Can someone please tell me who is playing Rancid Earth? It’s a common Sorcery from Torment which costs 1BB and reads
Destroy target land.
Threshold - If seven or more cards are in your graveyard, instead destroy that land and Rancid Earth deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
OK, not bad, potentially good in limited. But I’ve been selling playsets of these things for the past week. Who is playing this? In what deck? And most importantly, why? Please clue us in!
I was glad to see that Faeries didn’t win PT: Hollywood (see the top 8 decklists here: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/pthol08/top8decks). First, it should quiet all those prone to panic who were calling for the banning of Bitterblossom or other components of the Faerie deck. Second, I want to play Faeries in Standard for awhile so hopefully the perceived “failure” of the deck in Hollywood will lead people to bring some of that hate out of their sideboard (or even their main deck, where some of it ended up) and free the skies for my little 1/1 tokens to do their thing.
We sold out of most of the key rare Faerie deck components on Saturday, long before the top 8 was settled. Apparently some people are still planning on playing Faeries at Regionals. It will be interesting to see if the level of hate we saw in Hollywood plays out across the rest of the country.
OK, I’ll state the obvious: Bitterblossom and Mutavault are hot. When was the last time we had two cards worth $30 each in the same set while the set was still Standard legal? With those plus Bosk, Colossus, Reveillark, and Crusher all $7+ each I’m thinking we’re going to see a lot of Morningtide packs cracked over the next couple of months, especially if Wizards does the right thing and reinstates States.
I think this will mean the rest of the set will drop in value as people accumulate way more than they need of the rest of the cards in the set. I don’t think it will affect prices on the cards I’ve named because demand is so high for those.