The Limited Archetypes of Guilds of Ravnica
 
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  • posted a message on Twitch spoilers - Ledev Guardian, Puston-Fist Cyclops, Parhelion Patrol
    The Convoke Ox looks a bit meh, but the other two are quite nice.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Enhanced Surveillance and Disinformation Campaign
    More and more, I think Dimir is my favorite guild in GRN, hands down. Both of these cards are pretty ridiculous.

    My only issue is that the 'surveil matters' cards are quite parasitic. Pretty much Splice onto Arcane levels.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dimir Spybug
    Oh jeez... it is certainly correct to give it Menace...
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on Maximum Derek! er I mean Maximum Velocity
    Another excellent card for Boros to use.

    Turn 2 drop a 2-power guy.
    Turn 3 drop a 2-power 2-drop with Mentor, give it Haste, and both attack.
    Turn 4 drop a 3-drop with Mentor, and Jump-Start it.

    Eeeesh.
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  • posted a message on Bypass - Explosive Vegetation for gates or basics
    First-pick for 5-color Gate Control in Limited? :p
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  • posted a message on Never Happened, Wizards Twitter
    I mean, the go-to for 'look at someone's hand and discard any card in it' is Coercion, still, no? This has broader application and costs the same.

    Edit: Ah, nonland. Yeah, it's a bit worse that way, but hitting the GY (and therefore never bad in a dedicated discard deck) might make it worth an extra mana.
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  • posted a message on Invert / Invent
    Invert is very important for Boros. As I expected--though not on a split card--Boros now has a way to completely screw your combat math and also sneak counters onto Mentor targets that would otherwise not work.

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  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    I'm pretty sure MOST PWs are going to turn on Bolas after everything comes out.

    Ral Zarek clearly isn't aware of everything going on.
    Vraska has worked purely from quid pro quo.

    The only two PWs that we know of that work for Bolas that are (currently) inextricably bound to him are Tezzeret and Liliana.

    From what we can tell, at least part of Bolas's plan is to trap PWs on Ravnica. PWs will tend to react... negatively to that idea. And so turn on him. It all depends on Bolas's leverage. And if we are to judge from Ral Zarek and Vraska, Bolas's leverage is less than complete for his pawns.

    Another possibility is that Orzhov is NOT taken over by Kaya, but Kaya is simply there to kill the Obzedat, and gets stranded there once the Immortal Sun is hooked up. Doubtful, but possible.

    While Dovin Baan seems to be a longshot for Azorius, I cannot conceive of any rational way that they could get Tezzeret to take over the Azorius Senate. It simply isn't him.
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  • posted a message on Day9 Spoiler #2 Golgari Findbroker
    Reanimation doesn't care about color.

    I do think we will be seeing Devotion while this and Dominaria are in Standard, whether or not that is Theros or somewhere else.
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  • posted a message on House Guildmage (Booster Tutor)
    This guy looks quite good. The blue ability in particular just... puts someone on ice potentially forever.
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  • posted a message on Swarm Guildmage Day9 Spoiler
    Interesting abilities, but I don't like that the guildmages tap this time around.
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  • posted a message on Vraska, Golgari Queen - TCGPlayer
    Yeah. It's pretty clear that you're expected to sac creatures, because of Undergrowth.

    She also is hysterical with Dredge. (Not that it's in the set.)

    The only way you're saccing a land is if you don't have a land drop, and don't expect one from the draw you get from her.
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  • posted a message on Govern the Storm
    Dovin Baan is, indeed, the only WU PW that is known and antagonistic to the Gatewatch.

    Another speculation is that Tezzeret himself will lead the Azorius Senate, but he has never gotten White in his card before, and very little in his story besides 'from Esper' would give you the idea that he is in any way White.

    Finally, there is the final character on the cover of the Ravnica novel. It could be a new WU PW that takes over the Azorius for Bolas and then turns on him. Similar to the expectation of Kaya and Orzhov.
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  • posted a message on Passwall Adept
    It's also a way for UR decks to use Mentor... they have such lopsided P/T ratios that giving them Unblockable will definitely help when passing out the counters.
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  • posted a message on Vraska, Golgari Queen - TCGPlayer
    Quote from orlouge82 »
    Quote from scottjhebert »
    Sultai with Hatching Plans here we go!

    But yeah, it's nice... not too sure I like the restriction on her -3, but heh... she can kill Ixalan Jace.


    I guess Induced Amnesia is the way to go in Standard?


    I like the way you think. Wink It also is a flavor home run.

    I just recall having a hilariously bad deck back when Hatching Plans came out that ran it and the draw card that was 1U to draw 2 and sac a permanent. I immediately thought of it

    But yes, eating the Amnesia will be such a fun way to go.
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