Would you maindeck a Tidal Visionary in Sealed?

Beyond Dominia: The Limited Magic Mill: Would you maindeck a Tidal Visionary in Sealed?

By Rakso, the Patriarch and Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Saturday, December 23, 2000 - 01:52 am:

Philippine players say yes, but it can be a dead card against maybe half the decks you'll play against?

By Winky on Saturday, December 23, 2000 - 02:51 am:

I always do, in fact I draft them high. They're one of my favorite cards in limited and always main deck them. There is very few situations where you'll have a deck where they won't be useful at all. If nothing else, you'll have a 2/2 pro creature. There's few 1 drops in invasion limited. These guys become sick with Acolytes.

By PredatorFlagship on Sunday, December 24, 2000 - 10:18 am:

Quality one-drop. I always maindeck these when I have the chance, and haven't yet regretted doing so.

By WestWycke, the Lexicologist (Westwycke) on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 - 06:29 pm:

Tidal Visionary is good all around, but really shines in a B/U or B/U/x deck.

Your black removal is now usable against anything, because you can make it nonblack.
Sleeper's Robe and Duskwalker have better chances of getting through as you make opponent's creatures nonblack.
You can somewhat control the size of any Djinn's on the board.
And you never know when you will run into Coalition Victory or the white enchantments that prevent damage depending on the colors controlled by their owner.

By Nevyn, the Village Idiot (Nevyn) on Thursday, December 28, 2000 - 07:48 am:

Visionary is almost as good as the tapping apprentices, and better than the others. Blue has numerous ways to abuse the card, and it is amazing for powering up black removal and protection creatures. It is one of the biggest sleeper cards in the format and I gain more respect for it every time I play it.

By ATW on Tuesday, January 02, 2001 - 07:14 pm:

Yes, maindeck.

Negates opponent's black removal. Makes your removal more effective.

Great with protection creatures and Acolytes.

Gets around Moats and Fear creatures or makes yours more effective.

Can be effective in both the early and late game.

What's the argument against it? (Keep in mind that half of the set doesn't swing for much.)

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