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Magic Market Index for April 20th, 2018
 
Pauper Review: Dominaria
 
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • posted a message on I think the next "block" might be Theros
    I could see Jace, Gideon and Ajani in Theros. Jace to face off against Ashiok, Ajani to go after Elspeth and Gideon to deal with Heliod's shenanigans and discover the sun god as his father. Gideon is so a demi-god.

    Then there's Dack Fayden. And frankly I have no idea. Perhaps Theros is two sets. One to deal with Ashiok, the other for Elspeth. Between those two, the Gatewatch need for allies, Dack, Kiora originally, etc. There was just so much going on in Theros.

    They really should have had Ashiok flee Theros after pissing off Phenax. Staging a Planeswalker as the villain, as usual, in a world full of gods from a source material where the gods basically were the star villains, was just outright lame. We see PWs every damn where. We see meddling Greek gods on just Theros. Give us that for once. On the one plane out there meant to have this, give us just that minute measure of accuracy. For once I want the Theros gods to be front and center and PWs taking the back seat to their authority.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 planeswalker face cards speculation
    Quote from Manite »
    I just worry a monowhite deck won't look impressive next to multicolor decks in the same cycle, especially if one of them uses white (and I believe the general rule of thumb is that each color will appear in at least two decks), hence why I'm an advocate of C18 featuring PW subcommanders and Serra being one of them. Serra's main themes would probably be Angels, enchantments, and lifegain, so any deck that can make use of those themes would be good for her. Green plays well with tokens, enchantments, and lifegain, so a Serra subcom would most likely appear in a GW deck. I suspect one of her abilities will involve creating Serra Angel tokens. Another could be a card-drawing effect for Angels or enchantments.
    But who would be the GW PW Face card in her deck, then?

    I still think she'll be the face card. And I suspect we'll get either Leshrac as Mono-B or a deck with a a Bx general and having a Yawgmoth Legend, assuming he's not in a 5c Urza Artifact one. This is going to be the year for old Magic lore characters, as little as I care for them, it's their year. 25th Anniversary, we're on Dominaria, get ready Yawgmoth, Urza and Serra fans. I'd be happy to see Serra since she's the only old lore character I care for, other than Freylaise and Taysir.

    Actually, I'd really like to see Taysir. We need more Arabic representation in MTG.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2018: Multiple planeswalkers per deck?
    Quote from Antiantiserum »
    Commander 2018
    Release Date: August 10, 2018
    Mothership Spoilers Start: July 30th
    Full Spoiler Revealed: August 3rd
    End of July to spoil. Sound so great.

    Not.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Still reading this chapter I still dont get why Jhoira thinks Teferi would not want his spark back.
    Wouldn't his spark allow him to revisit Zahlfir? Since it's now a sub-plane of Dominaria? At least that's how I understood it. Not entirely sure. But I imagine he wouldn't want to face that guilt of seeing it again, but separate.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Story was very good.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Next Announcement Day in Early May
    I really hope we return to Theros either this fall or Spring 2019 Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 planeswalker face cards speculation
    Serra is on lock. All this angel tribal in Dominaria isn't a coincidence.


    Yeah they gave Nahiri her spot last time so you expect they dont mess up this time.

    I wonder if she will be Mono White or Bant. I suppose they could give her both
    She should be Mono-White. Serra's Realm was exclusively forged of white mana, and all spells referencing Serra are mono-white.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 planeswalker face cards speculation
    Serra is on lock. All this angel tribal in Dominaria isn't a coincidence.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on April Commander B&R Announcement - NO CHANGES
    Quote from Cainsson »
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Quote from Joao Wockeez »
    Quote from Cainsson »
    You people act like vampires aren't still the worst dedicated tribe by the very fact that they're not in UG. A vampire deck will never even have a chance to beat well-built Elves, Merfolk, Zombies or Goblins without Edgar's eminence. And tribal decks are the lowest tier of competition. The card/deck doesn't do a thing to stax, combo or taking turns strategies.

    I would like to encourage you to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYvsM5HrCSc&t.


    I would agree that vampires are ONE of the worst tribes (ever heard of werewolves and angels?) but Edgar Markov makes vampires broken.

    From my experiences Edgar Markov makes vampires average. Hell, it's not even the best Commander deck to come out of that year.
    Blue gets to be broken beyond any semblance of fairness with ONE CARD combos. But Mardu being playable? That's a sin.
    And you're missing the point. Who cares about broken or playable. I explicitly said I hate not being able to interact with something in a game while my opponent is free to interact with all of MY cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Next Announcement Day in Early May
    Would be nice to see some of C18. Knowing the Fall set as well. Seems long overdue to have information on both if you ask me.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Eh, Slinn Voda being an Arixmethes is kinda lame.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on April Commander B&R Announcement - NO CHANGES
    Quote from Cainsson »
    You people act like vampires aren't still the worst dedicated tribe by the very fact that they're not in UG. A vampire deck will never even have a chance to beat well-built Elves, Merfolk, Zombies or Goblins without Edgar's eminence. And tribal decks are the lowest tier of competition. The card/deck doesn't do a thing to stax, combo or taking turns strategies.
    It's not about competitiveness. It's about Eminence being an effect one cannot interact with. It's an absolute benefit to the one who has it, and impossible to deal with for the opposing player. Ur-Dragon is alright, because his Eminence is a mild benefit to assist the overcosted nature of dragons, and there is a very impressive advantage to casting him. So the player must gauge when to make that commander vulnerable to interaction in order to risk a bigger reward. A reward that, similar to the Eminence ability, is a sort of discount effect in itself. So the card is very complimentary to itself.

    Commanders like Edgar or Oloro are not like this. They're almost always better off left in the command zone and never being interacted with. Why waste the mana when the greatest benefit from them is always there and cannot be prevented for the most part?

    My issue is a lack of interaction. When I have a hand of counters, draw and bounce spells, etc. And literally no answer for something, it feels awkward considering it's supposed to be a game. Edgar feels like that guy playing backseat magic with someone, like some benefit beyond the game itself.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mox Amber
    If, when it entered the battlefield you chose a color from among Legends/PWs you control and it taps for just that color from then on, it would have been really good.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on April Commander B&R Announcement - NO CHANGES
    Quote from krishnath »
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    I was hoping for a few changes tbh


    Such as, if you're willing to share?
    I disagree with Paradox Engine being banned. It's a really neat card. I love it.

    I think Iona should be banned. There's good justification for why it is not, but I don't feel like her being "one of the Mono-chrome drawbacks" is a valid point. The inherent drawbacks of a single color are enough of a hindrance.

    I think Gifts Ungiven should be unbanned. Or at least would like it to be.

    Consecrated Sphinx is annoying and IMO should be banned. Not that it does all that much, but something about it bothers me.

    I think Eminence abilities in Commander defeat the spirit of the format. Enough to ban? Probably not. But IDK.

    If you think Consecrated Sphinx is annoying, try playing it and having your opponent make five copies of it via a kicked Rite of Replication. Infinite Card Draw! Got an opponent to deck himself with that. He was down to three cards when he decided to stop drawing cards. Cue a Stroke of Genius later... Evil
    Actually, that's exactly why I find it annoying. It's a form of Trade Secrets for people who have it or can clone it. I say get rid of the damn thing.

    I don't mind the Prophet ban now that as a Vorthos I have Kydele. The true Prophet, and one with a strong but more fair effect that aligns with her god too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on April Commander B&R Announcement - NO CHANGES
    I wish I had kept my third Paradox Engine. I bought a playset for $15 and traded one, but I really admire the card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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