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Jan 15, 2021Reaper9889 posted a message on [KHM] Battlefield Raptor and Story Seeker— Kitboga previews1/1 for 1 flyer in white has seen play not that many years ago. While I do not think this one will (what would you play it with? It does not go too well with life gain which is the closest we get to white weenies nowadays), this is clearly quite pushed.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 12, 2021Reaper9889 posted a message on [KHM] Mothership 1/12— Starnheim Unleashed and Dual StrikeI am unsure if the wording on the fork effect (besides the four or less) makes it better or worse than a regular fork.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
It is better if you just want as many as possible to resolve (they can't counter the original one in responds to the forking) but can't be used in reponds to a counter in case you just want 1 to resolve.
Jan 5, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from leslak »>Another exemple, same creature (a 3/3 double strike trample), if your opponent blocks with 3 4/4 creatures then you can assing (in first strike damage phase) 1 damage to each of those 4/4, that 1 damage will be doubled then added 2, in total 4 damage. In the normal damage phase you would again deal full damage (8).
>But if your opponent blocks with four 4/4, in the first strike phase you can only assign 3 points of damage, soo look the exemple above. Now in the normal damage phase there will be one 4/4 still alive, and thus you will have to assign all 3 damage to it, soo it will take 8 damage (and this damage will not trample over)
This used to be the case, but the rules for this changed some years ago (edit: seemingly in 2009! Time flies). Now, it works as follows (see 510.1c): If there are multiple blockers for an attacker, the attacking player assigns an order on the blockers and must first assign lethal damage to the first blocker before being able to damage the second and so on. This means that you just need 2 3/3 to kill the 3/3 you talk about (instead of the 4 you claim): The attacker pick some order on the two blockers (doesn't matter really - they are generic). The attacker assigns 3 first strike damage to the first creature (since this is not >3, he can't assign any to the second, even if 1 damage had been enough to kill the first, because as you point out, the fact that the damage gets modified is not taken into account for lethal damage here). The attacker then assigns 3 normal strike damage to the second 3/3, which kills the double striker on the return hit. Result: all 3 3/3 dies and no damage get assigned anywhere else, even with double strike, trample and double damage and so on.
Nov 25, 2020Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Quite unrelated (and simply mentioned because I spend a bit of time thinking about it and thought it was interesting), but this variant of the statement is incorrect (the original one, with shortest instead of simplest is correct, at least in standard space). If you picked two points at random on a circle with radius 1, the points will be extremely hard to express (with probability 1) and it is far simpler to define the circle with radius 1 and a direction (those two things together would define a path from one of the points to the other) than whatever straight line goes through those two points.Quote from 3drinks »The simplest path between two points is a straight line
Nov 18, 2020tortured existence should be in the deck. It is one of the best return cards in black in pauper and it is just stupid here.Posted in: Variant Commander
Reaping the graves is the best mass return creatures from gy to hand card in black (it is better than death denied in practice, due to being much cheaper - note that it is an instant, so it is at least 2 for 1 in basically all siturations - play on your oppeonts turn - but will usually be much better).
I would try to lower the casting cost of cards, if I was you.
Oct 22, 2020Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I think this is a good point (and I had forgotten Master Warcraft), that said, flavor matters a lot for how things are worded. Like damage to players in red with lose of life in black. There are some very unusual cases where it matters (damage prevention is likely the most common of them and that is mostly unheard of the last many years), but the real point is the flavor. I could easily see Master Warcraft as being the red/white version (red ecspecially likes to play with blockers and they were not great at hybrid those days - too much colorbleed - i.e. this card is not white) of the effect while it would be a limited control player effect in black.
Oct 17, 2020I would like to see thePosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Leopluradon_ »Quote from Rosy Dumplings »Quote from Ritokure »Clue #3 seems interesting. What kind of drawback could balance a Worst Fears for all opponents and in a permanent's Continuous effect? My first thought would be something like Underworld Breach, aka. a permanent with a spell-like effect that sacs itself after a while, but maybe it's something super narrow, like "You control your opponents while X is being targeted by a spell" or something.
“You control opponents while they have no cards in hand”?
“You control opponents while you have exactly 1 life.”?
“You control opponents while there are no cards in your library”?
there are certain effects I can imagine:
You control opponents while they are on extra turns?
