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  • posted a message on [CMR] Good Morning Magic 11/05—Guildless Commons
    Quote from Dontrike »
    We can’t get legendary lands or enchantment lands in draft boosters because reasons.

    And we can’t get legendary or enchantment lands in commander products, because reasons.

    Basically, we can’t get anything interesting in MTG because reasons.


    This easily could have been in any damn set. When are we getting some interesting powerful legendary lands? Enchantment lands? Things we can’t see outside all the draft and standard boosters which are confined by all their rules of mediocracy?

    I'm always amazed we still don't have the enchantment version of Darksteel Citadel, that alone would be great.


    As a Auras player in Historic, I'd switch to GW enchantments in a heartbeat if they printed an enchantment land that that had some ridiculous drawback (doesn't tap for mana, needs you to pay GW when it etbs and only taps for colourless etc) in any kind of standard set. I honestly don't think there's a way to balance Constellation/Enchantress effects with enchantment lands. I haven't played Commander for a while but when I was I was died in the wool Bant Enchantress and I ran some questionable 1 drops just because they were enchantments.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Two Oozes from Sekappy
    Is this the first ooze lord, excluding Adaptive Automaton?



    Biogenic Ooze counts, I’d say.


    One of the key characteristics of a lord is their ability to pump forces during the combat phases of the turn they ETB. For this reason I would say that while Biogenic Ooze is fantastic it's not a lord.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Good Morning Magic 10/26— Krark, the Thumbless
    Quote from FunkyDragon »
    Storm/Replicate and the like give you the triggers regardless of what happens to the original spell.
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    You're missing some fairly critical pieces that were specifically called out in the post you're replying to: Storm and Replicate.
    Yeah, I missed that the quote was talking about those archetypes/abilities only and was thinking too general.

    Overall, not really a fan, but I might give it a go in my Wort, the Raidmother deck. Just not sure if I like the unpredictability.


    There are definitely things I like in Izzet like Tidespout Tyrant and since Krark has Partner that's a real possibility. I think the tricky thing is finding spells you don't mind being bounced or copied, a sweet spot between cheap and worthwhile. Obviously all the blue 1cc cantrips but beyond that you want to be able to do stuff.
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  • posted a message on CMR Commander Legends Spoilers 26/10
    Quote from Mishotem »
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    Quote from Mishotem »
    I'm confused as to why you'd copy Twincast or any other copy spell with Deluge? Deluge is a sorcery.


    You copy a copy of Twincast in your graveyard to produce additional copies of something like Time Stretch because you can choose which order they resolve in.


    I guess I still don't get it. Are you saying you can hold the copies beyond the resolution of Deluge? That doesn't seem right.


    Nope, I'm just dumb. For some reason I read this as "exile three cards from your graveyard, cast copies of those cards". Pretty sure this does fail the way you think it does.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Good Morning Magic 10/26— Krark, the Thumbless
    Quote from FunkyDragon »
    It returns the spell to your hand, instead of "countering" it.

    So if you can get a profit of a spell regardless of the flips outcome, its all upside (like storm, replicate, any other "copy" ability on spells.
    Pretty sure returning the spell to your hand means it doesn't resolve. Just like playing Unsubstantiate against an opponent's spell. Here's the ruling:
    If a spell is returned to its owner’s hand, it’s removed from the stack and thus will not resolve. The spell isn’t countered; it just no longer exists. This works against a spell that can’t be countered.
    I wouldn't call that all upside. I'd call that annoying and disruptive, especially with higher mana spells that you may not be able to afford casting multiple times a turn.


    You're missing some fairly critical pieces that were specifically called out in the post you're replying to: Storm and Replicate. In the case of Storm, if the spell is cheap enough you just get to increase your storm count by 1 and cast the spell again. That can be very good in the right situation. In the case of replicate, all the other copies resolve (I'm pretty sure that replicate happens when you cast the spell not as it resolve), and then there are various niche cards that reward you for casting spells (Thousand Year Storm etc.)
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  • posted a message on CMR Commander Legends Spoilers 26/10
    Quote from Mishotem »
    I'm confused as to why you'd copy Twincast or any other copy spell with Deluge? Deluge is a sorcery.


    You copy a copy of Twincast in your graveyard to produce additional copies of something like Time Stretch because you can choose which order they resolve in.
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  • posted a message on Commander legends Leak...the Precon decks and the 3 new cards and 2 reprints in each
    Aesi May be tyrant of Detroit now but was originally from Flint


    Well, that's what happens when you put tiny snakes in the Flint water. Explains the bioluminescence, the size and the ferocity.
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  • posted a message on Commander legends Leak...the Precon decks and the 3 new cards and 2 reprints in each
    I rather love the M:TG has finally given us the Tyrant of Detroit (yes I know it won't translate back to English like that). I do also love the card.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Full set reveal
    I actually think the RW landfall aggro is fine and there are probably enough pieces to build a Naya or RG landfall stompy, but sadly between the decision to lower overall power level and the pinnacle of power that we just saw in 6 of the last sets, even with 3 of them rotating out, there are more exciting options in those color pairs. As far as fetches hi, we have Fabled Passage which is the best fetch analog we should have in Standard and that's fine. Between Asuza, the new Crucible on legs and Lithoforming we have some very interesting options for landdall, and depending on how the next year plays out then 2021 September standard may want that deck. But until then it's probably overshadowed. Rogues /mill may actually be getting a real shot in the arm though so that's something?
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Full set reveal
    Well thank goodness tormenting voice is in standard still, at least that way if I draw any cards from ZKR I can pitch them to pay for it and draw cards from the rest of standard.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Charix, the Raging Isle
    Quote from wallycaine »
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    Quote from mikol »
    Quote from Ritokure »
    Ooh boy, damn shame High Alert is rotating out.
    Solid Footing isnt


    Sure, but giving it +1/+1 doesn't seem worth a card.
    Sure, but giving it effectively +18/+1 does. You just have to finangle vigilance onto it.


    That's kind of my point, you still need to invest at least 1 more card to pull off that trick, and off top of my head I don't know what card that is.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Charix, the Raging Isle
    Quote from mikol »
    Quote from Ritokure »
    Ooh boy, damn shame High Alert is rotating out.
    Solid Footing isnt


    Sure, but giving it +1/+1 doesn't seem worth a card.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Charix, the Raging Isle
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    Opponent plays Mountain turn 1.
    Me: `Excellent...`

    Charix, the Raging Isle + Arcades, the Strategist.


    How are you giving Charix defender?
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] BRKsEDU's party
    I'll pay 1RR as a dash cost for a 4/3 trampler, absolutely. 3RR for a 5/4 trampler with haste doesn't seem shabby either.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Verazol, the Forking Stream— After Office TTV preview
    No flying or trample makes me miss our jellyfish hydra overlord but, copying spells is good,I think.
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