Magic Market Index for Sep 14th, 2018
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Magic Market Index: Hit Over Miss
  • posted a message on Four Golgari Cards
    It can take out a 1/3 flier. Roc Charger is going to be a frequent card in this limited environment. This kills it and lives.

    Otherwise - it’s not a ‘bad plummet’, it’s ‘your choice of a bad plummet or a very reasonable stats to cost creature’. Plummet is a bad card to put in a deck because if your opponent doesn’t have a flyer it’s a dead card. The WORST case on this is that it’s a bear on steroids. That it’s also occasionally a plummet and also occasionally both, is gravy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Four Golgari Cards
    I think the hope is that you attacking with the likes of an 8/8 trampler assures there isn't a 'long run' to worry about.

    It's absolutely a limited bomb. Whether it has any legs for standard at all ... well I wouldn't rule it out.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Roc Charger & Haazda Marshal & Gird For Battle
    Quote from genini2 »
    ...Gird for Battle is really, really efficient for what it does. Seems excellent for tokens.

    Too low impact for tokens since you'd be making two 2/2's which don't help you go wider or get through blockers most of the time. Good for mentor cards though to increase their power.

    Yeah, I see this as too low impact too. May have been usable in a world with Heroic, where the act of targeting one of your own creatures was inherently good so getting two targetings out of one spell was great...

    But as a sorcery? Just too low impact to be worth a card. Sorcery means no combat surprise fun like with Arbor Armament or Burst of Strength or Hunger of the Howlpack or Nature's Panoply. Two counters for one mana is a pretty good rate if that's exactly what you're looking for, with no further upside. One mana with no additional utility? Feels weaker than two mana and a major upside like Travel Preparations.

    If Cartouche of Solidarity didn't create a soldier but allowed you to place a +1/+1 counter on a different creature instead as its ETB... and didn't have first strike... it would have effectively been this. Would people have used such a card?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Four Golgari Cards
    Quote from clan_iraq »
    And if its shooting down a 1/1 spirit token, it survives that combat. Or you can use it with whatever combat trick I guess. But all it takes is 2 creatures in your graveyard and this is already big enough to shoot down a 5/5 angel, and its 2 toughness means it generally won't survive shooting down any relevant creatures without dying

    In limited at least, I'd say taking down Roc Charger and Healing Hawk and not dying will be relevant.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Justice Strike
    Quote from Illinest »
    This isn't even close to being comparable to Assassin's Trophy.

    No, it isn't. And nobody reasonable would expect a standard/draft uncommon to be comparable to a set's chase modern/eternal rare. "Draconic Roar!? This isn't even close to being comparable to Kolaghan's Command!" ... well, no duh.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Discovery / Dispersal
    Quote from The Fluff »
    Discovery looks like a 2 mana preordain. And a 2 mana preordain is still good.

    And possibly more crucially, it's a 2-mana preordain that a mono-black deck could run (and fill its graveyard all the while, something mono black decks tend to like).

    I kinda expected there would be a mono-blue 2-mana instant that did 3 (Telling Time / Anticipate)... I wonder how much the added versatility of the split caused the cheap side to be weakened relative to how strong they could have gone on a non-split.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wee Dragonauts
    Quote from emeticLunch »
    Rarity uptick. :[

    It upticked to uncommon when EMA was released. This is just holding the same rarity as its most recent printing.
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  • posted a message on Unmoored Ego
    Quote from Wildfire393 »
    Quote from pierrebai »
    Cast this at pre-release naming island. Watch your opponent be unable to cast his niv-mizzet.

    Playing, name a basic land type could mana screw your opponent. Could also do mostly nothing.

    Remember it's capped at 4 copies. Naming a basic land type doesn't do as much as you think.

    At a prerelease with 40 card decks, 4 instances of a basic land will often be the majority of the lands in a deck's secondary color. A 10/7 or 11/6 split wouldn't be unusual, and poaching 4 of the 6 or 7 islands in a Ru deck could leave them a few dead cards.
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  • posted a message on Modern Soulflayer
    In this deck I hardly see the benefit of castability, when for us it wouldn’t really help our plan at all to have this on field. It’s not like we run Become Immense or any sort of surprises that would make a tiny double striker relevant.

    I don’t think it’s ahead of Samut nor Zetalpa as far as keywords go. Heck I’d probably play Oketra sooner than this.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Amicdeep is the main pusher of whitespash stompy here and his most recent deck still had 3 aspects. Most white splashes are for access to instants and sideboard answers - the whitesplash decks are still running as heavy green devotion on their permanents as they always have.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Stompy
    It is a 3 drop that only provides one green devotion.

    It enters the battlefield at 2/1 then gets more counters as a trigger, meaning even if it becomes a 4/3 creature it doesn’t evolve a 2/2 experiment one.

    Basically all the problems that Reverent Hunter had.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Dimir Spybug
    More than a bit parasitic, since if you don't surveil, it's just a multicolor Bog Imp, which was never a good card, but there are a lot of good surveil cards.

    This has Menace too. I mean not that you'd run it without surveil anyway, but it's a tangible difference from just Bog Imp.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Enhanced Surveillance and Disinformation Campaign

    It's a kinda-sorta build-your-own Lim-Dul's Vault.
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  • posted a message on Twitch spoilers - Ledev Guardian, Puston-Fist Cyclops, Parhelion Patrol
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    Quote from Fenrir Rex »
    We're another reanimation spell away from a solid sultain reanimator deck, and that big ol' giant seems like a great way to chew chunks out of life totals when reanimated.

    I assume you're looking for a 4 cmc card? I've been playing Sultai Reanimator for months, using Liliana, Death's Majesty, Yawgmoth's Vile Offering, Journey to Eternity, and have replace Liliana with Rise from the Grave since she's rotating.

    I think you'll want Connive // Concoct in that slot. Sure it can only pull from your own grave, but the triple surveil first gives you nicer selection and undergrowth support, better controls your next draw, it's not dead against Silent Gravestone (doesn't target a card in graveyard), and in a pinch it can be a tiny Control Magic instead.
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  • posted a message on Modern Soulflayer
    I still like Sagu Mauler over Carnage Tyrant. You're not likely hardcasting either, but in a pinch Sagu Mauler can be a cheap chump, or at least can theoreticallly be a live beater for you at 5 lands.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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