The PAX Magic party is, by all accounts, rocking, and now the spoiler that some have dreaded and others have hotly anticipated has arrived. Yes, just as Trollcreature predicted and Mark Rosewater coyly hinted at, Thoughtseize is in Theros.
There's almost nothing to be said about this card that hasn't already: It's one of the strongest one-mana cards of all time, the bane of every deck that relies on a specific early-game plan (anything running Tarmogoyf, combo, Zoo...) a latter-day Vampiric Tutor, showing that when you trade a life payment for a mana discount, you find out that life is a much more abundant resource and something that almost everyone is willing to give up. This is simply a format-defining card, indispensable to black decks in Modern and even in eternal formats. I, for one, am glad to see its triumphant return to Standard - things just got interesting.
What do you think of the decision to reprint Thoughtseize? Let me know in the comments.
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