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  • posted a message on Gaining control of target creature spell, what will happen when it becomes a permanent?
    It is basically a more limited Aethersnatch with a way too low cost.

    The "until end of turn" clause isn't needed though.
    When it comes to countering etb-effects Torpor Orb and Hushwing Gryff aren't in blue or black and does teh job pretty well Smile
    Posted in: Custom Card Rulings
  • posted a message on Bloodsoaked Altar (ashlizzle preview)
    Quote from Melkor »
    I'm sure it will be good in EDH. a technically discard and sacrifice outlet and some demons, it won't be good, but I'm sure some legendary creature is spiking in 3....2....1....

    I'm sure it will be horrible in EDH. It is a very expensive and limited outlet. When looking for a discard or sacrifice outlet there are tonnes of so many better cards to do that job than a 6 cmc coloured artifact.

    It will be playable in the same way wood elemental or goblin guide is playable, you can put it in the deck if you like it, but it is a bad card in EDH.

    Quote from The Fluff »
    this looks bad as the only format I play is modern. However, it probably has uses in other places like EDH.

    There is probably some budget Teysa deck or something where this card could be playable if you couldn't get some better card. But generally EDH is a lot about card advantage and getting value. Spending 6 mana and 3 cards/2cards+token for a 5/5 flier is disastrously bad.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CUBE][M20] Scheming Symmetry
    Well, it combos with Ob Nixilis, Unshackled Grin
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Aether Gust
    Quote from AvalonAurora »
    I'm a little confused by the wording, does the opponent choose if it goes on the top or bottom of their library, or do you?

    Owner chooses since the owner is the one putting it there.

    It's an interesting spell but I think the restriction is too harsh for it to see much play, perhaps as a sideboard card though. But then there are so many alternatives.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ajani, Strength of the pride
    Quote from Spaz350 »
    That ultimate is basically a free wrath. That is insane. Now THIS is something Soul Sisters might consider.

    A free non-symmetrical Wrath AND Shatterstorm. That exiles.

    How is it free? It costs 4 mana plus a card and is highly conditional on top of that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Milira, sylvok outcast question
    Giving a creature -1/-1 is not the same thing as putting a -1/-1 counter on it (Black Sun's Zenith).

    Melira doesn't do anything to stop power/toughnes changing. She does care about things other than infect, and opponents creatures with infect will not even have infect in most circumstances.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Panharmonicon+Siege Rhino+Restoration Angel
    Quote from mcrow »
    OK, got it. So I have to have two targets out before casting the resto. So if I had a Thragtusk and a Siege Rhino out I could blink both. So I'd gain 8 Life, deal 3 Damage, and put a 3/3 beast token out?

    Almost. Since you have panharmonicon in play Siege Rhino and Thragtusk would both trigger twice when entering aswell.

    Anytime the hino enters it will trigge,r, no matter what made the card enter.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Urza, Lord High Artificer
    Quote from Forgotten One »
    The best comparison I can make with Urza, Lord High Artificer is with Prossh, Skyraider of Kher. Both are infinite with a particular card (Paradox Engine vs. Food Chain), and both cover two different bases with what the decks needs to function (Urza provides a mana engine along with the mini-Mind's Desire vs. Prossh providing Fodder and a sac outlet).

    This analogy doesn't really hold up in my opinion.

    Prosh and food chain is infinite all on its own and deterministically so.

    Urza and paradox engine does nothing on their own and even when you get a bunch of mana rocks you are still not deterministically infinite since the ability can fizzle. Sure, with enough rocks and mana to start with you are very likely to be able to play your whole deck. But it is not a 2 card combo in the way foodchain prosh or flashhulk is.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on Why does everyone else play RDW so much
    It's rather strong, somewhat cheap and it is fast so the grind is quicker.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Crashing Footfalls
    A suspend creature without haste probably makes this really slow.

    If you have it and the mana to suspend it turn one you will get 8 power to attack with on turn 6, and until then you will be down a card and a mana. The problem is that by turn 6 I cannot think of any eternal format where a couple of 4/4:s are super relevant
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Sword of Truth and Justice!
    Quote from Melkor »
    shot in the dark from someone with no idea, this goes infinite with Atraxa? lol


    What would go infinite? Atraxa proliferate on end step, this proliferates on combat damage. The abilities doesn't interact.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Scuttling sliver
    Well, Amoeboid Changeling and Arcane Adaptation are modern legal Smile

    People calling it bad vigilance seem to miss the power of untapping things.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Urza, Lord High Artificer
    He will probably be an incredibly good artifact centric mono blue commander, stating that it doesn't take any effort to break him isn't exactly true in my opinion. To break him you need to include the inf mana engines and a rain of thopters etc. The 5 mana for his ability is also steep enough to not be too detrimental until you get infinite or close to infinite mana.

    Basically what I am thinking is that he will probably be incredibly strong but not more busted than many other combo commanders and he isn't actively interrupting every other players gameplay.

    I do like how he gets around Stony Silence though.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on dragon god and gideon and sarkhan
    A card that refers to itself like that is read as "this permanent". So it would work fine. I'll dig up the specific rules-text. brb

    201.4. Text that refers to the object it’s on by name means just that particular object and not any other
    objects with that name, regardless of any name changes caused by game effects

    201.4b If an ability of an object refers to that object by name, and an object with a different name
    gains that ability, each instance of the first name in the gained ability that refers to the first
    object by name should be treated as the second name
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Slaughter
    Quote from 3drinks »
    Quote from materpillar »
    Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro is an absolute boss in my changeling tribal deck. Turning all your changelings into Sol Rings is really good as it turns out. For maximum value, activate Mirror Entity for 1 and turn every one of your creatures into a 1/2 Sol Ring!

    She goes infinite with Changeling Titan + Changeling Berserker + Changeling Hero. which is one of my primary wincons.

    How does this combo? I don't see anything flickering in and out to untap?

    Well the championing would start a flicker loop where the titan champions the berserker. Then the hero champions the titan returning the berserker. So the berserker champions the hero. Etc.

    It is basically a triple oblivion ring loop but the rings tap for mana.

    But I am confused aswell. Sure, you get infinite blinks and untaps. But they don't do anything unless you have a haste enabler as well, and in that case it is a 5 card combo that only gives infinite mana.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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