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  • posted a message on Which Escape Commander is the best?
    Quote from Gashnaw II »
    Palu has the same ability as the phantoms from Judgement, meaning that you can make him nearly immortal. and with access to green, buffing is not a big deal (aside from end of turn things like giant growth, you can use things like Blanchwood armor.)


    The ability is slightly different. They fix it to check and see if he has counters on himself first - to fix this exact interaction. Boring, I know.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Which Escape Commander is the best?
    I think Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath will see a lot more play. Both in and out of the Command Zone. Gaining resources is always rated more highly than pissing everyone else off.

    I think I'll see him more out of the Command zone, but I think there's a lot of capability to build around him as well.

    On first cast Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is essentially a Growth Spiral in the Command zone - that's pretty cool as is, especially since you're not likely to need to ever pay command tax on him afterwards either, unless you want to. You could even let him return to the CZ on the first cast, just to allow yourself the latitude to play him for 5 as ramp if needed, though I doubt that would come up often.

    What gets crazy is when you add value to him - You're casting a creature, there's an ETB trigger, there's a card draw, there's life gain, there's potentially a land etb, and there's a death. That's a LOT of things to work with:


    I mean, I'm already imagining someone dropping Uro on t3 for a growth spiral, letting him go to CZ, in order to play a Greater Good and then be able to draw 7 for 5 mana, discard 3, and be well on the way to recasting him from the GY.

    Now, I think that's a bit far-fetched. You're probably better off leaving him in the GY after the first cast, and using blue filtration/loot to stock up the GY to recast him. Frantic Search could make an appearance in that deck, as could Windfall, Tolarian Winds, Flux, etc.

    He's rather open-ended to build around, and even if you DON'T - many of those cards are just good in other decks, and can easily be run alongside him. I wouldn't mind him in the 99 and drawing him early, or even drawing him later. Especially not if I have a greater good.

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    Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger I don't see being included as much in the 99, but he could make an interesting type of Megrim commander. You can probably power him out earlier than Uyo thanks to cards like red wheel variants - red has plenty of looting as well, while black has plenty of draw, and plenty of discard. New Chainer could fit the theme well.

    T2 Croxa, T3 Wheel, T4 Croxa is probably a dream, but a scary one nonetheless.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Deterrent Cards
    Ghostly Prison and Propaganda are usually the starter pack for this idea, although a fair few cards share that ability.

    For forcing attacks, cards like Angel's Trumpet can be effective.

    I tend to like creature based solutions myself, putting something like Valor in the graveyard can make even token armies a daunting force defensively.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [THB] Rebirth for Glory (?)
    Locking thread. This has derailed considerably into off-topic territory, with a large dose of personal insults and attacks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Need help reclaiming my old username/account
    Hi Mirrorman95,

    Sorry for the delay in updates - I thought at first I could fix this quickly, but it's taking a bit longer than I expected. Just wanted to give you an update that we ARE looking at this, and not leaving you in the dark. Smile
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card Exchange!
    lol. Thanks for the kind words! I've enjoyed participating in the past, so I wanted to ensure it continued - and I've continued to enjoy running it. Smile
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card Exchange!
    Are you posting from a phone? It's easier on desktop.

    On the phone, I think you need to enable the desktop view rather than the mobile view, but you run into an issue with the attachment size, as the native phone pictures tend to be too large to attach.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card Exchange!
    Glad to see that they have started to arrive!

    Stoogeslap, many thanks for the wonderful alters, as always! I especially love the grinch!
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Merry Christmas!
    Moved to CCC
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on No story/lore for Theros
    Second reminder to play nice. If further name calling occurs, this thread will be temporarily locked to let things cool off.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card Exchange!
    Letters are sent!

    The international package has not arrived yet, sadly, so my own recipient may change. I'm also preparing another set of cards of my own to send, in case that package truly is well lost, so that the person gets something at least. Smile (you know who you are!)

    In each package, there will also be two pieces of paper - one with the name of who did your cards, and one with "to <your own name>". If the "To <you>" paper is incorrect... something went really really wrong, let me know asap! (though that should not be the case).

    Here's the breakdown of who got matched where (spoilered if you'd like to keep who you're receiving from a surprise!):


    Random numbers were selected based on number of participants left in the pool -1 (cant send to yourself). Names were counted down (skipping self), until match found, and that user was then removed from the pool, making the next rand number 1 smaller, etc.
    rand: 7, 4, 5, 2, 6, 4, 2, 2, 1, (last)


    bobthefunny
    grant1
    void_nothing
    Mohawkdan 2.0
    Slavan K. Guiser
    feyd
    DeCayNine
    tappwater
    stoogeslap
    Elemental
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    tappwater
    slavan
    decaynine
    grant1
    elemental
    stooge
    void_nothing
    Mohawk Dan
    bobthefunny
    feyd
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on No story/lore for Theros
    Reminder for everyone to play nice. Things are a little heated in here - remember to discuss and debate the points raised - not extend to the user.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander Forum Helpdesk and Announcements
    I need help with something here. Playing a commander game with a friend. Him using Volrarh, the Shapestealer. Me using Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge.... With Jeleva in play he summons Volrath, then enters combat to put a counter in Jeleva. Exits the combat phase without any action goes to the next main phase and activates the ability to copy Jeleva. All this I understand and get. However when becoming the copy he claims that since he spent5 mana on volrath which is now Jeleva, her copied ETB effect takes place and I exile 5 cards from my library. Can someone please explain how this is possible?


    In the future, you'll get faster and better answers asking rules questions in the Rulings Forum. Also, remember to use card tags (especially there).

    To answer your question briefly - It's not possible.

    Volrath, the Shapestealer
    Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

    He can enter combat, Volrath will trigger, and then he does not need to declare any attackers, or anything else. So far so good.

    The problem comes in once he copies Jeleva. Volrath is already on the battlefield. In fact, he has to be, in order to use his ability. When he becomes a copy of Jeleva, he is not entering the battlefield - he's already there - he's simply changing attributes. No Enter the Battlefield abilities will trigger.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [THB] Mothership 12/18 — Theme Booster Exclusive Rares

    I am bad with rules but, in modern, can I kill the opponent on the spot if I fetch:

    Changeling Berserker
    Changeling Hero
    Changeling Titan
    Fanatic Of Mogis


    Not really - you can get a loop of the champions entering and leaving, but the Fanatic won't be caught up in it. You can Champion the Fanatic a couple of times, so it might do some decent damage depending on your current Devotion...

    All 4 enter, stack the changelings on the bottom, and Mogis on top - Mogis resolves, deals damage.
    1st Changeling champions mogis. 2nd Changeling Champions 1st Changeling, releases Mogis. deals damage.

    But now you're stuck. You can have the 3rd changeling champion the second, which releases the first, etc - into a loop of the changelings - but your Fanatic of Mogis is not part of that loop. You can hide the Fanatic again, either by hiding it with the 3rd changeling, or by championing a champion until you decide to hide the fanatic...


    Now, with this loop of changelings, you could have Impact Tremors or purphoros already out, at which point, yeah, they're dead - but then you don't need the Fanatic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on No story/lore for Theros
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    If they were ever going to do a Theros novel, they would have started work on it before the Weisman hate gained steam for that to influence anything.
    Maybe they did start it, and that's why there's no novel - because it's entirely possible that given the current situation, they passed another review on it and decided to not release it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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