The Limited Archetypes of Guilds of Ravnica
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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Ondu Giant
    I like him a lot. Having played a ton against the likes of Alesha, who smiles at death, that big butt comes in pretty handy. Depending on the deck, I try to stay as far away from spell based ramp as possible because it’s less efficient if you plan on recurring creatures from the ‘yard. While you are mainly paying the extra mana for the body, and better effects come at that cmc, I’m always hard pressed to cut a dude like this unless absolutely necessary. Late game, top-decking this over Explosive Vegitation can be the difference in winning(or more like not losing) and losing, I’ve had it happen on both sides of the table.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Experimental Frenzy - MTGGoldfish Twitter
    This card is nuts. Easily goes into a RGx big mana deck. In Standard alone, Llanowar elves into Wayward Swordtooth into this. Start pumping out lands, play some Explore effects. Cycling cards helps filter your top deck.

    This is a better Future Sight. The whole point of play FS was the fact you could play cards off the top of your deck, expanding your hand size. Being able to work around the restriction with any of cycling or discard effects combined with Jump Start/Flashback makes this a really good motor for an engine.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Risk Factor (R&D Twitch stream preview)
    Quote from theMarc »
    I want to remind everyone that every time a new punisher card gets printed, people say that this is the one that's pushed enough to see play. But it almost never is. Remember Soul Ransom? Remember Remorseless Punishment? Remember Sword-Point Diplomacy? The only time a punisher card actually delivered on its promise was with Vexing Devil. Don't get your hopes up for this one.

    This one is not like the others, not in the slightest. Instant speed really matters. Draw 3 at instant speed? Or 4 damage, at instant speed. You have to play around it as the opponent due to Jump Start. It’s miles ahead of the other cards you listed, just by being an instant.

    This will see play in burn decks across most formats, I’d bet serious money on it.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Risk Factor (R&D Twitch stream preview)
    I think this is very good. Instant speed makes it, OG browbeat was mainly lack luster due to not being able to profit immediately if they chose to let you have the cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on "Lightning of Signal Fire"
    Jump-Start really needs a Past in Flames effect. I’m really hoping this gets a few playable Exile-matters effects. I don’t mind it as long as you aren’t able to pull from exile, specifically your own, but counting specific types is fair.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ledev Patrol?
    Can I stack the triggers from this and Knotvine Paladin to give paladin a boost before tapping to boost this?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Crackling Drake
    Now, imagine if you will, a world where Treasure Cruise and Dig through Time weren’t banned in every format. Except commander. And that’s what I play the most. So I’ll delve away all those spent cantrips to draw more cantrips. I love the direction they are taking Exile matters.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Lazav, the Multifarious
    at the cost of exiling the card, shich may or may not be a good thing.

    Really? You don’t know if exiling the card is worse than not exiling? You might strain something if you reach any further on this one.

    The card itself, it’s good. Generic mana vs. colored is an upgrade, even if you are paying full price. This was designed more with the “slip a deadly utility unit into the red zone” rather than “copy the biggest fatty”, which I find way more intriguing. It’s a build around card, but it’s a powerful build around at that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Ondu Giant
    Quote from Fenrir Rex »
    Good friends with another god, Karametra, God of Harvests, for as many Rampant Growths as you have mana for.

    All of them.

    Seriously, this is an all-star in ETB abuse. I’ve cut rarer, more expensive, more flashy cards for this little cat, and have never been disappointed.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Magic Mike Spoiler Erratic Cyclops
    Quote from darrenhabib »

    Invert now has a good target, I can see the why they wanted the errata.

    Haha, yeah! Also, what’s the ruling on split card CMC?

    Anyway, this is a pretty cool throwback to Nivix Cyclops. This is really good IMO. Being able to attack with it and then fire off spells is what makes this appealing to me.

    Edit: Would casting invert not increase this Cyclops power to 15/0?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    Just play with less tutors. You're more likely to accept a top decked game winning card.

    This is more akin to what I was implying. If you draw Tooth and Nail and have the mana to entwine it and a way to go off uninterrupted, kudos to you, well played and you got lucky.

    But... if your gameplan is “create a board state that allows me to tutor/dog for, and win with X”, then I’m probably giving you the hairy eyeball and direct all my resources at you next game.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on Guild Lockets
    These are really good. That activation cost is small potatoes for instant, uncounterable draw 2. At the point in the game where you will be wanting to crack these, even if you’re in 3 colors, it won’t be an issue. Plenty of dual lands will be floating around as well to make it even easier. Signets these are not, but these are definitely the second best.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secrets of Mausoleum, Duskmantle Faerie
    Instant speed, to hand tutor. I don’t care about the restriction, that’s straight up powerful. This will see play, and in a few formats.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Nullhide Ferox
    Green Abyssal Persecutor? I’ll take it!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Runaway Steam-Kin
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Also worth noting that it plays well with Mentor, it has low base power and doesn't care where the counters came from.

    So much this.

    If mentor is good, this will be really good. If mentor is a flop, it’ll need a little extra work, but I still think it’s playable on its own. RX spells still trigger it, and I’m hoping we some some really unique hybrid costs in the coming sets.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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