This card may actually be cheap enough for consideration as a card draw engine in Mono-White EDH decks... After the traditional trio of Clamp/Top/Rack, this looks like the next cheapest reusable card draw engine that can come online as of turn 2.
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Jun 24, 2019Yeah, this card makes for a decent enabler for that elemental subtype.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Risen Reef gets a bunch of triggers.
Overgrowth Elemental grows off of the casualties.
Yarok's Wavecrasher recycles it.
Lavakin Brawler grows off of it.
Creeping Trailblazer synergizes freakishly well
Yeah, this is a premium limited card.
Jun 24, 2019Yup, that's crossing the streams, all right.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Then again, I picked up on that when I realized that the flavor text on the dragon-related cards in red are the last words of a traditional adventuring party. Seriously, go check.
As far as the card itself, any EDH deck that runs a ton of Windfall effects will get a ton of mileage from this bad boy.
Jun 23, 2019Rosy Dumplings posted a message on Gargos, Vicious Warden and Cavalier of Squall (storms?)So...Posted in: The Rumor Mill
The Hydra Legend is nice!
1. Cost efficient body that attacks and defends
2. Nice defensive ability for your whole crew
3. Cost reduction works well with most hydras, even those without x in their cost.
While it isn't gruul, there are only 5 hydra-related red cards I am interested in (apocalypse/savageborn/molten hydra, ulasht, and meanderer) so I'm willing to make that trade off.
As for the blue cavalier, that card is absolutely blufftastic! Do I want to draw those 2 cards back (please let my guy live) or is the top of my library dead (I benefit if this guy dies)? As both abilities are decent and the body is good, this cavalier may see some actual play.
Jun 23, 2019I’m kind of surprised that you aren’t using all of the red 1-mana cantrips to burn through your deck, seeing as Kykar basically makes them free.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
crash through, crimson wisps, dragon mantle, expedite, overmaster, renegade tactics, and warlord’s fury would all work for this purpose and effectively lower the amount of cards in your deck, promoting consistency.
Jun 22, 2019Hmmm...Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Honestly, this is a decent card for standard. I'm sure that this card will see some play as it's a halfway decent toolbox for someone with at least one creature out.
Unfortunately, this card has the bad fortune of having the same mana cost, same starting loyalty, and similar ult to Karn, Grand Creator. When you start making that (fairly natural, I think) comparison, Vivien kind of sucks. Vivien doesn't dive into that wishboard immediately, relies on you having a board presence to do anything the turn it comes out, doesn't have a powerful passive that enables an instant 2-card combo, doesn't have the flexibility of that colorless mana cost, and generally fetches a more fragile card type.
I wish that she started with 5 loyalty so she could search right away. I wish that the first ability was +2 so you don't have to wait 2 turns for her to survive after ulting. I wish that her ult allowed her to grab cards from exile like Karn did. I wished that she cost 2GG so more decks could use here. At the end of the day though, we got what we got.
So yeah. Vivien isn't exactly "bad" but she's standing right next to a card that broke into eternal formats.
Jun 21, 2019Rosy Dumplings posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/21 - Murder, Tomebound Lich, Cloudkin Seer, Common LandsGuys... we haven't had a usable (Whisper doesn't count) 4-mana reanimator spell in ages.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
When I first started this game, we had Zombify... then Rigor Mortis... then dread return... and unburial rites...
I don't think we've seen any real reanimator for under 5 mana (other than super limited ones like claim//fame or Revival//Revenge) since then... which would make it 8 years since straight-up reanimator decks (as opposed to the golgari value engines we've seen recently) had some serious gas.
The Seb artwork is just the icing on the cake.
Jun 21, 2019Rosy Dumplings posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/21 - Murder, Tomebound Lich, Cloudkin Seer, Common LandsWait... so is that lich supposed to be shadowmage infiltrator ?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jun 21, 2019Huh.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
1. boneclad necromancer seems relatively wordy for a common in the new world order.
2. Common “lords” like thicker crashes are pretty rare. Always happy to see more of them.
3. Winged words is legitimately decent and may see play.
Jun 19, 2019Huh... recently rediscovered this thread and was really interested. In a world with Modern Horizons, we can hope to see entire sets printing cards directly into the modern cardpool. If we ever want to see a theoretical set of "pure gas", however, that would mean coming up with the sort of designs that few people here have bothered with... High CMC cards.Posted in: Modern
Here are my attempts at making high-CMC and relatively low complexity cards that could theoretically see print at lower rarities in a modern horizons-style set while maintaining some modicum of power and usability.
