

By Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg is a writer and gamer and has been part of the Magic text coverage team since 2011. He joined Wizards as organized play’s content specialist in June 2014.
Hall of Famer Luis-Scott Vargas: "The common I most want to open is probably Nessian Asp. Gray Merchant of Asphodel is close, but I like Asp a lot. And for uncommon, it might be Thassa's Emissary. At first it was something like Sea God's Revenge or Phalanx Leader, but I like the Emissary the best. It's splashable, it's really powerful, and it's blue."
Grand Prix Portland 2013 Champion Sam Pardee: "Uncommon would be Keepsake Gorgon. I think Keepsake Gorgon is by far the best uncommon. And the common is probably Nessian Asp, and the Asp is so much bigger than any other common in the format."

No. 18 Ranked Player Alexander Hayne: "Voyage's End and Sea God's Revenge. At the beginning of the format I thought Sea God's Revenge was really good, but I didn't realize how good Voyage's End would be. I thought Gray Merchant of Asphodel was better, but that one is still really high up."
No. 2 Ranked Player Josh Utter-Leyton: "For common, it's Gray Merchant of Asphodel. For uncommon, it's Keepsake Gorgon. Certainly if I'm opening Gray Merchants for my common, then that's the uncommon I'd want! And my preferences haven't really changed, though at the start of the Sealed format I might have wanted Nessian Asp more."

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