It think he meant too expensive for what it does.
It doesn't seem like a bad card but in most cases Kolaghan's Command seems better.
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Fixed that for you. Gids eats a bolt, blanks an attacker, pulls another attacker (or multiple if blockers), all for three mana, and this is if the opponent has bolt, and multiple attackers, by turn 3/4. Otherwise, feel free to blank an attacker each turn until you can afford to emblem, or even emblem before cashing in for (better) Ally of Zendikar. Heck, in a UW control deck, OG Gideon Jura is sometimes played, which is a beast at staying alive given some walls.
I'd love for this (and As Foretold) to push UW control to being playable in Modern, but there's still probably too much aggro in Modern for that.
Quote from genini2 »Quote from Ie Magin »As a creature, Blighted Eidolon's base p/t is -1/-1. No where on the card as is does it give -1/-1 or anything else to an enchanted creature when it's an enchantment. You put this on Birds of Paradise and you basically spent mana for no effect unless another permanent you control counts enchantments.
Bestow has always granted the p/t of the creature as an aura so it would be giving -1/-1. Yes the card will need to explicitly say this, but most of the cards have actual rules issues beyond the concept. That same creature will die before it can ever get a counter for example.
Retribution of the Ancients may see play somewhere, Hardened Scales and creatures with counters (Experiment One, Avatar of the Resolute, the older Allies etc.) may make it a decent removal piece. Unlike Hardened Scales it's useless in multiples but still, not that bad of a card in my opinion.
Cloudform isn't that good of a card but Polymorph decks will probably want it.
Also, I had no idea Seeker of the Way saw Vintage play, that's awesome!
Also, I agree that Ugin won't go up in price, Karn sees more play because you can cast him with the 3 Urza Lands, Ugin has to wait a turn more unfortunately.
Thanks. As I said earlier, I am glad people disagree with me, as well as agree with me.
Retribution is a bad card in that it does nothing else on its own, require one other card to be playable, and the effect is lackluster. It was a draw variant, I would mark it as very good, and if it was like an enchantment Umezawa's Jitte, it would be a great card. But Removal in exchange for removing counters is a weak effect when a lot of Creatures are regularly going to be either very big or very wide. It would require a card that 1) needs other cards for a decent effect. 2) Needs opponents to play creatures that are generally around 2-3 toughness to be useful.
Cloudform is a good card in the polymorph deck, it is still in a fringe deck. For an uncommon to be worth something, it needs to be in a Tier 1 or above deck, a four of in a popular deck, or printed in low quantities with a decent demand.
I had a chance to pick them up for about 40% less than they are now. I don't plan on making a Green deck anytime soon that uses him, should I wait until he rotates out or do you think he'll see non-rotating format play?
Honesty, no. Unless Modern radically changes and becomes a lot slower of a format as a result the loss of Twin and Bloom, then it is not going to seeing to see any serious play. In Standard, it is going to see play because games can get to six lands with some frequency and there has been a lack of generically good two drops in Green.
Quote from SweetSupremacy »Love the set summaries. Especially the Fate Reforged one. Nice work.