Quote from LiIIian »I also don't get the squadron hawks. We're not martyrproc and I definitely can't see a case for running them just as chump blockers, so I just don't see the point.
EDIT: All that said, I'm definitely going to test with interlude as a one of once it's legal. Maybe even a two of. It seems like a sweet end the game with value while protecting your board from wraths/removal card.
Quote from Lambent Cactus »People have been complaining that BFZ didn't have a very big impact on standard, because the power level of its cards just can't compete with the three-color gold cards from Khans block. In fact, adding the Battle dual lands enabled even more multicolor madness, like a tier-1 deck that plays Ojutai's Command and Kolagan's Command side-by-side. Those powerful gold cards will rotate when Shadows Over Innistrad drops, but given what we've seen about Kozilek and his lands, is it possible that they get hastened along by some nonbasic hoser along the lines of Blood Moon or (more likely) Magus of the Moon, only color(less) shifted into <>?
Quote from illakunsaa »I first read that the card said Genral gets a +1/+1 counter for each 5 cmc creature cast.
I was triggered but after reading the card properly I'm now slightly less triggered.
Quote from FDL42 »Let's say your opening hand has Flooded Strand, Plains, Ghost Quarter. You're running a split of Hallowed Fountain and Prairie Stream.
You play T1 Strand and then fetch at end-of-turn (you had no 1 mana play to make).
Do you fetch a tapped Hallowed Fountain because your Prairie Streams have a decent chance of coming in untapped for free later in the game, or do you fetch a Prairie Stream to keep the flexibility of the shock lands (example: you want to maximize your chances of playing a T4 Supreme Verdict)?
Quote from Wildfire393 »Ghostfire Blade appears to be spiking with the release of the Duel Decks info showing that the Eldrazi will have a colorless-matters theme, including a keyword for "This (colored) card is colorless"
Quote from lmgio34 »
Our other Magic playing co workers came up with something that Beth and I are going to try out. We would each get a certain number of boosters of Origins – likely 6 or more. Then we'd build decks from those. Then at specific intervals, we'd be allowed to buy more boosters. This sounds like fun, as we'd all be starting on the same level. Though knowing Beth's luck (Liliana at pre release, then Nissa from fat pack), she'll probably end up with a deck with 3 planeswalkers.