Why would I want this over Kitchen Finks? Finks is good because of the persist with a little life gain. This does give the life right away, but it is far easier to swing into and not come out worse for wear. It definitely can replace Reclamation Sage in sideboards for decks that can fit it, but it is a far cry from finks.
It's a matter of versatility and potentially freeing up sideboard slots.
It's going to change from month-to-month depending on what's popular in the current meta. But whenever you can free up slots for putting in extra hosers for what is popular at the time has huge advantages.
It's going to change all the time, but it is going to replace Reclamation Sage/Qasali Pridemage and then I could easily see it replacing at least one of the Kitchen Finks that decks might run.
Then that potentially frees a slot, maybe you could run a Kitchen Finks for that slot, but at the same time because you've already been able to sideboard in some cards that give you life gain for aggro matchups, you may feel like that slot is better for some other matchups.
It just gives the deck more reach for differing matchups.
As long as you're in the colors, this is pretty much strictly better than Reclamation Sage.
I'm probably still keeping Qasali Pridemage in my EDH though, mainly because a 4 life and 4/3 statline isn't as significant in the format and I think Exalted and the flexibility of having a body that can wait for the removal option at any time is still in a different way more flexible than a decision I have to make on the spot.
Throughout history, there are many many accounts of rakes used as weapons, such as Zhu Bajie's use of one. And what American West movie doesn't depict a bunch of angry town folk waving around pistols, double barrel shotguns and rakes?
The only problem is, Panharmonicon requires you choose only that mode, though you can target the same thing twice, but still...
It does? I would have thought based on wording that you could choose two different modes for the two triggers.
Actually, you're right. I was thinking of Strionic Resonator, I guess. (When you copy a modal spell, it works as I said, so it wouldn't be any different for modal activated and triggered abilities.)
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Card advantage is not the same thing as card draw. Something for 2B cannot be strictly worse than something for BBB or 3BB. If you're taking out Swords to Plowshares for Plummet, you're a fool. Stop doing these things!