This being New Phyrexia, you'd think Black would get the lions share of goodies. But this is NEW Phyrexia, not OLD Phyrexia. These hippie robots are all about sharing the love with all the colors. It's a rainbow coalition of murder and slavery! Rejoice!
Does anyone else think this looks like a flying robot dog with a cape?
(Chatter on the web tells me this is going to be a bit more popular than I give it credit for. Still, every time someone uses this and then gets owned by a Living Death they helped fuel, I will laugh smugly)
I just don't like this card. On one hand it's like the perfect fusion between Timmy and Spike: a big scary thing to turn sideways, yet efficient enough to appeal to the tournament crowd. But on the other hand, I just feel like this should not have seen print. Even if it utterly fails to break whole formats and winds up a $5 card (not likely!) I will still feel that this just set a bad precedent.
(Hint: Get their Sol Ring!)
And with that, Black is now reviewed. Once again the Mythic Praetor is the elephant in the room, but Sheoldred is at least way cooler than Jin Gitaxias, and while not quite as poweful as Elesh Norn, she's probably more fun to play. And of course the Obliterator is certainly playble if you are heavily in Black, but it's probably not worth shelling out for. If you open one, you'll be happy to play it. Praetor's Grip is probably the most exciting card to me right now, because using my opponents cards against them is always cool.