A friend of mine (Hi Andethir ;-)) suggested an interesting theory.
We know more or less that the decision to erase Vraska's memories is reached by Jace and Vraska after meeting with Azor. Yet, they decide to let Vraska activate the beacon, call Tezzeret, steal the Sun. I do not believe that this is not done after consulting Azor, and with some deeper plan going on. I just cannot imagine Azor just letting them steal the very thing his role on Ixalan revolved around.
Can Azor somehow repower himself from the Sun and make himself a walker again? Or at least could he somehow alter or failsafe the Sun's function, so that Bolas gets what he wants (saving Vraska from his wrath or suspicions), and yet he does not?
Just sitting there and allowing the Sun to be taken away is simply the stupidest thing to do. And the artbook is so vague on Azor's doing except serving as a trigger for Jace to got ALL memories, that I believe there must be a purposefully unrevealed twist...
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Jan 18, 2018Ćan someone explain this?Posted in: Magic Storyline
At Mastermind's Acquisition, we see darkened, but otherwise quite non-damaged (save for a small pile of rubble) Sanctum of the Sun, Azor's "perch/throne" and all, and Vraska looking while the Sun is being planarbridge'd.
At Shake the Foundations, we see Zacama wrecking the Sanctum of the Sun in such a way that the Immortal Sun is flying to the right, half of the walls are non-existent and the "throne" is breaking.
There is no way how both of these cards can be canon. Or is there?
The only way I can think of is that Zacama would break into the vault the very moment when the Sun is being stolen, sends it flying and prevents it from being transported.
Jan 14, 2018Here is the 5-0 deck I reference above:Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
Jan 13, 2018Well, I am almost ashamed to say it aloud, but I got yet ANOTHER ridiculous pool, fourth in the row. For the record, I did 5-0 on Amonkhet, 4-1 on HoD with absurd RG pool with Samut (the creature) with 5 of 7 rares playabe and on-color, 5-0 on Ixalan (UGr winning on Carnage Tyrant and River's Rebuke), and now also 5-0.Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
The promo was Silent Gravestone; but the RIX packs gave me Path of Mettle, THREE(!) legendary elders Nezahal, Tetzimoc AND Zacama, plus a foil Slaughter of Strong as bonus rare. The Ixalan packs added Deadeye Tracker (meh) and Verdant Sun's Avatar (!!!)
Add the fact that the Ixalan packs had Savage Stomp, Ranging Raptors and Raging Swordtooth. If the cards started dancing and screameing at me "PLAY DINOSAURS!!" at this moment, I would not be surprised. RIX added the Knight that makes your dinos cost 2 less, a crapload of red removal (Bombard, Reckless Rage), and some top quality dinos like Charging Tuskodon, Stampeding Horncrest,Frilled Deathspitter,Relentless Raptor, and especially Needletooth Raptor.
I built Naya dinos and just wrecked faces.
The only match I came close to losing was round 2, when I was on 2 life. But then I got my seventh mana and played Verdant Sun's Avatar, followed it by some other dinos, survived two more attacks and finally got to cast Zacama, who immediatelly Naturalized a Baffling End (on Orazca Frillback) and Ixalan's Binding (on Raging Swordtooth). I ended the game at 37 life.
Needletooth Raptor. This card is absurd under a good setup. I managed to kill four creatures with it, when I Savage Stomped it to fight a 2/1, shoot a 2/5 flyer by enrage, and a turn later killed another his creature with Reckless Rage, targeted the Raptor by the 2 damage and shoot another 4/4 (and the Raptor still lived thanks to the +1/+1 counter from Stomp). Finally I traded it for a blessed Dusk Charger.
Tilonalli's Crown - far more stronger and usable that it seems at first sight. Dropped T3 on Relentless Raptor or later to Charging Tuskodon (another VERY useful card), it was always good. And as an enrage enabler no less.
Zacama was basically game over. I got to cast him four or five times, and with the mentioned exception of naturalizing the O-rings, I usually just shoot his board to next Tuesday.
Will write the deck up later here.
Overall, another excellent event for me. I liked it a lot.
