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  • posted a message on Kaldheim first look (with snow)
    [refers to being pushed to decipher a leaked blur image which might prove they are right as 'bad faith silliness']
    FTFY again.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim first look (with snow)
    [instead of actually trying to prove hes right, would rather not bother deciphering a blurry image which might actually prove hes right than just using a pretty picture as said 'proof'.]
    FTFY.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim first look (with snow)
    Quote from Borealis »
    Wow so Kaldheim did have snow after all (obviously). I guess we didn't need pages of threads freaking out about it and complaints of being 'misled' lol
    "Obviously"? show me the confirmed proof and not just a pretty picture. We've had landart in the past that had snow on it and wasn't a snow land like with Tarkir. Better yet has anyone deciphered Ranar's mana symbol for [fortell]? As I distinctly remember that being an unknown factor.
    wishywashynonsense
    I will bold what I put in the last post. You want to be right, show it with proof. Ranar, the Ever-Wathcful is literally sitting in front of you and one of they key factors is the second set of text that talks about [foretell] and how he modifies the cost for it. Its a singular mana symbol. Its not white mana . Which means it either costs a numerical number like 0 or its S.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim first look (with snow)
    Wow so Kaldheim did have snow after all (obviously). I guess we didn't need pages of threads freaking out about it and complaints of being 'misled' lol
    "Obviously"? show me the confirmed proof and not just a pretty picture. We've had landart in the past that had snow on it and wasn't a snow land like with Tarkir. Better yet has anyone deciphered Ranar's mana symbol for [fortell]? As I distinctly remember that being an unknown factor.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Two new planeswalkers Niko Aris and Tyvar Kell (bio only)
    Needs more Ramaz. Would have been cool if a former agent of Nicol Bolas starts to assist Oko and/or Tibalt in causing havoc on a plane.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim first look (with snow)
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    Quote from Borealis »
    Those are nice lands with snow with them. Though doing a quick ctrl+f search didn't pull up snow mechanically being a feature. I just want an article that shows a snow land and/or snow mana symbol.


    Pretty sure we aren't getting any real mechanic details until Jan 7th.
    Sounds about right
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim first look (with snow)
    Those are nice lands with snow with them. Though doing a quick ctrl+f search didn't pull up snow mechanically being a feature. I just want an article that shows a snow land and/or snow mana symbol.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible Secret Lair Leak
    Quote from ccggenius12 »
    As regards a lair from Phil and Kaja, to quote one Tychus Findlay, "It's about damn time". I sincerely hope WotC just told them to pick 5 cards and draw whatever they felt like.
    Bonus points if ones a legendary that can lead a commander deck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible Secret Lair Leak
    Quote from Urabrask »
    Artist Series:
    Kaya and Phil Foglio (probably 2022)
    *le sigh*
    They finally suckered me in.
    How much for Foglio art?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim Commander Product Face Cards
    maybe, since there is potential for a King/Queen/Yarl of the Elves who is abzan which would be very helpful to actually unify elves.

    As for why Tibalt, Krampus or Loki.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Silly Salamander Deck Idea
    If you run into a tribal deck you can always use an Artificial Evolution and declare protection from the designated tribe. Example is an opponent has Krenko, Mob Boss. Since tribal decks tend to go wide, your not often going to give your opponent a token from Gor Muldrak's second ability since you will usually have less creatures than they do. Throw in an Isochron Scepter and you can change his protection on the fly.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Ratatoskr base legend potentionally confirmed for kaldheim
    Ratatoskr was the messenger for the serpent and eagle, so I would assume it dealing combat damage to a player and/or planeswalker would be a triggered effect of its ability (inb4 do a thing, draw a card). Obviously its a green card since its a squirrel and I will assume its mono until proven otherwise by it or another Cosmo card. The serpent its riding is likely the Cosmo Serpent which we saw as a miniature might be an inspiration of Níðhöggr since its depicted near the woods. Its a squirrel so it likely has a low mana cost of 1-3 and a small body to match.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Kaldheim Commander Product Face Cards
    Was Tana ever good enough? I have no experience with her but she always seemed pretty underwhelming for her mana cost. It's kind of a bummer for Tana that this is almost a strict upgrade. I'm glad elf players have a new toy to build with but it makes me want to pack some extra board wipes because the life draining elf swarm can get out of hand pretty quickly.
    Tana was run the most with Tymna the Weaver (729 registered edhrec decks). So she did have a fairly consistent home and really was only beat out by Vial Smasher and Thrasios.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim Commander Product Face Cards
    Lathril is essentially what happens when you take Tana, the Bloodsower and fuse her with one of the tribal payoffs from onslaught like Voice of the Woods.

    Depending on how many elves it will take to activate Lathril's ability, her decks will either be a fun oddity or a plague of locusts that swarm every playgroup and LGS.

    I will just be operating on a lowball number of 5 until proven otherwise when the number of elves tapped alongside Lathril is of importance to an example. The following below is purely for showcasing theorycrafting with her.

    Lithoform Engine and Rings of Brighthearth will be wanted in such a deck as it means one normal activation of Lathril nets you +20 life and -20 life for your opponents. Likewise a Wirewood Symbiote or Wirewood Lodge + 10 other elves + Lathril will mean another route to +20 life and -20 life for your opponents. Likewise a Throne of the God-Pharaoh will mean one activation of Lathril will net you +10 life and -16 life for your opponents. Awakening is extremely powerful with her as each turn is another activation from her, and if your board state is allowed to persist for one turn cycle (one individual turn for each player including yourself till it comes back to you again), that is +40 Life for you and -40 for your opponents spread over the course of one cycle. (While a bit irrelevant due its banned state, if Paradox Engine was legal, Lathril could utilize that and 3 casts of cheap spells to kill the table for -40 life.)

    And you will notice this is some powerful swings in life totals. If permitted one other piece other than within a vacuum individually, you see that she may not kill that turn, but she will definitely cause your opponents to buckle. As lets say you utilize Lathril, ten other elves, a Lithoform Engine, and a Wirewood Symbiote (or Wirewood Lodge.) Together that -10 (normal activation), -10 (copied activation), -10 (wirewood activation) for each opponent. To keep this as away from magical christmas land as possible, her elf entrouge for her abilities are those only created by her. Which means, to get 10 elves, she swung 5 times, so 10 damage, we will hold onto this number. For each player lets say they didn't employ any fetches or selfharm rocks (like a vault or crypt) or other things that require you to take damage or lose life, and say they had 40 life apiece. Each opponent is now at 10 life each while you are at 70 life. Then we wonder how the player utilized Lathril, did they aggressively go after one player, or try to politely spread the damage around to her three opponents. If a singular player was struck 5 times by her, they have taken 10 damage which means they die to the above Lithoform Engine + Wirewood Symbiote example. If instead the damage was spread, that means we have Opponent A at 6 life, Opponent B at 6 Life, and Opponent C at 8 Life.

    Immaculate Magistrate or Timberwatch Elf I feel are gonna be the allstars with her with the other lords chipping in a +1/+1 here and there, main exception with lords will be Joraga Warcaller. Numa, Joraga Chieftain I can see be run in the deck to get just a few counters on Lathril to make you get more elves.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Weekly MTG first look at Kaldheim landscape
    This is supposed to be kaldheim? Some of them, one or both sides, I had to take a double take as they look right at home with Zendikar's aesthetics. Specifically Branch/Boulder, Grim, and Pillar.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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