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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from ed06288 »
    I think stoneforge is cool, and don't mind if fair decks get access to an "unfair" package.
    So anyway is hogaak eating a ban in the future? Does looting or gravecrawler get banned?


    Paying 4 mana over 2 turns, using a creature without any form of protection, for the payoff of a 4/4 creature with Vigilance and Lifelink that is susceptible to Path, Push, and virtually any removal that isn't Lightning Bolt, is not in any way unfair. You're saving 1 mana and getting Instant speed on an Artifact that does not win you the game instantly. A good rate? Yes. But it is painfully fair, especially when top decks have multiple 3/2 Hasty fliers recurring by as early as T2, or can literally win the game by milling you out on T3.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [M20] Core Set Magic 2020 Previews: Modern Discussion
    Is UW control interested in Lotus Field? It lets Teferi, Hero of Dominaria untap Cryptic Command mana.


    In order to not just be an EtBT land, you need to have spent 2 mana on something that turn and then sac those lands, which UW control usually isn't doing unless it's later in the game and you wrath/deploy a walker. Plus, the deck tends to need both blue and white mana, so trading away duals doesn't actually feel like a win 100% of the time. The interaction with Teferi is neat, but I don't think I want to play it just for that.

    It forces you to spend your 3 mana all at once, and a large chunk of the deck is 1-2 mana spells. If you have an opt, counterspell, and path, you don't get to play two different colors of spell with that 3 mana. No Dovin's Veto, no Detention Sphere, no T3feri. I don't think there's enough upside to justify making the manabase physically awkward each time you play this land, and it's terrible to see in your opening hand unless you have 2 other lands you don't mind losing.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    I don't love sorcery speed or being 4 mana
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on [M20] Core Set Magic 2020 Previews: Modern Discussion
    Quote from AvalonAurora »
    Blood Sun to get rid of the Lotus Field's drawback?


    Could be interesting, it does remove the Hexproof from the land, though, so you become vulnerable to GQ and Field.

    Edit: wait, I was thinking Blood Sun only hit a named land. It turns off the destruction abilities of every land, as well. This could be cool.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    I don't necessarily love the Sorcery speed of it, it gives your opponent a chance to tutor up any sort of interaction they think is most likely to stop us, and they get it before we get ours unless you have a cantrip to follow up with.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on [Primer] G/W Auras (Bogle)
    Do you remove some number of Kor for this? Do you run 2? 4? Kor is an engine that doubles as a super potent Aura enabler if it isn't dealt with; this draws cards, but otherwise just sits on the side. If we take out Auras to make room for this, I can see it, but this is basically an engine that requires two other pieces (a creature in a creature-light deck as well as Auras to place on it) as opposed to Kor, which only needs a stream of Auras to work. I'm not saying it's a terrible card, I just don't think it's a straight upgrade to Kor.

    This deck folds to hate so much already, I'm not sure a T2 play that doesn't get to swing for 7+ the next turn while restocking the hand is enough. Unless the deck wants to take a different route and become less blisteringly fast and take a more grindy, enchantress-type view, where our threats are difficult to deal with, and we counteract the inherent 2/3/4-for-one weakness of Auras by having most of them cantrip for us, with this card and Kor.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Infect
    In that case yeah it works, but it's just an on-board trick at that point. If the opponent is smart they wait until you've activated the ability, and then while it's on the stack they Ghost Quarter it to either force you to waste another mana to activate again or lose the land. I'm not saying Giver is bad, I'm saying you can't expect an opponent to take that line (GQ into onboard protection) unless they are blind.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [M20] Core Set Magic 2020 Previews: Modern Discussion
    Forerunner wasn't technically infinite because eventually it killed itself with the Pestilence activations. The biggest barrier to Raptor/Poly is it requires three cards and 1 of them is 7 mana after the Raptor reduction.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Fry - MTG Arena preview
    Amazed they hadn't used that name before, but I love it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Yarok The Desecrated (MTGGoldfish preview)
    The Sieges do not have abilities that trigger upon entering the battlefield, so no, they will not benefit from Yarok.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Primer] Infect
    That only works if they wait to Ghost Quarter until after the animation ability has resolved, which is weak play, as that makes Inky able to be protected with BD or Vines.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Masterful Replication (Esports Gazzeta preview)
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Quote from Mishotem »
    End of opponent's turn, all your artifacts become Karnstructs? I think that'd work, right?

    It's only until EoT, you have to cast this on your turn.


    If you cast this during an End Phase, the effect lasts until the next End Phase, so you can cast it before you turn.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterful Replication (Esports Gazzeta preview)
    Yep, doesn't even need to be EoT, if they've been there since before your upkeep they won't have summoning sickness.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Yarok The Desecrated (MTGGoldfish preview)
    Quote from SmauG »
    Rules interaction, what happens with both this and Panharmonicon out if a creture with ETB ability enters?


    It occurs 3 times. Both this and Panharminicon allow it to trigger an additional time, for a total of 3 triggers.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterful Replication (Esports Gazzeta preview)
    Yeah seems fun, kinda glad it's 6 mana. I'm more happy with cards like this creating fun, janky decks than becoming staples of Spiky combo decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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