I wrote a couple of days ago in the Esper edition that I enjoyed playing those colors the most by far out of the color wheel. Not only can I find few reasons that I enjoy playing red, I actually hate playing against red even more. Mono red provides a quick way to either win or lose a game, so I see that deck more than any other on Magic the Gathering Arena. Therefore, at least half of MTGMOM Gruul edition might end up not being very much fun to ready.
I promise to try to keep my bias out of the article, though, and give you a good selection of red cards. Also, while red tilts me every time I see a basic mountain, I enjoy many green cards. So, even if I fail in delivering on the red cards, rest assured that the green cards will live up to our standards here at the page.
MTGMOM Red Honorable Mention (Dinos, Dragons, and Praetor in a Storm)
Look at that. I gave you five cards for the price of three in this section to make up for my admitted bias against red. Since red offends me so much, I decided to pick cards dedicated to people I love. I included Etali as a nod to Quinn, who said the other day, “I want to build a dinosaur deck again.” Every time I write one of these things, I need to include the latest dragon as a shout out to Chris. This one looks like an overcosted Goldspan, but it comes with convoke, so a tokens deck brings that down. I included Urabrask simply for the third chapter of the back. That is straight fire in a storm deck.
MTGMOM Red Card I Love (Chandra fixed my mana, gives me options, and goes pew pew)
Even though I gravitated to being a blue mage and worshiping Jace as my lord and savior, my “shameful” nerd admission for this article is that I always had a soft spot for Chandra. Her cards almost always sucked, but I found her character compelling. I like this card, though.
MTGMOM Green Honorable Mention (Atraxa Falls, Kavu Chomps, and Planeswalker Three Manas)
I picked Atraxa’s Fall because it removes basically anything you can name. Yes, at sorcery speed (Spikes right now are angrily composing emails to our editor to complain about that), but I found it funny that it lists every card type in the explanation. Goes with our recent trend of including word creep in articles. The Kavu shows off one of the new keywords from the new set. When I saw the new Wrenn, I texted Chris, “They haven’t learned the lesson of three mana ‘Walkers?”
MTGMOM Green Card I Love (Wurmcoil Hydra)
I think I chose the original Polukranos in one of the articles I wrote way back when. I’m far too tired right now to look and verify. Maybe I take a look and update you in the miscellaneous article in a couple of days. Until then, glory in the face of what I texted to Chris as “Wurmcoil Hydra”. Norn went crazy with this one.
MTGMOM Gruul edition brought a surprising amount of cards I enjoyed. I still refuse to admit that either red or green (okay, maybe green) cards bring me any amount of joy. But, when forced to play these colors at the eternal MTG table in Hell, at least I can make some good choices.
Images courtesy of Mythic Spoiler. They’ve been my go to page for spoilers for as long as I can remember.