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  • posted a message on [STA] Day of Judgment— Emma Skyeward preview
    Quote from Xcric »
    Why the **** is this mythic


    Quote from Stoogeslap »
    Day of Judgement now gets the mythic treatment???... yikes!


    The reason is simple. Many years ago they wanted to tone down wrath effects. They also wanted to get some symbolism out of magic that people could find offensive. The first version that they produced was Day. It was 4cc and the naming convention was still a bit similar that the connotation wasn't as bad but was still too powerful to keep printing 4cc wraths in white. So that's why all wraths in white are now 5cc and usually have a secondary clause. If they do print one it has to be at a higher rarity or limited play gets wonky if this is more available in that cardpool by a certain %.

    That isn't to say they haven't backslid as in the case of Supreme Verdict but that bit them in the butt as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STA] Urza's Rage— The Vorthos Cast preview
    I would have preferred banefire rather than this since mechanically its more relevant.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STA] Harmonize—Gab Nassif preview
    I do if only because green really doesn't get alot of just straight draw. Its either one off from directly damaging your opponent, cantrip effects, or under a count how many creatures/power toughness of creatures. I freely admit its not great, but on the same its not bad.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] Teferi's Protection - Bilibili Preview
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    NO WAY!!!!

    so sad its a 6.6 percent chance to pull through so another failure to reduce price severely

    But the art that we thought could NOT get better did. I don't usually chase alt art and as I already have this from the deck its kinda not as needed. But darn if I'm not gonna try and get one of these
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STA] Thrill of Possibility— Rei Sato preview
    The instant speed makes it much better though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TSR] Tolaria West and Bloodbraid Elf— PleasantKenobi previews
    Cause in draft all the cards like Ancestral Vision have no CC, they count as zero so they didnt want you to get this and lucksac into one of the effects that could be VERY destructive if your pool had a few in them you took. Upshifting ment you cant just draft Hypergenesis the uncommon version of the land and beat down your opponent with predictable ease.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TSR] Dryad Arbor and Field of Ruin— Simone Trimarchi previews
    Quote from CatParty »
    What is the limitation you're referring to? I assume you people the hypothetical of printing Dryad Arbor in old border? It would probably have a line of text that says "Dryad Arbor counts as a green creature" much like Mirri, cat warrior reminding us that she counts as a cat warrior.

    I imagine its the space for remainder/rules text in the box. After a certain amount you have to shrink the font compared to the modern card which has a bit more space overall so the text stays the same size over the entire card. Its why more verbose cards in magics past have smaller text which can be hard for some players to read but are much more easier to read if they get redone in modern card stock/frame.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TSR] Harmonize and Arcades, the Strategist— Casual Magic previews
    (Raises hand)
    I do but mostly in commander.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TSR] Teferi, Dralnu, Path of Negation, Mystical Teachings, Repeal, and two card draw spells— Gabriel Nassif previews
    Ah forgot that timespiral was my fave set with my second hated Teferi to be printed. That thing is horrible in draft and standard. The only reason this is my second hated is cause the 3cc planeswalker is much oh so much worse.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Collected Company Elves
    I'm trying new builds for modern shaman elf
    what do you think ab out this list without archdruid?

    Beastcaller for more black seems like it be a bit inferior, and you loose any chance to use big mana plays to overrun unless you have nettle and heritage on the field.

    Personally I think this deck needs to go either Warmaster OR Dwynen's not both since they both represent timing issues in that Warmaster always wants to go first then you cast something and elite always wants to come second but in the early turns even with dorks can you sequence them enough to matter at the right time. While they both have the same into play problems, on subsequent turns Warmaster gives more tokens without the have elf in play issues that arise with Dwynen's. While I will concede that Warmasters pump ability is vastly inferior in some ways than Ezuri's it is a closer if you have archdruid.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Stompy
    my bad got mixed up with Elvish Reclaimer
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Pelt Collector is doable but you have to put in the fetches to realistically make it work. Hierarch seems like it be a good idea but its the card you dont normally want to use to attack so its more a turn 2 card but it actuality its a turn one card to help develop turn 2-4 if possible, so it conflicts decently with how this deck runs. You want aggro turn one in any of the usual 1 drops this deck sports.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Snow Frame, Snow Spells, and Reprints
    Dead of winter I could see getting a snow supertype, into the north not so much since while it does reference snow its going into snow not made or becoming snow.

    As for card frames, yeah that be really nice to see them reprint some of the older cards with the frosty new boarder.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Elves is tier one again? Realmwalker/Elvish Warmaster/Harold/Shemfar Avenger vs CoCo.....
    Well it fails the land test first off. You also have way too many things that don't DO anything without other cards involved. You really need to decide aggro or combo here since you can get one or the other to work but need to be solid on one or the other.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Collected Company Elves
    Yeah if anything you get more load out from stampede and way than using a cultivate variant
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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