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Treasure Cruisin' Tempered Steel
 
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  • posted a message on Mothership spoilers 1/4/18 Azor's Gateway/Sanctum of the Sun, two more ascend cards
    Would the cards for Azor's Gateway be exiled face up? I would assume so. I'd still use it for card filtering. My only concern is how much information I'm giving up to the opponent. Also, it would be kind of funny with Misthollow Griffin, Torrent Elemental, and Eternal Scourge, as they can be traded for a card now, and then cast later. Almost like a janky version of Scroll Rack.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on "Arterial Flow " .:. MardukTV Spoiler
    Love these cards for all my Rakdos `everybody loses` decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on "Disperse in the Wind" .:. seen posted by @SaffronOlive
    I really like this card. It's a great way for blue to reset enemy loyalty, too.

    Also:

    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    Isn't Boomerang better then this? Hell i would prefer Unsummon over this. Unless im missing something about this card's aplications.


    At least Boomerang isn't strictly better. Smile

    I have a Sygg, River Cutthroat EDH deck that uses a lot of evasive creatures and small Eldrazi, such as Ulamog's Nullifier, Ulamog's Reclaimer, and Wasteland Strangler. With processors, an EoT Disperse in the Wind is basically a `destroy target nonland permanent`.

    There's also some interesting interactions with Snapcaster Mage. Being able to exile in response to some opponent's tomfoolery, and then casting it for free later on could be nice, too. In that regards I am paying one extra mana over something like Boomerang, in order to save an additional mana later on.

    These are the kind of cards that make my Johnny-spark ignite.

    I have been toying with a BUG control deck in Standard, and this actually allows me another fun scenario. Imagine you have a Vraska, Relic Seeker on board, and last turn you made a pirate. Now this turn, your opponent has two larger threats on the board. I can -3 Vraska to terminate one of them, then Disperse her, cast her again, and activate her minus ability a second time. In this case, Disperse is more like Terminate than anything. This would also allow a better use of another new card I've been proxy-testing--Dead Man's Chest--as I have a free (really 3 mana) ability I can use to cash DMC in right away.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Baleful Fleet Reckless (Or something like that)
    According to Gatherer, Attacco Improviso is first strike.
    Any idea on where this card comes from?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dead Mens Chest MaRo twitter spoiler
    Oh man. I love Gonti and this makes my dream of a Gonti-type control deck even closer to reality.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 4 spoilers from wizards twitter
    I really like Pirate's Pillage. I've been trying to make a treasure-based control deck that isn't marionette-related for a while and this excites me.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Immortal Sun and a black Dino
    Quote from smashkicker »
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Quote from orlouge82 »
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Am I the only one bugged by the fact that a dinosaur based visually on a ceratopsid is flavored as a carnivore hunting its prey?


    I thought the same thing. "Shouldn't a "Primal Death dino be a T-Rex or something?"

    Also, it seems like a hybrid between an ankylosaurid and a ceratopsid.

    Well to me it makes me more unnatural and ****ed-up that Tetzimoc has the bodyform of a herbivore.
    I think it being a herbivore makes sense other than the use of the word prey. Carnivores kill to eat but some herbivores like hippos just kill cause they have bad attitudes and love to wreck other animals.


    How about Cow-lateral Damage counter.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Immortal Sun and a black Dino
    Quote from scottjhebert »
    Tetzimoc is much better than Multikicker B : Destroy a creature, as you can pay for it multiple turns in advance

    I just wish it said 'or from the Command Zone'.


    I understand that, I should have finished my thought. I meant he can be treated as having Multikicker if you top deck him.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mana Source Spoiler The Big Idea
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Is this four LoDD legends? Geez.

    He looks fun, but still.


    Out of the loop, here. What's LoDD?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Immortal Sun and a black Dino
    I really like the Grim Creature. He seems really strong in a world where we don't have Damnation, and he can be treated as having Multikicker B: Destroy target creature.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on PONZA CREW (expert-level dek)
    There's only 1 LD spell? I wouldn't exactly call this Ponza. I'm not really sure what I'd call this. Field of Ruin is pretty good.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on R/x Aggro
    Chandra, Torch of Defiance
    Hazoret the Fervent
    Glorybringer

    I am just curious about the inclusion/exclusion of these specific cards in Ramunap Red decks and some of the newer Mardu lists.

