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  • posted a message on ChannelFireball Preview - Kaya's Wrath
    Are you rich? Have you invested lots of money into rare dual lands? Congratulations, you can now win at magic!


    welcome magic since..the invention of Modern? Probably before that.


    Well before that... ever since there was eternal formats
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  • posted a message on Thrash/Threat
    Dayum... this card is spicy... heck a 4/4 trample for 4 is not bad just by itself...
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  • posted a message on Warrant/Warden
    so... UW tempo is back... We have Not Mana leak, not Snapcaster, Not Azorius Charm.... all we need now is a not rev....
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  • posted a message on Heavy.com preview - Mesmerizing Benthid (Blue mythic)
    I'm not typically one to nay say, but a situationally better Benthic Giant that can temporarily gum up the board doesn't feel Mythic to me. If this were 1 cheaper and rare, I'd say it's passable.

    It feels like it's missing something, like the ability to create more illusions, or giving illusions an anthem, or even just some evasion (hello, Islandwalk?). As it is, it feels bad man.


    Or maybe flash...
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  • posted a message on Heavy.com preview - Mesmerizing Benthid (Blue mythic)
    Quote from soramaro »
    Powerful Mythic: Wizards just made this Mythic because it's strong! Cashgrab! Mythics should be unique and quirky!
    Weird Mythic with an unique, quirky effect: Why is this Mythic? It should be a rare! Mythics should be strong!

    It's an endless circle...


    Well except it is neither... it is not unique or quirky or powerful.....
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  • posted a message on Official MTG Youtube (Brazil) Preview - Gyre Engineer (Engenheiro da Espiral)
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    Quote from SnowBunny »
    I wonder if Birthpod on a stick will be viable... Being at 3 cmc, this makes a VERY tasty creature to feed into Pod as soon as its extra mana isnt needed.


    Birthpod *is* on a stick. Vannifar is Birthpod on legs (effect on a stick is usually "An activated effect on a noncreature artifact", effect on legs is usually "on a creature").

    ...

    Or would be, if Vannifar had legs.


    true lol. But I do wonder if Vannifar will see play. IF she does, this guy makes for a decent ramper and fuel to feed into her.
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  • posted a message on Official MTG Youtube (Brazil) Preview - Gyre Engineer (Engenheiro da Espiral)
    I wonder if Birthpod on a stick will be viable... Being at 3 cmc, this makes a VERY tasty creature to feed into Pod as soon as its extra mana isnt needed.
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  • posted a message on Silhana Wayfinder
    Quote from Hammer »
    Terrible card compared to satyr wayfinder. Just reprint the good one!


    Except this card lets you find creatures too... which is important for GRx
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  • posted a message on Official MTG Youtube (Brazil) Preview - Gyre Engineer (Engenheiro da Espiral)
    Turn 1 Elf
    turn 2 this guy
    turn 3 6 mana? Sounds legit...
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  • posted a message on Heavy.com preview - Mesmerizing Benthid (Blue mythic)
    This seems potentially hilarious with High Alert in an Arcades deck...


    That is what I was thinking in the "Big butts Matter" deck comment xD. that would effectively be 9 power on the board for 5 mana.
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  • posted a message on ChannelFireball Preview - Kaya's Wrath
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    So you run it in decks where your deck was built to profit from a symmetrical boardwipe. Like, say, Afterlife. Or Undying.


    But very few of those decks would prefer to blow up their whole board over just keeping the creatures and swinging in with them... And if you are introducing undying, you are now looking at formats that have Wrath of God/Day of Judgment/Supreme Verdict/Terminus.... and this card doesnt come close to those cards in power...
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  • posted a message on Tolarian Community College spoiler: Domri, Chaos Bringer
    Quote from SnowBunny »
    It looks underwhelming at first, but you're more or less getting a 6-loyalty planeswalker for three mana, which is pretty good. The decks that run this should have plenty of creatures on the board (having to run a creature-heavy deck is not a problem - Gruul WANTS lots of creatures), so Domri really doesn't have to protect himself (although his -3 does help a bit). The ultimate seems weird but it can get overwhelming pretty quickly. Overall, I like this Domri and I think he might see a fair amount of play if a Gruul (or maybe Temur) Stompy-type aggro deck materializes.


    I wonder if Temur or Jund will be bigger. With Temur you have mana sinks in Adapt creatures, but with Jund you have much more durable creatures (lots of recursive creatures) and access to some heavy hitting demons. Combining Domri with that new Rakdos enchantment can also let you have an pretty consistent and powerful filter/draw suite.


    That's a good question. Domri seems to work better in Jund rather than Temur, but I could see him being run in either one. I guess which deck ends up being better depends on whether the Simic +1/+1 counter mechanics are strong enough.


    The other thing that Temur has going for it is that Riot also syncs nicely with Simic's focus on +1/+1 counters. Like Zegana would be brutal with Riot.
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  • posted a message on ChannelFireball Preview - Kaya's Wrath
    Not a bad card, definitely nice in Commander.


    Nah.

    In Commander you have Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, and Damnation in BW... this card is much harder to cast for an admittedly limited upside...

    Speaking of:

    This card is just weird... the lifegain portion of the card is actually really bad... The only time it would be even remotely impactful is if you had multiple creatures on the field.. but if you DID have multiple creatures on the field, why would you be blowing it up?... it feels like a sort of Gideon issue (the one that got loyalty for enemy creatures), the time this card is at its best is precisely when you DONT want to be using it....
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  • posted a message on Burn Bright
    Obligatory tiny red buff.
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  • posted a message on Paste Magazine Previews - Savage Smash & Gruul Beastmaster
    Gruul Beastmaster has HORRENDOUS art... like.. damn...
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