Stalwart Phalanx 3WW
When Stalwart Phalanx enters the battlefield, tapped creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
Angelic Savior 4WW
When Angelic Savior enters the battlefield, you gain 4 life.
Township Steward 4W
Creature- Giant Soldier
Affinity for Tokens
Arcane Council 4U
Creature- Vedalken Wizard
You may counter a blue instant or sorcery spell you control instead of paying Arcane Council’s mana cost.
Shadowstep Raider 4UU
Creature- Thalakos Ninja
When Smokestep Assailant deals combat damage to a player, return target creature you control to its owner’s hand.
Forceful Willbender 2UU
Creature- Human Wizard
When Forceful Willbender is turned face-up, you may counter target spell
Morph- Exile a blue card from your hand and pay 1 life
Sacrifice two creatures: target player exiles four cards from their graveyard.
Mindfester Hulk 3BB
Creature- Giant Horror
Mindfester Hulk enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter for each player that has discarded a card this turn.
Loftlurker Clique 2BBB
Creature- Faerie Rogue
When Loftlurker Clique enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 blue faerie creature tokens, then lose 1 life for each faerie you control
Living Tempest 5R
Living Tempest costs 1 less to cast for each spell you have cast this turn.
Flowstone Charger 2RR
When Flowstone Charger enters the battlefield, target creature gets +2/-2 and gains trample until end of turn.
Wasteland Navigator 3RR
Creature- Viashino Scout
If you control a mountain and there are four or more land cards in graveyards, you may cast X without paying its mana cost.
Vista Keeper 3GG
Creature- Giant Druid
Nonbasic Land Cycling
Creature- Elemental Beast
Whenever a nontoken creature dies, its controller may draw a card.
Carnage Feaster 7GG
Whenever a card is put into your graveyard from anywhere, Carnage Feaster gains Hexproof until end of turn.
Here is a specific cycle that is based on cycling... where the "actual" card is the cycling usage (essentially a cycle of instant speed uncounterable cantrips with an overpriced "creature mode")
Mindsifter Thrull 3BB
When you cycle Puppeteer Thrull or it enters the battlefield, each opponent discards a card.
Koan Raveller 5UU
When you cycle Koan Raveller or it enters the battlefield under your control, return target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less to its owner’s hand.
When you cycle Majestral or it enters the battlefield, target player can’t cast spells this turn.
Fireblood Flamekin 2RR
When you cycle Fireblood Flamekin or it enters the battlefield, add .
Fungal Herder 2GG
When you cycle Fungal Herder or it enters the battlefield, create three 1/1 green saproling creature tokens.
Here's a cycle of creatures that benefit cards without abilities... or at least without triggered or activated abilities. I like this as an approach for Muraganda as it allows for cards such as Tarmogoyf or Death's Shadow to benefit...
Wary Ridgeback 1W
Creature- Dinosaur (U)
Creatures you control without activated or triggered abilities gain vigilance.
Deepdive Scavenger 2U
Creature- Dinosaur (U)
Creatures you control without activated or triggered abilities gain hexproof.
Fearsome Screecher 2B
Creature- Dinosaur (U)
Creatures you control without activated or triggered abilities gain menace.
Creature- Dinosaur (U)
Creatures you control without activated or triggered abilities gain haste.
Unquestioned Behemoth 2GG
Creature- Dinosaur (U)
Unquestioned Behemoth can’t be countered.
Creature spells you control without activated or triggered abilities can’t be countered.
Creatures you control without activated or triggered abilities gain trample.
And here is a cycle of "tribal evoke" cards, evoke cards that can be used once for a cheap effect or produce a tribal engine if you up your curve (or allow Aether Vial to climb to 4 counters) and slam it down onto the battlefield.
Gleaming Guardian 2WW
Creature- Spirit Knight
Whenever a non-token spirit enters the battlefield under your control, you may return a creature you control to its owner’s hand.
Verdant Protector 2GG
Creature- Elf Druid
Whenever a nontoken elf enters the battlefield under your control, untap up to two target creatures you control. They get +1/+1 until end of turn.
Creature- Merfolk Wizard
Whenever a nontoken merfolk enters the battlefield under your control, you may put a flood counter on target nonbasic land. That land is an island as long as it has a flood counter on it.
Magma Channeler 2RR
Creature- Goblin Shaman
Whenever a nontoken goblin enters the battlefield under your control, you may deal 2 damage to any target. If a permanent dealt damage in this way would die this turn, exile it instead.
Dread Recruiter 2BB
Whenever a non-token zombie enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay 2 life. If you do, create a 2/2 black zombie creature token and draw a card.
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