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The Magic Market Index for Jan 12, 2018
Treasure Cruisin' Tempered Steel
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  • posted a message on Hypothetical Ideal Core (250/250)v1.1
    HI everyone.
    I'm a friend of gmail. He's been banned because he forgot his old user name so the moderator is accusing him of being a gimmick account.

    If you think this is unfair, please contact a moderator.

    I'll help him set up a blog or something where he can respond to your comments. He's very grateful for all of your feedback, and he's very upset that he hasn't been able to comment in person. He doesn't want to post here until the matter's resolved with the moderators, but they keep telling him that he needs to wait 6 months before appealing the ban.

    The moderators say that if he understands what got him banned and desires to reform, he should be unbanned. I'm sure he'd thank you in person for any help you could give him in resolving the matter.


    "A friend" huh? Banned. -Galspanic
    Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
  • posted a message on [BOK] Pre-Release Card: Ink-Eyes (Confirmed)
    A. Yagmoth's Will is a card drawer.
    B. Balance, and cards like WOG, are several-for-ones, which are usually broken.
    C. Rancor is broken, but it does nothing you say it does.

    Spam warning.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Pre-Release Card: Ink-Eyes (Confirmed)
    Fine, it's real. However, like ever so much in CHK, I'm disappointed at the lack of flavor, random clutter, and halfass alternate artwork.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Pre-Release Card: Ink-Eyes (Confirmed)
    Quote from Xenphire »
    Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
    Legendary Creature - Rat Ninja
    Ninjutsu 3BB
    Whenever -this creature- deals combat damage to a player, you may put target creature card from that´s player graveyard into play under your control.
    1B: Regenerate

    Black 5/4 body? probably worth 5 mana.
    Regenerate ability by itself? worth about 1 since it costs 2 to regenerate
    Reanimation dependant on combat getting through? about worth 2 or 3.

    All together the card is around 8-9 mana. But wait. It's legendary. As Maro has explained, Legendary creatures get to slide by with cool abilities not costing as much as normal creatures beause of the way legends work. Being legendary takes off 2 to 3 mana. It's balanced perfectly for it's abilities. Even with Ninjutsu, that's still an expensive Ninjutsu, and it's still legendary then.

    Considering black gets 2/2 B regenerate for 3B, a 5/4 regenerate for 1B is still going to run 4BB.

    Add NInjistu, add REANIMATION when unblocked, subtract for legendary...

    It's just on the edge of being too good. Which, might make you say "yeah, cool! It's not broken". But...
    1) It's a giant rat... oh, scratch that, giants are 3/3... 4/4... this is 5/4 regenerates. This is no giant, it's bigger.
    2) 1st post, no scan, claims of scan coming unfullfilled.

    You know, if it was
    Inkeyes BB3
    LC-Rat Ninja
    Ninjitsu BB2
    1B: Regenerate
    Whenever combat damage dealt, reanimate.

    I *MIGHT* believe it. But it's not, it's got +2,+2 for 1 more on each of it's costs.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Pre-Release Card: Ink-Eyes (Confirmed)
    For crying out loud, it's not a ballanced card. 6 mana for a 5/4 regenerator's pretty average or black, add Ninjitsu for 5 and free graveyard recursion and you have a believable, but over-powered fan card.

    "Scans in an hour" means "no scans at all".

    And the name would be shortened, as on MOST high text legends of late, and this means the author inserted "this creature" instead of inkeyes; with the card infront of him. It's FAKE.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Pre-Release Card: Ink-Eyes (Confirmed)
    I don't see scans, and I've been up for an hour.

    So, again, I say fake.

    I don't see a scan, but I do see spam (warning). -Xen
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Pre-Release Card: Ink-Eyes (Confirmed)
    1. legends WITH A LOT OF TEXT (like this one) do not use their titles (or "may not").
    2. It's fake.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Pre-Release Card: Ink-Eyes (Confirmed)

    It would say "whenever Inkeyes deals combat damage...". So either you were too lazy to type Inkeyes and meant to type -this-... or you were a faker thinking the whole card name of the legends goes into the text box when it does not.