    Specifically with Hazoret and Chandra, why do some lists choose to main only Hazoret, only Chandra, or a mix of both? What are the decisions that these selections say about their expected matchups or deck needs?

    With Glorybringer, I am curious as to why some lists have them in the board and some do not. What is the idea that decides whether or not your 75 should or should not include Glorybringer?

    I just want to hear opinions on these cards to better understand the decisions in the current Standard Meta.
    Per Standard Main Forum- What Belongs Here the main forum is not for deck-specific discussion. This seems closer to a deck-specific than a general meta question, so I will merge it with the Rx Aggro thread. - hoser2
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] The "Complain About Standard Card Prices" Thread
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Quote from Broken_Haiku »
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Quote from tchntm43 »
    So... just wondering here... Fatal Push at $9. Is this the highest price ever for a Standard-legal uncommon?


    Maybe Path to Exile at some point? I mean first off it isn't actually printed at the same rate as every other AER uncommon, plus you have a set that virtually every player wants four of or more. I doubt it will even drop at rotation, because most players will say "eh if I ever want to play modern I'll want these" and hold them.


    Skullclamp and Eternal Witness were expensive as well from what I've heard


    I played back then. Skullclamp you could buy in a structure deck and get two guaranteed which kept the price lower. Witness I'm blanking on, because why the hell would you not play Affinity back then?


    Witness was still around 5 dollars. The only way to really combat Affinity was with green. Oxidize, Viridan Shaman, etc. Tooth and Nail often ran Witness, as well.
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] The "Complain About Standard Card Prices" Thread
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Right now the prices on ixalan cards are still stabilizing, but I'm going to admit I'm not a fan of the price of standard right now. It's pretty crazy high if someone wasn't around during Kaladesh -> Now as all of the major players are pretty close to modern price levels. Metallic Mimic is near 11 dollars at this point in time, Walking Ballista is up there, The Scarab God is just insane, and Hazoret the Fervent and her compatriots are putting even the aggro archetype in the triple digits. Also hoping people were around during energy decks because that is an entire nightmare in itself.

    The only good thing right now is that people are actually playing magic, which is why the prices are out of this world. Also, this is the first time in a long while we've had a rotation and we lost a huge number of sets. I'm sure that some of these prices are due to the changes to the meta that have happened as a result. Old cards that were basically unplayable suddenly became go-to staples like Hidden Stockpile. Existing decks that survived rotation are now in a format where they just got a lot stronger.

    Normally pre-order season is a lose situation, but right now this is starting to feel like if someone bought in early they probably got a lot of stuff on the cheap. Hostage Taker was 3 dollars and then just launched into the sky, for example.


    I can 100% vouch for this. As someone that likes to pre-order cards on the cheap, I came out like a bandit this time around. I bought a playset of Foil Search for Azcanta for 6.50 each. I bought my foil Hostage Taker playset for 5 dollars each. My foil Vraska's Contempts were about 4 dollars each. I just got back into Magic--after a 7 year hiatus--in the beginning of August, and I was just buying cards that I thought looked fun and weren't rotating soon. I ended up picking up a playset of foil Torrential Gearhulk for 18 dollars each, foil The Scarab Gods for 20 dollar each, foil Hazoret the Fervent for 16 dollars each, and foil Chandra, Torch of Defiance for 28 dollars each. If you look around and are vigilant when cards aren't being heavily played/pre-sales you can get quite the steals. The only card that was really impossible to do this with was Carnage Tyrant, which is funny. It's still really high and I have yet to see a single one played. Feels like a lot of wasted money there.
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on Abzan Ramp Deck Idea
    @CrankyOM I have a similar decklist to your concept, but I also add Torment of Hailfire and Sandwurm Convergence for Itlimoc payoffs.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
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