Can You Rate the Magic Card, According to Gatherer – Game Six
As with games one, two, three, four, and five I pulled ten random cards from Gatherer, and supplied their current Oracle wording. Your job is to determine the order players rated these cards, from worst to best, using Gatherer’s five star rating system.
Comments and ratings on Gatherer are (sigh) still broken, so there won’t be any cards from the last three years on the list. It may also be pertinent to keep in mind that these ratings are based on public perception from three or more years ago. I’m starting to think that the only way to give Gatherer the quick reboot in the pants it deserves is to win the Great Designer Search 3 and get things rolling from the inside. I’ve had worse pipe dreams.
I’m changing things up a little. I’m playing with you guys in this game. Expect to find my (probably wrong) scores in the spoiler section at the bottom of the page along with the card’s actual ranking.
Glimmervoid Basin – Planechase
Plane — Mirrodin
Boros Signet – Commander
, : Add to your mana pool.
“Have you ever held a Boros signet? There’s a weight to it that belies its size—a weight of strength and of pride.” —Agrus Kos
Volcanic Strength – Magic 2013
Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has mountainwalk. (It can’t be blocked as long as defending player controls a Mountain.)
The mountains bend to no one.
Talara’s Bane – Eventide
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a green or white creature card from it. You gain life equal to that creature card’s toughness, then that player discards that card.
“Your thoughts betray you.” —Illulia of Nighthearth
Magma Spray – Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari
Magma Spray deals 2 damage to target creature. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.
“Jund is a wounded world. Beware its searing blood spilling out onto the surface.” —Rakka Mar
Prophet of Kruphix – Theros
Creature — Human Wizard
Untap all creatures and lands you control during each other player’s untap step.
You may cast creature spells as though they had flash.
“Time is fluid as a dance, and truth as fleeting.”
D’Avenent Archer – Fifth edition
Creature — Human Soldier Archer
: D’Avenant Archer deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
“Avenant’s archers are also trained as poets, so that each arrow is guided by a fragment of verse.”
Quicksilver Dragon – Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra
Creature — Dragon
: If target spell has only one target and that target is Quicksilver Dragon, change that spell’s target to another creature.
Morph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
Spineless Thug – Nemesis
Creature — Zombie Mercenary
Spineless Thug can’t block.
These troops are only as strong as the evincar’s control.
Ajani Vengeant – Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas
Legendary Planeswalker — Ajani
+1: Target permanent doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step.
−2: Ajani Vengeant deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.
−7: Destroy all lands target player controls.