[CON] Thornling, Sludge Strider & some commons (confirmed)

  • #1
    Parasitic Strix 2U
    Common
    Artifact Creature - Bird
    Flying
    When Parasitic Strix comes into play, if you control a black permanent, target player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
    2/2


    Dark Temper
    2R
    Common
    Instant
    Dark Temper deals 2 damage to target creature. If you control a black permanent, destroy the creature instead.

    Darklit Gargoyle 1W
    Common
    Artifact Creature - Gargoyle
    Flying
    B: Darklit Gargoyle gets +2/-1 until end of turn.
    1/2

    Sludge Strider 1WUB
    Uncommon
    Artifact Creature - Insect
    Whenever another artifact comes into play under your control or another artifact you control leaves play, you may pay 1. If you do, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
    3/3

    Brackwater Elemental
    2U
    Common
    Creature - Elemental
    When Brackwater Elemental attacks or blocks, sacrifice it at end of urn.
    Unearth 2U
    4/4


    Suicidal Charge
    3BR
    Common
    Enchantment
    Sacrifice Suicidal Charge: Creatures your opponents control get -1/-1 until end of turn. Those creatures attack this turn if able.


    and...

    OMG

    Thornling 3GG
    Mythic Rare
    Creature - Shapeshifter
    G: Thornling gains haste until end of turn.
    G: Thornling gains trample until end of turn.
    G: Thornling is indestructible until end of turn.
    1: Thornling gains +1/-1 until end of turn.
    1: Thornling gains -1/+1 until end of turn.
    4/4



    misspelled reliable :\
    Last edited by Caranthir: 1/14/2009 2:09:16 AM
  • #2
    Seems possible to me...

    I actually heard someone mentioning a green Morphling being in Conflux last week at my local store.
  • #3
    Didn't you get the memo? Color matters was in shadowmoor.
  • #4
    Quote from philgonzoles


    Thornling
    Mythic Rare
    3GG
    Creature - Elemental?(maybe:-/)
    G: Thornling gains haste until end of turn.
    G: Thornling gains trample until end of turn.
    G: Thornling is indestructible until end of turn.
    1: Thornling gains +1/-1 until end of turn.
    1: Thornling gains -1/+1 until end of turn.
    4/4


    Indestructible is an interesting choice for the green member of this cycle. Makes me wonder what they'll have up their sleeves for white now.

    Quote from Shaddock
    Didn't you get the memo? Color matters was in shadowmoor.


    Sedraxis Alchemist disagrees.
  • #5
    Thing is, what's the point of the -1/+1 ability, if you can just give him indestructibility?

    seems like sloppy design to me...sloppy fake design that is.
  • #6
    Thornling seems like an amazing card for midrange green decks. Sure it might not be unsummonable lile the original but the indestructable brings it close (will make path to exile a must answer now!)

    Edit: -1+1 could prove useful against double infest Wink

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  • #7
    If reliable, Brackwater Elemental really DOES mean Esper Aggro stands a chance. A Fog Elemental that attacks twice, for the same cost? Sign. Me. Up.
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  • #8
    Quote from Shaddock
    Didn't you get the memo? Color matters was in shadowmoor.


    Go read Sedraxis Alchemist.

    Anyway, the biggest benefit of this version of Thornling is that it's a 4/4, making it effectively a 7/infinity given enough mana.

    Interesting (if true).
  • #9
    Shaddock, Sedraxis Alchemist would like to have a word with you.

    Also, an Indestructable Thornling can still die to -x effects, so its plausible.
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  • #10
    Haste? Why haste of all things, WotC?
  • #11
    Why is Thornling Mythic? That's odd, since it's not Mythic-quality awesomeness.
  • #12
    Quote from Shaddock
    Thing is, what's the point of the -1/+1 ability, if you can just give him indestructibility?

    seems like sloppy design to me...sloppy fake design that is.


    Indestructible does not protect a creature with 0 or negative toughness from death.
  • #13
    Quote from Shaddock
    Thing is, what's the point of the -1/+1 ability, if you can just give him indestructibility?

    seems like sloppy design to me...sloppy fake design that is.


