A few weeks ago, after a good bit of success drafting Crimson Vow, and an initial underappreciation for both of these cards, I sent out the following tweet about Blood tokens.
PSA: Turn 1 Blood is insane, both of these cards should be high priorities. Epicure is likely the 3rd best red common, and Blood Fountain is (as Ben said) basically a 3-for-1 pic.twitter.com/GgizD3W4Ls
— Ethan Saks (@lordtupperware) November 17, 2021
This was met with some fierce pushback rooted in a misunderstanding of the intrinsic power that the Blood mechanic provides in a game of Limited. I certainly underrated this mechanic going into the release of the set, but I quickly changed my tune and believe now that Blood may be the best Limited mechanic we’ve ever seen. This might seem like a bit of a hot take, but hopefully this article will help not only convince you of the true power of Blood tokens, but also illuminate the many applications and uses for it game in and game out.