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  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    So we know it is Ravnica and it is the final Chapter in the Bolas/Gatewatch story. We know Tezzeret is an important part as he is the Planar Bridge - which Bolas doesn't know if I recall correctly. Then we got the Immortal Sun and Project Lightning Bug. Bolas was planning to get many Planeswalkers to Ravnica, where he wants to trap them. His big goal is to get his premending power back, not just destroy or rule Ravnica (or whatever Plane). I think he wants to absorb the power of all the Planeswalkers, then use the Planar Bridge to escape from Ravnica. Here it seems easy, that Tezzeret will betray him at some point, as he seems like an obvious choice for one of the villains for the next Phyrexian plot. And not just him, I think mostly all of Ravnica will fight him. I am not that sure, that Lili and the Eternals will play a major role, as they might be the tool to conquer other Planes, when the Gatewatch is gone in his plans. It might even be the case, that Bolas doesn't want to be on Ravnica and just for the final moment, when he can absorb the power.

    Pretty obvious it will be something else in the end Smile
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Liliana, Kaya, and the Obzedat
    I don't expect Lili to get any other color. She is the iconic mono Black. And I do not think we will get two BW Walkers within two sets, especially as the room for Planeswalkers is already crowded and most will not get a card in the three Ravnica sets.

    And I think, that it is really obvious what Lilis place in Bolas plans is. Tezzeret is one center with the bridge and Lili will for sure help to control the Eternals. And it makes sense to me, that the 'big ones' will join the story after RNA for the third set and the Guilds will be lead by other Planeswalkers.
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on Who Shall Fall to Bolas? MaRo's hints
    I am pretty sure that Elspeth will still be Mono White in her next incarnation. She is a beloved character and as good as you can get. And I can't see her returning off screen, especially with no Bolas connection to Theros as we know.

    I think with the confirmaton of Dovin Baan as the new Azorius leader we can say, that it will be Orzhov and Gruul - we got the Teysa stories and the Gruul are likely to fight against the other Guilds.

    But as stated several times by Maro: a role in the story doesn't mean that you will get a card - even if you get flavor text (which is likely for nearly all relevant characters). There were so many Planeswalkers that will play a role and just so less slots. We will get the 3 Bolas related Guildleaders in RNA and Milk will have so many characters - Jace and Teferi are the only Gatewatch members (plus Lili if you count her) with cards in Standard (I do not count PW decks versions). And I assume we could see Bolas, especially if he gets defeated what is mostly a given - I can't see all other relevent Planeswalkers get trapped and their power absorbed by Bolas.

    And I am pretty sure we will not see Lili or Tezz as one of the Guildleaders. Tezzeret is the one with the task of the Planarbridge and Lili just seems perfect for leading an army of zombies.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Who Shall Fall to Bolas? MaRo's hints
    It seems that yesterdays Magic twitch stream confirmed Dovin Baan for the Azorius.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Who Shall Fall to Bolas? MaRo's hints
    It could be Dovin. But I think the new one will could get used and that is the only likely choice. As we know basically nothing it is hard to assume, if he could lead the Azorius, but that is the least problem (if he is the UW Planeswalker then we will lead the Azorius for Bolas). I don't expect him to be a card in the third set, as all slots will most likely be Bolas plus Gatewatch so it is an easy 50:50 speculation and we got art, which is at least something - Dovin is just a speculation because of the Thopters, that look not even close to Kaladesh and I am pretty sure the Azorius will be Control or Prison (as it is what people expect and want and they will give it to them - without artifacts).
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Who are the Guild Leaders for Ravnica Allegiances???
    When she was a healer, she was already mono Black. And we know that both Ravnica Sets set place at the same time as Ixalan and Dominaria so no Liliana. And it doesn't make any sense, if you have Kaya, which is highly likely to be the Orzhov PW.

    And the flavor text is no proof for Domri, it just confirms he is still on the plane. But yes, it is not unlikely, but I would love to see Ramaz in that place.

    For the Azorius we got Lavinia on a GRN Token, most likely the art of the Prerelease Box. And for the PW, why not the one next to Kaya on the cover? I would love Azor, but the new one may be a good bet.

    The Gatewatch and Bolas I think will only be in the third set, but there are so many Planeswalkers for just so few slots... most will be just there for the story an we will get just the biggest ones on cards.

    Edit: And Teysa is pretty much safe I would assume, as she is on the cover of the art book.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Who Shall Fall to Bolas? MaRo's hints
    I don't expect Elspeth playing a role in Ravnica so why should Daretti? Maybe it is just a hint at what is coming and many people are really looking forward to see her again.

    I sm pretty sure that we will see another Mythic Edition next Set as well and we still have some Art from the poster and I think we can be pretty sure, that Tamiyo or the Gatewatch will not get a card in the Set.

