So this week, there are actually two sales going on. The first one is the eBay flash sale which happened on March 12th. The second one is that Channel Fireball is holding a 12% sale today. (Unfortunately, it has already ended. Next time, I’ll try to post an alert before the sales ends)
For the eBay flash sale, I bought a Guilds of Ravnica booster box. As mentioned in my MTG Banter, I’m not really a fan of Ravnica Allegiance. Chances are I’ll just buy the singles of what I like and move on.
Personally, I think the cards in Guilds of Ravnica is a strong set that the price of the booster box will go up in the long run. The Arclight Phoenix has already made its home in Standard and Modern, so it’ll still retain some value when it rotates out. Having said that, I have a feeling that this card might show up in Challenger decks eventually. Meanwhile, my favorite cards in the set are Assassin’s Trophy and Doom Whisperer.
Assassin’s Trophy is a really strong card that can hold its own against Abrupt Decay. Yes, it can be countered and it does give opponent a basic land, but a removal that can target any permanent, including basic lands, is extremely strong. The pain of giving opponent an extra land also diminishes over time. Not to mention, a combination between Assassin’s Trophy and Surgical Extraction or Extirpate is just disgusting. Tron lands? Just get rid of one set of Urza lands.
As for Doom Whisperer, 5 mana 6/6 Demon with Flying and Trample is good, but what caught my eye is the ability to pay 2 life to essentially scry 2 cards without tapping. This is basically a toned down version of Sensei’s Divining Top. No, we only see 2 cards. Yes, we pay 2 life instead of 1 generic mana. But I still think this card is good to be honest, especially when you incorporate Doom Whisperer into a Surveil deck with Dimir Spybug or an Orzhov life gain deck.
Other goodies I can see in Guilds of Ravnica include Vraska, Golgari Queen, Thief of Sanity, Experimental Frenzy, Pelt Collector, Lazav, the Multifarious, Mission Briefing, and 5 sets of shocklands. So overall, I really like this box set.
As for the Channel Fireball’s sale, I tried to complete my playsets of Spell Queller, Lingering Souls, Fauna Shaman, Daybreak Coronet, Street Wraith and Runed Halo. I bought only 2 Spell Queller back in 2016 and I’ve been kicking myself since for not having a full playset. As you may notice, pretty much all of these cards are reprinted in Masters sets like UMA, Master 25 and Iconic Masters. I strong recommend buying cards from these sets as of right now, while everyone is distracted by War of the Spark, 2019 Challenger decks and Modern Horizon. After all, the best deals are always found when no one is paying attention to it.
So what do you think of my purchases and did you buy anything this month? Love to hear your comments below. And happy hunting, everyone.