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    posted a message on 4/11 Mothership Spoilers - UG Nissa and Zombies
    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.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on March 13th Bans?
    Copy cat is way more broken than copter smashing you in the face.

    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.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Chandra, Torch of Defiance
    Well now. With expeditions/masterpiece/shiny expensive cards in the set the value drops a lot at least for mid/long term.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on Masters of Modern Spoiler - Blossoming Defense
    I can see this getting standard play.

    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!!!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Chandra, Torch of Defiance
    Where is the bottom though? Where Liliana is now? $45-$50?

    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.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on Best Chandra evaa !
    Feels to me like a card to create a hybrid aggro/burn deck in modern.

    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.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
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    posted a message on Nissa, Vital Force
    +1 "Please Stone Rain my land during your turn"

    rollout
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/27
    Standard 4 drop Baneslayer Angel lol

    I can feel I'm going to lose many games to that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Possible Casual Value in Eternal Masters.
    ^ fearmongering about limited supplies have begun already I see.

    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.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The Standard Price Discussion Thread
    Quote from jdm_s2k »
    avacyn and restoration angel...jesus...


    Non-Angel clause buddy Wink

    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.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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