Magic: the Gathering
By Leon, 01/06/20
Cling to Dustis a 1-mana black instant that allows you to exile a card from a graveyard, if it is a creature, you gain 3 life; Any other kind, you draw a card. It also has escape, exiling 5 cards and paying 4 mana.
CLING TO DUSTIS A GOOD CARD? Drawing one card for 1 black mana is not new to Magic. We had the following cards with similar texts:
Foulmire Knight // Profane Insight. Wizards of the Coast seems to realize that these cards have never seen a game and decided to give steroids to the new spoiler: they added the escape mechanic and gave the new card an important versatility.
Card advantage: Mostly
Cling to Dustis a 1 to 1 trade, but there is a possibility, when there are mana and cards in the graveyard, that it will be 2 to 1. Make no mistake, many Modern games are resolved before you can use escape, I would say that this card advantage is not ideal, but it does exist.
Life gain: Earning 3 life by exiling a creature is the worst ability of this card, but it is a possibility that depending on the game is important. Against Burn or extremely aggressive decks, this card is a counter to
Lightning Boltfor only 1 mana.
Gravehate: Graveyard disruption for only 1 card is not ideal, but can win you games. Exiling the
Snapcaster Magetarget can win you matches against control. Other targets: Exile
Sword of the Meekto prevent Simic Whirza's combo; exiling an artifact can end
Traverse the Ulvenwalddelirium against a Death's Shadow; exile a
Creeping Chillagainst dredge among other options ...
Can be played from the graveyard: Being discarded does not lose 100% of its value. Decks that play with their graveyard like Mardu Pyromancer can take advantage of this card.
Storm Counter: Again I will use Mardu Pyromancer as an example: the deck wants to play a lot of spells to create token.
Cling to Dustcan be played 2 times if you have enough mana. Remember that Escape is cast! At worst
Cling to Dustcan be cycled. We're talking about the Modern format, reigned by fetchlands from both your deck and your opponent's deck.
WHICH CARDS COMPETE WITH
CLING TO DUST? We thought in:
Optis draw 1.5 card instant,
Serum Visionsis draw 2 cards sorcery.
Hieroglyphic Illuminationis very similar to
Cling to Dust, just cycling at the beginning of the game but evolving to a card advantage at the end. We're even seeing
Ransack the Labbeing played in 5-0 Mardu lists in Modern. Two mana for 1 draw and a little more depending on how your deck was built.
CLING TO DUST
Grixis ControlRecently, a Grixis Control made 5-0 in MTGO, I decided to remove the 2
Into the Storyand 1
Murderous Rider // Swift Endto put 3
Cling to Dustin place.
Drown in the Lochdoes not compete directly with
Cling to Dustsince Cling to Dust can target his owner graveyard.
Mardu PyromancerAnother deck that has already been mentioned here: Mardu Pyromancer. We saw another 5-0 list in MTGO and replaced the 3
Ransack the Labwith 3
Cling to Dust. I see a lot of synergy in this deck!
Doesn't agree or we lost something about this card? You can comment that we will respond!