Spell Changes ~Rituals~

Summary:  Not only creatures are getting changes, but also spells are.  Let’s take a look at most popular spells and how they are changing.

92. Goghlie Altar

Type – Ritual
Cost – 0

Discard a creature, both players gain mana equal to the number of enemies on the board.


93. Summoner Mesmer’s Lapse

Type – Ritual
Cost – 0 1

Discard a creature. Your opponent loses mana equal to the summoning cost of the discared creature.


293. Theraclave Tollgate

Type – Ritual
Cost – 0 1

During this turn and your opponent’s next turn, your opponent cannot gain mana outside of the mana phase. This can only be cast if there is at least one enemy creature on the board.

Comment: Of all the spells, Rituals are the most popular type and pretty much everyone include maximum number of those (3) in their deck.  Though each of them have unique effect, above three seemed to be always the most popular.  Undoubtedly, the Sony’s intention here is to make these three rituals as equal as rest of 6 rituals to create more variations among decks.  The change seems small at first glance, but I certainly think they will affect our play.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by WARBEAR on January 28, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I agree it’s a subtle change to the three cards shown but may have a sizeable effect on tactics. Call of timeless juno (spell) went from costing 5 mana to 0 with patch, the largest change of any card.


  2. Posted by Anonymous on January 29, 2010 at 4:21 am



  3. The slight changes won’t affect most of the people. Those spells are and will be still the mostn popular ones


  4. Posted by regdoogie on January 29, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I’m jonesing for more translations too 😉 I looked at the http://www.jp.playstation.com/scej/title/eoj_psp/cards.html site and checked out a simple card like Flame Magus and I’m like, that’s alot of words for a card who’s description is just “magic attack”, I’m really curious as to if anything changed with that card… I need more friends that can read japanese 🙂


  5. Posted by regdoogie on January 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I compared Flame Magus with other magic cards and apparently all that text does mean Magic Attack 🙂 But I found out that a friend of a friend can read Japanese so maybe I can find out more info too 🙂


  6. Posted by Paydak on February 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    With all the other changes, I knew they had to do this. Summoner Mesmer’s Lapse was in no way fair. At least it’s a little bit closer to so now.


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