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Eventide White/Black August 4, 2008

Posted by Norm in Casual.
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Part of my Eventide exploration, here is my review of selected white/black hybrid cards, found on the full visual spoiler.

Deathbringer Liege
We all know that the Liege cards in this block are killer. One fact that I don’t like is that the liege’s are more than four mana. But facts are facts and this liege is an ass kicker. OK seriously I’m into the white/black in Eventide. I’m not sure that this will be a sreious competitive deck in tourny play but it could sneak in a FNM win. Why, two factors. Life link, and speed.
Back to Deathbringer Liege you need to stack this ability in the right order to make a kill on the same spell. But B/W that I have played casually with the commons and uncommons is really fast (especially if you throw in some Ravnica cards for fun). 
 
Divinity of Pride
Divinity of Pride is no Demigod of Revenge, but this guy can hit hard bringing your life up quickly. I think the +4/+4 ability is more of a win more condition but if you drop an Edge of Divinity on this guy look out. He is also very playable and the casting cost is appropriate for this cycle. 
 
Evershrike
I really like this card because of his comeback into play effect. Not only does it come back into play with an aura, but as a 4/4 with whatever aura bonus. Evershrike cold die multiple times and be a surprise defender at instant speed. He could also work well with Reveillark but I’m not sure how that would happen exactly. I haven’t figured out a good situation to bring him back so he can be removed from the game but perhaps there is a combo there I’m not seeing. PS love the art on this guy.
 
Restless Apparition
I think this is a solid card with a big pump. Not much else to say other than Persist makes this guy even more dangerous. The three mana pump will drain your mana so it probably isn’t happening every turn but still a solid guy.
 
Stillmoon Cavalier 
Hello flying, hello first strike, hello headless horseman. One of the coolest B/W cards in this set. Very divers and very dangerous. He can’t be removed by white or black so red is going to be the biggest color threat once on the board. The protection from black and white is a bit of a double edge sword since you can’t give him an enchantment but this guy could peck away against a lot of decks out there. I don’t know about the art development but I wonder if the looming moon in the background is a metaphor for protection from Damnation and Wrath of God
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1. Robert McKay - August 9, 2008

Not to be picky or anything, but Stillmoon Cavalier still dies to both Damnation and Wrath of God as they are not targeted effects. I do still agree that it’s a great card though.

2. Kip Kineff from Ct - August 9, 2008

If you read, he said metaphor. Considering that Wrath and Damnation are the two best sweepers we have in each color, and he has protection from those colors, it’s kind of appropriate that the art is depicted this way.

However, it’s not a metaphor; it’s symbolism.

3. Norm - August 11, 2008

Robert, Your right Stillmoon Cavalier does die to the wrath effects. I find that ruling annoying. Thanks for the tip.

4. CopySix - August 13, 2008

Great review and write up on the new b/w cards Norm !
I have finally got around to assembling a b/w deck and will start play-testing this at FNM this week.

5. Norm - August 13, 2008

One card I didn’t review that I am now gaining respect for is Batwing Brume. When a hoard of Kithkin, Faeries or elves attack this could change the tide.

http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=157407

6. Grenn - August 23, 2008

fraking sick i madea decj with these guys in it it runs great its agrro with life gain

7. Adam - September 16, 2008

I personally think this is the best color combo for eventide. I loved the Prebuilt “Life drain” deck when i bought it i thought it was amazing. and it came wih Divinity of Pride right off the bat. Then i slapped in a few more Evade’s and and unmakes. A Few Soot imps here and there. and Two Deathbringer Lieges. The deck run greats for the life drain aspect. I ahvet gone competative yet but its stomped my friends quite a few times ^_^

8. Norm - September 16, 2008

I’m glad you like the white black. Try splashing with some Ravnica black white creatures. You get a few more flyers and other control spells.

9. Jay - September 19, 2008

Working on that same decktype myself. Nightsky & Unmake usually clear things out pretty quick as well.

10. Koki - March 7, 2009

I am playing in a precon tourney Onslaught-Conflux on the 15th and here is what I’m running, tell me what u think…

White-Black Rape-Face Deck List:
20 Lands:
1 Tainted field
1 Fetid Heath
1 Orzhov Basilica
10 Swamps 7 Plains

24 Creatures:
3 Nip Gwyllions
2 Tide Hollows Scullers
2 Mourning Thrulls
2 Nightsky Mimics
3 Stillmoon Cavaliers
1 Teysa, Orzhov Scion
1 Voracious Hatchlings
1 Ghost Council of Orzhova
3 Deathbringer Lieges
3 Evershrikes
3 Divinity of Prides

16 Other Spells:
1 Culling Sun
2 Batwing Brume
2 Mortifies
4 Unmakes
3 Pillory of the Sleepless
4 Edge of Divinity


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