Astral Rift

Astral Rift Card

Astral Rift is a 2 Mana Cost Rare Mage Spell card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Add 2 random minions to your hand.

Flavor Text

Let's see what's behind rift number one!

Astral Rift Card Review

In general, getting 2 cards for 2 mana is a very powerful effect. But you really, really want those cards to be at least playable. But in this case, you can’t. Random minion means that you can get absolutely anything. And if you look at the list of minions, you will notice that only a portion of them actually sees play, and only a portion of that portion would be good in the deck you play it in. So there is a significant chance that you will end up with 2 bad minions, or a bad and a mediocre minion. To get two good minions, you would need to be incredibly lucky. There’s no way that it’s worth 1 mana discount over Arcane Intellect, which always gets you 2 good cards (because you put them into your deck).

Now, this might be okay to get from a random source, like if you’re looking for more value, see this in Primordial Glyph, you can pick it. But that’s basically it. You don’t want ot put it into your deck. The only situation in which this might be good is if you follow it up with Leyline Manipulator and discount those two minions by 2. But same thing can be said about lots of other cards, and I don’t see them being played.

Card rating: 2/10

9 Comments

  1. Orasha
    August 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Fun for the arena and maybe sometimes off of Primordial Glyphs. Guaranteed to end up on Trolden at some point.

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  2. Lucasato
    August 1, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    I liked the idea behind the card,is like you cast a magic that broken the reality,and open a portal to anywhere lol
    Now about its utility,well,there are 2 minions in one single card,maybe it could be usefull in a deck you must to spend to much slots with control spells,or tech cards,or cheap minions,or burn spells,so there rest 2 slots to you use with any minions
    Ok,we really have better cards that fill your board,like sindragosa,both epic mage cards from boomsday,and etc,but you can play them only in specific situations,you need only two manas to play it

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    • JKoala
      August 1, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      I loved the roleplaying part of the comment. Lol.

      Reply
      • Lucasato
        August 2, 2018 at 8:20 am

        Oh thank you!

        Reply
  3. Whatever
    August 1, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Discover is good, but random is definetly not most of the time. Why would you go this way with so many useless cards out there? ”Hand Mage” doesn´t justify such randomness. If they costed a little less than it would be another story…

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  4. Jed
    August 1, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Um wow is this bad.

    This basically will be discovered by primordial glyph as a last ditch attempt to find a taunt or something on near death

    1/5

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    • Brb
      August 1, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Hand mage?

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      • Jed
        August 1, 2018 at 11:21 am

        That won’t work and you know it

        @ hand druid

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      • Brandon975
        August 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm

        The problem is that this could worsen the spectre books :’v

        Reply

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