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While a slightly better rate than such cards usually are, we're still not even remotely tempted for Constructed. Turn-after-turn abilities are inherently less valuable in Constructed than Draft, as bad things happen to creatures more frequently. Granting evasion is also less valuable in Constructed. Finally, just in terms of having stuff line up, a 2/2 for three has a lot of work to justify inclusion in this world of Magma Sprays.
While Aerial Guide might be merely a mana away from consideration, Aven Reedstalker would still have zero shot in Constructed.
Champion of Wits is one of the most interesting and potentially abusable cards in Hour of Devastation. It is also one of the most volatile. Here are my percentage predictions, where it has all of the following potential outcomes:
- 5% - Key part of a broken linear deck
- 10% - Key part of a legit Tier 1 strategy
- 10% - Key part of a Tier 1.5 strategy
- 75% - Flops despite so much promise
There's a lot going on with Champion of Wits, so in trying to find the best home for it, we've got a number of competing aspects of the card to consider.
- It's a very efficient source of looting. This makes it interesting to consider with all the usual looting synergies like madness, embalm, eternalize, reanimation, or other graveyard abilities.
- Its card draw scales with its power. This means Anthems like Always Watching equal extra cards, and cheap instant pump spells can be converted into extra cards.
- Its eternalize makes it a formidable threat for grinding the mid- and late-game.
- Like other enters-the-battlefield trigger creatures, it produces value up front and then leaves you with a body that can be sacrificed for value (which is especially nice if we can ever eternalize it).
In powered formats, there are lots of ways to potentially abuse the scaling on strength pretty hard. For instance: