Rosewater says walkers with static abilities are "a when". I would bet that this is on the table for this set, especially if we see walkers at uncommon for limited purposes. They could easily just be strong enchantments that you can attack now. Kind of frustrating in my opinion because it leaves the door fairly open to interpretation as to how they will be used.
And as a joke, the first thing they should spoil on April 1st is Tibalt with Blood Moon stapled to him and a +1 that makes 1/1 devils or something absurd.
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Mar 21, 2019Counterspell will matter in the meta, but it won't be back breaking.Posted in: Modern
If anything, and I might get some raised eyebrows for this one, I think it'll even out the Tron match a bit.
After playing with Silumgar's Scorn for a few weeks, I think I've got a reasonable bearing on how Counterspell would interact with the meta. Good not great; winner in some matches, loser in others. The difference is that it's a loser where all 2cmc counters are already losers opposed to randomly because your opponent is playing creatures into your Negate or you have no fetch to fuel your Logic Knot on T2.
I'll be ecstatic to see it get a printing here in a few months and... probably fairly crushed if it doesn't. Y'all are buildin up my hopes with things like "it should be a lock at this point".
Mar 21, 2019She may have some impact against Dredge, maybe not a dominating impact, but spending one of the precious few anti-hate pieces on RIP may leave the door open for a Batterskull to slow the game down. Or the opposite, a Batterskull turned Trophy may be followed by a RIP. Could just be about not having enough answers opposed to how impactful the card actually is.Posted in: Modern
It's a fairly significant "if", I know, but "if" it forces Dredge to overload on anti-hate, then it could dilute them enough to drop a percent here or there.
I do still agree with many that think she doesn't fit in any current deck lists well.
Mar 21, 2019Posted in: Baseless Speculation
Mmmm, I don't know about "niche". I'm willing to bet they take a page out of Dominaria and use them as figure heads of Limited archetypes. Pidgeon holing an uncommon walker into just elves, as with the Nissa card you link, would not make for a very inspiring Draft unless the set was very tribal- which is not something I think we expect to see here in WAR.Quote from Will-98 »Given that there will be a planeswalker in each booster, we can confirm that there are planeswalkers at uncommon. No way we would have 2 rare+ guaranteed in each pack (regular+planeswalker). Those planeswalkers at uncommon shall be niche ones, like Nissa Revane, as others pointed out.
Unless that was what you meant by niche and the Nissa card just threw me.
Mar 19, 2019U - SorceryPosted in: Modern
Draw a card, Scry 2.
Suspend 2: UU
When you Suspend ~, return up to one target creature to it's owner's hand.
G - Instant
Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control.
Suspend 2: GG
When you Suspend ~, put two +1/+1 counters on up to one target creature.
W - Instant
Creatures you control gain +1/+0 and First Strike until your next upkeep.
Suspend 2: WW
When you Suspend ~, create two 1/1 White Soldier tokens with Lifelink.
(I honestly can't think of a cool White card for this design, I'm just not a fan of playing white.)
R - Sorcery
Deal 2 damage to any target.
Suspend 2: RR
When you Suspend ~, draw two cards, then discard two cards.
B - Instant
Return target creature from your graveyard to your hand.
Suspend 2: BB
When you suspend ~, each player sacrifices a creature.
According to the MtG wiki, Suspend checks for timing restrictions of when you can cast the card as a rule for when you can suspend the card, so you can suspend the instants at instant speed.
Some of these are done with the idea that another card would have to "leave". The Blue one would just overwrite Serum Visions entirely, for example. I mostly just like the design and think a ton can be done with suspend to give spells an odd modal feel to them.
Mar 18, 2019I feel like most of what I want to see in Horizons I should just be posting in the "Please print this" thread. I keep coming back here to post a dream and stop to remember the other thread.Posted in: Modern
I'm trying to dream up deck sift that Control wants, but Xerox would hate. I'm thinking of trigger to do something tempo-y on suspend, then draw cards 2 turns later. Or the Ice Age delayed draw. Combine it with other colors and you can dream up some cool cards.
Mar 18, 201920% of the meta being Phoenix is certainly stunning, but I still think Dredge is the scary one here. I'm partially on Gokurou's side with the Dredge question, but we certainly differ on Looting.Posted in: Modern
I just can't accept a 1cmc card with such a high potential card advantage and no drawback. At it's worst it upgrades 2 cards in your hand, at it's best you discard 2 Phoenix for what is essentially "Draw 4".
Mar 17, 2019Posted in: Modern
We're still left with Dredge showing 3 top 8s in this GP vaulting over a deck with more than 4 times it's representation in a field that knows it needs to fight graveyard strategies. Is that acceptable?Quote from The Fluff »How about just banning the phoenix instead of looting?
Just like how they did with banning KCI instead of the opal.
Mar 17, 2019Wow... Phoenix only got 2 copies in? I'm in shock! It's okay though because the real culprit brought Dredge with it.Posted in: Modern
I've had it in the back of my head that Looting at it's worst is "replace your worst 2" and at it's best is "draw 4". If it's putting up these kind of numbers at tournaments then it probably leans towards "draw 4" more than the other (with "draw 3, pitch 1" being the middle). That's just head and shoulders above Opt and Serum Visions.
