Magic Arena: Historic Anthology 6 Review
29/07/22 0 comments
Is it worth buying the sixth bundle in the Historic Anthology series? In this article, we look at the cards that are in the product and how they might impact Historic in Magic Arena.Edit Article
Historic Anthology 6was officially announced and all of its cards were revealed last Wednesday, and raised several doubts about the impact the new cards will have on the format, as well as
whether it's really worth buying the bundle, or just craft what the player needs for their decks, including rares and mythics. Much like what I did with Explorer Anthology, I share with you my analysis of the new bundle and what I consider the possible impact of the cards included in it to conclude whether we should invest our precious Gold or Gems in this product, or save them for Dominaria United.
Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Night of Souls' Betrayal
already cleared your opponent's boardbecause these lists have an excellent creature core that go beyond the X/1 power, or that increases the toughness of other permanents of the same type. And even against infinite token combos like the Heliod Company, this enchantment doesn't stop the opponent from gaining an absurd amount of life and having a Scurry Oak with an arbitrarily high amount of power - and disregarding any other triggers that lifegain effects can provide on other permanents, such as Voice of the Blessed. In the end, I conclude that Night of Souls' Betrayal doesn't have enough impact against Historic's main competitors today.
Laelia the Blade Reforged
Vintage, a format with duals, fetchlands, and the
Power 9, so it's pretty tricky to gauge her impact in an infinitely fairer format like Historic.
Go-Shintai of Life's Origin
damage doesn't kill creatures, state-based actions (SBA) does, and if you cast a Shock on a 1/2 Tarmogoyf with no Instants in graveyards, it will take 2 damage and become 2/3 (still having 2 damage) right after Shock goes to graveyard because SBA doesn't check what happens
between the effects- and when the effects wear off, Tarmogoyf will be a 2/3 with 2 damage since an Instant exists in your graveyard.
Chalice of the Void
ten cards out of the twenty in the bundle being commonand with the notorious feeling that a portion of the rare or mythics were focused on Historic Brawl,
I don't think Historic Anthology 6 is really worth the purchase unless you want to expand your entire collection instead of taking what you need for your decks.