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The Limited Archetypes of Core 2019
 
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  • posted a message on Liliana, Untouched by Death
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from pierrebai »
    A mythic, a planeswalker, ... and can be totally unplayable in limited. That's quite the feat. You need a minimum count of playable zombies in your deck, otherwise she does literally nothing. At all. A planeswalker so narrow does not feel like aplaneswalker to me.

    Edit: for the comparison with Sarkhan: his first ability works without dragons and his ultimates not only works but wins you the game in limited.


    I'm going to play devil's advocate here and say that by making planeswalkers like this one more restricted to a specific theme, it extends the already limited design space that planeswalkers have. If you keep making generic Lilianas, you'll quickly run out of design choices for the cards that won't end up looking pretty much the same as previous incarnations.


    I agree. This is a fun card. Not all planeswalkers should have to be restricted to being playable in limited. It is a mythic after all and I could probably count on one hand the number of planeswalkers I've opened in a draft. Planeswalkers with unique and limited abilities are perfect for a core set that has double the number of planeswalkers as other sets. We are getting more than double the number of planeswalkers every year, there are bound to be some that are narrow to explore some of the unused design space they have not touched on before. I probably will never have a deck for her but I'm happy she exists.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Arcades the Strategist


    WotC wasn't willing to use their full names in the first place for this set. Vaevictis Asmadi was another one that got his full name only for japanese translation issues (the first version was "Vaevictis, the Dire"). For obvious reasons, Nicol Bolas and Palladia-Mors couldn't be simply be know as "Nicol" and "Palladia", so they tried to make the shorter name whenever was possible.


    But " All proper dragons have two names." Wizards is so disrespectful. If Nicol were here he'd throw a hissy fit, probably burn the building down or cause everyone to murder each other.
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  • posted a message on Heroic Reinforcements; Enigma Drake reprint
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    Quote from The_FPS »
    Quote from Pouncing Kavu »
    Interesting, I thought starting with Dominaria they weren't doing *s for power/toughness, since otherwise I assume Shanna, Sisay's Legacy would have been templated that way.

    And Heroic Reinforcements is a cool card.

    Enigma Drake is a reprint so they could not change that. Currently the drake's power changes when in none battlefield zones, 0 would be a functional errata.


    Huh? Did you mean non-battlefield zones? No it doesn't, its power is always defined by the number of instants and sorcery in your graveyard regardless of what zone Drake is in.

    In other words, it's only ever 0 when there are no instants and sorceries to count. Making it 0 instead of * would just be confusing imho.



    Correct, they could not change the * to a 0 without changing how the card works. That is what I am saying.
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  • posted a message on Heroic Reinforcements; Enigma Drake reprint
    Quote from Pouncing Kavu »
    Interesting, I thought starting with Dominaria they weren't doing *s for power/toughness, since otherwise I assume Shanna, Sisay's Legacy would have been templated that way.

    And Heroic Reinforcements is a cool card.

    Enigma Drake is a reprint so they could not change that. Currently the drake's power changes when in none battlefield zones, 0 would be a functional errata.
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  • posted a message on A Sindbad-like dryad (Weibo preview)
    Overall good blocker with a relevant ability to use after combat and just gets better with shuffle effects.
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  • posted a message on The Remaining Planeswalker Deck Cards
    I thought GP Vegas had some sort of Planeswalker deck preview event so I would think someone has seen these already.
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  • posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    Was ever explicitly stated that Arcades Sabboth was actually one of the five Elder dragons that survived the war? I know there are statements in Bolas' bio that state Bolas was one of the five but does it ever confirm Sabbath as a survivor?

    The four confirmed by having stories in the comics were Bolas, Chromium, Palladia, and Vaevictus, but I am not sure Sabboth is ever mentioned by name. The other two who may or may not be survivors of the war are:
    Piru, who may have been a spawn could have become an elder much like the dragons of Takir before being killed by the Blackblade
    Ugin, who may be "dead" in the sense that he is a spirit thus not a true survivor of the war.

