Cards Realm team's thoughts and opinions about Ragavan
07/06/21 0 comments
Some of our team members have gathered to give their opinions about the most hyped card of Modern Horizons II: Ragavan.Edit Article
Leon is a programmer for Cards Realm. He's a professor of some subject I don't remember, besides computer science. He has a lovely sense of humor and stylish hair. Occasionally, he crashes the Cards Realm server accidentally, but fixes it with great speed!The price of a card is always linked to the sale value of the Boosters Boxes of the sets in which a card is found. I believe we can all remember the fetchlands of Khans of Tarkir. The lands used to cost $15-20 while the booster box used to cost $90 to $100. While the set remained at Standard, the price of fetchlands remained around this price range, The reason the price was maintained is because, if the demand for fetchlands increased, it was enough to open new booster boxes, which could be ordered at will. When the set rotated out, retailers could no longer order booster boxes at will, and currently the box is worth more than $250 and the fetchlands skyrocketed in price. This example shows us that card prices depend on demand and supply and are regulated by box prices. The more a card is important than others within a set, the more it "absorbs" the box price. I'll give you another example, with Voice of Resurgence. This card played a lot in the competitive scene, but, before the first reprint, it could only be found in the Dragon's Maze. Yes, the fateful set in which, I believe, only this card saw play. It reached the absurdity of the set being sold for $100 while this card cost, alone, $75. Is it worth buying the box to try to get this mythic rare? A difficult question, as it would only be worth it if the card was present in the box. After Voice reprint its price dropped and so did the same the booster box, it went to $20! I want to reach the following conclusion: the monkey costs $80 because the Modern Horizons 2 booster box costs around $300. The monkey represents almost 25% of the box's value, something totally plausible, we've seen several cards costing $20 to $40 in sets that cost $100-150, such as Ugin among other mythic rares. The monkey is not a Voice of Resurgence, which absorbs the entire box price. Simply the fact that it is the best card in the set is enough for the price to skyrocket. This is due to the price of the Modern Horizons 2 box and is the new reality of Magic.
Diogo is also a Cards Realm programmer (he fixes things when Leon explodes them). He is serious, but if you talk to him a little, you will see that he has a good heart.I don't see the little monkey playing in many decks and I believe that his hype will drop a lot. He has a fragile body (2/1) and has no haste, which makes it difficult for him to be used on turn 1, and the lack of flying or menace to not be blocked by any creature also hinders his ability, making it necessary to generate evasion or clear the board to make it attack the opponent.
Whenever Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer deals combat damage to a player" was: "
Whenever Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer attacks" and it was blue, it would be a perfect card, in my opinion because I see this card playing in control decks, if it were that color. But I believe the card will find its home in tempo decks.
Martinez is one of our poster boys. He is a math teacher and event narrator for Cards Realm. He also has a wonderful hair. Here's his opinion:Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer in my view is the new Dreadhorde Arcanist. Within their February 15 ban announcement, Wizards of the Coast claimed that with the departure of Oko, Thief of Crowns from Legacy, the Delver decks would be dominant in the format, so they decided to ban Dreadhorde Arcanist as well.
Humberto is a writer and translator here at CR. He writes analyzing formats and events; he's also part of "Amigos do Meta", our twitchcast that follows the metagame. He is also a broken deck magnet so, if you ever see him say that he loves playing with a deck, it's probably going to be banned. Let's see what he has to say about the little monkey?Ragavan is not an easy card to evaluate because it has less conventional angles than you would expect from a red card. On the one hand, the card that has even been called "the next Deathrite Shaman" by Todd Anderson, has an absurdly high potential for formats where it is legal because it generates mana advantage
andcard advantage every turn, as long as it has space to deal damage to the opponent.
Antonio is a level 2 judge, writes articles for CR and makes cameos on our narrations, always bringing interesting facts about interactions and rules. He has an inexplicable passion for weird combos and different decks, but we accept him anyway.Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer is a card that mixes several remarkable abilities in a package aimed at aggressive decks. If anyone has doubts about the "power creep" promoted in recent sets, just compare Ragavan with Isamaru, Hound of Konda - it's even unfair. Two rules reminders for guys: The Ragavan text says you cast the exiled card, meaning exiled lands can't be played. And cards that have Suspend cannot be "Suspended", since Suspend is an ability that only works when the card is in your hand.
Eduardo started writing Commander articles for CR recently, is a Visual Artist and Art Mediator, and enjoys building alternative decks.Among so many words to describe Ragavan, Agile Hustle, the one that best describes him is
value. Its presence gives you card advantage, ramps, undermines your opponent's possibilities and all for one red mana. In a multiplayer format this is even more effective as the possibilities for free attacks are even greater. On closer inspection, interactions with the top of the deck are devastating, catching opponents off guard abusing the dash ability, in addition to the numerous possible synergies for your type and abilities. In the most competitive scene, his presence is guaranteed in any deck with access to red.