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  • posted a message on [C21] Witherbloom Witchcraft— LoadingReadyRun preview
    Quote from Dontrike »

    EDIT: Oh, and now mention of Witch's Clinic yet? I mean, it's not a total staple, decks with non-combat utility commanders would likely rather have a colored-mana-producing land, but for anything with a beefier commander that wades into battle, this is a pretty good choice. Especially if you have a bunch of "lifegain matters" cards.

    The Clinic can also potentially be a politics kind of card since you can do it to other player's commanders. It depends on the deck that wants it really.


    And here all I was thinking was chandra's ignition
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  • posted a message on [STX] Grinning Ignus reprint— @MTGArenaJP preview
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    OMG NOOOOOO!

    Birgi, God of Storytelling is gonna go from $2 to like $100 in very little time since storm exist in historic now most particularly grapeshot


    (But really a ban is gonna happened)


    oh...oh no... oh crap. That's um... hmmm. Yeah something here will need to get banned.
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  • posted a message on [STA] Negate, Adventurous Impulse, and Despark— MtG APAC previews
    Adventurous Impulse... Is that The Wanderer?
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  • posted a message on MaRo's Strixhaven Teaser
    Quote from m_pathogen »
    Calling it now, the Planeswalker is Phyrexian Koth.



    This actually unlikely as Jin Gitaxias is supposed to be the one infiltrating Strixhaven, I doubt they'd double up in the infiltration team. And even so as far as we know Koth and Melira are still fighting the good fight.
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  • posted a message on [TSR] Mothership 3/5 — Secret Plans, Manifold Key, Sorcerous Spyglass, and the full Time Spiral Remastered set
    Quote from Gizlivadi »
    @ilovesaprolings Probably the same reason they would change the art on any female character in current MTG: too spicified/damsel in distress-y. Can't show females running away from anything, now can we? Females can only be strong and not show any weakness whatsoever, just like in real life. Also butt.
    They probably had some extra art budget, and decided to match up Saffi's art with Hans Eriksson by having the same artist do it.

    EDIT: This art's better anyways. It tells the full story: Hans running away in the background, and Saffi cornered by the shadow of the Lhurgoyf.



    Yeah this art fits way better with the Hans they printed, only real issue is not the flavor text does not match what's happening. I understand them wanting to keep the cards as they were in the original set but there's a real disconnect with the card now.
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  • posted a message on [TSR] Mothership 3/4— Sliver Legion, Cloudshredder and other multicolor Slivers
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    LETS GOOOO! GET SLIVER LEGION OUT OF THAT 3 FIGURES ZONE!!!


    IT IS WHAT??? I have had mine since TSB so I honestly never checked but $135??? Dear lord I really need to get around to price checking my cards again.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Axgard Armory and Runed Crown— PleasantKenobi previews
    Quote from Ritokure »
    And/or? As in, easy +1 for 5? In Boros? At a land that produces colored mana? At Uncommon!?

    Compare with Memorial to Genius, a card that saw fringe Standard play in Bant Scapeshift as a way to reload against Control and costs 6 instead.
    That land could be a Boros EDH staple. Hell, even if you're not a creature deck, run it anyways and keep a single Pacifism variant and Bloodthirsty Blade in deck because why the hell not.



    Yeah I missed the and/or part on this on my initial glance, that's actually WAY better than I first thought.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Boreal Outrider— MisterMetronome preview
    This with Boreal Druid and Cultivator of Blades any good?


    No, it's a little weirdly worded but what it means is if you payed for the cards colored mana with snow mana it gets the bonus. So if you uses a snow-covered forest to pay for Cultivator of Blades G you'd get the extra +1/+1 counter
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Dragonkin Berserker (Leak)
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    Quote from WarMachinePrime »
    I have every right to voice my displeasure. So no, I don't have to like it or tolerate it if I don't want to. We agree to disagree and move on.

    Of course you do, just as I and everyone else here can question and call BS, same as you do with us. Free speech is a ***** ain't it?

    Anywho.

    I've always found it frivolous to determine a card's potential based on a visual view rather than in practice. Sure in a vacuum it might not seem that great however most times cards that are seen as jank initially often over perform, and vice versa. Wait until you can playtest under the present meta before you make a solid judgement.