    I am sure we will get clarification soon these are just thoughts I am having.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Amulet of Safekeeping
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    Quote from Leidnix »
    My Burn Heart is bleeding right now. Also this does stop storm right? Since you have to pay for each spell targeting you, they dont have to be cast.


    I don't believe so. This is a trigger on you being targeted. Storm copies enter the stack already targeting you (if you decided to switch target to your opponent that would trigger it), so I don't believe this actually does anything. You can even just let the first Grapeshot be countered if you have enough storm copies afterwards.

    If I'm wrong, someone let me know please!


    You still have to choose a target for each copy then this would trigger for each copy. So yes it will counter each storm copy unless the controller pays 1
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  • posted a message on A Legendary Bear
    Quote from smashkicker »
    Quote from Antiantiserum »
    https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1009135728637272065

    Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma 3G
    Legendary Creature — Bear (Rare)
    Creature spells you cast with power 4 or greater cost 2 less to cast.
    Whenever Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma attacks, each creature you control with power 4 or greater gets +1/+1 and gains trample until end of turn.
    You don't want to know how she got that name.
    4/3

    is Qal Sisma a place in Tarkir? If not they named it wrong. Also can Surrak fight this bear please?


    I think he did fight this bear, Qal Sisma is in Tarkir. It Khans the bear died and became part of his clothes...in the new timeline that never happened? or at least the bear didn't die.
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  • posted a message on Sarkhan's Broken Seal (?)
    On wizard's site the spoiler is linked as Sarkhan's Unsealing. So that is probably the official name.
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  • posted a message on Alpine Moon Mana deprived spoiler
    Quote from genini2 »
    Quote from The_FPS »
    Doesn't this only partially hose tron as the other lands still see Urza's Tower on the battlefield and still produce 2? The tower would loze it's type and ability but not it's name, otherwise this enchantment would stop working. So an opponent would still have 5 mana with tron and you would just color fix any spells they have like nature's claim. This just seems bad compared to blood moon.


    The Tron lands work by land sub-type and not name. Urza's Tower has the subtype Urza's Tower which it loses with this land so this will break up Tron entirely.


    Ahhh, I have only ever seen the original cards, I didn't realize they changed how they work.
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  • posted a message on Alpine Moon Mana deprived spoiler
    Doesn't this only partially hose tron as the other lands still see Urza's Tower on the battlefield and still produce 2? The tower would loze it's type and ability but not it's name, otherwise this enchantment would stop working. So an opponent would still have 5 mana with tron and you would just color fix any spells they have like nature's claim. This just seems bad compared to blood moon.
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  • posted a message on Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire and Lathliss, Dragon Queen
    Quote from Kman »
    Quote from Kman »
    Quote from Gerrard"s Mom »
    Weird I guess that other art wasn't Vaevictis, but this looks close enough to his Legends card.
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    My Palladia Mors prediction is looking better now Wink
    Tried to tell you the spiral horns they describe in the story went with that other art. Vaevictus always had a fin and not horns



    Well there goes that idea DOH!
    Wonder what that picture is of......Arcades? Or just some random dragon?


    I'm thinking more toward random dragon. The faces have been pretty close to the originals and that dragon does not look like Arcades Sabboth
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  • posted a message on Dark-Dweller Oracle
    I like this for Alesha, who smiles at deathAlesha, who smiles at death
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  • posted a message on GPVegas Ajani & Nicol Bolas
    Quote from M0rphling »
    A 4/4 Bolas feels really weird.
    CMC 4 Bolas feels really weird.
    Considering that Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager both seem to be part of a cycle of 6/6 dragons for CMC 6, everything above feels really weird.


    In the first story, it says Bolus is a runt so a 4/4 compared to a 6/6 would make sense. Now if they added a few lines to the story to accommodate a change from development could be possible.
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