I was already using a blue/white spirit deck I made from cards of Shadows Over Innistrad. So, naturally when I started looking at card in Eldritch Moon Spell Queller really caught my eye.
So this card may look unexciting at first but with the cards currently in standard there is a lot to work with. I’m already taking things out of play and then back in so I can use Topplegeist’s ETB ability of tapping opponents creatures. With this I can cast and prevent anything. A creature, enchantment, artifact, anything as long as it’s CMC is 4 or less.
So you’ve got this card and it prevents anything. Even things that say “cannot be countered” will be exiled. This could swing the momentum of the game especially mid-game.
in my head I see this playing out as you prevent a 2/2 flier, or a 3/3 on the ground or a myriad of other medium sized creatures that can pose a problem. So you remove their creature right now while putting a 2/3 on the board. Such a good trade.
Then 3 or 4 turns later they deal with the Spell Queller and their early/mid-game creature or spell gets cast and it’s much, much less detrimental. Unless it’s a burn spell. 3 life now or 3 life later may not make a difference.
I just really like the control this card can give you.
Their turn, they cast Gisela and you say “cute” and respond with Spell Queller. They wont have their bomb on the table and you’ll have a 2/3 flier. It’ll take at least a turn for them to respond but you’ll at least have a possible attack with a 2/3 or just not get hit for 4 the following turn.
What cards do you like out of this newest set?