Mar 17, 2019Not that I hate Phoenix specifically, but do we beat the drum for Looting now?Posted in: Modern
How about now?
How about now?
I'll be interested in the top 8. If there's any less than 3 Phoenix there, I'll be surprised. I bet if a ban happens in relation to this, it's Phoenix that is forced to take a seat. They'll save Looting because it hits too many decks.
Mar 14, 2019I don't expect this at all and would much rather have Counterspell, but a card that could act like a counterspell for things like Phoenix Triggers or Vial triggers would be nice.Posted in: Modern
I mostly anticipate the rise of 2cmc removal with upside. I still very much do not want anything better at 1cmc than Path, Push, or Bolt... 2cmc though. Unfortunately, no one is clamoring to coin something like "Trophy-Snap-Trophy", but things could change.
Edit: Has anyone considered that WotC would print fixed versions of things and ban the "not fixed" version? An easy example (that I don't think will happen) is Vial changing to cast that creature for free with its trigger instead of directly into play. Now that I'm typing this it feels like even less of a statement, to be honest. Hitting whatever card with an eratta seems more likely and yet still next to 0% chance of happening.
Mar 13, 2019Instant - BBPosted in: Modern
Exile target creature. You gain 2 life.
Just a tiny Vraska's contempt because any time Black gets exile it costs 4 mana or is conditional and bad.
Planeswalker - UB
+1: Unsummon (with "up to one" text)
-1: Scry 1, then you may Fateseal 1
-5: Draw 2 cards, then Coercion each opponent (no target)
Just a tiny tempo walker that doesn't get any real card advantage until later. The fateseal is obviously good, but it's part of the -1 so it's not warping the game forever like JtmS's +2. Boltable on purpose!
Mar 12, 2019Isn’t there some conflict when you say Modern is one of the best it’s ever been then also say “Modern will hopefully self regulate itself”? I’m not saying you need to show some panic that Modern is going to crumble or anything, I just think these two sentiments look strange together.Posted in: Modern
I guess the question is: Does Modern need to change (self regulate) or is it good to stay as is?
Mar 12, 2019I know many people want Oubliette, but Black could really use a 2cmc unconditional exile target creature at instant speed. 2cmc makes it different enough from Path that I think you could even get away with a small bonus stapled to it... maybe.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I do think a 2cmc Nekratall would see Pauper play though.
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Feb 4, 2014Acidic Slime all the way!! He's super versatile and is always a sound play. Stops fatties, hoses Artifacts and Enchantments, can even get beats if you're ramping into him! There is rarely a time I do not want to Slime someone!Posted in: Announcements
I fell in love with this card during the SOM/INN Standard, I played the mono-Green Wolf Run Ramp deck; I used x4 Beast Within, x4 Acidic Slime, and x4 Green Sun's Zenith to occasionally play full on Land Destruction in addition to the wildly powerful monsters I would windmill-slam into play! Throwing +10/+0 and Trample on a Slime with the Wolf Run was often a scoop from my opponent as well. What a fun standard!
My only regret is never having a Mimic Vat.
Greatest deck achievement, no joke, Primordial Hydra and Fling; I used the Flings in the sideboard to get rid of the Mirran Crusaders that began to plague me, they also happened to be a potential 20 damage to the face in response to removal.
With Red/Green seeing play again, I am in high hopes for a reprint of the Slime.
Feb 13, 2012Got this deck to a new meta and just got totally pooped on.Posted in: Arkmer Blog
It's really good against control, but I moved into a heavier aggro meta. Now it is bad bad bad. I'll be putting this away for awhile... maybe forever since I want to off load my Titans.
Jan 5, 2012First change: -2 Slagstorm -1 Grave Titan, +2 Sever the Bloodline +1 Inferno Titan.Posted in: Arkmer Blog
Reason: Solar Flare has been really fun to play against because the threat to answer count has been so close it's palpable, ha, as much as I love playing those games I'd like to win them. Sever, I feel is more relevant than Surgical Extraction or Nihil Spellbomb because I'll get two shots at the removal and they can table their threat base (look and feel like they are winning). Sever can be forgotten in the yard, hopefully not by me, and be a surprise or even prevent them from being as aggressive as they could be.
In other matchups it's still solid removal if not better. Not a sweeper which makes me a little sad, but as is common in magic "different uses and weaknesses".
Dec 29, 2011Birds have been nice, but Control won't have killed me and I can afford the tempo loss against mid-range because I can trade all day. Aggro is where the birds would matter and the players in my area like to kill them; also, apart from Crusaders my mana drops are on 2, 4 and 6 so the ramp lays out in a way that birds are irrelevant.Posted in: Arkmer Blog
To be honest I just threw Titans in until I couldn't cut any more things so their numbers are flexible. I'll try a few with Inferno, he does have the whole "I kill Mirran Crusader" thing going on.
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