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  • posted a message on [TBD] AliasV preview - Shatter the sky
    Feels like a wrath the Group Hug EDH decks have always wanted.

    I like how they're exploring territories for adding more draw power in white. First with Happily Ever After, which forced everyone to draw a card, and now a power 4 or greater clause on a wrath variant.
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  • posted a message on [THB] - Alliestrasza Preview - Dream Trawler
    The art is sublime.

    Also, interesting design choices to urge players to be more aggressive in WU with this creature. T3feri will play alongside this and not like playing against this.

    Lastly, callback to original Theros Prognostic Sphinx, now with flair.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Tymaret, Chosen from Death— Kenji Egashira preview
    I understood the name to mean that he was chosen when he died. Chosen From Death (but not chosen before death).
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  • posted a message on [THB] Heliod, Sun-Crowned— day9 preview
    Another card to make The Great Henge even more powerful. Every turn Heliod + Henge is unanswered, you get 2 life, a +1/+1 counter on any creature or enchantment (such as a non-creature Heliod that will become a creature soon), and likely drawing cards and additional +1/+1 counters from creatures entering the battlefield.

    Spawns archetype named "Heliod Henge"
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  • posted a message on [THB] The Commanders Brew Preview - Underworld Breach
    Quote from BestOfThree »
    Use it with the artifact that let's you end your turn to avoid the end step, you can use it every turn! That's one advantage of it being an enchantment instead of a sorc.

    Unfortunately you would have to sac it at the beginning of the next person's end step. It doesn't say "at the beginning of your end step". Frown
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  • posted a message on [THB] The Commanders Brew Preview - Underworld Breach
    Why is this an enchantment and not a socery/instant?

    Perhaps flavor-wise a sorcery isn't strong enough to keep open the gates of the underworld. So they need a 2-mana enchantment to hold the mouth of Hell open instead.

    Also, mechanically, a sorcery doesn't affect cards put into your graveyard after the sorcery resolves. So you can play this on your precombat main phase and Escape a hasty creature (which red is prone to having), attack, and during your second main phase Escape the same creature(s) that died. Or if you could figure out a loop of sorts you can recur something like Woestrider over and over if you had infinite mana and...infinite cards in your graveyard.

    Honestly I like this template better because you don't have to keep track of which cards "now have Escape" at the time the spell resolved because they always all have Escape until the enchantment leaves the battlefield.

    Now we just need a card that says "If you would exile cards in your graveyard to escape, instead exile that many cards minus one".
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  • posted a message on [THB] Warden of the Chained
    It comes down a turn before and trades with a hasty Questing Beast, attacks alongside Questing Beast and Lovestruck Beast or a copy of itself.

    The Great Henge makes many more enablers for this card, and the Henge plays nicely with this creature's trample.

    The problem with it is that the three-cost spot on the curve already has Lovestruck Beast and Gruul Spellbreaker.

    Otherwise it's a decent beat down Gruul card.
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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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