Today brings our last preview for Awakening, and this is definitely a favourite for the new set. But before we get to the preview, this weekend is the Australian National Qualifier in Melbourne. Two lucky players will earn invites to this years World Championships in a little under a month.
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With the Black Devious Mastery getting the Frozen List treatment soon, Black will have to conjure up some ways to help maintain some form of hand manipulation. Black Memories offers up a way to bring back those discarding from hand feels Black Style players will start missing.
Initially, the power of the card gives it enormous value. With the cost of getting rid of one of your setups or drills, you can forgo something that might not be helping in your current matchup, and pillage your opponents deck for something like a Visiting The Past, to hit them back with what they want to dish out to you. The possibilities are huge.
Being a Setup, its sometimes hard to make the space, but offering the parenthetical text just doubles the value of this card further. While it doesn’t give you the same return as a Black Declaration by being placed into play on discard, it does give you a pitch to the new Black Conflict Mastery which emulates the old mastery in a way.
It also doesn’t have a stipulation on what causes the discard to occur, so like with Black Command, you can could gain some benefit from any discard of the card when your opponent has 2 or more cards in hand.
This is definitely going to be fighting for some space in new Black Conflict Mastery decks.