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  • posted a message on Declaration in Stone
    Oh look. Something that can hate on Turn 1 Triple Eldrazi Mimic Grin
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  • posted a message on Aberrant Researcher
    Part of the reason the set will be filled with so many nods to Innistrad, is likely because they stated last time that they barely had enough design space to fill a three set block. I'd say this is an indicator of that being true. Though the flavor is a very nice sight, in my opinion, but I do want to see more uniquely designed cards.
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  • posted a message on Geralf's Masterpiece
    Well... It's a zombie. I guess it has that going for it. I don't even think I'd say it's great in EDH, since you have to be hellbent to have a very basic 7/7 flyer, and if you're hellbent, it makes the recursion even harder when it dies. It's very non-synergystic with itself. I guess it's a decent Madness enabler if you pitch it into the yard from your library, but even then, that's a pretty steep cost to pair with madness effects.
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  • posted a message on More SOI leaks
    I'm actually happy that this round is just commons/uncommons. Save the rares for the big reveal threads. I'm okay with the limited cards showing up/getting leaked.
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  • posted a message on Shadows over innistrad leaks?
    The real question though... What is everyone's first pick out of this pack?
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  • posted a message on Shadows over innistrad leaks?
    24 flip cards, no legendary werewolf. No Multicolored flip cards either.
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  • posted a message on Warping Wail
    A colorless Charm? Sweet.
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  • posted a message on Official MTG Facebook (APAC) Preview - Bearer of Silence
    A 2 mana 2/1 with flying and can't block? So an extra body for black aggro, that has an extra ability if you're mana flooded, or playing against dragons?
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  • posted a message on Reddit preview - Eldrazi Displacer
    Quote from maddsurgeon79 »
    This was brought up in the Reddit thread, but Altar of the Brood is another win condition for the infinite ETB triggers... interesting because it keeps the combo in only two colors, which is helpful for deckbuilding, but those two colors are not very good at drawing cards or preventing your opponent from stopping your combo. Confused
    Thanks! I'll add it to my list on Page 2. Smile
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  • posted a message on Reddit preview - Eldrazi Displacer
    Quote from izzetmage »
    Infinite ETB combo with Brood Monitor Awesomer!!



    Making a lit of to go withs in Standard:
    Valor in Akros ETB Team pumps to infinite
    Orc Sureshot Infinite ETB: Destroy anything without hexproof.
    Flameshadow Conjuring Add (3) to your mana pool for each Ryou have available
    Impact Tremors Infinite ETB ping to death
    Outpost Siege Same thing
    Elemental Bond Draw your deck
    Boltwing Marauder subpar way to go +infinite/+0 to a creature
    Shadows of the Past Scry until you find something you like.
    Swarm of Bloodflies Infinite Counters
    Zulaport Cutthroat obvious infinite life drain.
    Rot Shambler also goes infinite with counters.
    Catacomb Sifter More infinite scrying.
    Flayer Drone
    Altar of the Brood Infinite Mill (and much faster than the other methods. Cheaper too, allows you run the combo in bant colors, in a control shell.)
    I wonder if they just made a huge oops and didn't know it?
    Plus, I mean... they're in the same block, so we'll have this combo all through Innistrad, and through the block after Innistrad.
    Of course, this does mean you still need both on the field at the same time, so no matter what you choose, it's a three card combo that needs counterspell protection.
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  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers (1/4) - Oath of Gideon, Taplands
    Quote from wallycaine »
    Quote from Empathogen »
    Quote from Sunforged »
    So Maro talked about how we will see more Oath cards in the future as more Planeswalkers join the Superfriends Gatewatch. I'm already curious to see some multicolored Oaths and we don't even have the mono cycle complete!



    Wait, what? He said there would be more Oaths than the 4 in this set?
    No, he said there would likely be oaths in the future, if they convince other walkers to join. For example, if SOI ends with Sorin joining the oath of gatewatch, there will be a B/W (probably) Oath of Sorin in that set.


    (It's probably Liliana though)
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  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/1 - Oath of Nissa, UR Manland
    Land is only boltproof if you don't switch power and toughness. As soon as you go to switch power and toughness, and they respond with bolt, you can switch power and toughness alll you like, it'll still be dead, unless you pump it somehow.
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  • posted a message on Stoneforge Masterwork
    New toy for Eldrazi tribal!
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  • posted a message on [OGW] Kozilek, the Great Distortion and New Basic Land - Wastes???
    I'd imagine at the pre-release tournaments, they'd pack in an extra 8-10 Wastes to allow players to actually play their waste spells, otherwise we might be looking at one of the most frustrating prerelease tournaments on record?
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  • posted a message on Grasp of Fate (Joy of Cubing preview)
    Quote from herbalT »
    I like that how it puts Quarantine Field to shame.


    except for when you want to exile more than one permanent for each opponent, or one particular guy has all the threatening permanents on the table, or you need to deal with a certain permanent or two, but don't want to piss off the rest of the table simply because you have to exile one of their permanents. It's only better than QF up to the point where the number of must-deal-with threats exceeds the number of opponents you are facing.

    I wouldn't say that qualifies as putting it to shame. Certainly stronger in the right situation (especially early game), but in no way strictly better or anything. Scaling effects are very powerful in the format.


    Speaking of Quarantine Field, and I'm not sure why I am just now thinking of this, but is there really any need for the isolation counter mumbo jumbo? Would it not function exactly the same (and be a bit less wordy) if it simply said "when ~ etb, exile X target nonland permanents..."? Just seems to me like the counter bit is completely unnecessary. Flavor, I guess?
    It says "up to" one card for each player, you can choose 0 targets for that player. How's that for politics? As for Quarantine Field.... Doubling Season interaction. Comes into play with double the number of isolation counters, then choose that many permanents to exile.
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