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  • posted a message on Rate my Boros EDH deck
    Quote from weltkrieg »
    While he is claiming to be mostly a boros deck, najeela has a 5 color identity. shalai is perfectly acceptable.


    You are correct. I forgot Najeela's text box
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Rate my Boros EDH deck
    Shalai is illegal in this deck due to her color identity. Weathered Wayfarer would do you well here. Also as others have said, 36+ land is a must and some rocks. For reference, this is my Boros EDH with a bunch of accelerants https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/you-are-going-to-get-these-hands/
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Does anyone else just think this set screams Zendikar fetches? We know Wizards HATES the idea of printing them in a Standard legal set (especially with a new non-rotating format coming in the fall with at least Arena) so this would be the perfect opportunity and increase their circulation without leading to degeneracy in their most popular format.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Best Guild for Prerelease?
    Boros is stupid strong. Having Mentor enablers and cheap token access (I drew 3 of Sworn Companions plus 8 mentor enablers including Tajic, Legion's Edge and Light of the Legion ). I went 3-1 and only lost 2 games in round 2 vs flooding. Could have easily went 4-0.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on March of the Multitudes
    I think people are vastly underrating this card. The fact that it has convoke and is instant speed is relevant. It gets around Chainwhirler because of its instant speed and could become super gross is something like Intangible Virtue gets reprinted
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Primer]The Walking Dead (Zombardment)
    This deck is not very good. It is too narrow and does not have answers in format to things that will break it. Spot removal is a killer and it runs out of gas quickly. It also has a very hard time getting around gravehate and has no answer for RIP or Grafdiggers Cage
    Posted in: Developing (Legacy)
  • posted a message on So, Pelakka Wurm is a rare...
    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    Quote from justavictim82 »
    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    Terastodon is just an example FFS. One with the Machine is a new card amd Djinn of Wishes always was a rare so they are not comprable to the wurm. Why would complain about downshift of rarity? Thats good for everyone..


    What is a better card... Thorn Elemental or Pelakka Wurm? It doesn't also dispute the point that WOTC prints garbage rares all the damn time. Wizards also made mistakes on rarity all the damn time. Wurm should have never been an uncommon. The card has psuedo evasion, a good and relevant ETB effect and replaces itself when it dies. That is a rare power level card


    Cool, i agreed that Pellaka Wurm is a rare worthy card. So the question is why reprint it in the core set? Who asked for it? Specially been upshifted at RARE. Just leave it alone at uncomon and reprint soemthing else in dire need, not reprint a uncomon at rare just cause. The Pellaka Wurm is more agregious, unlike the Djinn of Wishes, is the rarity upshift of a reprinted card that noone asked for.


    I am sorry I thought the original purpose for bring back Core was to have good functional reprints and to fix mistakes in Standard. This card, depending on how the new Ravnica set fleshes could do both. I see no issue with it whatsoever especially considering that the new Ravnica block ill likely have Shocks. Would you have rather them reprint Thragtusk?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on So, Pelakka Wurm is a rare...
    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    Terastodon is just an example FFS. One with the Machine is a new card amd Djinn of Wishes always was a rare so they are not comprable to the wurm. Why would complain about downshift of rarity? Thats good for everyone..


    What is a better card... Thorn Elemental or Pelakka Wurm? It doesn't also dispute the point that WOTC prints garbage rares all the damn time. Wizards also made mistakes on rarity all the damn time. Wurm should have never been an uncommon. The card has psuedo evasion, a good and relevant ETB effect and replaces itself when it dies. That is a rare power level card
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on So, Pelakka Wurm is a rare...
    Quote from WizardMN »
    I'd take either one of those cards in a heartbeat over PW. Sure they will suck in Draft, but I'm looking longer term. I see 6 and 8 bucks respectively vs. 1 buck currently. Possible fringe play down the line in an Eternal format as well. I see the for draft aspect, I just don't think it should seemingly be defaulted to always.
    Which is, of course, the issue with this discussion and the way it has gone so far. This may be true for *you*. I am willing to accept that this may even be true for a majority of competitive players. My experience, as well as others in this thread, show that in a limited format, this card is good. It is not worth money, but honestly, 5 of my 7 rares were not worth anything in my sealed pool (luckily I opened an Ajani). I would have liked my promo to be a bomb instead of a useless card. I would have liked to have a card that made my pool better. I did not make money on my sealed pool with the promo I had. If I had a Wurm, I would not have either. However, with the Wurm, maybe my pool would have been good enough to go 3-1 or 4-0 which means I could then have made money on the prizes.

    I am not suggesting that your complaints and concerns as not valid in the terms of Pack EV or value in a sealed pool. However, when you say thing like "100% feel bad" this suggests that you are entirely focused on one aspect of a set: the value in packs. And this is not what everyone is looking for. Not everyone opens packs for value. Some want to play the game. And some want to play the game via the Draft or Sealed formats and do well. Bombs like this allow those players to do well and putting it at rare allows that without warping the limited environment.

