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  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    Overall yes but the individual cards and color templates are hit or miss. With a little work on the clarity I far prefer these, though it is just yet another premium treatment that will not match all the other premium treatments we have. I am almost surprised there were not full art etched cards, or etched lands or whatever.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander's Plate— One More Mana preview
    Champion's Helm is far and away superior. Solid Hexproof and +2/+2. Paying one time 3 mana and only 1 to equip is better than paying a low upfront cost and 3 to equip each time. 3 and 1 are good mana costs for tutoring in artifacts, but Helm is the best of these.

    And requires a reprint.

    I dislike this logic a lot. It is a singleton format. Just because you already have the best thing in your list does not mean you don't also want the next best thing that is also very good. Fewer colors you use the more powerful this effect becomes and the less likely you are to be able to find either one of them in your deck because you don't have the options to go fish them out.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander's Plate— One More Mana preview
    Quote from Cranky »
    Quote from Magiqmaster »
    Quote from Cranky »
    A large and unimpressed 'meh' for this one. Not the worst equipment in the world, but very much not actually good.
    Are you kidding me? It only costs 1 then 3 (or 5) to equip. Of course, it loses it's effectiveness with multicolored generals, but still, most decks are 2-3 colors so it will always protect from 2-3 colors at the least! The +3/+3 bonus is just gravy....

    Going straight into my Urza, Lord High Artificer deck.

    No? The protections are not the important part of swords. The triggers are. Maybe mono-white is desperate enough for this I guess, but I can't think of a good reason for anyone else to bother.

    I can think of a whole lot of reasons Traxios and your Eldrazi Legends may want to also be progenitus. This card represents a pretty huge boost for colorless commanders who are already at a huge disadvantage, and along with some of the other goodies in this set like Lotus and War room you may actually see viable colorless decks in the future.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander's Plate— One More Mana preview
    This is a stealth boost to monowhite commanders, since the only protection you lose that way is the one most don't play and you get the most equipment matters stuff.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Llanowar Abomination, Elvish Dreadlord, and more Elf tribal— Liga Magic previews
    I love that abomination, feel like that could have eternal applications.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Foil Etched Tymna and the War Room— ChannelFireball previews
    Is war room functional in other formats? Does no commander = 0?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Jeweled Lotus
    WOTC made a card that I don't think they can actually ever ban. The card is legal and playable in 1 format at printing, Commander. That is it. Where as with Oko, or Lurrius or Omnath, if you ban it in like 3-4 formats, there is usually still a place where it is playable, which is usually the way it can be justified for a ban. Imagine buying this set, getting this staple 100+ dollar card, and then having them tell you it is literally a worthless piece of cardboard you won't even be able to sell because it is not legal in any set where it functions?

    This is a mistake card, they should have just made it sac for 2 mana or something.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Mothership 10/29— Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh
    You know, there used to be a Kobold Cheerios deck back in the day, and though I doubt this adds anything to that except style points, there is a very large part of me that really does wish to see this find a competitive home. If could be interesting in Enchantress/Boggles lists because it has the dual mode functions of A) being edict bait to protect your boggle and B) Can voltron up.

    A man can dream.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Mothership 10/29— Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh
    My favoriate card printed in a long time. I wish this was more widely legal.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Belbe, Corrupted Overseer and Court of Ambition— Nopi previews
    Disappointed with this Court. I guess it could be a finisher in 8Rack or something but it costs to much for that list and that list has almost no way to take back monarch if it loses it, so it's probably a trap to play it there.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Malcolm and the Flying Pirates— Sheldon Menery previews
    Quote from Spaz350 »

    Sky-high piracy, anyone? And yes, Malcolm is nuts with Glint-Horn Buccaneer, requiring only two opponents to make an infinite loop.

    Not entirely quite infinite, since you still have to draw and discard for each iteration. So you're limited to the number of cards in your deck, and if you knock out all but one opponent, you will no longer be able to loop.

    It IS a huge spike of damage that should easily knock out an opponent or two before running out of gas, though!

    You generate a surplus if you have all 3 opponents. There are many game states where that will be enough to get you there.

    Positive interactions with Lightning-Rig Crew as well, so Pemmin's Aura and Freed from the Real will let you go infinite on that as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Rebbec, Vial Smasher, and Marble Diamond— Bennie Smith previews
    She Protec

    She Attac

    But most importantly

    She Rebbec
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Good Morning Magic 10/26— Krark, the Thumbless
    There is a large cadre of people who will adore this card, and a larger group of people who will roll their eyes every time they have to sit down at a table with someone playing this.

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  • posted a message on Living End
    I started foiling my list because of the release of the expeditions and not having much else to do under COVID, and I realized I did not really notice any tech for this deck come out of Zendikar. The one card I thought could work was Valakut awakening but it seems more cute than anything else. Likewise Agadeem's Awakening and Kazuul's Fury could provide some utility we didn't have otherwise, but awakening is to costly and Fury may be too corner case.

    Did anyone have any finds in this latest set?
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on Mono-Colored Fetch Lands
    This would honestly make things worse, not better. In older formats having a variety of fetches, including in mono color decks, is a prominent strategy to protect against wasteland/stripmine effects. It is also common to run multiple named versions of these fetches so you are not blown out by a spyglass naming it. This just adds +1 to the count of fetchlands those strategies could have and further weakens the counter strategy to them. Take the budget aspect away from your Boggle deck and you'll see you now have access to 4 real fetches, plus this 5th fetch, which still means you are giving up some value if you only go the budget route.

    It's more landfall, more delve fodder, and can still fetch up problematic cards like Mystic Sanctuary. You'll notice that the move WOTC has been making lately is away from this type of fetch and instead printing things like Fabled Passage or Prismatic Vista.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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