The Limited Archetypes of Guilds of Ravnica
 
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  • posted a message on "Beamsplitter Mage"
    Boltsplitter?

    Anyway, interesting to see an Izzet vedalken.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rhizhome Lurcher (maro twitter preview)
    After Ionize, another strictly scientific term, this time in a guild I would not expect it to be.
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  • posted a message on Roc Charger & Haazda Marshal & Gird For Battle
    Nice to see that the City Watch Haazda are still around as well...
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  • posted a message on Etrata, the Silencer - Command Zone preview
    Quote from Courier7 »
    Helm of the Host.

    Seriously, though, that is a very interesting card; I suppose we could always find Etrata with Forerunner of the Coalition.


    You mean Legion, right?
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  • posted a message on Roc Charger & Haazda Marshal & Gird For Battle
    I wanted to ask why the heck has the roc a saurian tail, but then I realized that even the original Skyknight Legionnaire's mount has it as well.
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  • posted a message on Who are the Guild Leaders for Ravnica Allegiances???
    Sorry to burst your enthusiasm bubble, pal, but this was said already in part one and we are speculating over this topic over a week in Storyline forum.

    We already know that Isperia will be killed by Vraska, and that Azorius land from Allegiance has Kaladesh-pattern thopters in the art. This means Tezzeret or Dovin Baan.

    From the book cover, Kaya seem to be fighting against Bolas, not for him. My money is on Liliana here for Orzhov.

    Rakdos and Gruul seem to be too free-minded and/or anarchistic to side with Bolas. That leaves Simic, but we have no Bolas-aligned planeswalker to lead them.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Wee Dragonauts
    At first I thought "it would be cool to give them a new art". When I saw it had not, I said to myself...why I ever thought that? Glow-eye mini Batmans FTW!

    Nice to have the flavor referencing the previous version, but like before, I really think Juzba should have been a tinkerER, not a tinker.
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  • posted a message on Justice Strike
    From ProPointsPodcast.




    Justice Strike RW
    Instant
    Target creature deals damage to itself equal to its power.
    "Those who show no mercy to the weak deserve no mercy from the strong."
    - Firemane Kavrova



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  • posted a message on Mothership 9/14 - Trostani, and others
    Interesting that both Selesnya legends are just single colored mana, especially the guildmaster...
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  • posted a message on Venerated Loxodon & Blood Operative
    Loving the loxodon. Awesome design.
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  • posted a message on Ledev Patrol?
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    Doesn't seem that good. But definitely a nice design. Psuedo-convoke.


    More like pseudo-exalted...
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  • posted a message on Affectionate Indrik
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Oh man what great flavor text!!!


    They are really making far more flavortext jokes than usual here. Not that it is a bad thing.
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  • posted a message on Ledev Patrol?
    If this has really the name ledev in ít, this is the first time they acknowledged the term on cards....
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  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    I think Azorius, Orzhov, Simic, Izzet, and Golgari, would join Bolas. The common theme amongst them is that they are all aiming at creating Bola-style tyrannical structure; oppression, more oppression, experiments, more experiment, then recycle to do it all over again, although in this set up Bolas would end up with three blues.

    Freedom-seeking guilds like Rakdos and Gruul would not appreciate Bolas. Boros would be wonderful pawns since they usually work with Azorius on executing laws (which is odd that Tajic would deny other guilds in his Guildgate quote). Dimir in their selfish sense would deny Bolas, or subjugate him from within. Selesnya like Boros could be turned into pawns with its cult-like unity (few people acknowledge that Selesnya is very much like a cult in its absolute unity).


    I think that this is an accurate expectation. I am glad that there are more people sharing my view that Gruul and Rakdos are too much freedom-loving (and anarchist) to actually join forces with Bolas. The Gruul were said to be once one of the strongest guilds and I would like them to play a role in saving Ravnica.

    I am quite surprised by Boros. I really expected that Aurelia, with her zealot mindset, will be very easy to manipulate to serve Bolas. And I am pleasantly surprised by Dimir being the "good guys".

    Azorius is clear. Orzhov makes sense, but I really do not see Kaya working for Bolas. I see her contract killing the Obzedat for someone in Bolas's paycheck (Teysa?). Lilina would then take over and became the fourth Bolas-loyalist walker.

    Simic would make sense. Vigean Simic were downright cold bastards, and even Zegana's Simic were cold and calculating, seeking perfection. The only problem is that there is no Bolas-loyal walker to take control of them. Heck, there is exactly ONE UG walker in Magic now (not counting Nissa, obviously).

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [RNA] - Art Previews for the other five Shocklands
    They share art for the Allegiance guilds, one land art per day. Yesterday was Azorius, today Orzhov....
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