Quote from alexandre »Brainspoil - This is a tutor to fetch a combo piece (Peregrine Drake most of the time, sometimes a recurring Wizard - the easiest to cast given the color fix I got). I don't care about CoA because I can choose to put it in the commander zone.
Peregrine drake - combo, redundancy with Cloud of Faeries, but the drake works with any land.
Quote from lyonhaert »I used to run a Phenax deck and have followed the thread for a while, so I'll attempt to answer some of your questions, mate, at least from my perspective.
These are somewhat unique, but try to think in terms of what they do when looking for replacements: instant-speed counterspell on a body that can be tapped to mill, clone, recursion and light stax, card draw, board wipe, theft.
It does help to have a plan B, and the control elements to slow other players down (or at least slow down their efforts to kill you).
Quote from alexandre »[
Yeah, take a look on my sig. It has a link to my build. It's a bit outdated, I will fix this in a few days.
Quote from willdice »1. Neither ability is a trigger, so there's nothing triggering here.
An ability written as "If (A), (B) instead" is a static ability with a replacement effect.
Both Rest in Peace and Progenitus have this kind of ability, and both try to apply when Progenitus is sacrificed.
When two or more replacements want to change the same event, the affected player (here, Progenitus's controller) chooses which one applies first. So you get to choose where Progenitus goes, exile or shuffled into the library.
If you choose to exile Progenitus, your library is not shuffled.
2. Now, Ulamog's ability is triggered, as it begins with "When".
The ability triggers only when Ulamog is actually put into the graveyard. Rest in Peace replaces going to the graveyard with being exiled, so Ulamog doesn't enter the graveyard and his ability never triggers.