Nurgleprobe – TOP 10 Dark Ascension cards – Part 1

Hello my Nurglings!

So before going out to get myself some soda and maybe MAYBE some chips… or crisps depending on where you live in the world. I will be doing a Nurgleprobe top 10 Dark Ascension cards list. And the cards are the ones I feel can truly be used in Standard. So I won’t be looking at other formats like Modern or Limited when going through the cards. Let’s start at 10 and work our way up to number 6 and the last 5 cards will be posted some time soon.


10 – Undying Evil
Yes, we start off with a common, a card that most people probably just skipped while reading the whole and complete Dark Ascension spoiler. But this card does some amazing things for your creatures. For one it gives your best dudes one more chance to show you what they’re made of. When an opponent casts a removal spell, and even removal spells with wrath effects, one single black mana will bring your creature back and with a +1/+1 counter on it. Not only is it back, but it’s stronger than before. And yes, enter the battlefield trigger is going to happen again, just imagine using this on a card like Solemn Simulacrum. Not sure where this card will fit in, but there are plenty of cards that love it.

The titans – Check.
Wurmoil Engine – Check.
Snapcaster? – Maybe.


9 – Curse of Exhaustion
Seeing this and all the other white control cards, makes me think that a pure U/W control will have a lot of fun in the future. Making your opponent unable to play two spells in one turn stops them from doing Snapcaster tricks. It also stops them from playing ponder followed by a spell and after the first counter magic on your turn, you’re safe to roll. This card is plenty fun.


8 – Faithless Looting
Desperate Ravings, Faithless Looting, a few other spells and Burning Vengeance. Come on! It’s fun and may just be a deck. Even if Burning Vengeance isn’t the place to use this card, a red draw power card is awesome. Even vampire and werewolf players out in the world like this card.


7 – Drogskool Captain

I mentioned earlier that U/W control is going to have a blast, but a U/W spirit deck seems to be a lot more tempting right now. With cards like Midnight Haunting and Geist of Saint Traft, U/W spirits is probably a deck now. No not Delver… spirits. With plenty of cards creating spirit tokens, and Intangile Virtue, they can bring a punch. Specially now when they also can have hexproof, and I guess Honor Of The Pure if you really want to pump them.


6 – Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
A few examples of what Thalia does: Ponder cost 1U. Mana Leak 2U. Gutshot, Gitaxian Probe and Mental misstep actually cost 1 mana. Any Planeswalker costs 1 more as well as any ramp spells and well… any spell. Not sure how well Thalia fits in to Standard right now. But I bet she will be used somewhere before rotating.

Thanks for reading.
Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Posted on 23 January, 2012, in Card Games, Collecting, Magic The Gathering, Spoiler and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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