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  • posted a message on Fleecemane Lion question
    This is pretty much the difference between Monstrosity and Adapt. Adapt is the 'simplified' version of Monstrosity where the existence of +1/+1 counters is used to define whether or not the creature is eligible to activate that ability. But for the OG Monstrous creatures, as stated, the status of whether it is or is not monstrous is just something the players have to remember, because a creature could have counters on it and not be monstrous, and likewise a creature could be monstrous despite no longer having counters on it.

    For Adapt they dodged this memory issue by tying adapt-activation-eligibility to the (non)existence of +1/+1 counters.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Modern Soulflayer
    I think if the plan all along was to pitch it, there are better options (like Striped Riverwinder which comes with its own self pitch cycling, or Nightveil Predator that has flying and deathtouch along with hexproof). Caryatid is here for its dual purpose of being castable for ramp and mulchable for hexproof.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Ley Weaver & Lore Weaver
    & 2, the generally accepted definition of Strictly Better specifically excludes your circumstance, s if you're going to argue the Strictly Better argument you should be following the generally accepted definition. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Strictly_better ""Strictly better" status is not dependent on creature type. More generally, such comparisons between cards are made independent of any particular board state. Therefore, because of the sheer number of possible gameplay circumstances, for any given "strictly better" card, there is typically some imaginable set of circumstances in which it is, in fact, inferior to another card that would otherwise rank below it."

    & 3, even if you had Argothian Elder and Wirewood Lodge, if you don't have a land that produces more than a single mana or something that triggers off an ability activation or tapping or untapping, this 'go infinite' doesn't actually *do* anything but let you turn your cards sideways and back an indefinite number of times for no benefit. The Wirewood Lodge costs a G and tapping itself to untap an elf, so unless the other land produces more than just a G, it's an infinite useless machine.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Soulflayer
    Most versions of this deck run multicoloured enough that green mana is not scarce, right? Because Grapple with the Past is strictly better than Corpse Churn unless we genuinely think having one green mana when we want to cast a 2-cost instant is a relevant limitation. Especially now that we run Nurturing Peatland - if we whiff on creatures-we-want-to-return we can fall back on a land that can be turned into draw.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Brawl 2019 - Chulane, Teller of Tales
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    oh-boy just realized something

    since this legendary theme might be casting creatures matter

    you don't think were gonna get a panharmonicon esque card with the words "whenever casting a creature would cause a ability to trigger it triggers twice instead" if that happens never i mean never under any certomstance make it a colorless permanent that would make a emegency ban in edh because of the eldrazis being cast matters
    I seriously doubt a cast trigger doubler would even be printed outside an eldrazi set.


    Hydroid Krasis is probably reason enough we don’t need that in this standard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brawl 2019 - Chulane, Teller of Tales
    Quote from Dunharrow »
    I hope stuff like Arcane Signet being printed means the broken rocks (Sol Ring, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt) eat a ban soon.

    Wizards is not responsible for the commander ban list, so no.


    That said, I wouldn't be surprised if this became an every-commander-precon-inclusion taking over the slot that had, to date, been used on Sol Ring.


    While they don't actually administrate either Commander banlist, it probably irks them that every commander deck they print is duelcommander-illegal out of the box and if they can conveniently change that (by no longer jamming Sol Ring in every deck, but replacing it with a card of comparable demand and utility), they might.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Affectionate Vampire
    The name is Cordial Vampire. Affectionate was an early literal translation. But apparently on this forum system thread titles can’t be edited.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Next set is called "Throne of Eldraine"
    That was my first thinking when I saw the set name. That it’ll have monarch and possibly dethrone cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Any thought to using one of the costlier tricksier Fog cousins? Winds of Qal Sisma will often meet its Ferocious mode for us, and a one sided fog could be quite useful either on the attack (make their tradeoff blocks not tradeoffs) or on the defence (actually be able to take out some attackers). But can we swing the 2 cost for this versatility.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on 7/8 B&R Announcement - Bridge from Below banned in Modern
    Am glad I didn't take the plunge on it back when BridgeVine decks were a rogue in vogue, pre-Hogaak.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Colossus Hammer
    Not sure if your game ever goes long enough for it to matter, but Adorned Pouncer is a strictly better Fencing Ace.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brineborn Cutthroat (Fishin preview)
    Playing one of these while others of these are on the battlefield, in your opponent’s turn, will put counters on the others.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Leyline of Abundance (MovistarESports preview)
    If you control a land that can produce white mana (which you probably do, if you've cast Gauntlets of Light) and there's a +1/+1 counter on the Druid, that's accurate.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brineborn Cutthroat (Fishin preview)
    Unfortunate nonbo with Siren's Ruse. The main reason I'd want a creature to be a Pirate right now is to make Siren's Ruse a cantrip. But sadly, Ruse'ing this causes it to flush away all its built up counters, including the one it gets for you casting Siren's Ruse. It's just the nature of the creature is that you want it to stick around and not be blinked, when Siren's Ruse works best with creatures that benefit from being blinked.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full spoiler is up
    Quote from leslak »
    For the Horde!!! And green leyline + nissa + Lotus Field + Gauntlets of Light is potentialy infinite mana


    While we're in christmasland, three leylines (!!!), a Scuttlemutt, and Gauntlets of Light gets there too. :p
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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