Utilitarian wrote:If you compare it to the Sword of X and Y cycle I think it comes in slightly below them but still worth the same level of respect.
"Slightly below" is an understatement in my opinion. The swords are much, much better. They give protection that just locks those two colors out from interacting with the equipped creature, and have HUGE effects every time a hit lands, on top of a only slightly lower pump.
Godsend only has an effect beyond pumping if it blocks (in which case it's not swinging in and is entirely up to your opponent attacking) or is blocked (can still easily be chump blocked). It doesn't do anything against control decks besides give +3/+3, for example.
The equip cost is actually relevant. It means you can play a 2 drop rather than a 1 drop. Which for aggressive (and even midrange in certain colors) is very important.
In other news... the new Ajani IS G/W and is... kind of disappointing? But I do like him. But dat ultimate...