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Jun 25, 2019FunkyDragon posted a message on [[Peasant]] The Peasant Cube Discussion Thread (C/U/)Yeah, they announced a couple weeks ago that they were calling off the shutdown, but most of the staff is leaving to MTG Nexus, so it'll be interesting to see how much discussion stays here and how much moves elsewhere.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Jun 24, 2019Skyknight Vanguard is actually making me reconsider Goblin Oriflamme. Normally, I'd love Vanguard with aristocrats/death triggers, but those are all in black and I normally only go two color in draft. Oriflamme pumps the tokens up enough to make a difference. I might have to add both.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Jun 23, 2019Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I remember that ruckuss, but it wasn't due to ambiguity on Mairsil - it was due to people who didn't understad how Quicksilver Elemental worked. I mean, we've had clarification on that for 15 years now. All they had to do was look up Quicksilver Elemental on Gatherer:
There was a big ruckus when he was revealed about how his ability should work as written, versus what was intended.
Basically people interpreted it as written as once you copy his abilities (via Quicksilver Elemental, for example), the "once per turn" clause goes away and you can do infinite combos super easy. However as was clarified here, I believe: https://twitter.com/EliShffrn/status/897894399329222656, the once per turn clause is tacked onto each ability of the caged cards. So copying Mairsil's abilities will also copy the "once per turn" clause.10/4/2004 - If you make two copies of an ability that can be activated once a turn, you can activate each of them once a turn.
Jun 22, 2019Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Assembly HallQuote from Buffsam89 »Ok, let’s get something straight here.
Everything is good in EDH. It’s a singleton, casual format. High, CMC cards are allowed to thrive because they are mostly redundant versions of similar, cheaper cards, and the casual draw is also there.
Hint of Insanity
Harness the Storm
...and Tarmogoyf. Yeah, not everything is good in EDH.
I agree with you, though. I'm also sick of people saying "good in EDH." And people should explain why something is good. I've seen way too many comments declaring something good in EDH that is actually pretty garbage. EDH is the format where more cards are allowed to shine than in any other format. But we still have standards.
Jun 21, 2019Very interesting design. It's also interesting how many legendary-matters cards they've been printing as of late.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
What's ambiguous about Mairsil?
Jun 20, 2019Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
If your 2/1 is trading with another creature, it's probably early game before you've had a chance to sink mana into the ability; it's not going to trade with much late game, when it's just chumping a 4/4 or 7/7. With the evasive aggro offered by Spectral Sailor, you can smash in for early damage, and then if it survives to mid- or late-game, you sink mana to draw bigger threats.
Jun 20, 2019I actually really like Spectral Sailor. Holding blue mana open for a counter (or to make your opponent nervous) is great, but flashing this in at end of turn so the mana isn't wasted is great. And the late game mana sink for card draw is the same as Azure Mage. It may lose one power from the mage, but while they both die to everything, this can actually get in for damage thanks to flying.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Jun 20, 2019Vampire of the Dire Moon is the second black one-drop we've gotten recently with two keyworded abilities. And I like the Deathtouch/Lifelink combo better than Banehound's Haste/Lifelink. I already run Gifted Aetherborn and Vampire Nighthawk, but those can actually survive some damage, while a 1/1 dies to anything. Probably an easy upgrade for anyone running one of the Typhoid Rats variants.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Jun 19, 2019Season of Growth is interesting design space. I'm sure it would scry fairly often in my cube, but I'm not sure it will draw that many cards. The problem is I don't really want to tap out on turn 2 to play a card that doesn't affect turn 3, as the scry from that turn won't really have effect until I draw on turn 4, and only then if I actually tucked the top card - if I kept it on top, even turn 4 is unchanged. I wish the enchantment did something on its own, too.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Jun 18, 2019I definitely recommend running at least a few lords, but if you don't want to, here are a few non-creature suggestions not on your list:Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Myr Reservoir - ramp and recursion
Full Moon's Rise - pump and regeneration
Gallows at Willow Hill - not great but offers removal
Jun 18, 2019FunkyDragon posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer BanlistPosted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
There's actually two - Cascading Cataracts and Crystal Quarry. Add in a little flicker, and you can grab one after the other to make it even easier.
Jun 17, 2019Look up Reaper King Changeling decks, they run a lot of the things you are looking for. Lots of lords and tribal effects. I had a friend who used to run the deck, and when he quit playing I built my own version; with the new changelings, I'm planning to rebuild it.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Jun 17, 2019Spirit Mirror combos with Shields of Velis Vel to wipe one person's board. And Unnatural Selection for a mana per kill. Also with Amoeboid Changeling to ping one creature a turn. I ran them all in Reaper King Changelings (which I need to rebuild now that we have more and better changelings).Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Jun 17, 2019How does Empyrean Eagle compare to Thunderclap Wyvern? One mana less, no flash. I feel like it supports an aggro flyer deck better than a control deck with flyers. Trying to decide if I swap just to lower my mana curve.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
EDIT: Also, how ridiculous is this? I haven't even acquired my cards from Modern Horizons, which just came out a few days ago, and we're in spoiler season for another set. Someone needs to tell WOTC to pace their product better.
Jun 17, 2019Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I find the flavor text on Ironroot Treefolk to be even more awkward.
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Feb 3, 2014Angel of Despair may have recently been outclassed, but it will remain my favorite card - awesome art and a powerful ETB ability in colors than allow it to be recurred either by blinking or through reanimation, all stapled to a big flying body. What's not to love?Posted in: Announcements
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