It is significantly better when you attach it to something with trample but trample is also a mostly green mechanic. Once you get into GWX there becomes a lot of options on how to pump a threat. Roon is also the cheapest / smallest GWX legend with trample with only a handful of others existing. Given that Gosend does good things on defense as well is yet another shout out to Roon due to his built in vigilance.bobthefunny wrote: ↑2 years agoYou take that back!ISBPathfinder wrote: ↑2 years agoExcept for the part where Godsend is bad I agree . Godsend was a really weird effect in that it can be chump blocked and even if it wasn't chumped it didn't connect for very good damage in a lot of situations. I would almost say that Godsend was more of a defensive card but not in a good way.
Godsend was actually one of the reasons I built Roon of the Hidden Realm voltron deck. +3 makes him 7 power, and between Godsend's exile, and Roon's blink, the opponent would need to throw 3 creatures in front just to soak up any damage at all, otherwise it all tramples through.
Roon does sound like a decent use for Godsend, I don't know that I could name one off the top of my head so that is a good shout out for how you can tech cards that aren't so naturally good into decks and make them decent. Finding a deck for a questionable / bad card to be playable does not make them a good card.
We probably don't need to derail this though, I probably shouldn't have even bothered going in depth on my response like this but where Godsend is mostly a meme of a card Embercleave actually gets work done. It will cut through blockers and push trample / stat buff / and double strike for a good bit of a combat trick and overall just power. Godsend is really weird because its rare that the stat buffing and the exile clauses both matter in combat so for the most part its a vanilla stat buff to connect to the face or something that just encourages chump blocking.
Godsend is a card that was designed for flavor. It was used in the story and so they needed a god killing equipment. Beyond that though its useful for making irrelevant creatures into combat monsters which in my mind matters wayyyyyyy more in limited but they put it as a mythic which is kind of like saying its not for limited.