In a new section (around here it’s always new) we’ll take a look at two cards with mostly similar function, and see which one is better for your EDH deck. This was inspired by a player at my store who told me to play one over the other in my EDH deck. While we didn’t get in a fight, I thought that it should be discussed here and let you, the reader, decide (and by decide, it will be one person who will respond in comments and they will have the only vote, or so it seems).
On to tonight’s match! (Bell)
Both give mono-color EDH decks mana acceleration. Each have strengths, each have weaknesses.
Who ya got?
LENS: Let’s see, I come down earlier, which is really what you want, right? I mean, who wants mana acceleration on turn 5 anyway?
GAUNTLET: Yeah, did you see my other ability too? You know, where I make your creatures bigger as well?
LENS: You make everyone’s creatures of that color bigger, every your opponent’s. In fact, the basic lands you name also affect your opponent’s as well.
GAUNTLET: That’s a dumb argument, you have that as well.
LENS: Oh, yeah. Well at least I don’t cost 5 to play!
GAUNTLET: I don’t have to exile a land to make my effect work. “Oh no, don’t play Shatter on me! That’s card advantage!”
LENS: You idiot, no one plays shatter in EDH.
GAUNTLET: You know what’s really cool with what I can do? I can play Prismatic Omen and get a ton of mana. Pretty cool trick, right? Let’s see you do that.
GAUNTLET: Yeah, like that would ever happen.
LENS: It’s EDH! Live the dream.
GAUNTLET: Whatever. Go back to the Monopoly Guy’s face.
LENS: Easy Master Hand from Super Mario Brawl knock-off.
GAUNTLET: If you’re going to compare me to Nintendo products, at least mention the Power Glove.
LENS: Oh, save me Fred Savage. What a joke!
GAUNTLET: Stargate reject!
LENS: Look everyone: It’s Thing from the Addams Family in a full body cast!
GAUNTLET: Why you little… (Starts to crawl towards Lens).
See, that’s why it’s called Friday Night Fights! If you have a favorite you like to use, sound off on it down below. Have a good weekend everyone.