"Journey Into Nyx" will be the newest "Magic: The Gathering" expansion made for release on May 2. However, this weekend, April 26-27, local gaming stores will be holding prerelease tournaments which will be a Sealed event.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sealed events, players will receive two "Theros" booster packs, 1 "Born of the Gods" booster, 2 "Journey Into Nyx" boosters, and 1 seeded booster pack. These are the cards you'll get to play with, and, of course, you'll also get a spin-down die and some other reading material.
With this in mind, Boston Games Examiner has put together a top five list of cards you should keep an eye for in your "Journey Into Nyx" booster that may give you some help. This list originally started out as an overall list. However, it quickly became apparent that each color had a lot to offer. Therefore, there is a list for each color.
We're not claiming to be experts here. If you have a different opinion, then don't be shy. Leave a comment below.
For now, here is the top five white cards for the "Journey Into Nyx" prerelease...
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Removal, removal, removal. This one has a catch that it can only get rid of creatures with a power of 4 or more. It helps a lot that it has a very low casting cost, and it's an instant. Reprisal has always been a solid removal spell even since it was printed in Alliances.
You're probably going to hear this quite often, but removal doesn't always come around in Limited. It's an instant and removes thing. To be more specific, it removes enchantments. In an enchantment heavy environment, this is a must have in your main deck. It event has an added bonus against multiple gods in one person's deck. While it may not matter in Limited, crazier things have happened.
3. Dawnbringer Charioteers
This is a very solid creature. Players will be getting a little more than what they paid for. If they can target the Charioteers with numerous spells, then they will be gaining more. While it's power may be considered a little low, a 4-toughness is a bit of a big deal in the Limited format. Add to that the fact that it flies AND gains you life, and this may have been number 2 if it wasn't for the fact that removal spells are always regarded high in Limited.
2. Banishing Light
When Oblivion Ring was a card, it was considered one of the removal spells in Standard and Limited at the time, and now players have Banishing Light which does, roughly, the same thing. Forget the fact that it only targets things your opponent controls, that may not be a factor very much. This may even be a little bit better than Detention Sphere since its only one color.
This is probably one of the best cards to get in the prerelease, period. While it has its vulnerabilities to standard removal spells, if a player manages to make this stick around and attack with it, you may want to consider going to the next game. What makes this really strong is that it doesn't count as an enchantment like many other spells do. Which means the amount of removal is somewhat limited.