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  • posted a message on Incubation Druid
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    [quote from="Courier7 »" url="/forums/magic-fundamentals/the-rumor-mill/803875-incubation-druid?comment=10"]
    I hope they reprint Burst of Strength.

    But with Burst, T1 shockland Motivator, into T2 land, Incubation Druid, motivate, tap for g, Burst of Strength, then you can tap this guy for 3 more mana on T2... would be a nice start.

    Well, not a reprint exactly, but here come the magic christmas decks....
    Stony Strength
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  • posted a message on New Quick Draft paper format modeled after Arena
    I thoroughly detest the Bo1 format in arena limited for several reasons (most notably how much more impact on a match bombs have), but if you just look at the data, then you will see a greater number of entries into Bo1 than Bo3 drafts on my account simply because I am f2p and need to enter with gold to get gems, and the conversion rate is bad. Plus, I no longer need any cards from ravnica which is the only Bo3 format so I typically prefer to draft from other sets. And if you include Amazonian's awesome free spell format, then my Bo1 rate skyrockets. Resources are for chumps ;-p
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  • posted a message on Regenesis
    Quote from soramaro »
    This + Eternal Witness = Endless Nature's Spirals


    Regenesis 3GG
    Instant (UC)
    Return up to two target permanent cards from your graveyard to your hand.
    "When you get right down to it, the difference between death and life is just a membrane-enclosed environment maintained by a metabolic process."
    - Gulistan, Simic biomancer

    I mean it's 8 mana and a sac outlet just to run the loop, but I like it for big mana EDH decks. Seems like the kind of thing the Omniscient might be into though, you know, for the Greater Good...
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  • posted a message on "Vitrage of the Guildpact", Gates Ablaze
    My Ancient Ziggurats and Guildmages' Forums are ready
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  • posted a message on [RNA] Revival // Revenge
    Quote from the nobodys »
    Should probably be a 1-shot with Sanguine Bond, while the first mode has utility in the mid game. Bad modern brew incoming...

    Edit: You gain life first, so you would drain and then the halving would happen, which wouldn't necessarily kill your opponent.

    Nope. It works the way you want it to, the enchantment will trigger during the resolution of revenge, but the revenge has to finish resolving before the trigger can go on the stack. Of course, it's still only lethal if your life is at at least half of your opponent's life.
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  • posted a message on Deeproot Waters
    This seems like great sideboard tech if nothing else. Hexproof tokens as a cast trigger is dope anti control tech. Of course it relies on resolving a 3 drop buuuuttt....
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  • posted a message on Leave//Chance
    That's a pretty sweet puzzle piece for a couple of decks. Metalwork Colossus variants might not want it, but Aetherflux Reservoir and/or Sram storm decks might be able to work with the front half of this.
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  • posted a message on 6/26 Mothership Spoilers - 8 Mana one-sided Humility(ish)
    Champion of Wits is interesting. The sorcery speed is a bummer, but what is the value of a 2/1 in play versus drawing a random card? And how much is the option to eternalize it in the very late game worth? It certainly doesn't look great, but I wouldn't be too surprised if I was off.
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  • posted a message on Amonkhet twitch preview show
    A card named Bloodlust Inciter not granting Blood Lust is a flavor fail of epic proportions Frown
    Lay Claim is pretty sweet though. I have a soft spot for theft cards and one that still has a use if you draw into it before you are ready is great.
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  • posted a message on [Fan Art] Leaked Artwork for Amonkhet?
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Dunno, first thing I thought was that this is a mummy that was subject to Liliana's more classic necromancy (note the violet glow). The Bolas-orb is nice touch.

    I hope that we FINALLY learn in Amonkhet what the orb is (Gem of Becoming is what is closest, but it is apparently not the original thing).

    Isn't it Myojin of Night's Reach's mask? I thought that was covered in the Timespiral block books.
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  • posted a message on Midnight Entourage - ZiggyD Gaming Preview
    Quote from Falafell »
    So now we have all Rares right?

