Card Me: Fleetfeather Sandals

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Card Me: A favorite hobby of mine is playing card games. There is just something really remarkable about how laying cardboard onto a table can bring people together for lots of fun/frustration. As a naturally shy person in real life, I enjoy how card games can bring me out of my shell for quite the social activity.
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I honestly believe a lot of people who play Magic: The Gathering get too caught up in the rarity symbol for cards. Granted, the game is literally designed around the notion that the generally good cards are rarer and thus harder to pull in booster packs. If you want a strong deck the pros play, expect a majority of the cards in a deck recipe to be sporting a rare-and-up symbol.

However, I am someone who will go out of his way to use a “weird” card if I deem it powerful. For me, a particular card I like in my Mono Green Midrange deck is Fleetfeather Sandals.

Fleetfeather Sandals
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Card Name: Fleetfeather Sandals
Mana Cost: 2
Converted Mana Cost: 2
Types: Artifact — Equipment
Card Text: Equipped creature has flying and haste.
Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
Flavor Text: “The gods gave us no wings to fly, but they gave us an even greater gift: imagination.”
—Daxos of Meletis
Expansion: Theros (Common) Theros
Rarity: Common

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Now, at face value, many people are going to tell you that this is a “bad” card. But this card is like a secret weapon of mine. I don’t really understand why people have overlooked this hidden gem.

Sure, it comes into play at two mana, and the equip cost is another two. Nonetheless, the equipped effects are more than worth it. Granting a creature both flying and haste means you are giving your guy/gal wings to take action immediately.

For instance, I can play a Kalonian Hydra, which is a powerful card in its own right, and then attach the Fleetfeather Sandals to it.

Kalonian Hydra

Suddenly, my hydra is going to double the +1/1 counters on my side of the board while being a flying, 8/8 trampler with haste.

All of which is possible because of Fleetfeather Sandals.

Not to mention, I can always equip these sandals onto another creature to spread the love around for various purposes.

Moral of the story: just because a card is a common does not necessarily mean it is crap. Fleetfeather Sandals for the win!

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