Quote from whiffy penguin »How are you making millions of mana to cast time stop repeatedly? 6-8-10 and that’s just one turn sequence.
Quote from schweinefett »academy ruins seems to be an awkward miss (mindslaver a guy, then return it to the top of your deck. rinse and repeat).
Also maybe knowledge pool? could be good. I'm not convinced time stop is what you want as your signature spell. I know high tide is banned, but reset could be fun!
Quote from Gutterstorm »Sweet new art.
Quote from Rosy Dumplings »Honestly, my problems with Urza in EDH:
1. Extreme mana acceleration that doesn't make you wait for a turn, something rarely seen outside of Seton, Krosan Protector. I imagine that a player could reasonably cast this card "for free" a decent period of the time and produce sickening levels of mana thereafter.
Quote from Rosy Dumplings »2. It is a commander that ideally wants you to shuffle your deck several times per turn, slowing gameplay to a crawl. While Arjun, The Shifting Flame is a card, Urza gives a far more powerful (on average) payoff for the effect.
Quote from Rosy Dumplings »3. This feels like the type of card that would warp gameplay. If it is allowed in the 99, this is the type of card that players will grab with Bribery and Reanimate from graveyards. Even as a commander, I can easily picture players wanting to Clone and Confiscate this from one another. Giving you a free body, turning your equipment and general artifacts into free mana rocks, and giving you a powerful colorless mana sink is a pretty great deal (especially late in the game).
Quote from Rosy Dumplings »4. On top of all of that, this card can be played as a Stax general with Winter Orb and Static Orb (making both of those cards asymmetrical), which "isn't in the spirit" of the format.
Quote from calamity_unbound »Oh my sweet, summer child. You really think Wizards doesn't know exactly who they're targeting with cards like these? They're well aware that EDH/Commander has been the most played format for a while and they've learned just how to hit us in the wallet.
That said, the card is fantastic. Balancing his power level as a planeswalker would be impossible, but finally getting a real creature version of him feels really good. My only wish is that we could get a version with the old border.
Quote from fleshrum »Were people hoping for a 1card check to combo? Has this card failed to do so?? Does that make the whole set disappointing???