Jund, Trace, and Blightning Oh My
Well my good friends, I used to be a Jund hater. It seems to pop up often and invariably do very well. Since I rejoined Magic at M10, I didn't have Jund cards. So I bought a box of Alara Reborn. I snagged an Elspeth... (/cheer) but no Maelstrom Pulses (/boo). And thus a deep, bitter hatred began to brew inside me. Maelstrom pulse is very powerful. First of all, it targets permanents. That's right, any nonland permanent. That includes those fancy pants oblivion rings, any creature, artifact, enchantment, equipment... And it is a black and green card, and one would normally only expect "target permanent" from a blue card. Finally, It destroys all other permanents of the same name. A board sweeper for 3 mana. Epic.