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  • posted a message on What is my archetype
    Quote from Huggywow »


    I have also been dabbling in creature less control decks, I was wondering if this would hold up well in casual or a tournament.

    You can play anything you want in casual. Whether it holds up is a matter of whom you play with and they types of decks they bring.

    Tournaments, on the other hand, require you to build your deck according to a given format, usually standard, consisting of the most recent applicable sets, modern, which only includes cards released in standard legal sets printed since July 2003, as well as Modern Horizons, and Legacy, which includes every set minus a banlist and silver-bordered joke cards.

    For the deck you posted, only Absorb, Emergency Powers, Mass Manipulation, Blink of an Eye, Primal Amulet (of which its other side, only usable through the 4 mana artifact, you posted amongst your lands), and Revitalize are currently legal in standard, the latter three of which are going to leave the format via rotation in a little more than a month.

    As for modern, Propaganda and Counterspell have never been reprinted into a modern-legal set, but everything else is legal in that format.

    Your whole deck is legal in legacy, but that's a high-powered format ruled by extremely fast win conditions held in check by extremely powerful free answers. Your deck would not hold up well in legacy, or modern, too, even if you replaced the two illegal cards.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Book of Kin
    Quote from user_938036 »
    This card would benefit a lot from dropping the second and last ability and going down to 2.

    That card already exists. It's Pillar of Origins.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Brand new world after Core 2020 confirmed
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    It's a knight and king based set. Go look at the uncommons in core set 2020 Skyknight Vanguard. There are a ton of preview cards.
    What does that card have to do with Eldraine? It's quite clearly a Ravnican of the Boros guild, evidenced by the fist symbols plastered all over the thing.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Book of Kin
    So it's a Vanquisher's Banner that drops the anthem in exchange for losing 1 CMC and becoming a mana rock. IMO, the mana rock abilities seem a little awkward here. Four mana is a lot to pay for a rock that only adds a single mana, so it's basically just window dressing. The card draw is the real star of the show here, and it could, quite frankly, stand on its own.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    Quote from Colt47 »
    The thing that has me a bit worried with the ban and restricted list is that they almost never unban a card. Bridge from below will likely not come off the list, and if they add Hedron Crab to "weaken hogaak" decks I know a few people that will be rather ticked.

    Mill is a fairly popular archetype, so Hedron Crab seems like an unlikely option. It doesn't quite have Faithless Looting's "too big to fail" status, but it sees play in more other decks than Hogaak's other enablers.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Question about priority
    1. I'm afraid that you're in the wrong here. If you want to respond to your own spells, then you need to hold priority to cast what you want with the spell on the stack. That means you need to cast your protective spell immediately once you cast the board wipe. If you pass priority, which you asking for responses indicates, the spell will resolve.


    2. This time, you definitely has the right of it. The only player who gets to make your priority decisions is you. Magic is not a game of dexterity in which players get to change what other players get to do just by playing faster. Everybody gets a chance to react.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Quote from Colt47 »

    They are examples, not hardline includes in the decks, of what constitutes a good reprint.

    If they're not hardline includes, then their exclusion shouldn't be a very big deal.

    At least most of the disappointed folks actually care about the presence or absence of reasonable cards to see in this caliber of product, unlike the poor fools who pinned their hopes and dreams for fetchland reprints on this product as some sort of modern vehicle.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on X Spell & Hydras - Red Green
    1. heartless summoning and/or urza's incubator could be interesting in this build since the -1/-1 isnt that much of an issue, and also helps cast gargos early.

    Urza's Incubator has not been printed in a modern-legal set.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [C19] mothership - Atla Palani, Nest Tender, Full Flowering, Roc Egg reprint
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Quote from chongsen »

    Sadly, there is not any non-creature egg/changeling token generators in MTG. That makes her less attractive.



    One Mirror Entity trigger will set you in the right direction for what you want to do though.
    Not to mention it also turns Mirror Entity into Mass Polymorph at X=0.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Abilities Granted By A Creature Go Way When That Creature Dies?
    Quote from HandsomeP »
    Does the same principle apply to a creature you have taken control of with Nicol Bolas, Planewsalker, that is, does Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker have to be/stay on the battlefield to keep control of the creature or is that a different situation?

