For the longest time, the awesome equipment of choice was Loxodon Warhammer. There was also apparently a Jitte that terrorized people for quite some time as well. A Jitte…like what a ninja turtle would use.
Today's standard is ruled by a monster named Basilisk Collar. Pretty sweet, mostly because of the incredibly affordable casting cost and equipping cost. I've long coveted this bit of neckwear, but because of its use on the "tournament scene," my shekels have unfortunately had to remain in the shekel-jar.
Flashforward to TODAY. Or more precisely 3 days from now. The 2011 has replaced the collar with a new bit of hotness. That hotness is Sword of Vengeance.
Should be good, and much more in the Loxodon Warhammer vein. More abilities, bigger activation costs. I'll probably grab this one as well…as soon as its out of standard. Until then, I'll be busy gaining life and destroying creatures AT THE SAME TIME.
FOR PENNIES. Standard giveth, and then it taketh!