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  • posted a message on [KHM] Bind the Monster— CovertGoBlue preview
    Historic Mono-U likes this, the perfect tool to deal with a potentially frustrating blocker at the cost of some life, and a 1-mana answer to the opponent's Curious Obsession if you manage to stick it, and it won't even give them a card since Obsession only triggers on combat damage. Depending on how things go, this may also see some use in Dimir Rogues. 1-mana answers can be deadly in tempo decks.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Ascendant Spirit— Raphael Levy preview
    Nice, a Limited bomb for sure, and Figure of Destiny saw play in Standard back in the day (Mono-R Demigod was my go-to deck back then in fact), so who knows, maybe this will see play too. Historic Mono-U in Arena may be interested in this as well, there's no downside to replace your islands with snowy ones and this card is the mana sink Mono-U didn't have.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] "Draugr Mindthief", "Jarl of the Abandoned", and "Karfell Port"— Nopi previews
    Quote from seilaoque »
    lol, this land can cheat Emrakul, the Aeons Torn in.

    Nope, as soon as Emmy is milled away she'll go back right into the library :/
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Blood on the Snow (LEAK)
    I'll leave this one for the Commander crew, 6 CMC is too much for a board wipe, and you'd really need to double down on snow lands to make the reanimation effect worth it. Limited bomb for sure, on the other hand.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Dragonkin Berserker (Leak)
    How is this garbage for Constructed? It could very well be played in a Standard deck, a 2/2 first striker for 1R is on curve at least, and the ability can save you if you're getting land flooded. I don't think this is MD worthy, but it could be a pretty solid way to turn a grindy match around if you can pull off one activation, it's not the best but it merits some testing at least.
    And people saying this could be uncommon...just imagine playing against the guy who drafted more than one, yay...
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Jeweled Lotus
    Interesting how the Commander people are freaking out over a card that even if every single deck ran it, would still be 1 out of 100 in the deck, sure, this will be ridiculously expensive, but banning it? ONE card out of 100 isn't going to break any format wide open considering the original Black Lotus or Mana Crypt are already legal in it.
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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement September 28th
    Quote from Cranky »
    Honestly I'm fine with them pushing power level and sometimes having to ban things as a result. It means that we get more cool, powerful cards instead of nice, safe, boring cards. That said, the ideal situation is that they push threat power while simultaneously printing efficient removal and counterspells. It is really important for the health of the competitive scene that they stop listening to the brats who whine about having their big plays answered.

    The point being "sometimes", not the clusterf*ck we've seen for the last year and a half, but yeah, they print busted crap like Omnath and instead of bringing back some good answers like Mana Leak at least or Doom Blade (God forbid they ever try and see if good ol' Counterspell is safe at this point),they take their sweet time to finally print a solid removal spell,also, too many powerful cards on their own right come with "draw a card" or "gain life" tacked on to them, often together like f****g Uro or Omnath, which means answering them with spot removal is a losing proposition, and the lifegain bit preemptively counters a burn spell just in case/blanks the free hit the opponent gets from you playing a ramp spell that adds nothing to the board.

    It's clear testing is failing miserably, what I wonder is how bad is it going to be with the following sets, they KNEW Omnath+Fires, just to name one very stupid thing were going to be together in Standard, and still let those go through...and the less said about 1-mana Dismiss, 3feri or Broko the better.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. If it's "it ruins my immersion" then why are other, real-world, things allowed? (like Arabian Nights, Shakespeare quotes, or Frankenstein's Monster)

    I'm inclined to believe that people are upset about mechanically unique cards being limited-released, and, if that is the case, WHY ISN'T THE RESERVED LIST BANNED IN ALL FORMATS?

    They have completely moved away from real-world quotes on cards because of this, and MaRo has gone on record saying they wouldn't make a setting like Rabiah anymore because it refers to real world locations...so yeah, making this cards outside of silver-bordered sets feels dumb, I'm certainly not a fan myself but as long as they are wise enough to keep these BS cards designed as Commander/casual only I couldn't care less about them as I do with all the SL products.
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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement September 28th
    On one hand, good riddance Uro. I'm really happy to see that stupid design out, however, considering Omnath is still a thing I don't see the format getting substantially better but hey, gotta sell those packs. On the other hand, I can't see Lotus Cobra being ban-worthy, a 2/1 for 2 without any defensive ability can be kept in check by pretty much every single removal spell in the format.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR]Hell Hound of Akoum — Renzo Arana preview
    Flavor text is roughly: The infernal dogs (hell hounds) patrol/prowl the Campospunzantes (literally "sharp countryside/field"), where they enjoy the strong solar rays and illuminate the night with their flames.

    (A native speaker will obviously translate better.)

    As a native speaker, good job.
    Rondar is better translated as "prowl", it's used to talk about predators or people with dubious intentions, and "iluminar" could just be "light (up)" in English, we don't really have the light(up)/illuminate distinction in Spanish, everything is just "iluminar".
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Concerted Defense—LeStream preview
    With only one Rogue (Dimir Rogues if viable) or a Wizard (Izzet Spells)you get an actual Spell Pierce, which has seen play both times it has been printed. So far this is the Party payoff card I like the most, and may very well be the only one to see Constructed play. Oh well, at least one had to be good, the Party mechanic has been really disappointing, it's basically unplayable outside of Limited, if you ever manage to assemble a full party without eating a sweeper or having it broken by removal when playing a Constructed match you should be winning that same turn anyway.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] The list - 296 of the cards
    Pfff, seriously? All that hype with THE LIST(tm) and we have freaking commons or uncommons from sets currently in print? Imagine opening your set booster to open an...Anax? a 0/1 moth for W. I guess they are balancing out the insane value of the ZNR expeditons with like 90% of this list.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Maddening Cacophony— ChannelFireball preview
    I wonder if this will see play in a Dimir Rogues build, it all but guarantees that all your rogues will get their boost, plus your Drown in the Loch's are going to be pretty much unbeatable after that. The question is if those effects are worth spending a card on.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Leyline Tyrant— Brian Kibler preview
    This looks good enough for Constructed, untap with it in play and unless the opponent has exile removal at the ready you're looking at 4dmg for 4 mana at the very least, which is decent,and a second untap is brutal, not to mention the cost is acceptable for mono-R decks as a curve topper, and as an awesome topdeck if you're flooded. I can see it sharing the 4-drop slots in Mono-R with Torbran.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Mothership 9/7— Forsaken Monument
    Hmm, while there may not be a place for this in competitive lists, I'm definitely getting one for my mid-budget Tron deck, the mana boost can make 15-mana Emmy great again, and the +2/+2 effect is stupid when paired with Newgin, who also makes it cheaper to cast. Yep, I can see this in my SB so Karn can fetch it.
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