I do think that sounds cool, but I could easily see it being: You control opponents while they declare blockers. The card would then have reminder text pointing out that you can't usually activate mana abillities while doing so (unless blocking for some reason costs mana). Note that it is similar to heathstone, which I could imagien WOTC wanting to try.
That said, if it is a common one like this, I guess one of the main annoyances is that you can see their cards while doing this...
Sep 24, 2020Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from user-11102155 »i honestly dont think uro should be banned. it is a strong card, ofc, but it is not hostage taking as oko was for example. and there are answers, people just seem to lost the ability to play them in sideboards and just complain.
i dont play arena, but maybe its the best of one modus thats causing all this ? that should not be the benchmark for standard
Honestly, Uro is worse than Oko in the threat department (Oko is the better answer though). Like, if you have one of the best answers to it (Spikefield Hazard), you are down 1 card and a mana (that must be kept open!) to turn Uro into a sorcery version of Growth Spiral (which got banned) for 1 more than spiral, but that also give 3 life. I mean, sure sorcery and 1 mana is quite a bit to pay (I feel the 1 mana from the oppeont is more though), but getting +1 ca (and 3 life, which is worth something against many red decks) is typically more expensive to tag on AND that is against one of the best answers in the new standard!
Compare to Oko, at least if you countered it or killed it with creatures or whatever, it had the decency to stay dead.
Sep 13, 2020Posted in: The Rumor Mill
None has said Isochron Scepter yet (it is a bit overkill, but still funny)
Edit: thinking about it, that likely wont work, since, while Isochron Scepter copies, it does not copy a spell but a card.
Sep 8, 2020Reaper9889 posted a message on [ZNR] Mothership 9/8— Glasspool Mimic, Master of Winds and tokensThe mimic and charger seems to be some of the most pushed cards in the set (like, I doubt they would make copy your own creature at UU or 1U, so 2U seems to be as good as it gets and the charger beats Goblin Arsonist in normal cases).Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Sep 3, 2020This is a very strong card in future standard I think. It is likely better than Heartless Act in most matchups simply because there are a reasonable amount of counters (on creatures - the spell kind is rarer) running around. Besides that there are a few enchanments that would be nice to destroy and even a rare few creatureless control decks. It is bad vs red agro, but otherwise solid. It is funny on Stonecoil SerpentPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Jun 19, 2020Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from mikeyG »Inniaz is interesting in that you can shift around who has the blockers to stop your flyers and making taking opponents out easier. My only quibble is that if I'm going hard on the flying theme, I'm unsure what I'd want to give to the player on my left. Not any of my creatures since they all have flying and giving opponents my own creatures to block me with is dumb, so I guess group hug enchantments/artifacts?
But it is an interesting design, I like it.
Illusions of Grandeur as is classic? There are also a bunch of removal enchantments, card draw enchantments and tokens (heck the card is even white). Finally, you could also give them something and then bounce it.
Jun 18, 2020To be honest I was really disapointed with this card, in that the fight fixer clearly should be something like:Posted in: The Rumor Mill
tap: target creature you control fights another target creature
Prevent all damage done to creatures you control caused by fights
Something like that (the wording is not correct I am sure, but the idea should be clear).
Instead the real fight fixer has nothing to do with fights (the mechanic) :/
Jun 10, 2020Congregation at Dawn in modern, could make it into a 1 card combo too, but it would be fragile and hard on the mana (find this/skill borrower, kiki-jiki and mogg fanatic - play this, next upkeep make a ton of copies and kill with the fanatic in the draw step - it can also kill by first playing this/skill borrower and then using Congreation in upkeep for kiki-jiki and mogg fanatic).Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jun 10, 2020Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from protoaddict »Can someone make a combo chain without Kiki-Jiki? Im sure there must be a food chain thing somewhere.
All these combos die if you draw Kiki.
Kiki-jiki, Lightning crafter and sac outlet (prospecter or others) is a combo that can be used even if you draw kiki-jiki - it is just somewhat expensive. Outside commander you can just play 2 kiki-jikis (or more if you are very worried)
EDIT: A combo you could do though: Bastion of Remembrance (or other lose life on death triggers) and Goblin Recruiter into this, Skirk Prospector and a large number of 1 cost goblins would do it too.
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