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  • posted a message on Nissa's Spanish Inquisition!
    So, I guess it's announcement time, and none of us should be overly surprised, but http://mtgnexus.com is now live. I've made an account there, and will be moving my lists over.

    My thread is active here, so feel free to follow. I won't be updating my list here any further, and once my lists are fully ported over I will be asking the mods here at salvation to lock these.

    I wish all here at salvation and those who choose to stay the best of fortune into the future, and hope to see at least some of you over on Nexus in due course.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on New Website - MTGNexus
    The main differences between the websites is that the staff are now able to try all-sorts of different functionality within the MTGNexus website, where as they weren't able to do much at all with Salvation as they didn't actually own it and were limited with what they could try.

    MTGNexus is just going to get better and better overtime with new features and functionality, where as Salvation is going to remain stagnate and realistically go backwards, because the staff who were maintaining the website here are now working on Nexus.
    Maybe Salvation will get some new staffers to move things forward, but realistically that is unlikely due to the limitations that are already there.

    MTGNexus really is a gift to Magic enthusiasts.

    While I can't speculate as to the future of salvation, I for one am really happy with the aesthetics, functionality and general vibe of Nexus. Feyd and Cryo and the rest of the gang have been nothing short of incredibly accommodating in giving us the features we've requested, and porting over my threads from salvation has been rewarding - I won't say it's been completely easy, because the coding is slightly different (there's a TON of better coding options on Nexus), but the end results have been really great. For someone who isn't great at coding and has not a lick of graphic experience, my threads have ported over nicely and look streets ahead of how they looked here.

    I'd really recommend giving it a look, so far it's been a really great upgrade. For myself I'll be spending most of my time on Nexus moving forward - my threads will still be here but I won't update them on salvation any further.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Dralnu, Two Parts Control, One Part Reanimator
    Yeah. Sad and unjustified imo. But whatever, rules are rules. I’m replacing with Turnabout temporarily, will see how it tests and go from there. Clearly it won’t have the sheer power of Paradox but it might be a thing. You never know.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Bad Bruna's Reanimation and Control Team
    So, I guess it's announcement time, and none of us should be overly surprised, but http://mtgnexus.com is now live. I've made an account there, and will be moving my lists over.

    My thread is active here, so feel free to follow. I won't be updating my list here any further, and once my lists are fully ported over I will be asking the mods here at salvation to lock these.

    I wish all here at salvation and those who choose to stay the best of fortune into the future, and hope to see at least some of you over on Nexus in due course.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Dralnu, Lich Lord - Control & Reanimation
    So, I guess it's announcement time, and none of us should be overly surprised, but http://mtgnexus.com is now live. I've made an account there, and will be moving my lists over.

    My thread is active here, so feel free to follow. I won't be updating my list here any further, and once my lists are fully ported over I will be asking the mods here at salvation to lock these.

    I wish all here at salvation and those who choose to stay the best of fortune into the future, and hope to see at least some of you over on Nexus in due course.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Varina, Lich Queen - Esper Zombie Midrange
    So, I guess it's announcement time, and none of us should be overly surprised, but http://mtgnexus.com is now live. I've made an account there, and will be moving my lists over; this one being the first, purely because it has been the most recently active.

    My thread is active here, so feel free to follow. I won't be updating my list here any further, and once my lists are fully ported over I will be asking the mods here at salvation to lock these.

    I wish all here at salvation and those who choose to stay the best of fortune into the future, and hope to see at least some of you over on Nexus in due course.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Finale of Devastation
    I mean I think the lack of trample grant probably makes it safe enough. It's very versatile, but having to pour that much mana into it puts paid to doing much else in a turn - at least in the circumstance that you're not already tearing ahead as it is. I can attest to it doing some crazy things. Like, the right choice is almost always to tutor for Craterhoof or Pathbreaker Ibex, but it's not as instantaneously game ending as Tooth and Nail can be.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Final Day: Maelstrom Nexus
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Mimic Vat


    This card is good because it give you easy recurring etb value. This card is amazing because it hoses things like persist entirely by accident.

    It doesn't at first glance look as strong or versatile as it is. Really great card in that it does a couple of things quite well. Its pseudo grave hate where needed, insta-defense where needed, insta-ETB where needed. Favourite recent play was imprinting a Noxious Gearhulk and just spamming it with wanton disregard for the board state. Great card that often gets unjustly overlooked.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on MTGNexus Requests
    Yeah sorry, I'm nosy. I think there were a few others, but I spotted it early.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Top 10 Most Expensive Commanders
    Pre banning Leo was like $80. He's dropped a lot since then obviously, but apparently he still sees some play in other formats here and there.

