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Magic Market Index for April 20th, 2018
Pauper Review: Dominaria
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Witchstalker (TCGplayer preview)
    Quote from FlopItOut
    well if it wasn't already confirmed that I wouldn't be playing standard for the next year...

    Its not even this card. Its just the blatant hate against blue-black that's really annoying me. It makes for such and uninspired standard when everything is hexproof, can't be countered, can't even be forced to sacrifice. Really sad design policy.

    There is just no interactivity in the format. And generally, even if you manage to land the turn 4 verdict, you're pretty ****ed by then anyway. Assuming that they don't just make their **** indestructible anyway.

    This card honestly isn't too bad, but it just annoys me that wizards isn't trying to fix whats broken. We have that thread in the Magic general forum that provides examples of wizards stating that black is too weak, and that it needs to be fixed. Printing cards like this is not a step in the right direction.

    Oh hush. Creatures with this type of hate have existed since the colors became well established, if there being handful of these cards in standard makes you rage quit then you may just be bad at that type of deck. I know these guys are usually worthless against someone who plays U/B well, so whats up?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Duress, Darksteel Forge, Millstone
    Quote from deathtyrant5000
    First off, there are plenty of artifacts to use with the forge secondly theres only 162 cards out of 249 which makes your entire first argument invalid, secondly duress has been reprinted in basically every core set since M10 so hows it that hard to believe

    .....And where are these artifacts you speak of that make forge worth that CMC? The Sliver? Search light? "Snicker" Keys? Dude you are a mess, you are a mess and have no clue. It's ok though, I still loves ya, ya nut.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Garruk, Caller of Beasts
    I hate walkers, so I hate this guy. Admittedly though, this guy would be bonkers in a sliver deck. He may as well be named "Sliver Born".
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Return of Slivers
    Quote from Einherjer
    On it.

    Do restraining orders fall under white? Believe so.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M14]] MutaVault - ???
    Quote from Profani
    Only? slivers... ? You realize slivers are the ultimate tribe, and alone are enough reason to include mutavault. Simultaneously, it gives them a cool reprint that can help sell the set. You dont need more reasons than that.

    Ultimate? Debateable. A good reason? Sure, why not. Reason enough? Not in my book. If it is, lets just start calling M14 "Premium Decks: Slivers", cause they are about the only exciting thing in it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M14]] MutaVault - ???
    Soooo tribal is coming back in the greek block? I mean, why else have this? Innistrad is rotating out, RTR didnt really have "lords" and the only tribal like cards in M14 so far are either Slivers, flying creatures, or advocate of the beast. Seems to me like a waste unless tribal returns.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Awaken the Ancient
    Quote from SpikeSpiegel
    Can't wait to start Doom Blading your Mountains.

    This is exactly why I hope it's a cycle; variety. Can't blade a swamp transformed into a black 7/7 zombie mass with intimidate.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Celestial Flare
    I like the cut of it's gem, and I hate white. Could see constructed play, I mean it's one of those cards that can be heavily exploited alongside pacify effects and reds "cant block" abilities. And with aggro being what it has been, this card can really shine In a good control deck.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Awaken the Ancient
    Quote from Nath
    after a turn 4 supreme veredict, this thing can be devastating, 7 damage bom!
    May be in next sets we will see and enchantment that make lands indestructible. :p

    You took the words outta my mouth.

    Also, odd thought, could this card be a part of a 5 card cycle, I.E. Awaken the Beast, Depths, Fallen, etc. I've always loved land critters and land subtheme decks. And with the return of dual lands and Slivers, would be a groovy time to see a influx of "lands matter" type cards. Will be a shame if its the only land enchant, its an area in magic I wish would be explored more...heh, get it? Explore? Lands? .....I dont have to impress you ppl, shuddup!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[DOTP]] Sliver Hive Deck in DotP
    Quote from Volrath
    I've been playing long enough to know what a sliver looks like and plays like. These abombinations don't fit any of those criteria. Also, MaRo could't talk about having slivers in all 5 colors. If 5 Color slivers are a given, and we know we get sliver(sort of...), why the secrecy?

    I fully expect the made slivers 3 colored this time around for drafting purpouses.

    Do you have to be told the sun will rise and set? Of course not, silly, it's understood. If the guys from Wizards have to tell you Slivers are in all 5 colors, when half the set is as of yet unknown, then you dont know Slivers very well.

    But if you need some more logical talk, the core is for beginners. Dont want to over load them with 5 colors off the bat, do we? No! We want them to start with 3 then branch out (AKA buy more cards).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Name and Number Crunch (complete)
    Quote from Robert_G
    Don't grill me if I'm the 100th person to notice this, but 8 of the mythics that have been spoiled are new, meaning the other 7 will be reprints if they continue in the same way as they have since M10.
    Problem is...I thought Chandra was supposed to be new in M14....but that would make at least 9 new mythics only leaving room for 6 reprints.

    Any thoughts?

    For all we know, this set may have an all new mythic set. Wizards is known to change up the game plan every so many years, and this year is the 20th anniversary. Would sure make me happy, reprinted mythics is like getting the same present for Christmas and your birthday.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[DOTP]] Sliver Hive Deck in DotP
    Quote from Tranquilo
    No it isn't. If you look closely, the deck contains cards from magic's past (Armageddon, for instance) that are not in M14.

    M14's slivers are Naya colors only.

    Your logic, given that Slivers are always 5 color and in M14 there seems to be 3 slivers per color, is amazingly flawed.

    Seriously, everyone saying they are Naya only needs to sit back, and think for a few minutes on how dumb you sound. Hell, Id go far enough to say watch out for a new mythic 5 color Sliver by sets end. If you expect any less, you havent been playing magic long.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on I hate dragon's maze
    U/W gets a card that can into play ban a named non critter, meaning it can be blinked for massive abuse, but the set is anti blue?

    Geesh, we get a hate spider and suddenly its an anti set.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [[DGM]] Ral Zarek
    Elsepth, Knight-Errant's ultimate is relevant mostly because both her abilities are +1: no matter what the player controlling her does she's ticking towards her ultimate.

    This goes both ways however: it also means she's a target for the opponent and they should be doing everything they can to stop her from reaching 8 counters.

    This means that, against a competent opponent, Elspeth shouldn't get to pull her ultimate off; if she does reach 8 counters it means your opponent did not have the means to win: that's as win-more as you can get.

    Elsepth 1.0 is a bit unfair because she's absolutely ridiculously powerful but not because of her ultimate; because she protects herself and the fact that both her abilities are +1 means she gives you inevitability. The ultimate is nice but I don't think it matters that much.

    Overkill makes them fear you. And cowards cant block.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [[DGM]] Ral Zarek
    As someone who has survived Vengeant's ultimate, Ral is scary. I can use mana dorks or board presence to deal with lack of land, but if event one coin lands heads, with an Izzet deck thats IT man. That one turn even, forget about the fact Ral's weak skills are amazing utility, can give the counter mana, an extra unblockable barrage (usually death), or they drop a splashy bomb and its over.

    I can handle the Thunder Cat, but man screw Doc. Brown.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
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