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  • posted a message on If any card could be your commander
    not gonna lie, I would use Stoneforge Mystic it just seems like in a format that has no trouble hitting 4-6 mana, a bird with more equipment than all 300 of the Spartans could be REALLY entertaining. sure it's technically just a 1/1, you still need to kill it RIGHT NOW
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [ELD] Throne of Eldraine Previews: Modern Discussion
    So, any new thoughts with the whole set spoiled?

    I like

    Robin Hood (best card in the set)
    Once Upon a Time (runner up)
    Stonecoil Serpent (not sure if it replaces Wurmcoil, but it's definitely worth trying)
    Drown in the Loch
    Witches Vengeance (sideboard only)
    and maybe Wishclaw Talisman, but it honestly seems kinda janky

    there are a few roleplayers, but Robin Hood and Once Upon a Time are the only two that I am absolutely sure about. anybody else looking super seriously at anything i missed for Modern?

    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [ELD] - Deluxe Edition
    hahahahahahaha....hahaha..haha...ha....yeah, hard pass. $100-150, sure, but nothing you can possibly pull in this set will be worth that much
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership 9/18 - the great henge (the green legendary artifact)
    So far I have been hating the power level of this weak set, but I do want one of these. my OG Omnath EDH deck has no trouble at all casting this for GG, and has been sorely lacking in lifegain and draw. I don't play a ton of creatures, but I could easily draw 4-5 cards, plus the ramp is really nice. bad set, good card
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Malditos nerd preview - blacklance paragon
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    I get it’s rarity but someone is gonna pull this as their prerelease promo and feel REAL BAD.

    It could be a lot worse. I would rather pull what amounts to a very good removal spell with potential upside than most of the promos I have pulled. It beats a lot of the rares in the ser
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] What's with all the creature creep?
    We have had a couple years of mostly weak sets recently, and Eldraine looks to be no exception. It has a couple of strong cards, but getting a creature that is strictly better than an actively bad creature is not creep. Power creep would mean that more cards than in an average set will see play after rotation. I am pretty generous in my guesses of what is say, Modern playable, and this set looks like it has far fewer cards than most. Amonkhet and Ixalan blocks were very weak if you look at the last decade instead of just the rotation or two before them. You don't need to worry about power creep to the game as a whole, if they dropped M11, which was a core set, into current Standard, it would take over like OG Mirrodin. People worry every time cards pass the vanilla test, but this is definitely a low power period.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The Magic Mirror- Brad Nelson Spoiler


    Seems like it could be wild in EDH?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Primer] Gx Tron
    is this even a little bit relevant? no lifelink, but deathtouch on Wurmcoil is usually irrelevant, but trample is nice
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mark Rosewater - glass casket
    neat card, I still wish someone who didn't work for Wizards had gotten to preview it
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Andrew Cuneo - Deafening silence
    *laughs in 36 creatures*
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] the mana leakmpreview - Opt reprint
    the first time it was printed into modern, that was neat, really neat. now it's just a Colossal Dreadmaw bad joke
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] 4 cards from gamespot - (one is a red uncommon legendary)
    I like that Act of Treason very much, it will almost certainly see Modern play
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on {ELD] Robber of the Rich (@JEDepraz spoiler)
    Quote from Melkor »
    .....is this possibly the completion of the Goyf/Snap/Bob/SFM cycle? the rest of the set feels weak, but this is SUPER good

    Personally, I can't really tell if this card is even good.

    I can see a sort of bomat courier appeal and admit that this card might be able to attack twice if played on curve (maybe 3 if you have some burn or kill to back him up). A 2-drop that draws two cards from an opponent's deck isn't a slouch and playing a second robber of the rich later on (or an incidental rogue) allows you to claim what the first one stole earlier, which is nice. Between the small body, reliance on combat, and the requirement for fewer cards in hand, however, the floor for this card seems to be pretty low.

    I don't know... maybe the comparison is apt. It dies to more things than goyf, puts itself at more risk than bob, and the quality of the card advantage it generates isn't as good/reliable as Snap/SFM. Then again, it produces "reusable" card advantage starting on the turn you play it, which none of those other cards really do.

    there are definite similarities to Courier, but this is better. it's the same 2 mana to make it happen, but this is a more relevant (still small, but better) body. it allows you to have a hand from other places, which won't always come up but it's nice. unlike Courier, this doesn't just give you the cards from the one. on the off chance you hit a Bolt, it's better than Snapcaster. and the reliance on more cards isn't even a factor, how often does Burn have more cards in hand? The last and most important thing is that it is not from your deck, it is from the other player. often, this will be taking a good card away from them, regardless of if you want to play it, be it their land drop or big creature or combo piece. Burn wins through synergy and being fast, most of our individual cards are really not very good. to steal a Tarmogoyf or Push or any Teferi, just resolve one of those and it's an entirely diffeent game. other decks play better cards.

    I could be wrong, I was wrong on Courier and Dire-fleet Daredevil, half wrong on Dreadhorde Arcanist, but this seems good.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on {ELD] Robber of the Rich (@JEDepraz spoiler)
    .....is this possibly the completion of the Goyf/Snap/Bob/SFM cycle? the rest of the set feels weak, but this is SUPER good
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership 9/9 - cards based from Cinderella (no Cinderella card...yet atleast)
    The new Stirrings has me super excited. it won't replace Stirrings unless Stirrings eats a ban, but Tron will absolutely run 4, from now until the end of time.

    aside from that, is it just me or does this set feel super weak? it oozes flavor, it feels fantastic, and I know a lot of the spoilers have been intentionally bad PW deck cards. I know there is a ton to go, but New Stirrings aside, this feels like a super weak set. Dragon Maze, Born of the Gods weak, weaker than most core sets.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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