    Either way, fake.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Tallowisp
    What we need is a cycle of rancor-like enchant creatures (commons) to go with this guy.

    +1,+1 + return to hand if creature dies for G sounds solid.

    Firebreathing with returing for R1 is fair.

    Fear w/ returning for B would be mean

    Bushido 1 and Samurai-ness with returning for W would be doable, I reccon.

    And a control magic for BB4 with return would be insane... so probably a flying w/ return for U1...

    It would be nice, so it ain't gonna happen.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Toshiro Umezawa
    Quote from Gogf »
    Wow! Imagine:

    You have a mountain, a swamp and a forbidden orchird in play, and a glacial ray in your graveyard. Play Toshi, giving your oponent a 1/1 spirit.

    Next turn: Play a mountain. Play the glacial ray (making sure to cast it with the forbidden orchird), and kill the 1/1 created last turn. Return the other glacial ray to your hand, and then deal two damage to a creature of player. It's basically an automatic 2 damage per turn starting on turn four.


    Oh, wait, I can Magmajet each turn starting turn 3 (2 with chrome mox) thanks to sceptor. Next?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Empty-Shrine Kannushi, Nezumi Shadow-Watcher
    Quote from rancored_elf »
    Shuko gives +1/+0, not +0/+1! That explains why it didn't seem to be very good. So now it's a mini-bonesplitter.

    Shuko - 1 mana
    Artifact - Equipment (U)
    Equipped creature gets +1/+0.
    Equip 0 mana

    Too bad it doesn't give Web in addition, it seems like the kind of equipment that would give web (but then again, CHK block designers seem a lot less skilled in designing equipment, and creatures for that matter, than Mirrodin block designers are).

    As it stands, I'd draft this relatively low in the third pack, but if I've got enough creatures, or if there's no good on color cards, this is a nice uncommon to find. It almost always makes the cut; as with all equipment, it's solid perminant boost. Better still, it's usually the bottom of my curve, so I can pump up 4/4s to take out 5/5s, and can generally equip to an evasive attacker, then equip to a big butt blocker. A nice bonus to any deck, I think.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Toshiro Umezawa
    Gifts ungiven brokenness depends on black and blue's efficient cheap instants, and seems dirrectly inferior to B/R splicing with glacial ray.

    Step 1: Draw Toshi, play him.
    Step 2: Draw Glacial ray.
    Step 3: Draw a lava spike or something, spike your opponent spliced with the ray; if you have 3 left, do it again.

    Black shoals almost garentee you'll be able to use his ability pretty quickly and effectively, even game-endingly. 5 mana, you have toshi, a shoal, and a glacial ray with a lava spike in the graveyard, that's 7 damage to their head and a fattie killed. Even better if you have 7 mana available, as you can do 5 to the head, and then later cast the shoal again to kill another creature.

    Biggest problem: The deck relies on a legend, who though easy to kill in the mirror, is easily killed in the mirror (glacial rays, you never play a toshi to kill a toshi).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Toshiro Umezawa
    Quote from Go to Combat Phase »
    come on, stop thinking inside the box everyone. Trying to force this guy into MBC or some such is like trying to force Kiki-Jiki ingto Big Red. This guys deserves his own style deck.

    Or MBC could be edited to work with this guy. In T2, MBC runs lots of removal, and with a few more instants, this guy is an several times eternal witness. And he has three toughness on defense or when blocked. MBC w/Deathcloud may not run him, but MBC will see him...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Toshiro Umezawa
    Quote from Sniper of Goth »
    So I have a Soul's Betrayal in play. And you're saying they kill me with Disciple.


    They've got the new +0,+1 equipment on it punk.:biggrin3:
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BOK] Toshiro Umezawa
    Quote from NotALlama »
    I don't know if ravager would be in very good shape if you e-bolt 2 of thier guys with 1 e-bolt, then flash back an echoing decay.

    On turn 4. Even if you've gone first, and moxed it out 2nd turn, it's still third turn. Which, while solid, is pretty crappy against most other decks. Big Red would eat you alive, while Pyrite spellbombs in affinity make you afraid to play Toshi...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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