is a solid removal spell, and would potentially be in the discussion if was not in my draft pool. However, with a black removal spell in the pool, is a substantially better pick than .
has impressed me. In most scenarios, cards that give the opponent a choice are much worse than they look. Because of this, my initial evaluation of was that it is a fine, yet unexciting, removal spell. However, it is a lot closer to than I initially believed. There aren’t many disposable bodies running around in this format.
I am quite certain that is better than . However, my pool has three green cards to one black card, which I believe tips the scale such that this decision is close. In fact, I would take if were replaced with a random green card. The curve of into is one of the best in the format, and I think picking up a Chimera to ensure that as a possibility is the tiebreaker that leads me to pick in this scenario.