This card is awful. Dies to removal and gets blocked all day by a Wall of Denial with a Flight slapped on it. If anyone opens these at the prerelease I'll happily take them off your hands.
(...seriously though, that art, JFC. Feels like it escaped from Shadows Over Innistrad.)
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Sep 9, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from asmallcat »
Narcomeba is a complex card that's garbage in limited. Guess where those cards go now? In the rare slot. It's not a conspiracy. It's exactly where it would be printed if it was a new card.
This isn't a starter/core set. "Do something if this is put into your graveyard from your library" isn't too complex for uncommon - Gaea's Blessing was literally just reprinted as an uncommon in the last non-core set.
It also probably isn't garbage in a limited environment with the surveil mechanic. Kind of would have been perfect, actually, if you could draft multiple of these in your blue/black surveil deck and try to "go off" - certainly not busted in limited, but something worth trying for. The kind of card that actually could be neat with multiples, but sorta pointless if you only have one. So, yeah, not great for the rare slot.
Sep 3, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from DudeFromDenmark »It´s a story spotlight card but doesn´t mention how many of the story cards there will be and it doesn´t have any flavor text to give context as to why it´s important for the story.
They need to just drop the "story spotlight" thing altogether. It never really made sense when the story was always played out on more than 5 cards anyway. And yeah, completely giving up on the order of the cards (which should matter) and the text linking it to the story feels like they've just stopped trying. This would have been cooler with an Izzet watermark. But hey, cool art!
Quote from Tiro of Meletis »It is implied Jace will recruit Niv to outsmart Bolas.
Nah, I don't think that is really implied by the card alone, particularly not the name. In fact it has nothing to do with the name. Seems more like it is connected to the research Niv has been doing and maybe him discovering planeswalkers (as it seemed he was close to doing) or discovering Bolas's mettling with the plane. If a Gatewatch-Niv teamup *is* the story beat they want to tell with this card, then it really needed some flavor text to make that work.
Sep 3, 2018I suspect anyone defending this upshift is a wotc plant. Seriously.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I'll defend wotc's decisions on a LOT of things but I will not defend the decision to upshift this to rare. Come on, guys.
Aug 30, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Impossible »Maybe seeing an actual card will change my mind, but none of these seem particularly good or interesting.Quote from Darty17 »Maybe Jump-Start can be a thing in a deck with Madness cards that you discard (Modern or EDH)
Surveil could be good in a self-mill strategy.
But yeah......situational and weak (for now)
I'm surprised (happily? I think?) that 3 of the mechanics care about the graveyard. Sultai really gets it. I love the synergy between izzet/dimir (surveil cards into graveyard, recast them) and dimir/golgari. I feel like the blue/black surveil cards will be quite good in the izzet and golgari decks. Feels like a synergistic limited environment, which will be tempered by boros keeping everyone honest with fast overwhelming aggro.
Aug 28, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from SecretInfiltrator »Set symbols are meaningless now. I don't even know anymore the number of different products that are all covered by that set symbol and include cards you cannot get in any of the other products.
It's really annoying to me that the new cards in one of the box sets are NOT standard-legal, while the ones in the other box set ARE. I think. Right? Like this is just dumb.
Also frustrating is how much I like the "game night" ones. All commander playable in the right deck. I especially need that zombie.
Aug 28, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Flamebuster »Indestructible seems kind of redundant on a body that big. Trample would've been a better option.
But as for Convoke, it makes sense that they're using older mechanics. It's getting to the point where they don't have much wiggle room in new mechanics without introducing new card types, colours or what have you. I wonder if some of the other guilds might have a returning mechanic too. I just hope Boros RW doesn't get Radiance again
While I agree with you that trample would probably be better on the card itself, trample is generally a lot easier to give a creature than indestructible. As in, get this out and attack with it and Goreclaw and you're fine. (Or Rhonas, except that rotates out.)
Also, just to be clear, the fact that this is the largest (non-Marit Lage) creature in the multiverse but doesn't trample is not necessarily a flavor fail. Trample isn't just about size, it's a state of mind. If the big hungry wurm stops to fight and eat everything in its path, it won't as easily trample through to hit your opponent.
Aug 26, 2018So does Vraska have a nose or not? Maybe WotC's style guide should decide and stick with it.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Cool art (she looks a little bit Cate Blanchette no?) but confusing because she's a bit floral and it looks like it could be Selesnya elves with her. I'm still going to assume it is a Golgari Vraska though.
Aug 19, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Creedmoor »Quote from Empathogen »Why is this so limited?!
It's cool and I'm sure it would make a fun commander that's not too OP.
Don't get me wrong... this is a cool card.
But this card is insane. This is probably one of the most broken cards I have ever seen and I'm glad it doesn't exist just because I know myself and everyone else out there would be playing this guy.
Agreed. Like even as a silly special card that isn't legal anywhere, I'm surprised they made it this broken. Like, *broken* and I don't use that term lightly.
Jul 24, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Monkey222 »Quote from RedGauntlet »Need more Azusa, Crucible of Worlds and Oracle of Muldaya level of repritns and new cards with interesting abilities like Gitrog, Titania and Angry Omnath.
But thats my opinion. Maybe they will reveal those type of cards later...
As much as I would absolutely love thise cards being reprinted in a Commander deck, it won't happen (I will happily eat those words, though.)
Every two-bit 'investor' and wannabee speculator would buy the product out and they'd never be seen by most people. Look at what happened with True-Name Nemesis.
Again, I would absolutely love it if those cards were printed. But I doubt they will.
Azusa is actually at a very reasonable price point for a commander reprint, thanks to her recent M25 reprinting. Even oracle would be possible, though a stretch. Or like exploration. Given the value of everything so far, any one of those would be possible. Sure hope we get one.
These are not the "land matters" cards we want.
May 9, 2018sleeper agent 2.0 posted a message on [M19] Commons leaked in Dominaria Packaged ProductPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from CatParty »Five Yargles says they reprint a cycle of fetch lands to sell this core set (And with the dual lands in Amonkhet, isn't that what they're hinting at?)
That would make some sense, and the Amonkhet lands would rotate relatively soon (I think) and always enter tapped, both of which reduce the risk of the fetch+dual combo being too good for standard.
Though I think the main synergy of the Amonkeht duals was with the Shadows over Innistrad "reveal" lands, which synergize very well with lands you may want to reveal now and cycle later anyway.
May 6, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Incanur »No enemy-colored ones?
WotC must hate enemy & wedge EDH decks.
Yeah I think about a 0% chance we see the enemy colored ones in this year's commander decks, or anything until like battlebond 2 in 4 years. Or maaaybe conspiracy 3, since it is a multiplayer format?
Apr 2, 2018Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I prefer the card draw, and I've wanted a U/R artifact commander for so long. It grinds my gears she's a mythic and not rare, though. I feel like rare is appropriate for her and I *really* want one ASAP.
Raff is cool though, and rare-worthy! Happily surprised that all the non-Jhoira crew are uncommon.
Apr 2, 2018Very intrigued by the possibility of building around him in EDH and drawing my entire deck (minus lands) the turn I cast him, thanks to filling it with nothing but 4-drops and up. Ideally with something in play to prevent me from dying, heh.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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