Years of reading the ban list thread will do that to a person.
Entirely unsurprising. Modding that forum should come with a pre-booked room at your local mental health retreat.
Quote from weltkrieg »Thank you sir! My computer can finally log on to mtgsalvation again. Now, I have a question:
You're etb tribal (mostly), you have panharmonicon, but you aren't running bramble sovereign? I got a copy for my yeva deck and it's been bonkers. Granted, my yeva goes higher quicker I think (very few spells and I spiral out insanely quickly on my opponents turns). In addition, it is quite tutorable whereas strionic resonator is not.
I would be more concerned with PE if people started recognizing it as a ramp card and using it to cast a bunch of spells a turn... every turn... for five turns... without winning. When players start taking longer turns by durdling with untapping their rocks, counting their mana, and repeating with each spell and figuring out how to spend that mana, it becomes an undesirable game state. I would much rather see one turn where a player quickly demonstrates the ability to go infinite or win on the spot.
Here's a line of play:
- Turn 1 Forest
- Turn 2 - Island, Rampant Growth getting Forest
- Turn 3 - Forest, Skyshroud Claim getting two Forests, Farseek get Island
The player will untap with 7 mana on turn 4. Every other player needs to hold up mana to respond or risk getting totally buried in advantage by the ramper.
It's like Ashnod's Altar, because both are dead on an empty board; both enable you to go infinite with 2 or 3 other cards; except Paradox Engine is actually less ubiquitous than Ashnod's Altar because people jam ETB/Death triggers and Creature-centric strategies in Commander more than anything. Yes, the two are actually comparable, which doesn't so much show how powerful Ashnod's Altar is as much as that how Paradox Engine doesn't need the torches and pitchforks.
Quote from cryogen »Quote from toctheyounger77 »
Aside - I'm interested as to why Karn/Ugin got votes here; someone harboring a grudge, or based on CMC? They're tedious to play against, but I think it's pretty hard to debate their value in the format; if you own them you should run them, IMO.
Splash damage from the planeswalkers as commanders thread?
As an aside, I just realized that Eldritch Evolution isn't on the list. That seems like an oversight to me. Oh well, there's always next time.