[ISD] Another Batch: Parallel Lives, One-Eyed Scarecrow, et al

  • #126
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  • #127
    My Ghave deck loves Innistrad. I cannot wait. Parallel Lives will be great.
  • #128
    Play Parallel Lives.
    Play Donate.
    Play Hunted Phantasm.
    Play Massacre Wurm.
    Laugh at the overpowering jankiness of this combo!
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  • #129
    Parallel lives and wurmcoil? XD destroy 1, and ultimately get the equivalent of 2 Grin

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  • #130
    Quote from Boing
    Won't happen. While casual token decks might use Parallel Lives instead, EDH decks will use both cards, and casual counter decks will use only Doubling Season. Plus, plenty of casual token decks might use both.

    The commander decks were by far the best possible way to reprint Doubling Season, especially since the card has extreme synergy with two of the generals. Unfortunately, Wizards listened to the secondary market for the reprinting of a card from freaking Ravnica. It's like having a reserve list without the reserve list. Slant



    Turn 4 Garruk, Primal Hunter would probably end a lot of standard games.

    Yes, token decks in Commander will run both. You only need 1 copy, though. I seriously doubt a well built, casual token deck will want 8 Parallel lives, either. Now, I'm sure the ultra timmies like me will dream of getting a bunch of copies out and making an insane amount of tokens, that's just rediculous overkill.

    I'm not saying Doubling Season is going in the jank rare bin, but Parallel Lives could easily knock it down to the $10ish range. Darksteel Forge is around that and got reprinted in Planechase. Reanimate got reprinted in Archenemy. Sol Ring got reprinted in Commander.

    Oh, and as for Garruk, a Day of Judgment next turn wipes away all those tokens. In order to be a competitive combo deck, you want a more certain victory than that.
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  • #131
    Parallel Lives- Half of a Doubling Season seems good. Season is usually only used for the token half anyway.
    Witchbane Orb- a much better version of Ivory Mask that's colorless? That seems insane. EDH?
    Scarecrow and Pitchfork- good Limited fodder.
  • #132
    Quote from flaming infinity


    Oh, and as for Garruk, a Day of Judgment next turn wipes away all those tokens. In order to be a competitive combo deck, you want a more certain victory than that.

    How about the fact Garruk still has 4 counters and can make 2 3/3's every turn lol. It's a jank combo but one that would end the game if played
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  • #133
    Parallel Lives + Army of the Damned/Grave Titan = Fun fun fun
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  • #134
    A couple of interesting cards.

    Parallel Lives- it's Doubling Season lite, costing 1 less than DS this is sure to see a lot of play in casual and EDH token decks, in constructed it might have a chance if there is a viable token strategy.

    Witchbane Orb- the destroying curses part is okay although thus far Curse of the Stalked Prey is the only highly playable curse, with Curse of Death's Hold being the only other potentially playable one. But the hexproof part makes this a colourless superior Ivory Mask(superior because of destroying curses and because hexproof is better than shroud), and IM has seen a decent amount of play(mainly in the sideboard). If nothing else this will make a nice addition to Tezzeret decks.

    The other 2 are ok but doubtful to see much play outside of limited. Although One-Eyed Scarecrow stands a chance to be an okay anti swarm aggro sideboard card.


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  • #135
    parallel lives and all the scars block splicers and precursor golem and cackling counterpart and ZOMG
  • #136
    I wanna see someone drop parallel lives and then windmill slam the army of the damned =D
  • #137
    im pretty sure the one sided night of soul's betrayal is decent

    Non-Legendary stackable Night of Soul's Betrayal, for that matter...
  • #138
    The Neo-Doubling Season looks like it'll be awesome. I'm also very happy with all of the artifacts, it seems like even the limited fodder in Innistrad is interesting. Wotc and R&D did a great job on this set (and hopefully this block as well.)

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  • #139
    I must make a deck that uses Parallel Lives, Essence of the Wild and Army of the Damned. And it will be a turn 6 accomplishment, somehow.
  • #140
    woot, half doubling season! combined with doubling season and we have quadrupling season
  • #141
    The way some people are going on, you'd think they had never seen Ivory Mask or Leyline of Sanctity. Being colorless is nice though, but red can deal with this one a lot easier since it's an artifact.
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  • #142
    Ha! I saw the picture in the art spoils and I thought to myself: "..pitchfork equipment??" Nice!!

    Kinda cool to see another Doubling Season..here's hoping it also costs 1/2 as much ($$) eh? Sweat
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  • #143
    Honestly the Witchbane orb is efficient against red but it is even more efficient against black decks. No discard and no edict effects shuts down back hard and black is hard pressed to find an answer to the orb. As an avid UB player myself, leyline of sanctity is a huge troll of a card. This is as well and will be for any non red/green/white player a big roadblock if it gets sideboarded in.
  • #144
    Quote from Morphling
    Ha! I saw the picture in the art spoils and I thought to myself: "..pitchfork equipment??" Nice!!

    Kinda cool to see another Doubling Season..here's hoping it also costs 1/2 as much ($$) eh? Sweat


    Expect it to cost quite a bit less. It's a rare in a new set (making it about twice as common as Doubling Seasons were). Plus 'season was never worth much while it was in standard, it's only really high because it's a sought-after casual and EDH card.
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  • #145
    Witchbane Orb=Red Deck Sucks?

    Honestly, this card may have more impact on Modern as a format than any other card in Innistrad
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  • #146
    Quote from the_informer
    Witchbane Orb=Red Deck Sucks?

    Honestly, this card may have more impact on Modern as a format than any other card in Innistrad


    Red doesn't have problems blowing up artifacts.

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  • #147
    Wow paralell lives, My uw venser Splicer deck just became bant venser Splicer..... Play blade Splicer get 2 3/3 golems....blink it for 2 more.....seems legit.
    I would like to run it in knights/soilders too but it competes for slots with the cards it most helps (Elspeth and hero)
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  • #148
    Quote from Etheriel
    The Doubling Season of Veronique looks fantastic. I want to open one in draft and make a GB zombie tokens deck.


    YES!

    All four of these cards are interesting designs. Sharpened Pitchfork will have a home in one of my MANY future human tribal decks. Grin
  • #149
    Quote from fnord
    Red doesn't have problems blowing up artifacts.


    True, but I stand by my comment about Witchbane Orb being a format altering card in Modern. I can see it being a sideboard staple in that format, especially in Planeswalker heavy decks. Witchbane Orb and Elspeth, Knight Errant will be a house.
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  • #150
    Quote from Smarlow
    Finally, an answer to Storm Crow.dec


    This actually made me cry I laughed so hard Grin
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