Uncovering the Hidden Value of Eldraine’s Most Underrated Uncommon Cards
The recent set release of Eldraine brought an exciting new take on Magic: The Gathering’s fairy tale-themed card pool. While the set is filled with powerful and iconic cards, there are some hidden gems among the set’s uncommon cards. These underrated cards can offer more value than their rarity suggests.
One such uncommon card is Witch’s Cauldron. Played as an artifact, Witch’s Cauldron provides the same deck effect for all players when put in play. At 1 mana, it offers the chance to draw a card at the beginning of each player’s turn. This card works best with cards that can be played repeatedly for cheap, allowing multiple draws per turn. Decks utilizing Witch’s Cauldron can benefit greatly from the ability to consistently draw cards.
The Adventure mechanic within Elderaine also offers a number of hidden gems at the uncommon rarity. The Adventures offer two halves of powerful effects: cast the creature from your hand, then play its Adventure version from your graveyard for an even more powerful effect. These cards, such as Prismari Command and Once Upon a Time are very versatile and reward careful deckbuilding and strategy.
Svengali Doomsday is another underrated Elderaine uncommon card. By combining a five-card library with a Doomsday effect, this card can offer explosive board presence and potential for victory. By carefully choosing the five-card library, a player can make this card as powerful and versatile as a much higher rarity card.
Elderaine offers an array of powerful cards at the uncommon rarity. With careful deckbuilding, these cards can offer players the chance to maximize their performance in their constructed decks. Witch’s Cauldron, Adventure cards, and Svengali Doomsday can offer great value and surprising power in the right hands.