Hello addicts, it's Gaige with your weekly unsolicited article for Wizard's Tower Wednesday! Hope you're not too excited because today's article is going to be a bit different. If you missed last week we talked about some silly cards that will probably make the game go longer but will definitely have fun effects. If you are real confused by anything I've said so far and don't know what Wizard's Tower is then good luck I guess. You could take a minute to check out our introduction article on Wizards Tower so you can be more in the loop on everything we're about to talk about, but you better do it fast because we've got things to discuss and we're not going to wait for you just because you didn't do your homework.
Today's topic of discussion is going to be about some of the most sought after cards in Magic: Planeswalkers. You might be thinking "Wow, planeswalkers in a Wizard's Tower? That can't end well." You'd be right. It can't end well.
|According to her hands, Liliana is actually a red mage.|
Let's look at a lesser planeswalker to see how it would fair in Wizard's Tower.
|According to his hands, he has never touched a woman.|
|A better depiction of Vraska.|
|She is a mystical double mermaid where the bottom half is a fish and the top half is a fish.|
"Obviously she has to be ok. She enters on turn four at 2." Yeah dum dum but what about that ult? If they can defend it for 3 turns they probably just win. No matter how many boardwipes and kill spells your tower has, when they get a 9.9 every turn, it's going to be hard to deal with. Whoever has Kiora will just be Kraken skulls left and right and then the games over. Plus if they aren't going for the ult that extra land and card draw for a couple turns can be a bigger advantage in Wizard's Tower than any one person should have.
|Goat Simulator: Theros|
The mana can be a big advantage, and haste satyrs can also be annoying but once again the big no no is in the ult. We've talked before about how cards in Wizard's Tower need to be perfectly clear and his ult will not be. What is considered a land? Is nothing a land or is everything a land? This may seem straight forward to some, but having to explain this to every new person who tries to play this card is going to get old fast.
Now I'm not your mom so I can't tell you what to do. If you think it'll be silly to put any of these cards in your tower then go for it. It may seem fun until you realize you have no way to deal with it and they have a huge board advantage. I will say that note we will leave you with
HEAVY SALAMI'S MEAT SEAL OF APPROVED PLANESWALKERS
There are only two planeswalker that I would say are acceptable in a Wizard's Tower.
|Sarkhan used reveal the top card, he hurt himself in confusion.|
This angry dude is a pretty alright fit in a Tower. He is a planeswalker but he leaves the board faster than you can his first ability aloud. Since there is no way for Sarkhan to give himself more loyalty he isn't any sort of perpetual threat that makes you quit the game early because of how "lucky" your friend always gets in magic. His -4 will almost do nothing unless they happen to have some dragon's and his -2 and 0 will help you for a minute before he murders himself on the sharp edge of cardboard.
|The planeswalker that was developed by a drunk R&D team.|
As you might have guessed (or might not have because you are bad at guessing) Tibalt, the King of Planeswalkers, has found his home in the Wizard's Tower. Discarding a card at random is perfect for the tower. His -4 is severely underwhelming for a -4 and you need to randomly discard 2 cards to even get that online. His ult can be good if he manages to take a board full of creatures, but the likeliness of that happening is pretty slim. You can pretty much ignore Tibalt unless you really want him dead. He might help your opponent but he might not. He's in my tower and anytime someone gets to play him it's fun but not overbearing. He's a goddam wild card and he knows it.
Think other planeswalkers I didn't mention could work in a tower? Found another format for Tibalt? Want to show us your sweet Wizard's Tower you've built or started? Send us a message or leave a comment!