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  • posted a message on VorthosCast preview: Despark, Prison Realm
    Quote from The Fluff »
    Glad to see Oketra and Kefnet have a little revenge on Bolas.

    About Prison Realm with regards to lore. The usual reaction when I tell it to friends who are not members of this forum.. they think Bolas would someday escape.



    He probably will find a way out eventually, just like he did when he was trapped in his meditation realm the last time. But that'll take thousands of years (or a writer out of ideas)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Command the Dreadhorde (Carlos Romao Spoiler, fully revealed)
    She's a member of the gatewatch. You can't really pin garruk entirely on her, he's the one that came after her first and she was still rather under demonic influence at the time, as well as the chain veil.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Command the Dreadhorde (Carlos Romao Spoiler, fully revealed)
    Quote from MonoBlackOut »
    I'm sure glad these planeswalkers who made wrong decisions for their entire life could simply change their mind at the absolute last second and stop the evil mastermind who made the right decisions for his entire plan. Thank God that family was standing under that rock that fell so Liliana could see how bad she was. Laughing


    Um, you know she was working for Bolas against her will, right? Liliana is one of the good guys, albeit a self-centred and power hungry one. Bolas has control of the pacts she made with the four demons to keep her youth and grant her power, and she was working for him because if he wanted he could snuff her out (in theory) by cancelling the deals. The family who got killed in the trailer looked like her and her brother when they were younger and made her decide that living wasn't worth the damage she was causing.

    So it's not that a bad character suddenly changed her mind, it's more she finally decided something was more important than living.

    Now, if Tezzeret suddenly turns hero on us, then you can complain.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Saheeli and her Silverwing
    Quote from bedwa_5CG »
    Sai, Saheeli, M19 Tezzeret... Dominaria Karn.... A Mono U artifacts deck seems REALLY spicy right now..... Just saying.



    Not to forget the new Tezzeret. Those tokens make his +2 a nice finisher.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [WAR} Official War of the Spark Trailer!
    Quote from Kman »
    This cant be the way Lily goes. It would accomplish nothing. She seems mere seconds from complete disentegration and the eternals she sicked on Bolas arent even close to him,


    It DOES accomplish something. If she's the one controlling Bolas' troops then having her die means Bolas either has to do the job himself or the army is left in chaos. She was working for Bolas because of her fear of dying, so her finally deciding that death is preferable to serving Bolas is pretty big.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bolas's Citadel Tibalt's Rager
    Quote from Sylphnir »
    So did he teleport an entire building to ravnica? Bolas sure knows how to make an entrance.
    Or maybe his army built it for him.


    I mean, it's a pretty cheap trick compared to what Yawgmoth pulled off in Apocalypse. Bolas is copying the Phyrexians' homework.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Hyper cancer the combo deck thats making me play standard.
    The guy who made the deck made it as a joke, yes. But it actually worked as a pretty decent control deck in its second iteration until RNA came out and the BW parts became partly obsolete.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Mardu Humans
    Yeah mortify will deal with any of the array of conclaves/bindings/seal away type enchantments as well as making sure no one surprises you with a left-field Ethereal Absolution and shuts off your deck
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Mardu Humans
    Glass of the Guildpact? Doesn't effect the tokens or the heroes.

    There's Radiant Destiny at 2W, that helps everything but the gutterbones. Only drawback is it can't hit people like Benalish can
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on explore decks
    Are those crushing canopies meant to be there in the creature section putting the deck up to 62 cards?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Hyper cancer the combo deck thats making me play standard.
    Quote from DCteamup »
    So with this extremely badly named deck, you hope to win by gaining a zillion life and eventually decking your opponent? So if your opponents just does his thing, takes time during their turn or any other decision, you draw every single round placing you halfway on the ladder? I don't think that's something you should be aiming at unless you expect everyone to scoop for no reason.


    The name is from a YouTube video. I never saw the original Hypercancer video, but in Hypercancer 2: The Re-Cancering the deck actually became something fairly playable, other than the fact the core combo (Azor's Gateway and Sanguine Sacrament) crashes MTG Arena. The rebuilt version of the deck used the life gain to get Azor's Gateway to produce enough mana to put out hundreds of soldiers with March of the Multitudes. There has since been a Hypercancer 3: The Final Cancer where the objective of the deck was the same, but it ran a single Ajani's Welcome because he wanted to win via timeout by burying the opponent under Welcome triggers. So, y'know, that sets the tone for the guy who built the deck. (He played one game with it, spent 45 minutes trying to stop his opponent decking himself, finally drew the Welcome and the opponent scooped before he could play it)

    Either way, with some tweaks the second version of the deck was quite playable (weak to Dimir control but holds up fairly well otherwise), and I messed with the list again yesterday now Allegiance is on Arena. When I get a chance (and remember how to use the deck input tool) I'll post my version.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Hyper cancer the combo deck thats making me play standard.
    Sanguine Sacrament can't be a wincon, it's a stallcon. You don't win a match by making game one take an hour.

    Unless you're suggesting the only way to win the game is to run the opponent out of cards, in which case you die to counterspells against sacrament, or anyone exiling your blessings.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Hyper cancer the combo deck thats making me play standard.
    The deck in OP's link is short a few cards. Proper version of the deck runs a couple of March of the Multitudes.

    I'm messing around atm testing a copy of Ethereal Absolution in there as backup and it did most of the work for me in the game I got it out, before I finally drew the March and put the enemy out of their misery.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Hyper cancer the combo deck thats making me play standard.
    The deck works pretty well against aggro actuall. It's weaker against discard-heavy Dimir and counterspells from Jeskai more than anything aggro throws at them.

    OP's deck is definitely a bit wrong though, since his deck really is missing all the win conditions
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on (RNA) Bant flicker
    There's always the option of using Gaea's Blessing to recycle some of your blink cards, but that'd depend how much trouble you're having with just the portal and briefing
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
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