Huh, that's interesting.Does it mean "The first time you draw a card each turn, if it's a land, you may exile it?" If not, and your second draw is a land, how do you prove your first one wasn't?I'm not sure how to evaluate the extra ability. It lets you replace quite a lot of unwanted draws, that seems like it may be way too strong. But maybe it often happens too late to matter?
"The first time you draw a card each turn, if it's a land, you may exile it."That. Because of what you said next.
In a long game, it could be a big deal. In a short game, it might be alright:Assuming your deck is 2/5 land, it will only draw you a new card 40% of the time, and if that new card is a land, you're stuck with it.…That's still pretty good. Willing to believe this needs to be rare, or cost more, or have a cost on the trigger.
It's weaker than "At the beginning of your upkeep, Scry 1"
That is a fantastic comparison.Completely changes my perspective.
Roil Turbine 4ArtifactT: Add 1 to your mana pool.Discard a land card from your hand, T: Add 2 to your mana pool. Draw a card.
Remove either half of the second ability and this is still good.
When I read the lead up to Jay's card, I was expecting the second ability to be just "T, discard a land, draw a card."I think that is much cleaner than the weird miracle ability. It lacks some of the coolness, but draw abilities were a huge pain in tournaments, etc.
That is better. At the point you're ditching lands, you shouldn't need the mana ability, so why not make it a tap ability. Good call.
Roil Vortex 1RREnchantment (R)At the beginning of your first main phase add R to your mana pool.R, discard a land card: Roil Vortex deals 2 damage to target opponent.
I'm not a big fan of the "once per turn" clause on the original. Rather just have the card tap and discard to do an effect. Borrowing from key to the city:Key to the Garden 1ArtifactWhen Key to the Garden untaps, you may pay 2. If you do, draw a card.T, discard a land card: Add one mana to your mana pool of any type that land could produce.
Agreed.I like Roil Vortex.Now I wish I'd named the card Roil Flush.