Standard Eldrazi decks have also played a copy (or even two) on occasion. As it’s been only a one-of in most decks, there hasn’t been massive demand for it just yet. But could this card work its way into other Eternal formats such as Legacy, or Commander, too?
Because you have to have an empty hand to use Sea Gate Wreckage’s ability, it doesn’t seem so good. But Affinity, in particular, likes to play out its hand quickly. Eldrazi decks like to cast as much as they can quickly as possible, as well. It’s possible that Wreckage remains a staple one-of in these decks going forward. Having more than one copy can become inconvenient, as it can be a do-nothing card in some games. But pretty much any deck that has the ability to produce considerable amounts of colorless mana can use it. The value of drawing a card with an empty hand is pretty high.
In Commander, most decks don’t like to operate with an empty hand. But many decks have taken a look at Sea Gate Wreckage. In particular, Kozilek, the Great Distortion is the Commander that plays Wreckage with the most regularity. But, there’s so much colorless mana flying around Commander that Sea Gate Wreckage will eventually find itself fitting into a lot more decks.
This card has shown up in so many Top 8 lists already in both Standard and Modern. So there’s a strong possibility that Sea Gate Wreckage will actually become a staple in the long-run. Top-deck wars are a real thing. 3 mana for an effect that could be the difference between playing something and nothing in a turn is well worth it. Even though non-foil copies of Sea Gate Wreckage can be found as bulk rares, foils are close to $4. This is definitely a card to keep around in your collection. It has an effect that's definitely useful and been proven to be effective at a high level.