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Points Announcement: Theros Beyond Death (II)

Points announcements are usually made the Monday after each prerelease. However, due to CanCon 2020, a.k.a. ‘Highlander Nationals’ being only a week after prerelease, we made an early “no change” announcement for the ease of players preparing for that event.  We know that a large points change can disrupt invested playtesting, so have reserved this Theros Beyond Death (II) announcement for a week after Highlander Nationals. The additional time and metagame data has also assisted with placing some very impactful cards.  The changes are: Time Walk +1 (now 4 Points)Oko, Thief of Crowns +1 (now 1 Point)Thassa’s Oracle +2 (now 2 Points)Flash… Read More »Points Announcement: Theros Beyond Death (II)

Points Announcement: Throne of Eldraine

With a plethora of printings from back-to-back sets, the overall power level of Highlander has significantly increased since last update. However, the increase is more pronounced in certain archetypes. This Points Announcement increases the investment required to recur Strip Mine, which has recently led to more repetitive game states with a low level of interactivity. This Announcement simultaneously increases the flexibility (and to some degree power level) of Combo archetypes. Here are the changes:   Strip Mine +1 (now 2 Points) True-Name Nemesis +1 (now 2 Points)  Memory Jar -1 (now 0 Points) Yawgmoth’s Will -2 (now 1 Point) Tendrils of Agony +1 (now 1… Read More »Points Announcement: Throne of Eldraine