    Unlike control-changing auras like Mind Control and static abilities such as the slivers you mentioned, the control-changing ability of Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker is a continuous effect, making it wholly independent of the actual planeswalker permanent. As a result, if you activated the ability to take control of a permanent, you will retain control of that permanent even if the planeswalker changes or control or leaves the battlefield.

    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Question about Volrath, the Shapestealer ability
    No, the creature will die before you get the opportunity to activate the ability if you put a -1/-1 counter on it. A creature with 0 toughness will die as a state-based action, which occur automatically whenever a player gains priority.

    Volrath isn't picky about the kind of counter he's looking for, however, so you can do much the same with a +1/+1 counter.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Quote from StreexIT »
    Yea, this is my concern indeed, finding the balance between the number of mana sources and the number of calls you want. Call can bee seen as a curve topper in this scenario, or an expensive way to get access to 1cmc drops, which at the moment are solely mausoleum wanderers ( since being strict on mana means you're not looking for sailor) or the singleton permeating mass if we wanna be spicy and we re facing creatures putting pressure that demand to be turned into 1/3s.
    The reason why I'm thinking of an alternative version for bant is that to avoid the drawback of late game hierarchs and dekbuilding compromises in general, to try not to fully run into wrenn and sixes, lavadarts and such we already suffer enough, and at least gaining that extra selectivity that collected company doesn't guarantee ( although the two for one can't be replaced as an effect). This also allows to turn-3-play the best possible creature you have brought in after sideboard.

    I have no idea if this thing has legs, I guess it's something worth exploring since so many times we ve been looking for selection with the ultimate goal of finding the right piece at the right time/right on time.

    What if you ran Call as a sideboard card supported by Horizon lands and a Breeding Pool or Temple Garden in the main? If the main use is to grab sideboard creatures, then it can be run as additional copies in matchups where it matters the most.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Quote from StreexIT »
    I am currently thinking of what an UW -splash green for eladamri's call ( 2 or 3 of) could give to this deck.
    For example, it would represent extra copies of lords, kira, nebelgast herald, better accessibility to counterspell-like effects. It'd make the vial and rattlechains plan super interesting and it would turn the sideboard into a toolbox where you might fit all of the disruptive creatures like kataki, eidolon, spirit of the labyrinth, and some other good creature like eputy, teeg, ouphe and such.
    Having access to permeating mass, nebelgast herald, and hanged executioner if that's the case, might also help us solving the Path to exile dilemma, that card you want to see twice in some games , one at most in some others.

    I ve got no time now to build it online and test it, but I'll be giving this version (uw splash green) a shot in the future. Big attraction is also the new UG land which allows us to maximize on this effect while not losing colour sources.

    It's an interesting idea, but it puts pressure on available mana. If an Aether Vial is present, then it's no problem, but most actual toolbox decks run mana dorks to offset the mana inefficiency of most tutors. A full Bant build with Noble Hierarchs might benefit from splitting Eladamri's Call with Collected Company, but a tempo-oriented UW-style deck has precious little room for cards that don't immediately affect the board. Without a vial, there's no guarantee that you'd have a couple extra mana lying around at the end of your opponent's turn to cast your tutor, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben basically can't coexist with it.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Next set is called "Throne of Eldraine"
    Quote from Kman »
    Quote from Kman »
    Again,.IN MY OPINION..We can agree to disagree,

    Well, yeah, obviously. Nobody's trying to deprive you of that by reporting your comments or anything. Responding to your opinion with their own opinions is as much as right as you having yours, so that part should come as an expectation when posting your opinions in a public forum.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Saheeli + Brudiclad
    It's still a token, and you can turn all of your tokens into Storm Crow this way.

    7/13/2018
    If the chosen token is copying something else (for example, if the chosen token was previously affected by Brudiclad’s triggered ability), then your tokens become copies of whatever the chosen token copied.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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