    Eh, it could potentially die to nameless inversion or you could just not have green mana available for whatever reason. It's not really sloppy design imo.
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  • #14
    thornling gains haste? why haste? all the other 'lings have untap, and its not like green doesnt have creature untapping. but i like its a 4/4, that is very cool if its legit
  • #15
    I don't like Haste on Thornling.

    Ashenmoor Gouger = Mono-Red Destroy effects?
  • #16
    Thornling feels like it belongs in Planar Chaos, which makes me wonder what the Morphlings for black and white will be (specifically, black's immunity ability. Torchling has Meddle, Morphling has shroud, Thornling has indestructible. White would definitely have protection of some sort). Grin

    I hope they maintain that it's a shapeshifter, although it would seem to make more sense that it's an elemental, from the name. And I can't wait to see the art on that one.
  • #17
    Wow Suicidal Charge is pretty damn ridiculous. If that is a common I am totally mystified here.

    In limited that effect is pretty damn insane basically functioning as a easy stalemate breaker. Because your able to pick off 2-3 of his creatures minimum take some damage. Then proceed to win the game on your turn. The -1/-1 also helps this tremendously I have a hard time believing it is a common.

    Maybe whites will be Gains protection from all colors.

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  • #18
    If this is Thornling... I'm highly disappointed... I mean... I'm ok with the Indestructible... But HASTE?! what the [EMAIL="!@@#$#%$^$^$%&%"]!@@#$#%$^$^$%&%[/EMAIL]^&*^&(*()&*?

    Anyway, nice cards. Still unimpressed. Feels like Eventide all over again another LimitedFodder.Set
  • #19
    well, looks like ramp has a hell of a monster now. I wonder how high Thornling's price will shoot with it being a mythic?
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  • #20
    Quote from EnderKR
    If reliable, Brackwater Elemental really DOES mean Esper Aggro stands a chance. A Fog Elemental that attacks twice, for the same cost? Sign. Me. Up.


    This is not bad, but Fog Elemental had Flying...
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  • #21
    I suppose giving Thornling regeneration would be redundant. I do miss the point of replacing the untap ability with haste because green has a bigger share of the Untapping slice than red, and vice versa. :|
  • #22
    Quote from jylichan
    I suppose giving Thornling regeneration would be redundant. I do miss the point of replacing the untap ability with haste because green has a bigger share of the Untapping slice than red, and vice versa. :|


    pseudo-vigilance and indestructability on the same creature must have been busted in R&D's eyes. aside from that, it would only cost 2 green to pull it off. redzone for 4, untap during declare blocks, indestructable before damage, and probably kill something because 4 power is nothing to scoff at.

    letting them come in for 4 the same turn if they have 6 mana open seems more "balanced," because atleast then it can be picked off if you doubleblock it with first strikers or something.
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    Take your monoblack deck, then set aside 14 swamps. Add 4 Creeping Tar Pits, 4 Darkslick Shores, 4 Drowned Catacombs, and 2 Jwar isle Refuge and add 4 Jace, the Mindsculptors. Your monoblack deck is instantly better. Better yet, drop those refuges, throw in some islands and some mana leaks, and lo and behold, you're now playing a real deck. Congratulations. Welcome to the world of competitive M:TG.
  • #23
    Haste is such an underwhelming ability on Thornling, because it basically only matters the turn it comes into play... after that, not so much.
  • #24
    That's unfortunate if true for Thornling. The whole idea behind Morphling being able to untap was that it could be an offensive powerhouse (+1/-1, flying), and then be a defensive powerhouse (shroud, -1/+1) all in the same consecutive turns by being able to untap. It loses that versatility and also some of the idea behind the original design. While it is still a fun card, I can't help but think being able to untap would make it a better card. Still, -lings are always fun if nothing else and I'm sure this will be no different.

    Also, it really doesn't even make sense to give it haste. It only is relevant for a single turn.
  • #25
    How does Thornling get haste when that's a red ability not a green one ? Something like vigilance would have made more sense.
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