Mesmer’s Lecture

Summary: New way to draw cards.

Comment: The first question I have with this card is whether the difference is absolute or simply allied – enemy i.e. if you have less creatures than opponent on the board, you don’t get any draw?  Assuming the former, this card is made to benefit a player who is already leading.  So why would Sony do this?  My guess is because of new Set.3 abilities, Sony is anticipating “every turn, new creature” strategy would no longer be a smart move.  Perhaps, you may be winning in terms of number of creatures on the board, each of your creatures are very susceptible.  So this is one way to support Winny deck or “every turn, new creature” strategy.

If the latter assumption is the correct, then this card can be used to get the lead back in the game when you are actually losing.  In either situation this is interesting card.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Fongy on October 15, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Unless I’m being thick (it often happens) it’s simply the difference between yours and the opponent’s card – full stop – doesn’t matter who’s leading…
    If you have 2 and they have 4 – you get 2 cards, you 3 and they 1 – 2 cards… etc. etc.
    Better than errand, worse than envoy…?
    Will probably support winny decks as they like to pump the field with little creatures and often when I’ve played against players of this type they have errands to give them more creatures…
    😦
    Anything that supports winny decks is bad in my book!
    Really good twist on the card-drawing aspect…
    I like this card a lot! I can see it being in virtually every player’s (who likes to draw cards) deck!

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  2. Posted by Skah T on October 15, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Wow, I didn’t even consider that it might work even when you have more creatures than your opponent. I had dismissed it because you would need to be at a three creature disadvantage to make it more useful than a usual Errand. If it does work the other way then I will need ot rethink that.

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  3. this is really bad in emegency situations^^ if your enemy is just 1 creature ahead and you need more cards badly, it sucks. But its cool if you reset the board, with blinding skies for example, after that you have 3 cards less on your hand, mesmers lecture will be great to get your cards back

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  4. Posted by Real Gambler on October 15, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Not bad against attrition decks.

    Summon creature
    Opponent skip turn
    Summon creature
    Opponent skip turn or weaken creature
    Summon creature
    Opponent skip turn or weaken creature
    Mesmer’s Lecture (Draw 3 cards for 1 mana)
    Play a card and wait for calamity with a very nice full hand. Maybe even draw a nice anti-spell card if you’re lucky.

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