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  • posted a message on Organized play suspended again
    Quote from m_pathogen »
    Quote from Max Rebo »
    This eventually will crash the Paper market. Even "collectible" cards won't be the hot items anymore once everyone is playing digitally


    Digital Magic is not at an acceptable level to replace paper yet, imo.

    Arena is the most developed option,
    and it has a mere *fraction* of the total available card pool.
    It’s fine for Standard or Brawl (lol),
    but the EDH crowd isn’t going to be satisfied with how Arena is currently.

    Of course they could eventually get all of the paper cards into Arena,
    but they haven’t seemed terribly interested in that so far.
    I could actually see them trying that now that paper is going to be harder to pull off this year. Sadly though Wizards/Hasbros track record when it comes to digital anything is hardly anything good
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Sublime Epiphany
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    Why, seriously why? They already had cryptic command why does blue need ANOTHER freaking toolbox card like this? Even at 6cc this will be played especially in U/W control builds because three of the modes are pretty much assured to be used at once each time you use the thing and the fourth can help you end the game with your trump creature being copied. Least with cryptic you could only choose two modes.

    It's 6 mana. No competitive deck wants a six-mana counterspell outside of Limited and Cube, no matter how many things are stapled on it. Sure, the ceiling is amazing, but both this and Cryptic Command have the same floor as Dismiss, and no one will play Dismiss for six mana.


    Did you forget cryptic command is played in modern? Despite the cost.

    Right but cryptic is 4 mana. They are saying that a counter + draw is not playable at 6 mana and since the other modes are less likely to be used they aren't worth that extra mana.
    This IS modern playable. As a 4 off no, but lets say that U/W control is in the later stages of the match and can win next turn, and you have burned all your cryptic commands keeping them off balance. A pair or maybe but unlikely a trio of this can offput a lot of annoyance if timed right. Likely at this stage you can get 4 out of 5 of its lines unless your in a mirror match and even then you can stop man lands from activating for blocks i.e. celestial colonnade. Hitting 6 mana if your a control deck is doable, you want to reach the mid to late game. This card while yes a bit unwieldly can be used as cryptic 5 and 6 if it needs to stop a unfavorable play.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Sublime Epiphany
    Why, seriously why? They already had cryptic command why does blue need ANOTHER freaking toolbox card like this? Even at 6cc this will be played especially in U/W control builds because three of the modes are pretty much assured to be used at once each time you use the thing and the fourth can help you end the game with your trump creature being copied. Least with cryptic you could only choose two modes.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Archdemon's Vessel - Eric portnoy preview
    Yeah people forget that you DONT always have to companion this. You can just play a set and then discard/sac the spoiled card to get the 5/5 demon.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Elder Garganoth— hobbyjapan.co.jp/cardgamer preview
    This could be pretty bomby in standard. Probably not modern unless more steps were taken to ramp or protect it but still could be possible.
    Two cards that spring to mind to leverage it are the already said Rhythm of the Wild and Torch Courier since both can come out pre elder and both can give haste while being doubly useful in the early game. What the rest the deck would be is unknown since I'm no way knowledgeable about standard atm.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Mothership 06/05— Baneslayer Angel and promo cards
    the background ship is deteriorating
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Good budget replacements for fetchlands in gds
    There are a few mono colored decks that dont need them but yes, overall its a better idea to save up to trade or buy the ones you need. I would STRONGLY recommend buying the Khans ones first since they will be overall cheaper to acquire and should give you enough deck flex before you try and buy the zendikar enemy ones as needed.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths not in deck builder
    Been checking a few times since the full spoiler was released and since it became legal, and its still has not been added to the deck builder database. I get that the people in charge are likely self isolating ATM but just a FYI for when somebody gets a chance.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on [IKO] - CobaltStreak Preview - Skycat Sovereign
    Though it lacks the "all flyers" ability of Pride of the Clouds it has some potential as a combo win condition if you can put together a way to crank out a bunch of UW mana. It is a solid threat when targeted by Mirrorweave when you have a handful of token flyers to attack with.
    Zirda, the Dawnwaker makes this much more playable and it gives it flex on some other cards as a bonus you can use the ability twice a opponents end step if Zirda survives as well as zirda making any opponents flyers that much less effective blockers.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Stompy
    or if you can put deathtouch and trample on the same creature you can assign one point to anything and the rest as burn. Still kill the biggest thing they got and if the burn doesn't kill'em your still on a upside.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Stompy
    I think fiend artisan is a interesting card to look at. Dont know if we want a pair or a 3 pack but I can see it being decent late game as a big beater. The search ability isn't bad but dont know if we would make alot of use from that.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [IKO] - CobaltStreak Preview - Skycat Sovereign
    I'm not sure that this is a worse/better pride of clouds or not cause this wont count your opponents flyers(pride does), which can be somewhat relevant when trying to calculate damage but at the same time you dont have to upkeep the creation ability which locks down your mana during your turns so you can EOT token if you have resources.

    Still a very good card and if I recall correctly this could get standard playable considering all the cheap flyers in the format.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] - Makorito Preview - Of One Mind
    Technical powerful, your definitely not getting this turn one unless you can shenanigans something. But late game depending on board state really really good.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Stompy
    eh..... its kinda good and maybe a pair would be nice but overall if they can keep you off creatures this is kinda meh even with keeping all the +1 counters the deck can theoretically create.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [C20] Brallin, Skyshark Rider & Shabraz, the Skyshark — The Command Zone previews
    well if this becomes a thing were definitely getting sharknadoe decks
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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