Feryalise!

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More Commander 2014 spoilers are coming in almost as we speak, and I’m F5’ing every spoiler site I can find with the force of a thousand suns. A card that showed up yesterday that I wanted to discuss today is Feryalise, Llanowar’s Fury. Take a look:

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The planeswalker commander from the green deck is indeed Feryalise, as predicted by several sources, among them the reader Grim Lavamancer in this comment. I never knew much about Feryalise’s story, other than that she is quoted on Pernicious Deed, but her story is quite different from the previous planeswalker I discussed, Ob Nixilis. She was one of Urza Planeswalker’s (yes that is the name he seems to go by) “Nine Titans” – nine planeswalkers who combatted Phyrexia during the Invasion block using actual titanic robots. It’s kind of like Gundam, only in the Magic universe.

Awesome cross-overs aside, I think Feryalise above is quite overwhelming for what she does when it comes to the first two abilities. Destroying an artifact or enchantment is very useful utility, especially when it’s tacked on a card that you always have access to, but it leaves her with but a single point of loyalty when you ship the turn, not really ideal. The +2 is also alright, and it combos well with her ultimate, but paying 3GG for a Planeswalker that will make a mana dork at least feels like a poor deal, even if she comes on turn three or four. It can block if something tries to attack her, though, which is nice.

The ultimate is all kinds of goodness in a green deck, however. It takes a couple of turns, but having card-draw, even slightly unreliable card-draw, on your commander is great, as is demonstrated by my matches with Damia, Sage of Stone.

What do you think of her, dear reader? Leave a comment below!

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  1. Grim Lavamancer

     /  October 28, 2014

    I’m shooting for at least 2/3 (I’m quite convinced that Serra is going to be the white walker).

    Freyalice is a decent card. Her -2 ability is smashing, but, I don’t know, putting Llanowar elves on the table seems a bit underwhelming to me. Her artwork is very nice, though I am quite sure that she should have been able to regenerate her lost eye, green being heavy on the healing magic and all. Perhaps she just has a thing for pirates.

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  2. Grim Lavamancer

     /  October 28, 2014

    Oh! And by the way. Did you get a look at the Reef Worm? (Here’s a link in chase you didn’t http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/ftl/seafood-chain-2014-10-27 ) Now that is a card with nice amounts of flavour to it!

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