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  • posted a message on [ELD] Another Amazonian preview - henge walker
    Quote from ShinyMan »
    MaRo said drafting monocolor is possible in this format, so this is an above rate 3-drop for non green decks. That's more than enough for a common.
    And specifically, it's a card that's intentionally unplayable anywhere else so that those mono-color drafters don't have to struggle to find cards to fill their decks out.

    The design is well crafted to solve that problem.

    When you realize this card exists for that reason alone, it feels good to let go of the anxious feelings that it feels mediocre in other settings.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Another Amazonian preview - henge walker
    This feels intentionally mediocre so it will go late and only get picked up by that person struggling to draft mono color.

    In monoblue this actually feels above rate (and probably also have cards that care about controlling artifacts).


    You never want a Gray Ogre. And a Hill Giant or Battle Hurda are regularly surpassed these days. At that point, you really need a 3/3 to matter vs your opponent's creatures in games 2 and 3.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mirrormade- MTG Goldfish preview
    Budget Copy Artifact / Copy Enchantment here we come. I think I'll probably end up using this instead of Estrid's Invocation just because it'll be dead less of the time.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] wishclaw talisman
    I have hope for this, but my fear is that while I'm tutoring for clones, the person I give it to is going to combo off.


    Either way, very happy to see social interaction cards outside of bant. Red too, please?
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mystical Dispute
    This feels like a clear way to do Gainsay-style sideboard-only cards in a way that doesn't make it dead in Arena best-of-one.

    That aside, I'm sure this will see play, but am fuzzy on how playable mana leak is in slow control mirrors. Maybe it's also there so that no single version of a blue control deck can get out of control, letting some fraction prey on others not optimized for the mirror at the cost of sideboard slots.
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  • posted a message on [C19] Mandate of peace
    Something I missed that was mentioned in the article this week is that this also acts as a counterspell for removal played in combat. This can stop something like Rout if they hold onto it only when you attack them. You don't get to connect but you do save your creatures and bait out the wipe. If your meta has a few of those kinds of cards, it can get some extra utility there. Or even something as simple as stopping spot removal from dismantling your important threat. Also unlike other fogs, you can stop attack triggers from going off.

    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Quote from Xcric »
    Stops hoof so im all for it


    Don’t all Fog’s do that anyways? Seems like an odd reason to like the card.
    True, but there aren't very many fogs worth actually running. The only one I can think of that I actually own/play is Master Warcraft, and that only stops Craterhoof if they don't flash it in during combat. What you really want in main-deckable fogs are other modes, especially modes that aren't completely defensive / reactive.
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  • posted a message on [C19] Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero and a new scarecrow.
    You can't Kiki Gerrard, but Flameshadow Conjuring will work with both him and the things his tokens bring back, perhaps a Restoration Angel...?
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  • posted a message on {C19} Mystic intelect full deck list + command zone preview card - Elsha of the Infinite
    Quote from leslak »
    Dream Chisel and Ixidor, Reality Sculptor in the morph one.
    There's even less reason to include Dream Chisel / Altar of the Lost in the "flashback" deck than for the morph-centric cards in the morph deck. The Flashback deck also has Aftermath and Retrace which don't benefit from those cards at all and would lead to confusion when playing it out of the box. The mana rocks seemed to be skewed towards working with Sun Titan / Sun Titan Spell. Recoup works best in a deck where your spells don't already come with built-in recursion.
    Come on Wizards, why no Master of the Veil+Weaver of Lies in the morph deck?
    I'm more disappointed that there wasn't a targeted removal spell that turned creatures face down. On twitter they mentioned that turning morphs back down lead to an exhausting amount of tracking for new players playing against the deck trying to figure out which morphs were ones that had already been revealed and which ones they were.
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  • posted a message on Garruk, Primal Hunter (Chinese forum); Feldon of the Third Path ; new Kor (new card) (Both on the Japanese site)
    I guess Kor works of Odric, Lunarch Marshal for a turn. It seems like an overall worse Benevolent Bodyguard if that's the correct wording though. I guess it's nice that regardless of what happens, the auras you put on the creature you protect don't fall off. I guess you have to play it before the thing you want to protect rather whatever order you happen to draw things.

    Love seeing more reprints of Feldon. I assume these are for the populate deck.
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  • posted a message on [C19] Dockside Extortionist
    In Signet meta, this feels like a signet or another Treasure Nabber on curve and more explosive later on. This can easily be a repeatable Seething Song. If you ration them, it's basically a signet with more upside. Late in the game, you jump ahead on mana to do a big thing unexpectedly.

    And the obvious Goblin Welder/Goblin Engineer/Daretti shenanigans.

    This seems very solid for any deck if you can guarantee a couple treasure by turn 3.


    It would be nice to see other solidly playable red cards that encourage you to do something other than Goblin Welder deck, but it's not clear what mechanical themes red really has access to that can work as well in commander.
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  • posted a message on [C19] Mandate of peace
    This feels like a fixed Orim's Chant. It's a fog that you don't have to cast unless they actually attack you. It also has the mode of casting it on your turn so you can "go off" through countermagic if whatever you're doing doesn't require attacking. It's a Sunforger target (which can find Pull from Eternity to get it back if you care about that). It can go on Sceptor as mentioned.


    Using it against players to prevent them from casting spells on their own turn seems less reliable except for decks that need to attack for a key portion of their turn. Something like Bident of Thassa or the various Nehebs. Teferi's Protection still seems like a better main-deckable fog though.

    The Grand Abolisher effect feels like something that you'd have to be able to make use of for this to be worth playing. Grand Abolisher feels a bit easier to make use of if/when you do need that effect since you can prepay for it the turn before you need it or you can recur it for no mana with Sun Titan or similar. It only has one use though, so this at least can be used defensively if you can't go off yet. Unfortunately, unlike Grand Abolisher, this can't give you an uninterrupted combat phase, which I feel like matters more often when you're already playing white.
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  • posted a message on {C19} Mystic intelect full deck list + command zone preview card - Elsha of the Infinite
    I put Sun Titan in every white deck I build, so more copies, especially cheap ones, is always good. Most of my decks are white...

    Sevinne's Reclamation is going to be such a staple and I'm disappointed it's going to be out of my budget range.


    River Kelpie seems like the most notable reprint given that it's the first reprint it's had and does something mechanically relevant in a few places.
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  • posted a message on {C19} Mystic intelect full deck list + command zone preview card - Elsha of the Infinite
    Any word on what Mass Diminish and Bloodthirsty Blade do?
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  • posted a message on [C19] Pendant of prosperity
    This card doesn't get there for me. I love Curse of Verbosity but with that you can proactively build a deck that can force it to trigger early and often.

    I think if I were going in this route, I would rather play Humble Defector.
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  • posted a message on [C19] Scroll of fate
    Just remember, every card in their hand is Willbender.
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