Being bored and curious, I did some digging. I think Zur's Weirding would work much better in a blue-black control deck. That way, you can run discard spells to strip out the cards they already have in hand. Also, Dark Confidant is probably the best possible way to bypass the weirding on your end. The real nuts, though, is Bloodchief Ascension. Once it becomes active, you can pay a bunch of life on their draw step to drain them for that amount once everything resolves, thus winning the game on the spot as long as you have a higher life total. You wouldn't even have to worry about surprise Bolts to the face, since their hand is revealed.
EDIT: Never mind, the ascension combo just lets you lock them out of drawing cards. Still good, though.
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Apr 12, 2018Posted in: Magic Storyline
Honestly, I'm about as baffled as you. Apparently it was named after the flowers it's sitting next to, except actual Amaranth flowers are more magenta than purple.
Apr 11, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Ashiok »
What? No voltron mono-black generals?Quote from Lord_Mektar »I've been wanting to build a mono-black voltron commander deck for a while now, but there weren't any black generals that really lent themselves to that type of strategy. That is, until now. Yargle is perfect.
What about Commander Greven il-vec, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Gallowbraid, Hythonia the Cruel, Kagemaro, First to Suffer, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Maga, Traitor to Mortals, Mirri the Cursed, Morinfen, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Ob Nixilis, The Fallen, Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon and, finally, Volrath the Fallen?
Are you telling me that NONE of these cards above lend themselves to this type of strategy, but the 9/3 vanilla does? Amazing.
Dial it back a little.
Okay, that's fair, and this was kinda my fault. What I meant was that none of those other cards spoke to me with their hilariousness. What makes Yargle so great is that my opponents will be too busy chuckling to themselves to get upset that I just one-shot them with commander damage.
Apr 11, 2018I've been wanting to build a mono-black voltron commander deck for a while now, but there weren't any black generals that really lent themselves to that type of strategy. That is, until now. Yargle is perfect.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Apr 3, 2018Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from ryuplaneswalker »Quote from SteamMage »
I really hope Jodah's been doing something to counter the Cabal. I feel he's grown used to doing things alone, as before Jhoira, the only beings as old as him were Walkers who he has issues with.Quote from AUTUMNTWILIGHT »
Nice...still not a fan of random daughter though. And does imply that Resparked Teferi can cancel the normal aging process.
And again I am really wondering wtf Jodah is doing. Belzenlok wasn't relevant in the past unless they retcon him in so he shouldn't be all that powerful. Thus,I am still confused why the supposed Archmage Eternal who was always dragging Oldwalkers for incompetence and ignoring the little guys decided to do absolutely nothing with all the relevant Oldwalkers off the stage (death, off plane or desparked) while Belzenlok is out collecting dangerous artifacts and conquering the plane. It was Jodah's time to shine and he is going to need one heck of an excuse not to look like the plane's greatest hypocrite.
Jodah did that for a long while, after a few centuries he could have "retired" from dealing with "stupid apocalypses" as Dominaria rarely seemed to stay saved.
Mar 20, 2018Lord_Mektar posted a message on [SS1] .:. Signature Spellbook: Jace .:. Packaging and ContentsThe only thing missing is something to indicate his propensity for illusions. Phantasmal Image would have been a perfect reprint for that.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Feb 10, 2018Ok, yeah, totally forgot about the reserved list there, but glad to see people are interested. Channel and Doubling Season would be good replacements for the green cards, while Starfield of Nyx subs in for Opalescence. IDK for Palinchron, though. The panoramic art Animate Dead to go with the Worldgorger Dragon, I suppose. But then there'd be four black cards. Maybe swap out one of the others for Panharmonicon?Posted in: Baseless Speculation
Feb 8, 2018So, this should be self-explanatory. I just thought it would make a good theme for an FTV, and as it turns out there are plenty of casual and competitive combo pieces that could very much use reprints. Here's a list I came up with that has good color balance:Posted in: Baseless Speculation
- Mycosynth Lattice
- Phyrexian Altar
- Mirror Gallery
- Enduring Renewal
- Arcane Adaptation
- Intruder Alarm
- Ad Nauseam
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
- Exquisite Blood
- Possibility Storm
- Worldgorger Dragon
As WotC usually does with these, I didn't go too overboard with the value, making sure to include a few playable financial duds like Arcane Adaptation, Enduring Renewal, and Possibility Storm. The rest is all gravy, though. Thoughts?
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Jan 18, 2018Lord_Mektar posted a message on Gavin Varhey confirms change of course for Masters sets.Technically, I think the fact that there's a foil in every pack means that production costs for masters sets are in fact slightly higher than normal sets. But there's no way a single shiny card costs $5 to make unless they use actual silver.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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