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  • posted a message on Pioneer Banned List Speculation
    Dig should go and I'd get Thassa's Oracle over Inverter, as it's likely do to problematic stuff as more and more stuff gets added to Standard.
    I will be jamming the Inverter combo in my Sultai dredgreless; it does not really mesh with what the deck wants to do, but if I can just do "Woops I win" and get more store credit or $, I'm ok with that.

    Lotus Field is fine. You can deal with it with Damping Sphere, the new equip + Assassin's Trophy or Field of Ruin, etc.
    It's a combo deck, but it is fair as far as this format goes.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on 1/13/20 Bannings
    They can't pre-empt Ban Ballista or Heliod without actual results.
    Triskelion also costs 6 mana, as compared to two for Ballista, so it's unlikely to see play.
    Mox Opal should have been bannend aeons ago, and this is coming from someone that really enjoyed Lantern Control; Lattice is just super uninteractive abd so is Oko, good riddance to all!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Taranika, Akroan Veteran(IGN UK Preview)
    Not anymore, and not unless the card specifically removess from combat. This is just faux-vigilance, you have a blocker for next turn. Neat card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] Wizards offical twitter - Agonizing Remorse
    I mean I don't think TS will get banned in Pioneer, but I wouldn't be opposed to it, even though I have mine. This is better than Thought Erasure though, so good work to the design team.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB} Shadowspear
    Yeah, as stated previously I'll just use this to kill Lotus Field with Assassin's Trophy in Pioneer.
    Sweet card. I guess I can equip to to my Narcomoebas and Kalitas too woo.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    The expectation on my part is no changes each cycle. It is what it is, unless something like Griselbrand shows up and so on.
    As for Recurring Nightmare being unbanned, no thanks. With the craziness coming out in the new set, along with so many ETB triggers already existing, it would just centralize games in a hurry. Yes, there's a lot of 'yard hate being played but you need to respond while RN is on the stack, right? Because then the player gets priority, returns it to hand as part of use, and even if you exile something in response they can still re-start.

    As someone who used this in Duel (admittedly a format with very few tutors) to swamp Prime Time and Sundering Titan, and then moved to other utility stuff, it's just a bad feeling for the other player as well. Do not want.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on [THB] Eidolon of Obstruction — Lee Shi Tian preview
    Good card for sure. Probably not fast enough for Modern or Pioneer but should alleviate some issues in Standard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] corococo jp preview - Dryad of Ilysian Grove and Eaten To extinction
    So a splashable Vraska's Contempt that trades the 2 life gain for a filter, not bad?
    The Dryad is so good. Splashable as well, an enchantment for those shenanigans and an extra land drop on top of mana selection?
    Might drop Courser of Kruphix from my Pioneer decks for this thing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Woe Strider— SCG preview
    Hey it's close to Necrosavant but easier to bring back and with upside, neat.
    May want a few copies for my Pioneer Dredge. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Archon of Falling Stars— MTGNerdGirl preview
    Isn't there a white aura that returns the creature to the battlefield when it dies? Or is is Golgari?
    Just sac this, bring back the Aura, sac again, repeat...could be casual ok.
    Art is pretty ok? I'm a fan of going off the rails a bit now and then, and this is doing so in spades.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership spoiler 1/2 - Polukranos, Unchained
    Worst case it crushes a few Arboreal Grazer or some Ebon Hands before coming in for a few.
    The best part if it turns all your junk into more gas mid-game, where a 12/12 is much, much harder to get rid of in combat.
    Escape seems neat overall, it basically puts a little pain on removal, forcing you to have more on-board options.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on THB - Nyx Lotus
    This seems too slow for a lot of Standard decks. Your aggro GR decks want the game over by turn 4-6. Doom Foretold decks won't have a ton of Devotion on the table. UW control taking turn 4 off to get maybe UW, or UUUW if they have Teferi and Brazen Borrower?
    This card seems like it will strain Pioneer, maybe and it's another absurd rock for Commander, where it's trivial to build competitive-minded decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on THB - Treacherous Blessing, and Cling to Dust
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Sun Titan asks "would you like to draw 3 cards... again?"

    Yes, yes I would. Thank you.


    Yaaaaaaaaa boi all you need is Infernal Tribute on board to get the party started! Grin
    Good cards both, loving how open-ended this stuff is.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Tymaret Calls the Dead
    This is actually fairly saucy in Sultai Dredge for Pioneer, I think. It lets you dump Narcomoebas and Amalgams and gain a little life/card selection for your next turn. It might not be markedly better than current options, but it's got interesting build-around potential.
    Will snag 2-3 of these for sure.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Gray Mercant of Asphodel
    Quote from Whalaqee »
    Turn 3: Underworld Dreams
    Turn 4: Deathless Knight
    Turn 5: GARY for an 18 point-life swing.


    This is sweet! Grin
    I was thinking more in a Fires of Invention shell, drop 2 Cavaliers, then this bad boy x 2 the turn after.
    Use Cavalier of Gales to sift for your options muhahaha!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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