Jan 10, 2018The Kumena part was the definition of vagueness and averageness.Posted in: Magic Storyline
The Jace and Vraska part was absolutely amazing - and heart-rending, knowing what is to come. But I enjoyed it immensely. Almost read like Chris L'Etoile's pieces.
Jan 6, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Gutterstorm »And the set just gets more odd. I get conquistador but, while I haven't played limited with this block, dreadmaw and raptor companion don't exactly seem like limited staples.
Otherwise I dig it. Overgrown Armasaur does the same combo as Raptor Hatchling with indestructibility and Warstorm Surge.
Orazca Relic seems like it could be playable in Breya, at least in less competitive builds.
I think Riverwise Augur is a trap. When you think about it 3U seema like a fair rate but fair isn't why brainstorm is good. I think if they had wanted it to see constructed play they would have made it 2U or 1UU.
The cards I'm personally interested getting in are Radiant Destiny, maybe Crafty Cutpurse, Kumena's Awakening, Twilight Proghet, Vona's Hunger, Blood Sun, Brass's Bounty, Etali, Primal Storm, Tilonalli's Summoner, Path of Discovery, Tendershoot Dryad, Wayward Swordtooth, Angrath, the Flame-Chained Huatli, Radiant Champion, The Immortal Sun and probably all of the flip cards. Which is actually a pretty decent amount. Solid set.
what baffles me is that the merfolk did not get any reprint. Dreadmaw is just almost autoinclude for each green deck, making it more available is a good idea. Conquistador is clear. Sailor...well...maybe they just had to include more treasure makers. But absolutely NO idea why the Companion.
Jan 5, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from turnip_song »Not changing the art on all the reprints feels really cheap and lazy to me; if you're going to reprint for Limited at least use the art as well as the flavour text to convey a change in the story.
The Conquistador has even the same flavor. The other three have different. At least the Dreadmaw is kinda funny.
Jan 5, 2018Posted in: The Rumor Mill
But it is pretty much the only one where it friggin' makes sense.
Jan 5, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from orlouge82 »There are A LOT of reprints from Ixalan...are they really THAT lazy???
It baffles me as well. I noticed the Dreadmaw, but there are apparently more. Also Sailor of Means.
Non-Ixalan reprints I have seen:
Enemy tapland duals
Jan 5, 2018 Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 5, 2018Caranthir posted a message on Three more before the full set... (Kyle Hill's (Nerdist) Twitter)Source : TwitterPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 5, 2018Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from SultaiAscendancy »Quote from ilovesaprolings »sorry if this is the wrong discussion, but after seeing Silent Gravestone, i have a big question: who is the Grim Captain? Have they said something about him/her?
Necromancy isn't something seen on Ixalan, right?
EDIT: well, except for the vampires if you count them. But i mean, reanimating corpses
There is some necromancy on Ixalan, just not as much as somewhere like Innistrad. Grim Captain's Call and March of the Drowned for instance.
The way I see it, there are two possibilities: either the Grim Captain is the a literal pirate captain who uses necromancy (presumably the human in the art of Grim Captain's Call) or it's just a euphemism for death on Ixalan, similar to the Grim Reaper. The former would make sense for a legendary creature; the latter would not. But even if the Grim Captain is an actual person, we won't be seeing a legendary creature card in this set, on account of all the rare and mythic spots being spoken for. However, it could be a possibility for a future Commander set or Return to Ixalan, especially since I've been seeing a lot of people saying that they want to see such a card (and the fact that pirates are in desperate need of a better Commander).
I always thought the Grim Captain to be Ixalan's pirates' Davy Jones...
Jan 5, 2018Does that....does that really mean we are NOT getting an overcosted and wholly unusable black mythic this time?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Awesomely synergistic with the vamps strategy, does not die to a Bolt....what not to like?
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Jan 13, 2008Great pics, James Losing Miles had to hurt, indeed. I like your choice of team....playing with Miles and Phobeya together is one of my preferred combinations. Just add Harass and you got my fav "supervillain" team. But Sil is powerful with any high-damage super character.Posted in: Hydrokinesis's Blog
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