    'buster




    Yeah this is the attitude that allowed me to pick up 25 Tarmogoyfs at the Futuresite prerelease for $5 a pop. Under/over estimating a card before we actually get some testing time with it is rarely productive.

    As for what I think. It's not screaming overly good at me, that being said I can certainly see the correct conditions in which this could generate a lot of value. It's very clearly meant more for standard than say Modern or Pioneer, not enough immediate impact on the board though we have also not seen what other boast cards there are in the set. There could be a few that are cheaper and dropping this after an attack in which your opponent evaluated you would not be able to trigger the boast only to have this sure up the difference in the cost could very well be back breaking. I think if we get something along the lines of Mirror entity or Shields of Velis Vel could really skew how we're evaluating this, and this would be the set to do that.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Jared Carthalion, Court of Ire, Ambush Viper, and Palace Sentinels— Tolarian Community College previews
    Quote from Werewolf_Rawr »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    once the next turn hits....JUST PLAY ANYTHING WITH MONARCH ABILITY!


    Yeah... and then you get a 3/3 phytohydra
    You use it for attacking? You opponent won't block
    You use it for blocking? Can't stop evasion or big tramplers from getting monarch back
    You somehow manage to give him tons of counters? Still chumpable and dies to removal.

    You have to waste resources getting monarch back, you have to have resources making him big, you have to waste resources making evasive, you have to waste resources protecting him. That's too much


    C'mon. Get creative! It doesn't even take a ton of thought to make this work in your favor.


    Heck, even Earthquake.

    You clear the board with damage while you're the monarch, put a ton of counters on your commander, and swing in.

    Everything should die to removal. That's okay - it's what keeps this game from being solitaire.

    It'll stop big tramplers if you put counters on it.

    Nothing stops evasion, that's the point of evasion. This is irrelevant. Also, if flying specifically is blowing your mind, then you're still in colors that have plenty of flying or reach options. This isn't the only creature in your deck.

    Seriously, where did all the brewers go?!


    So actually I have deck already kinda built for this card, and it's primarily a goading deck.
    That being said the big one that's work wonders with this card is Lightmine Field. Jared ignores it when you're the monarch and actively disincentives your opponents from swinging out with their whole team. Also for all the people complaining he doesn't have any abilities like trample... I mean you're in Nya... Rancor or any of the other myriad ways of give him some keyword ability exist. He's not overly broken but ask yourself, does he need to be? I actually like the availability of lower power commanders, it allows for more toned downed games.
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  • posted a message on 2020 Holiday Card: Topdeck the Halls
    Quote from SonofaBith75 »
    The art is a sweet throwback to Dream Halls.


    Oh that's a great catch!
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Kinsbaile Courier, Anointer of Valor, and two reprints— Infinitokens previews
    I need 300 of those Kobold tokens right now.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Mothership 10/30— Archelos, Lagoon Mystic... and lore for everyone previewed so far
    This feels really strong. You're in the perfect colors to protect him and there are number of cards in those colors that can get him to tap for free. Not only that but 4 is kinda the sweet spot for him too, if he was any less he'd be way too good and any more and I don't think he'd be playable. This is going to be a pretty strong stacks general for sure.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Jeweled Lotus
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Gaping We-oo-we-oo-weeee-oooooo, keh!

    so they.......loopholing...and Commander restricted.....


    BLACK LOTUS!!!!


    Why do I have a feeling this will get banned nearly as quick as lutri did one day


    The RC already tweeted that this card will NOT get an emergency ban and that they already knew it was coming.

    Run for the hills, folks.




    ... HOW? This really feels like a card that just needs to be banned out right. There's practically almost no excuse for any deck that cares about getting their commander out and running ASAP to not be running this.



    Quote from m_pathogen »
    Of course they aren’t going to ban the biggest cash cow in this set,
    that was never on the table.

    A year from now it’ll be more open to possibility.




    What? The RC is a separate entity from WotC, they have no investment in whether a product sells or not.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Jeweled Lotus and more reprints— Weekly MTG previews
    Um... what the heck is that lotus!? I'm sorry but that is not okay.
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