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  • posted a message on 1/13/20 Bannings
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    I agree Urza should have been banned instead of Opal, it just going to keep getting better with any relevant artifact and will be broke again in a few months.

    As for lattice, the problem I see with this ban is the inconsistency, if they don't like strategies that turn magic into solitaire they should ban other unfun cards as blood moon.

    Something I would like to see is a Mox for only colored spells, that artifact decks can't use, specially designed to give speed to "fair" decks trying to catch up. Maybe like chrome mox but with some limitations on the use of its mana.


    The Lattice combo is way more powerful than Blood Moon, Blood Moon is mostly a speedbump against Tron, unless you can back it up with pressure, Tron can just wait it out until you can use a Forest to fire off enchantment hate, or even hardcast Karn or Stone, in fact Blood Moon has fallen out of favor against Tron. The Lattice combo on the other hand truly shuts you out of the game at the low price of ONE sideboard slot, no matter which deck you're playing. I'm glad to see that crap banned tbh, even if it wasn't warping the metagame losing to such a cheap combo is too infuriating.
    Oko...anyone surprised? Hope R&D learned their lesson here.
    Regarding Mox Opal, guess I can stop feeling frustrated at my Affinity deck, the only thing I was missing was the Opal playset so the deck sucked...just like it's meant to be from now on, but I can understand the reason for banning it, fast artifact mana is always begging to be broken. I wonder if with Opal gone they may want to bring Lotus Petal into Modern...nah, somebody would bust that wide open as well.
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  • posted a message on [TBD] Dicerbreaker preview - Tectonic Giant
    This guy looks worth trying in Mono-Red decks, maybe swap out one Torbran for a single copy of this bad boy. As good as Torbran is, lessening the risk of a multiple draw is always a good thing, and on the other hand, Torbran+Giant make one hell of a team. All in all, a solid curve topper for Red aggro, I really like it.
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  • posted a message on Klothys, God of Destiny
    Just imagine dropping this against Golgari Adventures:D:D no more Alter Fate loops, other than that, pretty good for Limited and a potential ramp engine that can turn into a beater after using it to ramp into other big dumb beaters, an interesting card for sure.
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  • posted a message on THB - Staggering Insight
    IN ADDITION TO

    so copies 5&6 or 5-8 of Curious Obsession

    Everything can't be a one drop. Although it helps. I look forward to the card for ONE specific deck. Don't jump to conclusions.


    Oh well, as an addition to Curious Obsession it sounds completely different, and worth trying out. I wonder if there's a place for it in Standard with Gods Willing substituting for Dive Down.
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  • posted a message on THB - Staggering Insight
    Can't wait to play it in Pioneer in a UW flier deck. Looks fun. Smile

    Why would you play this over Curious Obsession? One of the biggest reasons Mono U was powerful last season was the ability to go T1 1-drop T2 Obsession-Dive Down/Spell Pierce for your removal spell. The lifelink ability is relevant against aggro decks, which tend to pack cheap removal spells to clear blockers, and get a free 2-for-1 against somebody playing Auras.
    This card may surprise me by becoming useful in Standard, but I'd never consider it for Pioneer when Obsession plus CMC 1 counters are already available.
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  • posted a message on THB - Staggering Insight
    Now that's a powerful Aura, it's not as good as Curious Obsession since you can't play it T2 with something to protect the creature so I don't see this becoming the centerpiece of a tempo deck. On the other hand, I can see this being a good SB card against control or removal-light aggro decks, T1 Sailor or Pteramander, T2 this can easily take the game...or at least give you a boost before 3feri bounces the creature back to your hand.
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  • posted a message on THB-Gamespot shows off Ashiok and Elspeth planeswalker cards and Buy-a-box god
    That new Ashiok looks powerful in a Dimir Control shell, which I happen to have, I'll definitely test it in that deck, and I hope we get more planeswalkers like that in the future, CMC 4+ finishers instead of 6-loyalty 3-mana mistakes or a crippling static ability that used to cost 5 mana getting a 2-mana discount.
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  • posted a message on October 21, 2019 Ban and Restricted list update.


    Good Riddance:D Now it's just going to be who can drop the most busted green planeswalker earlier than the opponent.
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  • posted a message on ELD - Fabled Passage
    Quote from ShinyMan »
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    If evolving wilds is a common, and prismatic vista is a rare... why is this not an uncommon?
    An uncommon version would probably be an Evolving Wilds that can tap for a colorless, i.e. significantly better than Evolving Wilds but cannot color-fix the first turn it comes down.


    That would be even more powerful than Fabled Passage in many circumstances, the downside of Evolving Wilds and this card (while you have only 3 lands or less) is that they slow your development for a turn, having it CIPT and generating colorless mana would almost completely remove any downsides unless you're really desperate for color fixing, I doubt they'd ever print that at uncommon.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Tempting witch
    Quote from leslak »
    Limited only card with cool art.


    If it had been just 1B it *may* have been useful as a SB card against the Cavalcade of Calamity decks I bet we'll see running around during the first weeks post-rotation, but definitely not for 2B.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] hushbringer
    Not a fan of the art, but this card will see play if any deck abusing triggers shows up, I can already seeing it messing up Aristocrats decks or the insta-equipments. Hmm, it can also prevent Frilled Mystic from countering your stuff.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Foreboding Fruit & Locthwain Paladin
    Quote from CatParty »
    Nice, a strictly better Painful Lesson.
    And still a worst Night's Whisper or Sign in Blood except for when your opponent is at 2 life :/
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  • posted a message on [ELD] - r/MagicArena Spoiler -
    Oh well, more goodies for Simic Flash decks, grab those Big Bad Wolves now, that deck is here to stay if you ask me.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Eric Froehlich - 4 previews
    Quote from KandykidZero »
    T1 Witching Well
    T2 Lucky Clover
    T3 Adventure on Animating Faerie, attack for 8.


    Haha, I think you have just discovered the Mono U Aggro deck:D
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  • posted a message on [ELD) Syr faren, the hedgehammer (the green knight legend)
    Another critter I'm looking forward to Disfigure with the post-rotation UB Control deck I'm building:D So far the best uncomon Knight legend (for Standard) in my opinion, the "another" clause hurts it, but may be fun to try in a Green-based aggro deck, though I'd probably prefer to play Barkhide Troll for the GG slot.
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