Q: If my opponent casts his commander when I control a Guile" target="blank">Guile, and I Mana Drain" target="blank">Mana Drain his commander, can I cast it?
A: Guile replaces the actual countering with "exile it, then cast it." Even if he moves it to the command zone, since that's the first place it went to, Guile's trigger can still find it and you can cast it.
Quote from protoaddictThis wins. Except the sad thing is this probably isn't even as strong as the cage because cage has applications in every format because of its open wording and all its abilities work so well. Honestly to be on par with cage you would have to read somthing like:
Cage of lets ruin legacy and vintage
Spells can't be countered
All players have hexproof
Quote from Blue_Oneironaut"Oh no, my deck can lose because people can interact with it.
Quote from Timothy, Mimeslayeraccording to the chat today with the developers of DKA, the cage was made specifically against pod gaining undying creatures. There will also be a full article next week devoted to it.
Quote from SolonWaveJust think if lorywn block had Engineered Plague? Would the fae have gotten out of hand? I think not. I aplaud wizards for making a hoser like this. I think that they obviously playtested these graveyard decks and felt that a hoser was needed
Quote from KirbyDude65easily splash
Quote from Surging ChaosThe last time we got a "graveyard matters" mechanic, we got Dredge, which turned out to be one of the most broken mechanics in the history of the game.
Quote from apocalypse31RDW has survived Timely Reinforcements
Blue has survived Autumn's Veil
RDW survived Kor Firewalker
Tokens have survived Ratchet Bomb
Solar Flare/Burning Vengeance and GY shenanigans will survive this.
Quote from KingcobrexI love the flavor text. Without a book, getting little tidbits about how things are shaping up is nice, and the vampires protecting their food is great flavor. Vampire's might be possible now with 2 3cc lords.
Quote from Dire WombatDrawback number 3 is the milling. Yes, it's almost strictly a drawback (the main exception is if you actually draft the mill deck, but even then I'd see it as a poor man's Curse of the Bloody Tome at best). Look, if you're actually milling them out with Trepanation Blade, you have a creature that's getting in over and over and you're probably killing them with damage long before you'd win by mill.
Quote from GlorfindelYes, that is quite confusing. In the case of Dark Confidant, rule 708.5 applies:
In the case of Inquisition of Kozilek, it is rule 708.6a:
Is this intuitive? My guess is no...
Quote from LGTreturnedCard backs are important, flip cards (possibly with a smarter layout) would have worked perfectly.
Quote from AtobeI can't see how it's a bad thing. Obviously they were fine with the way they set things up before but heard feedback from people who play the game about why it was a bad idea, decided that they were in the wrong and adjusted accordingly.
It'd be a bad message if they held firmly in their beliefs that were misplaced just for sake of "not looking bad".
Quote from Dire WombatComing from someone who also loves drafting and hates DFCs, you're really overreacting here. DFCs look set to be a mess in draft (the main reason I don't like them), but this change just made the situation significantly better, not worse.
Quote from Myzery78While I can respect that the change might be a significant improvement based on feedback from knowledgeable individuals, this change suggests that there was at least one consequence of DFCs that they didn't fully consider. I and many other people on these forums have guessed there could be game play issues with DFCs that wizards didn't anticipate, and to some extent this seems to validate that. I give wizards credit for figuring this out now before any drafts have actually taken place, while at the same time waiting for more issues to crop up.
Quote from TylerDouble faced cards are sweet you guys, it is only for one block and the radical change will shake things up. I think they are also super cool and have already decided to make a casual t2 werewolves deck in hopes it will be tir1 before this block rotates, it is impossible to predict what the meta will look like then.