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All Sets Are Good: Saviors of Kamigawa
Dominaria Spoiler Digest - Who's Who and What's What from the Release Notes
  • posted a message on Double Moon Walkers
    Okay, so Dominaria...

    There are a few cards that stand out here. By far the most exciting is Oath of Teferi.
    Oath of Teferi
    Legendary Enchantment
    When Oath of Teferi enters the battlefield, exile another target permanent you control. Return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.
    You may activate the loyalty abilities of planeswalkers you control twice each turn rather than only once.

    This card might actually be better than Doubling Season. Maybe that's taking things too far, but consider:
    • It can blink Oath of Nissa to re-trigger it, or Sylvan Caryatid to untap it.
    • If you drop this on a board with Nahiri at 6, you can immediately ultimate her. This sort of goes for all planeswalkers, you can basically trick the opponent into thinking they have one more turn to deal with your planeswalker than they actually do.
    • Unlike Doubling Season, this card is better if you play your planeswalkers beforehand. Which allows you to curve out easier, since most planeswalkers are cheaper than 5. You can also don't have to "take a turn off" to play this card if you have any planeswalkers in play, since you get immediate benefit from it.
    • Doubling most planeswalker abilities is just pretty brutal. They gain loyalty faster and give you double bonuses. Being able to activate Jace, Tamiyo, Gideon of the Trials, or any token producer can be totally backbreaking.
    • It's legendary, so Thalia's Lancers can search for it, I guess? Plus there will probably be other Legendary Matters cards in Dominaria.
    Honestly, I think it's worth trying to redesign this deck from the ground up to make this card the payoff. And unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that deck runs 4 Jace, the Mind Sculptor...

    Okay, there are two other cards probably worth mentioning.
    Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
    Legendary Planeswalker — Teferi
    +1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap two lands.
    −3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.
    −8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."
    Cool card, but I think that most of the time, this actually compares unfavorably to Chandra, Torch of Defiance. Drawing a card for +1 is nice, but we can't really make use of the land untap part, other than Westvale Abbey/Gavony Township. Chandra basically draws a card for +1 and can add mana that's available on your own turn. They both can -3 to kill something, and Teferi is generally better at it. And his ultimate is good, but it won't do anything immediately unless you have Nahiri in play or something. Chandra's ultimate will probably be useful immediately. Overall, probably not better than any walkers we're currently running.

    Urza's Ruinous Blast
    Legendary Sorcery
    (You may cast a legendary sorcery only if you control a legendary creature or planeswalker.)
    Exile all nonland permanents that aren't legendary.
    Sweeper that leaves all our planeswalkers still standing. Not too much to analyze here, but it seems pretty powerful.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Full list is up
    I like the set overall. My biggest disappointment by far is that there's a bunch of assembly worker stuff going on, but no Urza's Factory. All I want is an Assembly-Worker token!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masters 25
    Sweet. Angelic Page looks awesome with the gears watermark. Hoping there are others...


    Whoa! Loyal Sentry at common with cool new art! Arcane Denial too! Say what you want about the choice of rare cards, I'm a huge fan of all the new art.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masters 25
    So is the full spoiler supposed to be out today?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Stangg + Twin Token .:. WOTC FB Spoiler
    Fun reprint. Would have preferred he still had the badass helmet.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brion Stoutarm
    Quote from Hawk7915 »
    It is a disappointing rare for sure, but a 4/4 lifelink with a repeatable instant-speed damage ability (that gains life) would be...a lot for limited.

    True. I did think about that, but then immediate forgot in my annoyance at this 25 cent rare.

    Okay, I checked, and Brion actually hasn't had that many printings. I thought he was one of those cards they reprinted in every commander release.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brion Stoutarm
    Rare!?? After all the uncommon legends, I thought this one had to be downgraded. I generally like this set, but jeez, couldn't we have had Doran or Gaddock Teeg from Lorwyn?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Simian Spirit Guide & Ancient Stirrings .:. MastersOfModern Spoiler
    Great reprint, and great new flavor text!

    Quote from Shadowshand »
    I was really hoping for Elvish Spirit Guide.
    "Just be grateful."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ihsan's Shade .:. WOTC Instagram Spoiler
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    Quote from Pouncing Kavu »
    Damn, does this mean no Serrated Arrows?

    It doesn't mean that, no. A lot of sets have multiple cards. Homelands might, too. And it sure hasn't been crunched out of the alpha-number crunch.

    Merchant Scroll and Memory Lapse, the only other real contenders, have been crunched out (because Man-o'-War and Merfolk Looter are #64 and #65).

    If anything is making Serrated Arrows unlikely, it's Animar and Grenzo. They're stated an opposition to putting +1/+1 counter making cards and -1/-1 counter making cards in the same limited environment.

    True, but as the canonical "worst" set, it makes it less likely.

    Also, I don't think +1/+1 and -1/-1 mutual exclusivity applies to masters sets. Modern Masters has had persist creatures in the past.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ihsan's Shade .:. WOTC Instagram Spoiler
    Damn, does this mean no Serrated Arrows?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jalira, Master Polymorphist at Uncommon
    Is that the only legendary creature at uncommon outside of lolkamigawa?

    There have been a few others in masters sets, e.g. Bladewing the Risen.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Nicol Bolas (MtG Facebook)
    That is most definitely a Legends symbol, seeing as no new cards were printed in Chronicles.

    Nice reprint, but would have liked to see the old art or a tasteful re-work of a contemplative dragon reading a book, rather than just a generic scary dragon.

    EDIT: of course, on the other hand, the only other printing with this art is $70!?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Goblin War Drums
    Nice! Looks great with the updated wording. Also, first black border/new frame printing, I think?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Prossh, Skyraider of Kher .:. Commanderin' Spoiler
    Looks like we're finally getting those long-awaited Kobolds of Kher Keep tokens! Now if we could just get Assembly-Worker tokens...

    Also, very exciting that they've opened this masters set up to... all expansions that have new cards in them, I guess?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoliers, Akroma Niv-Mizzet and more
    Finally, a Niv-Mizzet reprint with the good flavor text.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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