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  • posted a message on Gone since AVR, please, please, please catch me up!
    I'm in the same boat, recently got back into standard since AVR release, and a billion things have changed. Delver no longer exists, control is great now, humans isn't as big of a thing (until Gatecrash hits the scene at least), tokens never really got big, and the 3-color decks... so many 3-color decks. A quick peek at the developing forum and there's a million things going on and plenty of things to like.

    GWx and Rx decks seem to be doing the best, but there's no deck that dominates like UW Delver did. That's very good.
    Posted in: BW Tokens
  • posted a message on Anyone else really miss Primeval Titan?
    Sylvan Primordial is probably the closest thing to PT, and he's not even close - only getting basics is a HUGE difference, and not triggering on attack makes him easier to deal with.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on See any neat combos yet?
    Quote from naturax
    I'd like to argue that there is no such thing as a "bomb blocker".

    Palisade Giant?
    Posted in: Limited Archives
  • posted a message on [[GTC]] Master Biomancer, Sylvan Primoridal and Realmwright
    Quote from Nightwish97
    Realmwright... I'm assuming that if you were to name say.... mountain, that your lands would be able to add "R" to your mana pool?

    That's the point, yes.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[GTC]] Forbes preview - Unexpected Results
    Nifty card but I don't see how it's going to be insane without making a bad deck to begin with, at least in Standard. Really nice in EDH but that's not really much of an honor.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[GTC]] Glaring Spotlight
    I suppose Invisible Stalker and GoST were just too good with Cipher. My playset of Geists is a little bit sad :'(
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[GTC]] DailyMTG Previews 1/15: Soul Ransom; Sepulchral Primordial; etc
    Quote from quixotegut
    I'm seeing some fun EDH uses for Soul Ransom. Sepulchral Primordial, while I wish was a zombie, is going into my Skullbriar as soon as I get one...

    Edit: Gruul Charm looks a little underwhelming.

    Edit2: Are people not reading Soul Ransom right? You control the creature it's enchanting. You get to sac it at your whim (if you have two cards your willing to discard for the draw/sac effect). I don't see it as a very Type2 viable card (but it has me thinking of some fun Seance builds...) however it would be great for EDH.


    The ability sacrifices Soul Ransom, not the creature.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Please explain to me the "risk" involved with Endless Horizons
    Quote from bfellow
    Most of the time I see it as pay 4 mana exile 3 lands in your library which happens quite often. When I see a bigger target for Krosan Grip, etc. I aim for Endless Horizons anyway!


    Why would you waste a KGrip on Endless Horizons? You don't have more important targets to hit, like Jitte/Swords/Skullclamp/Land Tax/Rhystic Study/Phyrexian Arena/Sylvan Library/Divining Top/Scroll Rack/Oblivion Stone/any number of actually good cards? Or do you just like getting rolled by good decks?

    I like EH for being a decent card in Mono-W that can give you some card advantage and doesn't present a big target like Extraplanar Lens does. It's pretty good value, even if it is expensive. My meta has unusually light enchantment removal, though, so if megasweeps were more common here I might not be inclined to play it as much.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What makes Norin so fun?
    Quote from Dechs Kaison
    I'm going to edit this in a second to be more clear.

    Confusion in the Ranks
    Pandemonium
    Warstorm Surge


    Also Cloudstone Curio
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[RTR]] Rakdos, Lord of Riots
    Quote from eclipsemonger
    i think you are spot on with your observation. people don't know how the field will be, and it will definitely be different. he WILL get by a lot of removal, due to the reasons you stated, and vapor snag will NOT be an issue. i am very much a fan of this demon Wink


    I agree - he dodges the best removal spells so far (Abrupt Decay, Dreadbore, Mizzium Mortars, Ultimate Price), and 6/6 is a big enough body to smash most of the field. He'll still get Detained and bounced by Cyclonic Rift but that's okay.

    I'm really glad they decided not to make Paincast the Rakdos mechanic. That would've just been bonkers.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[RTR]] Necropolis Regent (Cardwalker.com.tw preview)
    Non-legendary means you can have multiples... kicked Rite of Replication target, anyone?

    /EDHshivers
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Cards so good, they MUST be played
    Quote from DrendDragonspawn
    Gilded Lotus is also fantastic. I also disagree with Phyrexian Arena. Just not a big fan of that card. Also: if you are playing Oblivion Ring, there is ZERO excuse for not playing Journey to Nowhere. You are going to hit creatures with O-Ring anyway, so why not play the cheaper version?


    Because the reason people play O-ring is for catch-all removal. Planeswalkers, other enchantments, things that are just generally hard to remove. If you're looking for creature removal why don't you just play Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [M13] DailyMTG Previews 6/27: War Falcon , Akroma's Memorial, etc
    Quote from amazingxkcd
    I'm not impressed by the falcon against delver, since delver decks already run gut shots, vapor snags, and some lists have mental misstep :/


    Still trades with flipped Delver like a champ. I really like this card, especially at common.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M13] Talrand, Sky Summoner, Serra Avatar etc
    Quote from GNP
    I just checked and the original Urza Serra Avatar is selling for 8 bucks and the foils are like $15.

    I don't know if i'm missing something but is it just super popular with the casual crowd or some kind of EDH card?

    Its hard to imagine this thing seeing play without evasion or an ETB ability..

    Fat card and really good in casual lifegain decks, good with Fling, awesome in EDH, old card with smaller supply. I wish it had lifelink or at least vigilance so it might see some play but I don't think it will. I just traded for one too :\
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Grand Architect tier one?
    Quote from Turribull
    So ive been trying to make a GA deck work... and ive been throwing things in trying to make the ramp more reliable. So I jammed in Sphere of the Suns and Solemn Simulacrum

    And suddenly I found myself playing WRR except, its mono blue, and has a worse inkmoth back up plan.
    (Instead of whipflare and slagstorm to deal with aggro im playing wurmcoils and batterskull)

    And it works pretty good... but why would I play this?

    Because instead of one Primeval Titan, why not three Wurmcoils?
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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