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  • posted a message on Zendikar rising the two commander decks speculations
    Quote from Faruel »

    I don't know how I feel about allies. That class shouldn't be relevant for Zendikar rising? They allied with each other mainly because of the Eldrazi. I don't know why the vampires, goblins and some of the humans should still be allied with the other races. I could see the more healing focused races working together, tho. Like Kor, Elves, Merfolks and some Humans. So maybe some new allies make still sense.

    Allies were kinda the equivalent to adventurers in Magic prior to Battle for Zendikar. We had Goblin Allies before we will have them now. After BFZ they will probably keep some Vampires as Ally probably, going into expeditions looking for tresures or trying to find/stop something.

    For the decks: the 2 decks will probably be 5 color >;)
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on B & R Announcement 8/3 Major Shakeups
    Finaly Teferi is getting banned! oh wait!? we are in a pandemic without face to face play tournaments and it just gets banned before 2 m before rotation?
    At least we can't say it was greed because war of the spark went out of print some time ago, it is not another oko/hogak...
    Better they reprint Uro in 2021 challenger decks... (maybe they ban in after zendikar comes out, who knows)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Players Tour Series 2 Qualifiers Promos
    Quote from RSSR »
    Sorry for necroing this thread, but have they put off distributing these judge promos due to the pandemic? This Surgical Extraction hasn’t become available for the secondary market, so I wonder how that forgoes for the Æther Vials. I know I’m going to buy two of these vials when they become available, I just don’t when I can expect them to be released yet. Does anybody know?

    Really don't know, some of the cryptic Command promos were delivered for the tournaments that happened between Jan - Mar but because of Covid19 tournaments were canceled thus the other promos were not "released"
    2020 Qualifier Dates:
    1/11 through 3/29 - Cryptic
    4/3 through 7/26 - Surgical
    7/31 through 11/22 - Vial
    Probably later this year or next year they will puch huge tournaments and give them in those;
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Zendikar rising first look on July 25th
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    No here’s the real fatal mistake everyone making with it’s not zendikar is a staple for the eldrazi

    zendikar is not the home plane of the eldrazi because they have gone to way more planes than everybody thinks if you look at the lore they basicly older than the dinosaurs

    The Eldrazi have gone to probably 3 still alive planes other than Zendikar or Innistrad and thats all we can speculate on known information.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Mothership 7/28— Bloodspore Thrinax and sac fodder commons
    Good draft cards. And how interesting a Eldrazi from RoE next to the release of "Zendikar without Eldrazi" (by maro's words)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Oubliette— Tolarian Community College preview
    Well that art is good not sure if i would change the classic for it but is a close one.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Zendikar rising first look on July 25th
    Quote from Xeruh »
    I'm not sure one instance of Eldrazi being met with success (Eldritch Moon) really qualifies them as a success, especially as the tone and setting are vastly different from how they were on Zendikar. But given you think that Zendikar is a bottom-tier plane not like there is a ton of merit in trying to debate that with you, your opinions are simply radically different from how much people who play Magic feel.

    Well i know that RoE was a really good set and hyped in its time. People loved the twist of a "alien" invasion that had clues all over the previous set. They loved the Emrakul pre-release promo. Even in a Standard with Jace ms(or jund) ppl went to standard with ramp decks trying to play the titans. Saying RoE was a mistaken or not liked is a mistake or just misinformation. Do you want proof? Aside from the 3 Eldrazi titans? Well: The Level Up mechanic, Defenders matters where all reused in later products (level up in the duel deck tied with BFZ)(defenders in RtR, 2-3 blocks after). Gideon Jura, he became the main white walker even with heavy competition.
    Do you really think the Eldrazi were not loved before BFZ? There would not even be a BFZ and SoI if it wasn't for the hype ppl had over the Eldrazi, it is not the creature type fault for what came from BFZ and OGW. WotC wanted to finish off storylines soo they rushed the Eldrazi, took 1-2 year to rush bolas and in the next 1-2 years will finish off new phyrexia.

    Lets just hope that Theros' Titans are better villains than the Eldrazi.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Zendikar rising first look on July 25th
    I find Zendikar an absolutely boring Plane without Eldrazi. Again, like showing up to Kentucky Fried Chicken and finding you can only get a salad.

    I may be in the minority, but I know I'm not alone.

    Indeed but even if Maro says Eldrazis are done and gone we will probably see 2 or 3 Eldrazis in the new set, maybe not in true creature form.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 4-color legends in zendikar rising?
    Omnath WURG (with a 5 color one in the commander deck)
    Yarok UBRG
    A Legendary angel for allies (or a company with just the Ally creature type)WBRG (Seagate and merfolk ppl still under construction and savage of what was not destroyed in BFZ) (with a 5 color legendary Ally on the commander decks)
    A legendary Vampire or Demon WUBG
    A legendary Vampire or demon or Elemental WUBR

    Those would be my guess

    For the story of the block:
    Omnath is trying to take permanent control over the roil energy soo it can use it to destroy any futher threat.
    Because of this the Roil is going insane and they send a Team (allies) to discover what is causing it.
    Nissa and Nahiri helps Omnath to take over the Roil energy.
    The Mana (roil+Elementals) the Allies and the planeswalkers make a pact to protect zendikar if the two merged titans awaken.

    those are my 2 cents.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [2XM] MTG twitter - Master of Etherium and Reshape
    Reshape sees play from time to time, in modern it was used to pick the suspend Lotus and the Mox opal. It should stay above $2 imo. Master of Etherium had 2 prints alread and saw play in only a fez edh decks (hardly on modern, just saw it one time in modern actually) it is good but will go bellow $2 easy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Pyrite Spellbomb, Auriok Salvagers, and Mishra's Bauble— Draftaholics Anonymous previews
    I kinda want them to reprint Auriok Salvagers as a common soo we can play bomberman in pauper (without great combo potential but would be nice to have a toolbox deck)
    Or just make a legendary "salvagers" that has a WUBRG activated ability soo commander players can play spellbombs and have another combo oriented commander.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Geist of Saint Traft and Kemba, Kha Regent— Life is Magic MTG previews
    Well after the third? reprint GoST has become the "bulk" Mythic of a master set. At least they re adding the legendary frame.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Mothership 7/21— Breya, Etherium Shaper
    Updated frame and thats it.

    Actually she should be good in a artifact heavy draft set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Rileyqiarytower - Bosh, iron golem and Cragganwick Cremator
    Quote from Ryperior74 »

    your defending a card. REPRINTED IN MYSTERY BOOSTER.

    Well rhystic study was reprinted in mystery booster and Jumpstart but i m sure ppl would defend it being reprinted in a masters set. Just to add, Mystery Booster rarity is weird because every slot of the booster has 100+ cards that can be in it, and all the cards appear (or should) in the same rate, soo in 3 boxes you could get 0 of one common/rare/uncommon/MR because you can be unluck and open the same mythic/rare in more than 2 boxes. Each card in Mystery Boosters were close to the same rarity of a Jumpstart Mythic Rare.

    Also this is the first print with the updated "damage to target player" = "damage to target player or planeswalker"
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Rileyqiarytower - Bosh, iron golem and Cragganwick Cremator
    I guess that with that giant we can safely assume that double masters was done mid-late 2019 when the giant spiked close to $4
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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