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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"
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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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] 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] 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 Syr Konrad, the Grim
    I've had this one brewing in the back of my mind, too. Turns out it's

    Any other creature dying +
    Any creature entering anyone's graveyard from anywhere but the battlefield +
    Any creature card leaving your graveyard

    So unfortunately Misinformation doesn't trigger the leaving graveyard clause since it's from an opponent's GY.

    I'll try to post a TappedOut deck link shortly
    Posted in: Syr Konrad, the Grim
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    posted a message on Zhalfirin Decoy
    We need more zebracorns in our lives.
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    posted a message on CoL_Merchant Spoiler: Mini-story of 4 cards (Trusted Pegasus, Oketra, Divine Arrow, Unlikely Aid)
    Damn. The art for Unlikely Aid, Gideon Blackblade and (card]Desperate Lunge[/card] paint such a metal picture of Gideon in this fight and I'm into it.
    Quote from Goryo »

    Wait, wait, wait, ****ing wait.

    So a Zombie God shoots the hero out of a stormy sky while he's riding a freaking pegasus, only for the hero's fall is broken by an ancient, evil demon lord who swoops in to deliver him to his tragic final showdown with a multiverse-conquering dragon-god.

    Magic lore has officially peaked. Nothing will ever top this. This is so amazing and over-the top, it's borderline pornographic.

    It paints such a metal picture of Gideon in this fight that I'm into him. Wait, wait....
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    posted a message on Sarkhan the Masterless
    Sarkhan's been in all colors except white (colorless not being a color, of course). It's nice to see his mini-story conclude as he being his own master. All dragons should be free.
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    posted a message on Ashiok, Dream Render and their Skulker - Nizzahon Magic spoiler
    Also prevents graveyard-into-library shuffling triggers a la Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Gaea's Blessing and kin from working properly. If Ashiok mills one of those cards, it exiles all opponents' libraries first, then the triggered (shuffling) ability goes off. That opponent will shuffle their empty graveyard into their library. (Effectively, they just shuffle their library.)
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