    Also:

    Way more people crack packs for fun/casual/collectibility than those that are cracked to draft


    This is more accurate. Way more packs are cracked for fun and by casual players than will ever be opened by limited players *or* collectors. The latter already know cracking packs will not get them what they want; they just buy the cards. The former are a group of players that nowhere near rivals that of casual players. And, I would reiterate what I said a bunch of posts back: a casual, for fun, player who just wants to play the game will most likely have no issue opening this as their rare. I have taught a number of people how to play and one in particular immediately gravitated to the Pelakka Wurm that was part of the cards I gave them. They had no concern of the value of their cards; they just wanted to play. And Wurm is enticing to play with.


    Okay, I'll capitulate a bit. How about 99% feels bad?

    They could have put Worldspine Wurm or Craterhoof Behemoth at lowered rarity in that slot instead. And if not those how about Avatar of Might or Terastodon staying at rare. Would have hit the big green Timmy card for draft/limited AND provided a more valuable reprint for those in constructed. Or how about just designing a NEW big green creature and printing it in that slot. One that could hit the draft diehards but also be of possible use the 99% of the rest of playership. I'm not letting Wizards off the hook on this one and many are willing to give them a pass on these poor decisions when it comes to value and/or constructed playability.

    I hear what you say and agree with part of it. Just because its right for a tiny sliver of playership doesn't make it right for the MAJORITY of playership. It should have been left at uncommon, period. I've got to leave it at that.


    Terastodan in a generic limited format would be a limited all-star. In Dominara we have Thorn Elemental at uncommon at the same cmc. Thorn Elemental was previously a rare. Should it have been here instead? As others have said, Wurm was an uncommon in a battlecruiser set. 95% of sets Wurm is a rare yet some people want to hold onto that rarity. Why don't people complain about Elemental. As far as cracking a pack, more than half of rares in any set are bulk Opening one Pelakka Wurm isn't going to kill your EVQ more than say One with the Machine or Djinn of Wishes.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on So, Pelakka Wurm is a rare...
    Are we really having a complaint thread about Pelakka Wurm being upshifted in a core set? I can understand a Masters set being upset but a $3 booster? Stop
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the July 2, 2018 announcement?
    Quote from gkourou »
    Quote from thesedaiv »
    I can only see Stoneforge Mystic POSSIBLY getting unbanned. I don't see anything else listed getting unbanned.

    If anything was to get banned, I'm thinking one or two of the following...

    Ancient Stirrings
    Noble Hierarch
    Unclaimed Territory
    Aether Vial
    Expedition Map
    Search for Azcanta
    Scapeshift


    Noble Hierarch, Search for Azcanta and Scapeshift are never getting their names on that list. Ever.


    I would hear the argument on Scapeshift but even then.. I think would see a Valakut ban before Shift because that is the card that gets abused. As far as the rest of the list, it is laughable. Why someone would demand Unclaimed Territory be banned over Cavern of Souls is even more puzzling.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the July 2, 2018 announcement?
    Unbanned: Stoneforge, Twin and Dig Through Time. Stoneforge as a power level card is fine. It's worst offender is Jitte and there is 0 chance of Jitte being unbanned in format. Twin needs to come off. Twin was the policeman of the format. I never played Twin so there is no bias there. Twin slows many decks down by having them have answers to handle the combo. Humans/Tron/etc have to dedicate answers or lose. It stops hyper aggro decks that are controlling the format. Anyone that played Modern during the Cruise/Dig format realizes that Dig wasn't the problem. Cruise was. The only reason why Dig was banned is because WoTC wanted to kill both to make sure that the format returned to normal. Dig is fine.

    Bans: Blood Moon. Stirrings has a case but there are plenty of ways to interact with the decks that Stirrings is in like Field of Ruin. Blood Moon gives little to no outs in a format where most decks are 75%+ non-basic. How many times do you as a player stare down turn 3 Moon and just scoop?
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Nicol Bolas (MtG Facebook)
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    Used to be my favorite card to Shallow Grave. Alas, reserved list and the dropping of mandatory graveyard sequencing make that not in play this time.

    I guess we'll have to settle for Goryo's Vengeance. :p They spoiled Flash and Hulk together, woulda been funny to spoil Bolas and GV together. C'mon, GV!


    Could easily see Sneak Attack getting reprinted as well at mythic which would be just brutal in a goldfish for limited.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Armageddon (Mythic)
    Quote from th3shinigami »
    Quote from dschumm »
    Quote from th3shinigami »
    Slightly disappointed as this rules out Ravages of War.


    I finally get a recruiter in this set but no ravages. Hopefully we get imperial seal. My cube is wanting this portal cards but I have been unwilling to pay the price for non reserve list stuff.
    Same. Luckily, I have the judge promo Imperial Seal, though I missed out on getting the judge ravages.


    Judge promo Ravages could be had for 70-80. It isn't that outrageous.

    Quote from Dontrike »
    As much as I hate the rarity upgrade it's kind of needed a lot of the time. Not the worst rarity bump.


    It needed to by Mythic based on what it is. In limited, if you drop it and are significantly ahead, you just win
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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