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  • posted a message on Challenger decklists for this year!
    They didn’t nerf the value.

    They locked in the decks last November.

    Last November Rekindling Phoenix was a $33 card. Now it’s a $20 card.

    Last November History of Benalia was a $25 card. Now it’s an $11 card. And that deck has two of them.

    If not for these two immense value shifts, which they could not predict (they don’t have perfect foresight of the meta to know if a card will fall out of favor or find a new home)... this generation of decks would actually have had a higher component value than last year’s decks did when they were announced.

    There was no nerfing decision here. They aimed to put in 4 $25+ mythics. But because of the five month lead time those cards wound up not being worth nearly what they were worth when they finalized deck lists.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Challenger decklists for this year!
    Quote from dschumm »
    I suggest you look at the article and decklists from last year. Hazoret and Chandra in one, Triple Verderous Gearhulk in another, 4 Hear to Kiran in the Vehicle deck. This year is a joke by comparison.


    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    Classic Wizard. They must have regreated that they added tons of value in last year's product so they downgraded this year. I'm suprised that they use mono blue tempo, since they rather rave the cheapest arvhtypes.


    On reddit someone did the math and compared the value of the contents of these decks, to what was the value of the contents of last year's batch when it was announced. Last year has this year beat by about 3%. That's hardy the sky-is-falling stratospheric lowball scenario you'd expect was the case from replies like the above this thread. They're in the same ballpark. The loss in value is entirely accounted for by the loss in value of Rekindling Phoenix and History of Benalia in the months between when they locked in these decklists and today. Those are two deck-centerpiece mythics that have each lost more than $10/card since late last year (and there's TWO History of Benalia in one deck).

    Of course time will tell how much the card prices hold. The market flood of Sulfur Falls will likely put a real ding in the value of each.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Are we talking about someone reinventing an old combo kill? Or doing new things?

    One 'new' line of play that obv was never available in Fluctuator's time: Simian Spirit Guide or Chancellor of the Tangle would allow a T1 Fluctuator, then 3 or more now-free cycling cards would lead to several free Hollow Ones. Any better than the incumbent street wraiths + self-discard spells? Eh, probably not. But it's an example that illustrates there are a lot more possibilities to consider now than just what was 'the combo' then.

    Even the fact that the deck can run a suite of cycling dual lands rather than the old one running mono-colored lands... indicates some increase in potential.

    (I kinda wonder if the cycledeserts' prices will skyrocket if fluctuator is spoiled as present here).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of the Spark: Foil Planeswalker in Every Prerelease Pack
    I wonder if they might make this limited format a variant of brawl, where each player has a planeswalker in command zone at game start. I mean every player in prerelease weekend will have at least 7 planeswalkers to choose from.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Stompy
    If you’re considering red permanents you need to consider dropping aspect, whose utility is largely driven by a deck where all of its non land permanents boost it.

    In a rg no aspect build, I have been taking a hard look at Zhur-Taa Goblin. Kalonian Tusker is a close-to-borderline card for us as is, and ZTG is a creature that you can choose whether it’s a tusker with avatar of the resolute synergy, or a slightly smaller hasty attacker (a sort of backup strangleroot, 2 power haste) when that is preferable.

    As for Sarkhan, I’m not sure any 4 drop is ever great in this build. There’s a reason they tend to not stick around and people trend back towards 3-and-under lists.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from blackiyto »
    I just hope the packs aren't $9.99 each, but I bet they will be.


    Impossible the print run is gonna be no different to what they did with conspiracy and battlebond sets


    While the MTGO pricing being shown as $6.99 a pack seems to indicate a price point higher than they had in Conspiracy and Battlebond...

    ...you're replying to a bot that's just copypasting the first reply in this thread. Its only other post is also a copypaste of a post from earlier in that thread. It's not a real person.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of the Spark: Foil Planeswalker in Every Prerelease Pack
    Quote from Raptorchan »
    Don't forget, the colors of walkers in this set will overlap their previous color identity with at least one color each


    Out of curiosity has this been officially stated for this set, officially stated as a general rule for planeswalkers, or just seems so-likely-it-can-be-presumed based on precedent?

    I would love to see them flip a planeswalker completely on his/her head. Hoping that when Elspeth returns she comes back mono-black. Or would be fascinating for an older walker to have been ‘brainwashed’ or ‘converted’ into an entirely different color set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of the Spark: Foil Planeswalker in Every Prerelease Pack
    Quote from protoaddict »
    Make them common so I can use them in Pauper, then we are talkin...

    Seriously how just ok would a walker like this be at common. 99% of the time it is just a more vulnerable version of Curse of the Pierced Heart.

    RR
    +1: All opponents takes one damage
    -6: Flame Slash
    2 loyalty


    The big relevant difference from curse of the pierced heart... is that this would deal damage on your turn, not your opponents’.

    For enabling Spectacle and Bloodthirst, that’s a *very* substantial difference.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    I mean we’ve been getting white versions for years now.

    Black gets exile effects these days though. There was a time when it was usually ‘black destroys white exiles’. But current standard has infernal reckoning, necrotic wound, grotesque demise, reaver ambush, settle the score, and vraska’s contempt. And the also not-white Hostage Taker, which is exactly this sort of ‘exile by a permanent but can get reversed with permanent removal’ sort of effect.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    I expect the black ‘sweepers’ in this to take the form of now-modern-legal reprints like Toxic Deluge and Crypt Rats.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Legacy burn already needs another bone? They just got Skewer and Stage.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Quote from Dormammu »
    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    I would like cards that could help tier 2 or lower moderm decks like for example the goblin decks. Reprinting Goblin Lackey, Goblin Matron and/or Goblin Ringleader would be great for the goblin decks without breaking it.

    Goblins is hard to save. It’s not much of a thing in Legacy anymore, right? I don’t follow Legacy closely, but I do look at tournament results from time to time and I haven’t seen much Merfolk or Goblins since Delver became a thing years ago. It’s just the better small creature agro-tempo plan and the same will be true in Modern, I assume.


    Goblin Recruiter? :p
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Per mtgtop8, Mire is actually the most used land in modern right now (Tarn is second). If their supply was equal Mire would quite likely be above Tarn in price tag.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Modern already has Gaddock Teeg and Pendelhaven?

    Am kinda hoping for Chainer’s Edict and Contagion. But they don’t like counters like those Contagion uses, sadly.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    I had that hope too, but them saying 249 out of 254 cards are new to modern ... leads me to believe it’s just the normal basics. I don’t think they’re about to make *every* land a snow land in what doesn’t seem to be a snow-centric set...

    At least not if the packs keep the dedicated-land-slot format. Maybe if the set doesn’t have dedicated land slots at all, and the five snow lands are just peppered in as random commons?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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