Nissa looks great at first glance but suffers from not being able to get maximum value without creatures.
UGx midrange creature deck? Nope sorry not in this format, vehicles ain't creatures.
So play her in control? What to scry? At least Saheeli packs a scary infinite combo. I don't see the ultimate as being too powerful / game ending and obviously this is because it's too easy to get it by paying extra mana, still 10 to the face is a potent finisher if you make it to 8 mana with clear skies on your opponents side.
Feels very Zendikar Kiora to me. Does stuff but not enough to make a big impact on standard.
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Mar 14, 2017Copy cat is way more broken than copter smashing you in the face.Posted in: Standard Archives
At least copter would have been controlled by Fatal Push which can't kill the cat unless you can somehow keep an Evolving Wilds spare all game.
All not banning anything has done is confuse me more as to why Copter was banned. At least you could fly in and kick Saheeli in the head with it.
Sep 12, 2016I can see this getting standard play.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
The kind of card that you will always know is there and the more you try to play around it the more you get got when you finally do tap out hoping it isn't there.
GONNA GETCHA GOOD!!!
Sep 9, 2016Where is the bottom though? Where Liliana is now? $45-$50?Posted in: Market Street Café
I feel like Eldrich Moon will be an under opened set and Kaladesh will not. Eldrich Moon was released with Eternal Masters and Conspiracy 2 right afterwards. Magic Origins was also in this July dead zone which contributed to the price of baby Jace.
Also in the comparison it must be noted EMN is top heavy. Kaladesh might end up being top heavy too but to me the overall power level looks good and it has modern playable first print rare dual lands.
Is she a bad card? No she's the main character in the story and as such they've made her a card the will see play. You just need to go back to the magic economics of how many packs people are going to open and how value is distributed through a large standard set where the power level of the mythic rares is fairly well distributed.
Sep 7, 2016Feels to me like a card to create a hybrid aggro/burn deck in modern.Posted in: New Card Discussion
I just don't think there's enough good red cards in standard to want to play red just for Chandra. Whole set not spoiled yet so we will see but burn spells in standard are very thin and honestly pretty bad as most of them avoid being able to target players.
May 26, 2016^ fearmongering about limited supplies have begun already I see.Posted in: Market Street Café
I tell you if the price is not right I will not be buying a single bit of this set. I will not buy at a high price because somebody tells me I'm special to even be getting the chance to hand over my money.
Apr 17, 2016Posted in: Market Street CaféQuote from jdm_s2k »avacyn and restoration angel...jesus...
Non-Angel clause buddy
I think the price also has to do with being a flip card. It is my theory the same thing happened with JVP. Players see that flip cards are much harder to reprint and Wizards/MaRo has even confirmed this. They need to do a special print process which costs extra.
I'm not sure Avacyn is exactly 4 of playable in standard and stretching across all formats but it is early days and it's obviously an instant casual hit. I'd expect $40-$50USD to be about the mark until the Pro Tour and from there it all depends on how many copies are in the top 8 as to what happens next. Most people that have her are probably holding or trying to cash in at the highest dollar value.
I want to know for sure if flip mythics are more or less rare than normal mythics. Seems to be plenty of specualtion about the exact numbers but nothing definitive. Would be happy to be directed to any information regarding this.
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Jun 13, 2017Bolas, the Mindsculptor posted a message on June 13 banlist update - AETHERWORKS MARVEL BANNEDPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Aaron Forsythe »To that end, we considered several weird or off-the-wall options. We discussed something we called "pair banning," where two cards could not be played in the same deck but could be played separately, a tactic other TCGs have employed. We looked at making other cards legal for Standard that otherwise wouldn't be, like Pithing Needle and Duress. We looked at restricting and even functional errata.
This shows how messed up R&D is right now. To even consider these "barbaric" solutions...
Apr 10, 2017Don't fool me wizards, I have to spend 6 mana to draw 4 cards, and I pitch one those to net +3 cards. At 4cmc, this is worse than Glimmer of Genius (which scry's 2 and digs me deeper into my deck). Ummm....almost fooled me, Glimmer is better.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Sep 26, 2016I'd probably sell personally, there is a metric ton of draw for me to crack packs of this set. lands, masterpieces, splashy artifacts, artwork (does foil lands doe), etc.Posted in: Market Street Café
I already sold the one masterpiece I pulled from one of my prerelease kits because I expect another BFZ style set. Unless she runs away like giddeon did I don't see it staying as daughter after and high priced.
Remember the hype for koth of the hammer and chandra, the firebrand? It fizzled out because they never printed support for them.
Red midrange is something they are obviously pushing but the red gearhulk just doesn't impact the board like the others. Do I really care if you draw 3 if I have the better board position and a grip of answers already? Unless Chandra is flipping over relevant cards I see her impact being so so right now. I'm not sure she's modern playable outside of something like skred or ponza where there are stronger plays to be doing anyway.
Sep 12, 2016Thank you for starting a new thread. The other discussion is 'buried' in a thread with a completely obscure title. When I wanted to talk about this subject this morning I was shocked there was no such thread until I found it buried in the Mothership Spoilers.Posted in: Magic General
Quote from havocentral »This is a thread for discussion on the concept of expeditions every set, not the individual cards. There is already a thread for that
Challenge #1 Keeping standard accessible
The only reason masters will help, is the sheer number of packs opened will drive the price of most standard cards down
I have a feeling this will have unintended consequences.
They are basing this premise on the hype for Expeditions - which were lands. Good lands are much, much more sought after than any other card type simply because everyone who plays those colours wants them. I'm not entirely sure we'll see the same success with Masterpiece cards which have a much narrower demand window.
If the price of your average Standard card goes down (which seems to be the stated intent), then it will skew the EVs of the packs towards the Masterpiece cards. Currently it is skewed to the Mythic Rares - with Rares only really be worth it if they are a tourney must-have or foil. This will generally mean that each box is more of a gamble than it was previously - which only hurts small-scale singles sellers. Thus I expect small-scale single sellers will quit the business and large scale sellers will have a corner on the market that they didn't have previously - which could allow them to hike up the prices.
I have no opinion about #2 and #3, since I only play Standard. Although because I only play Standard I'd really rather not have my Mythic Rare be replaced with a 'Masterpiece' that I more than likely can't use in Standard. It creates an added stress for me to have to trade it for something I can actually use.
Sep 12, 2016Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Degduar Marte »Can someone explain this to me, because I don't understand this at all. Taken from the article on the Wizards site. How do Expeditions and Inventions keep Standard accessible? I'm not following.
"Challenge #1: Keeping Standard Accessible
Standard is the most-played Constructed format. It's designed as an entry point for players who wish to play Constructed Magic. Through market research and social media, we learned that many of the players who were interested in playing Standard felt it was something beyond their reach. We had to find ways to address this."
Their plan is to have people buy more boosters and to keep printing everything good at Rare and Mythic.
Sep 12, 2016Am I alone in my sadness that these are all foils? I love the art and frame on these things but I hate foil cards.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
They look a bit tacky in my opinion, and worse, they warp too easily. Even the modern foils warp like crazy.
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I would love more non-foil promos.
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