Brain Maggot is a really strong card, and now, there will be a foiled promo version for you to take home from your Friday Night Magic events this November! Solemnparty is a big fan of the art, although it grosses me out more than a bit. It’s already a card seeing a very good amount of play, and these are always the best kind of Friday Night Magic promos. Banishing Light, the September promo, is also pretty awesome, whereas Fanatic of Xenagos, a card that I personally quite like doesn’t quite have the same value at the moment.
For those that are unfamiliar with Brain Maggot, he’s very similar to an older card called Tidehollow Sculler. The difference is that the Sculler was an Artifact Creature that cost WB to cast, whereas the Maggot is an Enchantment Creature for 1B. Their effect is the same, however. When Brain Maggot enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand and you choose a nonland card from it. You exile that card until Brain Maggot leaves the battlefield. With Thoughtseize already a huge card in the format, you’ll already know most likely what your Brain Maggot will be depriving them of when it hits the board.
Mono-Black Control will likely still well be a pretty good deck post-Return to Ravnica rotation, and a lot of that will be because of this card. Now for people that can stomach the alternate artwork foil, they can have a FNM play-set to “pimp” out their decks.
– Elspeth for the Win