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  • posted a message on [KHM] Mothership 1/18— Doomskar
    I really like that part of the power of this card and foretell is the bluffing nature of it. When an agro deck is against a UWx control deck that uses turn 2 to foretell they have to respect that their board could be wiped next turn, but if they take a turn off they are playing into the counter, Raven Form, (the murder if in black) or the scry 2 and draw.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Goldvein Pick— Eduardo Sajgalik preview

    Sword of the Animist, but much worse.

    Source: Eduardo Sajgalik

    Only having an equip cost of one seems quite good. I can see a lot of games when you play a flier on 2 and the drop and exuip this on turn 3. You can even then cast another 1 drop post combat.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Aegar, the Freezing Flame— Levunga preview
    I like that it checks on the thing being dealt damage not the source dealing damage. Blasphemous Act can get you a bunch of cards with this.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Ravenform - Ben Bleiweiss preview
    Is appears to be the first time blue gets to permanently destroy/exile an artifact. Not bounce/tuck/steal/counter but actually get rid of it. Not sure how I feel about that.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Mothership 12/17— Set and Theme Booster Exclusives
    So will these be on Arena? Only available by wildcards (or as a reward)?

    It's a shame some of these cards seem like they would be fun to draft and when I first saw them it made me excited that Kaldhim was a tribal set. Now not so sure.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Ingenuity Ring and more artifact reprints— MtG APAC Facebook previews
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Is there anything good artifact type stuff that can keep coming out your graveyard easily for the engine

    the only thing I can find so far is Emry, Lurker of the Loch

    I feel there is some way to break this with scrap trawler. Not sure if it is better than other busted stuff you can do.
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  • posted a message on A new Akroma and her Will- Ashlen Rose preview
    I know it is not in whites pie so I'm not surprised but this would really like to still have haste. At 7 mana an effective 11/11 with flying (and other stuff) that can pump your team is a lot better if it can come down and swing right away rather than tap out and wait for your turn to come back.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Mothership 10/30— Archelos, Lagoon Mystic... and lore for everyone previewed so far
    I see no part of this that feels black
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Jeweled Lotus
    Quote from Semoreh »

    The card is nut crazy in cEDH but I don't care about the format.

    I'm actually curious about how busted it is in CEDH. Not saying it's bad, and far from an expert on the format, but CEDH is already built to deal with powerful turn 1 plays and there are a bunch of Commanders where due to there cost this is closer to a lotus peddle, which can be used to power out non commander cards early (tutors, non commander combo and lock prices, other ramp, interaction)
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Jeweled Lotus
    The power ceiling on this is definitely very high but I can also see this causing a lot of people to lose. This is not free to put in your deck and while most decks would want to power out their commander early if they can the fact that this does nothing else can leave you very vulnerable with a big target on your head. I think this will end up in far more decks than it should and most of the time would be better served by a mana dork or a talisman or similar permanent ramp..
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Zara, Renegade Recruiter and her arsenal— MTGSHEEP previews
    This card is a pain, it's very meta dependent. In the meta's it's good in it feels oppressive, just taking everyone's best creatures out of their hand, getting any ETB triggers, bashing them, and either giving them back to be used again or hopefully sacrificed. Maybe run with other bounce or ways to make it hard for your opponents to actually cast there best stuff.
    But, in other metal's it does nothing. Grabing some mana dork or a synergy creature probably isn't worth it and there are a number of decks you could just wiff against.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Makindi Throne— Atomik.O preview
    So I need to see the real translation because its unclear if you can use it to cast any spell that has kicker (which would be better) or only when you are casting spells using kicker (worse).
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Nullpriest of Oblivion— r/magicTCG preview
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Probably not as impressive as Marshal's Anthem in WB, though I appreciate the callback. I do like the continued push of menace, especially for Greven, Predator Captain, my default menace tribal leader. The added synergy is icing on my Rakdos flavored cake.

    Also: I'm sad that it's not deathtouch instead of lifelink on a 2 power critter. Frown

    Regarding the art: "STAAARS... "

    I think this is more competitive oriented than the Anthem which is only good in EDH, and even then I often find awkward. But, that vampire (and possibly Cleric) creature type seems useful.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Roiling Regrowth and Vastwood Surge— Brad Nelson previews
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from dawsonkenneth »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    That’s the 4th variation ofexplosive vegetation I believe

    by the way

    Of course we have ramp spells in the land set. Here are strictly better Harrow and Explosive Vegetation with a mass pump kicker.

    Source: Brad Nelson

    you might want to read it again on roiling regrowth

    If you read it you would have seen it say they enter tapped while harrow is untapped

    So it’s strictly worse not better

    However it doesn't sacrifice the land as a cost so it's also not strictly worse.

    If you think about copy effects it is strictly worse. Harrow costs 3+a land+copy and gives 4 untapped lands. Roilling Regrowth costs 3 + 2 lands + copy and gives 4 tapped lands.

    If you think about counter spells then it is strictly better.

    What... what..? what.

    If you have to think about the situation it's not strictly anything. It's just different.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] MTGcast Spoilers DFCs
    Mono white isnt supposed to get straight removal like this. Its supposed to be reactive, or give your opponents something in exchange, or be able to be answered. Yeah there is usually like a 5 mana exile a creature spell much of the time (and even that feels like a bit of a bend) but this is 100% just a red card.
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