    And I am not sure we will see Dovin. Though I would love to see Azor I think the other Planeswalker from the book cover seems at least a bit UW and could easily be the one we are searching for. At least he seems to play a role. And he would be the only new Walker if Domri gets a card. I would really like to see Ramaz and it is likely the last chance to see him as Bolas' minion. But Domri seems more likely. And Kaya is a given I think.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art
    I thought one would be the default. But I am pretty sure that the poster art will go to Guilds of Ravnica or maybe Ravnica Allegiance, but it is pretty unrealistic that there will art from sets going more in the future. Maybe some are Masterpieces.

    Maybe the Decks have some plane theme too with Kaladesh for UR (Daretti has to be in there I think) and Theros for the Bant Deck.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art
    Why do you think it is post Underworld? It could be. The torch she has in hand, could easily be taken from there. But the river seems to be an indication, that she is in the Underworld? I would really have liked a team up with Dack to leave the underworld so I am really looking forward to Return to Theros, but I am pretty sure this picture is not from 2019 or beyond, so there is only C18 that fits.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art

    Still think Elspeth requires a story to bring back this would be random. She died in Standard Sets and bring her back in Commander doesn't really work for me. Since she clearly looks post escape from underworld in that picture. Garruk though can easily be slotted in.


    It wouldn't work for me either, as I am a big fan of Elspeth and really want a set that is about her coming back and not just a supplemental product, but I think it is much more likely to see her here. I do think she is in the Underworld though on the picture. I would like a new Elspeth, but much more in a "real" set.


    You can make a case for Teferi and Karn as well since their backgrounds are fairly generic. They could be anywhere. Still it seem weird to give Daretti and Teferi new cards here


    Yeah I think that is weird too. Daretti in Mono R especially, but most likely he becomes UR too. But seems a bit wasted. If he really is that beloved, why not put him in a regular Set after Commander and Conspiracy? Karn would be the best fit for the UR as well, but is it likely that we will see 3 Planeswalkers for each Deck?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art
    So with the latest two cards I think it is clear, that some of the poster Planeswalkers are from Commander 18 and it is pretty clear that we will see at least Saheeli and maybe her and Daretti on the UR Deck. That means we may see Elspeth and Garruk (as GB) as well in addition to Windgrace (who is 99% the face of the Jund deck). I can easily see more than one Planeswalker per deck this way and maybe Serra is Bant and Elspeth is still Mono White or maybe Bant too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theme reveal and pictures tomorrow
    Pretty sure we will get no cards today, just artworks and themes. Might be partially disappointing...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ral Zarek and a few other PW pics
    I thought, that you just become a Returned, if you leave the Underworld and wear that mask. As long as you don't do that, you can't leave the underworld, but you still have your memories etc.

    The picture clearly indicates, that Elspeth is still in the Underworld and hasn't taken the mask, so she still is Elspeth and no Returned. One of the last infos of Dack Fayden also was, that he was entering a portal to the Underworld. I would not be surprised, if he plays a role by getting Elspeth out of the Underworld, without wearing her mask.

    From: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/checking-planeswalkers-2015-2015-08-19

    "Wandering the Underworld of Theros. Elspeth Tirel has always defined herself by honor. It was honor that lead her to accept a role as Heliod's champion to defend the plane of Theros from the threat of the upstart Planeswalker-god, Xenagos. But honor does not hold the same meaning for everyone. In fear of Elspeth's power, Heliod struck her down with her own sword, banishing her to wander Theros's Underworld. Here, most ordinary humans would be doomed to dwell in the eternal gray realm or to surrender their identities and become the Returned. But Elspeth is no ordinary human. Despite her tragic end, she still holds her reasons for upholding her honor close to her heart: her deep love for Theros, her companions, and the innocents that she has sworn to protect."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ral Zarek and a few other PW pics
    Yes, that is Kaladesh. I can see:

    - Commander 2018 is partially on Kaladesh: Maybe one Deck focussed on artifacts with Saheeli and Daretti (Partner with?)
    - They are Masterpieces for Ravnica as well - but with another setting
    - Kaladesh is the setting on another supplemental product we don't know of
    - Core 2020? Or even a Set after that?

    I thought it was pretty unlikely, that Saheeli was in C18 as we just got Rowan and Will in UR, but if she is the Grixis Artifact Commander with Daretti? Maybe we see Elspeth partner with Dack Fayden (would be really cool) or Ajani? And Garruk plus X. Could set up some really cool stories coming, that go along with the current storyline. But I thought, that would be unlikely, as we saw Lord Windgrace and many hints at Serra in the last time and I don't think they will mix up old Walkers from the story with actual ones.

    2 days to go, then we will know more...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ral Zarek and a few other PW pics
    If you assume, that C18 has Windgrace and Serra, I am pretty sure there will be no Walkers from the current era (and that makes sense). So Elspeth, Saheeli and Garruk could be Masterpieces as well and if they are not imvolved in Ravnica, then you get them on their latest Plane? Doesn't fit for Karn though...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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