    With a relatively short print run, the Conspiracy 2 legends kind of all got up there at least a little. I remember picking up Queen Marchesa for like $6 initially and now she's close to $40 NZD. Selvala is probably the only one with a significantly skewed supply/demand ratio post Leo banning, purely because she's crazy good and there's not a lot of copies of her around, but the others there's not really a lot to justify their price.
    I was surprised to see original CNS has a $32 regular rare in exploration. Now I kinda want to crack those packs, I could use another exploration. And I don't feel like dropping $30+.

    It's where I picked up my 2 copies of Vedalken Orrery too. There were some great reprints in that set.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from cryogen »
    Well we finally sold our old house. I'm trying to convince the wife that she should let me take two years off work and become a pro Commander player.

    Congrats! And congrats on your career as a pro Commander player Grin - sell it to your wife that way - as a done deal.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on MTGNexus Requests
    Quote from Rumpy5897 »
    Ah nice, so the site is live. Is there a current bbcode guide somewhere so I can start reformatting my primers?



    There's some extra features I'll be looking at for my primers moving forward. For a great indication of what's possible check out darrenhabib's Will and Rowan Kenrith primer. It's absolutely beautiful.

    Missing the Alink and not honoring the anchor tag or the foil tag but otherwise my main deck post went across OK. Will fool with it another time Smile

    See the coding guie linked above, anchors are there, they just look a little different.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Final Day: Maelstrom Nexus
    I run it in my Vial Smasher/Kraum superfriends build (copyright pending). Haven't seen it hit the table too often, but that static ability is worth it alone. Takes a little building around, but plenty of things can be artifacts. In a strange twist for walkers, it's the first loyalty ability that's really what's gonna end games for you more than the ultimate.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Varina, Lich Queen - Esper Zombie Midrange
    Well i ment thran turbine not myr turbine.. anyway im cutting it. Free zombie a turn just aint spectacular enough. At 1 mana its better then endless ranks of the dead tough..

    For sure. I think Thran Turbine is kinda cool for the extra zombie, although it does mean it comes in summoning sick, and it does mean finding a good way to drop cards in your yard - for a super cheap price, Zombie Infestation could go well with it if you end up keeping it. Drop cards for one zombie, exile for another. But yeah, you're right, as flavourful as Endless Ranks of the Dead is, it just sucks for how slow and dependent on board state it is.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Varina, Lich Queen - Esper Zombie Midrange
    Dude.. varina makes tokens. Gravecrawler recurs. Better play contamination! Far better faster then infernal darkness.

    I'm well aware, the simple fact is that I don't have a copy, and it's hella expensive for something I'm trying out. Even if this goes well, I'm not convinced I want to spend that much money. Besides, I live in NZ, cards that old aren't easy to get hold of. I was lucky my LGS had a copy of Darkness.
    I really dislike you not playing grave titan. Sure 6 mana is a lot but hes strong has death touch and makes 2 zombies even when het catches instant removal. Its a army in a can.

    Fair assessment. Again, I have one copy and it's in use. I'm not entirely convinced it's absolutely required here either. Sure, it's very good in general. The fact is that I've had really good success with lower cost zombies curving into Varina and using her draw from there. Aside from that, most of the lists posted in the thread here have a real speed bump at around 5 or 6 mana, which forces a difficult choice; Esper isn't great at ramp unless you have Crypts and Vaults spare, and I just felt like it wasn't AS good a fit as what I have here.
    Also.. maybe some lightning greaves? The deck is about attacking to trigger varina so it means haste and maybe protection when needed.

    I had both Greaves and boots in here, and they were surplus to requirements 90% of the time. At the time I cast either of these I'd much prefer to be dropping a signet/talisman or a utility zombie for curving into Varina with. The thing is our tokens and janky 2-3 drops are more than the sum of their parts anyway, so I tend not to see a lot of targeting. Wipes, sure - I run a few myself and I'm not afraid to wipe the board if I have an aristocrat on board, sometimes even if I don't. Plus we've got mass reanimation there, so no biggie. And haste, well, like I say, the idea is to curve into Varina anyway, and a lot of the time I'm happy not to swing with Varina anyway - I will if I have to, but her ability doesn't rely on her attacking, so why risk it unless necessary?
    Im currently testing myr turbine.. with varina thats a free zombie each upkeep. Seems cool, altough maybe not spectacular enough.

    It's a free token, sure, but I'm not seeing how Myr Turbine makes zombies....on its own at least. Are you running Arcane Adaptation or Conspiracy with it? Neither of those are things I'm totally keen on personally, but that's cool if it works for you. My preference for token generation is a little different personally. Diregraf Colossus has been great of late, God-Eternal Oketra has done some work, and Zombie Infestation is remarkably decent. And of course, Tombstone Stairwell wrecks face in the most devastating fashion.

    Thanks for the suggestions here, feel free to share your thoughts on my justifications here or further suggestions if you like Smile
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
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