12/26 Mothership Holiday Preview: Firemane Avenger

  • #1
    Preview from mothership will be posted here.
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  • #2
    meh.
    good for tokens.
    Pretty much Odrics ability.

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  • #3
    A free lightning helix seems potent every attack step. Surefire beast in limited, not too sure about constructed, I doubt it will make a splash, but only time will tell
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  • #4
    Odric's ability keyworded with -1 attacker. Helix Angel will at least make some people drool.
  • #5
    Well, at least it's pretty obvious what this ability word means: "Whenever this and two or more creatures you control attack, do SOMETHING". I doubt its variable and definitely cements boros as the aggro colours in GTC.
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  • #6
    Just had a Borosgasm. I. Love. This. Card.
  • #7
    Seems like quite a good ability. I feel it could get out of hand especially if this is the top end of the curve for the boros deck because it helps push through mid to late game. Will have to see further to decide its strength.

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  • #8
    Hmm I wonder if the attacking helix is just for the Angel of if all creatures with Battalion will do the same.
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  • #9
    So in Boros, everybody's a mini-Odric, Master Tactician? Cool beans.
  • #10
    Was really hoping to see Dimir's ability today. Saving the best for last I suppose.

    Also where exactly are these being spoiled? I checked the Daily MTG but none of today's articles have them.
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  • #11
    Hmm. It's... alright? Not crazy about it. Wanted to see the Orzhov mechanic :/
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  • #12
    Where exactly do these previews get posted anyways?
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  • #13
    Dat attack trigger. Kaalia says nope. Battalion is nice because there are a bunch of things that can be done. Like here's our lighning helix (QQ). Overall the ability is not really an ability. It's just a bonus for attacking. Odric secretly has this ability.
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  • #14
    If that would be the card everyone can use for limited if they pick Boros, I am 99% sure I'd play Boros at the prerelease.
  • #15
    Lightning Helix on a stick, nuff said

    Boros tokens yay!
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  • #16
    Called Boros! Tomorrow is going to be Orzhov then Dimir. Sig it for proof!

    Also Battalion seems very open ended design wise. I could see it on enchantments, where it says 'When two creatures attack' yadda yadda, I just hope it isn't like metalcraft because where getting 3 artifacts into play at the same time was format limiting to the point that Mox Opal was only playable in Tempered Steel.dec I could just imagine the frustrations for players who finally get their 3 creatures set and ready only to have someone say "Before you declare attacks, Ultimate Price/Selesnya Charm/Searing Spear/Spot Removal your other creature to nuke your battalion bonus"

    I don't know, but given the fact it takes 3 pieces to go online, and it doesn't have haste, and its cmc is 4 where an environment where sweeps will be a plenty, and in colors (not black) where playing Supreme Verdict is very scary.. I just don't see this card being standard playable. Even though the ability is AMAZING. I just think that Battalion makes players overextend in a format where playing aggro is about playing the right threats and applying the right pressure.

    In sideboard? Probably. 3 toughness makes it a little easy to kill but that 3 damage to a creature, nuking a blocker, gaining life for the race and swinging sounds good. I mean I could see it blowing out a Thragtusk on Turn 5 but I think the control player that sees that thing land is either going to have an answer for it or be dead without her on board anyways. Just seems like a win moar card.

    Which is a shame. I really love Lightning Helix. How about just giving us the card instead of sticking it on freaking EVERYTHING. AjaniFireliegefromShadowmooretc.
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  • #17
    Battalion sucks in constructed, sadly. It's a win more ability in the land of Supreme Verdict.
  • #18
    Hm, so the aggro guild is going to have built in reach? This seems good to me. This card looks okay, I wish it were a 4/4 but I really like the mechanic. Good curve topper type stuff here.
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  • #19
    Me gusta, I want pick one in my pre release
  • #20
    Quote from NGW
    Was really hoping to see Dimir's ability today. Saving the best for last I suppose.

    Also where exactly are these being spoiled? I checked the Daily MTG but none of today's articles have them.


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  • #21
    Looks pretty good, and the key word is definitely better. Looks like tomorrow we'll get the Orhov keyword and then the Dimir one after that.
  • #22
    Now if there was only some way to give your creatures haste continuously...
  • #23
    Disappointed with the Boros mechanic. I feel that is just so narrow.

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  • #24
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    Battalion sucks in constructed, sadly. It's a win more ability in the land of Supreme Verdict.


    Let's hope there's something that can facilitate easy Battalion triggers.
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  • #25
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    If that would be the card everyone can use for limited if they pick Boros, I am 99% sure I'd play Boros at the prerelease.


    It doesn't seem THAT great for Limited. I think I'd rather have a Skymark Roc.

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