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January 26, 2011

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ManaNation Spoils Mirrodin Besieged Intro Decks

by Dredd77

In case you missed it, ManaNation.com has published the full lists of all four intro decks for Mirrodin Besieged. You can check them out here!

Ertai’s Lament reviews of the decks will begin on 02 February.

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  1. Jan 26 2011

    There are a lot of weird inclusions from the core set, when there are similar or functionally the same cards available in Scars. WTF.

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    • Icehawk
      Jan 26 2011

      They seem almost random.

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      • Jan 26 2011

        They do! It’s like…Silvercoat Lion? Forsee? MIND CONTROL when there’s an analogue right in Besieged itself!?

        I mean, I understand they have to have a certain number of unique cards in any given deck, but…come on.

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        • Jan 27 2011

          The Mind COntrol one is a particular disappointment. I couldn’t figure out why they went with Prodigal Pyromancer over Cunning Sparkmage in the WWK intro pack either…

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          • Jan 27 2011

            I *guess* because Mind Control is “strictly worse”, so it’s an opportunity to “improve” it, but…my god. Show us the cards from the set, people!

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  2. Prophylaxis
    Jan 26 2011

    It looks like they are abandoning the good precon quality they had in Scars of Mirrodin..

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  3. Stric9 (aka Steve)
    Jan 26 2011

    I’m not trying to be a hater or anything, but on the “Path of Blight” G/W Phyrexian infect deck, they’ve included Safe Passage. That card has flavor text that talks about the saving grace of an angel. How out of context is that!?

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    • Jan 27 2011

      I think they tend to ignore any sort of continuity with the Core Set cards when they put them into these non-Core Set Intro Packs. I mean, there’s no way some of the cards being included here actually exist on Mirrodin. =/

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  4. Diennea
    Jan 27 2011

    At a first sight, I like more the mirrans deck.

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    • web8970
      Jan 28 2011

      Battle Cries looks great but Mirromancy seems like a half-finished combo deck to me. It points out the direction but refuses to go all the way …

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  5. web8970
    Jan 28 2011

    From a first glance these decks look promising, especially that Boros derivate. Both in terms of flavor and card choices it really conveys the ambition to fend off the invasion. The strategy is simple: produce tokens and swarm with the support of Battle Cry.

    UB seems pretty awesome as well. Playing for card advantage as this pair usually does combined with a sense of proliferate (I’m a huge fan of this mechanic) and generous counter distribution … whew. Plus, that Psychosis Crawler makes me want to build a deck around it.

    However, the mentioned M11 inclusions seem more than odd and do nothing but scream “We still have a core set to promote”. The only reason I can see for cards like Barony Vampire really is – as Robert already pointed out – to motivate beginners to replace them with what they open in the included boosters …

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    • Icehawk
      Jan 28 2011

      It makes sense in that respect. Random stuff to be replaced by pulls.

      Though, story wise. The mirrans have their work cut out for them. Their strategy based off the set looks rather weak compared to the corruption Phyrexia is bringing.

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  6. Icehawk
    Jan 30 2011

    Looking at the set again, I think they went overkill with infect. Could have used something else to spice it up. I really like the old “Sacrifice: target gets -_/-_” in the PvC deck.

    I don’t play standard, but the amount of infect cards thus far in the block would annoy me. I think they could have toned it down just a tad and still gotten that corruption feel.

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