For every "Gatecrash" money card you pull, there's bound to be seven crap rares. That's okay because most of the time even "bad" rares in the set like Ogre Slumlord or Undercity Plague can be complete bombs in limited "Magic: The Gathering" events, allowing you to win additional prizes or store credit. Every now and then though you'll open a rare that screams "build around me" in Constructed decks, however is absolute trash in limited. So knock on wood, kiss your rabbit's foot, or do any other superstitious ritual for good luck; Just pray not to find one of these three rares in your "Gatecrash" limited pool.
I was excited to see this card spoiled during the "Gatecrash" rumor season. Alternate win conditions are fun, and I can't tell you how many stories I've heard from player's who've won with an Azor's Elocutors over the past three months. Personally I'm just itching to copy Biovisionary with Crackling Counterpart and then populate with Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage. Unfortunately there's only one way to Clone Biovisionary in "Gatecrash" limited, and that's via Stolen Identity. When one of the "worst" rares in the set can still see limited play (a 2/3 body for three isn't that bad *looks at Gray Ogre for comparison*), that says a lot about the set.
Aside from the rare times it copies an opponent's guildgate or shockland, Thespian's Stage is an unreliable mana-fixer at best. At least when you open a Thespian's Stage you can look forward to copying a Kessig Wolf Run or Vault of the Archangel in Standard or adding it to your Commander deck.
Enter the Infinite
Thankfully as a mythic rare Enter the Infinite won't appear too often. When it does, you'll wish it was any other mythic rare from the set though. Maybe somebody will trade for it...maybe.
If anything, the fact that there's only three "bad" cards in "Gatecrash" limited is a testament to the set's design. Good job Wizards of The Coast. Perhaps we'll see even less unplayable limited rares when "Dragon's Maze" comes out.
What "Gatecrash" rare do you loathe to discover in your booster pack?
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