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CardName: Corvid Extortion Cost: 2B Type: Sorcery Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: Target player discards two cards. Plot 2 (Draw 2 cards, then put 2 cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.) Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Root Common

Corvid Extortion
{2}{b}
 
 C 
Sorcery
Target player discards two cards. Plot 2 (Draw 2 cards, then put 2 cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.)
Updated on 24 Jul 2020 by Benjamin Draper

Code: CB11

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2020-07-06 22:53:55: Benjamin Draper created the card Corvid Extortion
2020-07-06 22:54:12: Benjamin Draper edited Corvid Extortion
2020-07-23 18:54:40: Benjamin Draper edited Corvid Extortion:

Updated with new Plot mechanic. Moved to black.

2020-07-23 18:55:21: Benjamin Draper edited Corvid Extortion

­Brainstorm is insanely powerful because it's easy to shuffle your deck. This mechanic is an incredibly busted version of scry, since it straight-up draws you the cards, even if it's not card advantage

I disagree. There are very few shuffle effects in this set, and none at common, so you can only delay drawing unwanted cards. That puts it about on par with the power of scry. The power really comes from how many cards you can plot at a time, which can be regulated up and down as warranted on a given card.

If you're planning on this set existing in a vacuum, sure. But even just in standard there will always be some shuffle effects. You can't forgo printing Evolving Wilds for two years, and people will play that in their plot decks

Hopefully you add in Miracle to this set >:D

Also, this is color pie bending pretty hard. Like Plot 3+ in anything other than blue seems off. Looking at you Corvid Bomb.

Scry color bends pretty hard. Black is 2nd in library manipulation. I'd say this is reasonable as far as color pie is concerned.

­Brainstorm effects go way beyond library manipulation since you can like go 3 draws ahead and put stuff you don't have use for many turns (or at all) on top. It's like looting for the same amount and sometimes even better - so IMO it could be argued to be comparable to casually slapping Careful Study/Faithless Looting effect as "extra" on cards. The takeaway is that scry is never drawing. I would say "Plot 2" alone is stronger than just a cantrip and with more than 2 it becomes really strong.

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