Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"Jace, Unraveler of Secrets: Blue's Clues"

"Jace, Unraveler of Secrets: Blue's Clues"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.

In this episode of Blue's Clues we find Jace in Innistrad unraveling some secrets. With the aid of his handy dandy Tamiyos Notebook we get to see Jace in action that leads him from hints of insanity to the Drownyards of Nephalia. Would he be able to unravel the secrets in time?

(Pardon me. I had a really bad backache and I am still on my meds.)

Seriously though this new incarnation does nothing but delve...er...scry into your library looking for answers. At 5 mana I do feel that it is a bit over mana costed for a support card. So when you do cast Jace, Unraveler he just Scrys 1 and draws a card for about 3 turns until he gets to his Ultimate ability. Blue mages love this advantage especially if they are already controlling the board state and they are looking for that final piece to finish off an opponent. 

Jace , Unraveler of Secrets second ability is a defensive one that lets you return a target creature to its owners hand. And why would you need this? It buys you more time to uh...unravel more secrets. Such as how do you solve the problem that is your opponent.

The -8 ultimate is what you really want here since it automatically counters the first spell an opponent casts each turn.This would be a great emblem to have if you could accelerate Jace Unraveler with Oath of Gideon or The Chain Veil. I see this making waves in EDH games more though where long drawn out games would benefit from all of that scrying and automatic countering.

So the question that remains now is will you be playing Jace's new reincarnation in standard or will it be relegated to the hands of Commanders who would want another library fixer and drawer in their decks?


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