Monday, May 2, 2016

CCDD 050216—Lonely and Softheart Serpents

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/2/2016 - Fell into a Sea Serpent design hole last week. So it's gonna be Sea Serpent week here. First up…

Top-down from this art. I like the flavor a lot.

Softheart Serpent personifies the high match-up variance that islandhome and islandwalk have been stricken for, though it's actually reversed, so it's good most of the time, but bad against merfolk decks. In Limited, I'm 100% okay with that. For Constructed, much less so.

Which is why I tackled the flavor from another direction:

There's some Merfolk cross-tribal for you.


  1. Softheart Serpent makes me think something like "prevent all damage ~ would deal to creatures with power and toughness 2 or less".

  2. I like Lonely Serpent a lot better. Softheart Serpent is just recreating Intimidate, which I think is gone for good reason.