    Does it matter? The most exciting cards have generally been uncommons anyway right? Smile
    Quote from Spaz350 »
    Quote from Guesswork »
    Quote from poemi »
    fun edh dech here I come
    This is, like, the definition of a card that's no fun in EDH. Where are you going to find enough members of this tiny tribe to fill out that 99?

    Bad in Standard != good in EDH.

    This is a weird Limited draft-around-me card (not even really a bomb), a potential kitchen-table casual thing, and that's about all I can say for it.

    I think the rest of Aether Revolt has been so good that it's easy to forget that every set has its share of penny rares.

    Since this card has an unavoidable downside, I'm not sure who it's really even *for*. The more I think about it, the more I think it's kind of awful.

    Depends on your definition of "Fun". I take a lot of enjoyment out of building off the wall decks based around random tribes (insects, vedalken, mutant, horror... heck, my Prossh deck is a Kobold tribal deck). As of right now, there are 12 Aetherborn, plus 8 and/or black changelings, and 4 artifact creatures that can be set to Aetherborn (2 of which are lords). Throw in support creatures and a dash of Conspiracy, and and Aetherborn deck is definitely possible. Not necessarily GOOD, but flavorful and entertaining.

    Yeah, I had a lot of fun putting together my gorgon tribal Hythonia the Cruel EDH deck. It's not fantastic due to the restrictions I put on it, but it is something I can pull out when playing against newer or more casual players than my usual play group. If I play my normal decks in those situations it's usually boring and no fun for anyone involved so having a list that doesn't feel opressive against barely modified precons is nice.
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  • posted a message on Midnight Entourage - ZiggyD Gaming Preview
    Huh. At first I was like a lord for a creature type that's only existed for one expansion, doesn't have many playables and is unique to the plane of Kaladesh? And it's a hill giant? Yuck. But then I read that ability, and thought of Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Vampire Nightwalk and Zulaport Cutthroat and while it might not be a good tribal lord per se, it might be an important cog piece for an aristocrats deck.
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  • posted a message on Maverick Thopterist
    Quote from jshrwd »
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Well, I guess it fits. The oppressed(uncommons) revolting and usurping the oppressors(mythic rares). Or something like that.

    This exact thought crossed my mind the other day and I wasn't sure where to start the discussion.

    I would absolutely love it if Wizards said that the reasons the commons and uncommons are so powerful was for that exact reason.

    This discussion actually makes me sad that there are rares with revolt. How cool would it have been if only the (un)common(er)s were revolting?
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  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/5
    Quote from jshrwd »
    Ugh. This forum has the worst image attachment system.
    It's totally unviewable on mobile.

    Yeah, the switch to curse may have been needed to keep the site open, but was a huge net negative to quality in terms of the forum's functionality.

    Quote from Vorthospike »
    I feel like people are really underestimating Pendulum of Patterns. Three life and draw a card for any color! Has to be a sideboard card for Legacy Burn in order to win the mirror, right?

    That's not even in the same planetary radius as a playable card in legacy burn. 7 mana, even broken up into a payment of 2 and a payment of 5, is not efficient enough in any constructed format for just 3 life and a card. If you want to add lifegain to your legacy burn deck, lightning helix and soulfire grand master already exist. If you specifically want 3 life and a card, Reviving Dose does it for 3. If you want to go deep and play an expensive artifact to gain life surely Obelisk of Alara is a better choice?
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  • posted a message on Metallic Rebuke (Gatheringmagic spoiler)
    Well that's interesting. I definitely foresee this finding a home alongside Paradoxical Outcome at least out of sideboards. While not a strict upgrade to negate for the aetherstorm decks, this is more maindeckable and allows a much greater degree of flexibility in terms of what is needed to protect yourself while going off. It isn't very good on its own, and it definitely is behind the mediocre Spell Shrivel on two counts if you can't improvise reliably, but in the right deck this is a 1 mana Mana Leak. If nothing else, this set is going to get me to revisit Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas in modern to see if the new toys line up well enough.
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