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  • posted a message on [ELD] - r/MagicArena Spoiler -
    Quote from Courier7 »
    A mythic Disperse should put the card into your hand, especially if it is named "Petty Theft".
    Quote from Xcric »
    i'm not really a fan of its name. what's it borrowing? the name implies theft not bounce.

    Quote from NerdSoda »

    Don't get me wrong, the card is good, the flavor is just off.

    Yeah the name and the effect are massively incongruous. I wonder if he did not originally steal artifacts for a turn.
    Quote from SavannahLion »
    I missed the part with Flash, I was just disappointed with the "your opponent controls" part.

    I guess it's OK as a defensive combat trick or to get a Planeswalker off the board but not much else. I would happily pay an extra blue mana or all blue if I could target any nonland permanent OR target my opponents lands as well.

    Well, it does say petty theft. So she feels bad and gives it back to its owner!

    Also, with Adventure in this set, I understand they needed the opponents-only clause. Otherwise you could bounce your own creatures and Adventure them again. Without the opponents-only clause, Realm-Cloaked Giant and Brazen Borrower would probably be really good friends.

    Bouncing lands for 1U a la Boomerang and Eye of Nowhere is horribly unbalanced. And then you get a 3/1 evasive beater after stopping your opponent's T2 tempo? Unless black got Sinkhole again, I can't imagine they'd allow a 2 mana land bounce in standard any time soon.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] ashlizzlle previews cards - a enchantment and equipment
    I'm more and more surprised that WotC is going full animal abuse with the implementation (and depiction!) of the Food mechanic when they are so desperately trying to be "woke" in the diversity department...

    I'm not sure how you define "abuse", but to me this shows a pig that was skewered, cooked, and produced a Food token. Happens in real life, too. In my opinion, Bake Into a Pie seems more an abusive, darker depiction than we have with Giant's Skewer.

    About this card though, I think the flavor is off. This is more like a giant's toothpick, assuming that's a normal-sized boar in combination with the tiny casting cost and tiny stats. When I think of a giant-sized weapon, I think of Colossus Hammer.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Eric Froehlich - 4 previews
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    I'm pretty sure you don't even need "Instant or Sorcery" as Adventure is a sub-type of only those two things. The cleanest template is probably "Whenever you cast an Adventure" or for the flavor win, "Whenever you send a creature card on Adventure"

    That wording reflects Arcane spells from Kamigawa, "Whenever you cast an Arcane spell"...but then you'd need clarification that you don't copy a creature spell that has an Adventure.

    It probably could have been worded to reflect Edgewall Innkeeper, "Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell that has an Adventure, copy that spell..." but then instants and sorceries don't really "have adventures".

    Their template is probably the cleanest iteration. "Whenever you cast an Adventure instant or sorcery spell..."
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  • posted a message on [ELD] the professors preview (tolarian community college) - Realm-Cloaked Giant
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from BlackWaltz3 »
    Card is bad. Having a wrath adventure mode is excellent but the creature is unplayable level bad. Do people just run this for the wrath and not cast the creature unless desperate?

    Not even close to unplayable this will be spotted in edh decks for sure

    Not even giant tribal as the focus

    For one reason people will bounce the giant back to hand so they can do the wrath effect again

    I was gonna say this. Wrath that turns (slowly) into a beatstick. Bounce your wrath from the battlefield and cast it again. Return your wrath from the graveyard with creature recursion spells - which recursion spells would likely also have other good targets after you destroyed all non-Giant creatures. It's slow, but completely value.

    In standard, this could possibly be a finisher in a control deck alongside blue and/or black. Or in a Selesnya or Naya giant/ramp deck. T1 Llanowar Elves, T2 adventure with Beanstalk Giant, etc.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mirrormade- MTG Goldfish preview
    Copy your opponent's Privileged Position so they're not the only privileged one at the table...or copy your own Privileged position to make all your permanents hexproof. Or copy their Rhystic Study.

    Copy your opponent's Batterskull in modern.

    I think the lack of the clause "you control" is amazing here.

    EDIT: Also can predict using this against opposing Theros gods might make this card pretty saucy.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Elite Head hunter
    Plot Twist: Theros2 counts all mana symbols on a card instead of just the casting cost. "Elite Headhunter is pure gold!" Smile
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Harmonious Archon
    This Archon plus Nissa, Who Shakes the World = 6/6 vigilance lands. Called it first XD
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Kenrith, the Returned King -the buy a box
    Is this supposed to be Jesus? Is WOTC saying that the bible is a fairy tale?

    If you're gathering this idea from the art, Christian art and art portraying royalty have many parallels with each other. Gold and white coloration, halos around heads, grandeur and wealth, all very similar to each other.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Kenrith, the Returned King -the buy a box
    Here's how I read this card:

    Kenrith, the King-Maker 4W

    R: Screw up someone's combat math at instant speed.

    1G: Screw up someone's combat math at instant speed.

    2W: Screw up someone's combat/burn spell math at instant speed.

    3U: Who's ur insta-speed sugar daddy?

    4B: Screw up someone's combat math at instant speed.

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  • posted a message on [C19] Rayami, First of the fallen

    Yes, I'm sure it was a very conscious decision to exclude white. Otherwise the deck builds itself in the most obvious ways.
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  • posted a message on [C19] Rayami, First of the fallen
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you have a face down creature that dies while Rayami is on the battlefield, the face down creature is exiled face up with a blood counter, and therefore Rayami counts its abilities. Is that right?

    For example: Sagu Mauler is face down with Rayami out. The Mauler dies, is exiled face up with a blood counter by Rayami's ability, and grants Rayami trample and hexproof?
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  • posted a message on [C19] Rayami, First of the fallen
    If you have Tamiyo, Collector of Tales + hexproof + indestructible, the only thing that can get this creature off the board is a mass non-targeting bounce effect like Cyclonic Rift.

    I think this is the commander I'm most excited for out of the 4 decks, because I love the idea of keyword soup. Previously it was Sevinne. We'll see if this legendary creature holds my attention throughout spoiler season.
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  • posted a message on Tale's End (Jumbo Commander preview)
    When the quote about being forgotten is a quote by someone forgotten.

    Nice card against planewalkers either to catch them as they're cast or, if you draw this after its been cast, to counter an ultimate ability going off.
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  • posted a message on Mystic Forge - Eternal Central
    I saw the name and thought Stoneforge Mystic. Anyway, this'll go into my Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger EDH.
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  • posted a message on Kethis The Hidden Hand Mana Source Preview
    Quote from FunkyDragon »
    Very interesting design. It's also interesting how many legendary-matters cards they've been printing as of late.
    Quote from keoten »
    It's like they learned from their Mairsil, the Pretender ambiguous wording.
    What's ambiguous about Mairsil?

    There was a big ruckus when he was revealed about how his ability should work as written, versus what was intended.

    Basically people interpreted it as written as once you copy his abilities (via Quicksilver Elemental, for example), the "once per turn" clause goes away and you can do infinite combos super easy. However as was clarified here, I believe: https://twitter.com/EliShffrn/status/897894399329222656, the once per turn clause is tacked onto each ability of the caged cards. So copying Mairsil's abilities will also copy the "once per turn" clause.
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