Posted in GRAND PRIX SHIZUOKA 2015 on January 11, 2015

By Frank Karsten

Which Khans of Tarkir card has changed the most in your evaluation for Limited?

By now, the set has been out for several months, and after getting more experience with the set, card evaluations have changed. I was curious to learn what card has changed the most in people’s evaluation.

Platinum pro Martin Jůza: The pump spells, like Awaken the Bear and Dragonscale Boon, are much better than people give them credit for. But Bring Low has gone down in my evaluation because it doesn’t kill the big creatures you want to kill.

Hall of Famer Kenji Tsumura: The common dual lands. I used to think that you could draft two-color decks and that they wouldn’t be necessary, but it’s tough to get a two-color deck.

No. 2 Ivan Floch: Sultai Scavenger and Mardu Warshrieker are both way better than I initially thought. Scavenger is the best common delve card; you can build decks around it. Warshrieker is an insane Black Lotus.

Gold pro Christian Calcano: I used to think Debilitating Injury was insane, but it often falls short in the late game. Disowned Ancestor, on the other hand, is a card that I’ve grown to like more and more. When my opponents play it on turn one, I’m not happy.

No. 9 Lee Shi Tian: Tormenting Voice is much better than I had expected. You want to play 18 lands in this format, and Tormenting Voice mitigates mana flood while providing enough gas for the game.

No. 23 Yuuki Ichikawa: Monastery Flock because the draft metagame has changed over time. In the beginning, W/B Warriors was best, then R/G Ferocious, and now I like defensive decks. Monastery Flock is great in a control-style draw-first deck with 18 lands.