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  • posted a message on [ELD] Torbran, Thane of Red Fell— ZiggyD preview
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    Weird that this isn't a 4/4 with 'another red source' since that's usually how they deal with team buff effects.

    But there it is. More dwarves in red. Cool.


    If it said "another red source" then he'd never deal more damage with buffs - i.e. if he IS a 4/4, and you give this guy a buff like +2/+0, he'll only deal 6, instead of 8. He's actually better with the current templating.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Jack and the Beanstalk story cards
    Alas poor Hilda; such a great story contained within one card! If only she had a last name - she could be the next Saffi.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Another Amazonian preview - henge walker
    Yawn, we've had Cathodion at common for years - and with lack of mana burn it has only upsides.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Irencrag Feat— Matthew Nass preview
    Oh, so with 4 mana I can cast a x=6 Fireball... le sigh. I guess this can also be used in some sort of mono-red non-tron Karn/Ugin deck.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Loch Dragon— Alliestrasza preview
    This card just makes me happy. The colors just feel so aesthetically pleasing together. This is the happiest dragon I've seen in Magic (outside of the hatchlings).
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 09/13
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    Quote from CatParty »
    Quote from protoaddict »
    That giant is VERY pushed. It's a skull crack for one less damage but it has an undercosted creature attached to it. I could honestly imagine Modern burn playing it just because it is almost like a skull crack with a draw attached to it. Might also find a spot in something like 8 wack.


    It's not skullcrack - it doesn't prevent lifegain. *IF* it was just a 2 dmg version of skullcrack it would be AMAZING, imo. This will be good in standard with all the Protection abilities going around, but it's the lack of a lifegain clause that'll keep it out of other formats.


    Admittedly, about 90% of my exposure to Modern and Legacy comes from SCG's YouTube but I don't recall ever seeing a life gain strategy at their top tables. I have seen burn run out of cards. I think this solves a much more real problem than that line of Skullcrack addresses. I mean, I wish Life Gain were a thing because I'd love to run Soul Sisters or something with Lone Rider but I just don't think it matters that much?


    There's certainly no lifegain as a strategy in Modern, but as a burn player I can tell you that even inciental lifegain can really set us back - Thragtusk in Tron, Obstinate Baloth, Timely Reinforcements in UW Control, thopter foundry lifegain in Whirza... These are the things that tempo out burn and make us lose. Skullcrack is essential in some of those matchups.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 09/13
    Quote from protoaddict »
    That giant is VERY pushed. It's a skull crack for one less damage but it has an undercosted creature attached to it. I could honestly imagine Modern burn playing it just because it is almost like a skull crack with a draw attached to it. Might also find a spot in something like 8 wack.


    It's not skullcrack - it doesn't prevent lifegain. *IF* it was just a 2 dmg version of skullcrack it would be AMAZING, imo. This will be good in standard with all the Protection abilities going around, but it's the lack of a lifegain clause that'll keep it out of other formats.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Commanderin prodcast preview - dance of the manse
    Does this do stupid things for Whirza?
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Stonecoil Serpent
    Wow, this is a bomb! This is like a build your own [better] Kavu Titan!
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  • posted a message on [ELD] 2 cards from a twitch steam (theAsianAvenger)
    Wolf's Quarry would "work" if you didn't need to pay 2 for the life gain. Like this is essentially 6 mana for 3 1/1s, with an additional 6 mana to gain 9 life. I know this is just a common, but I don't see it being remotely good. I guess it depends on how grindy this limited format will be - if you need chump blockers and are playing the Food deck, I guess this could have a necessary function.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Oathsworn Knight
    Quote from CatParty »
    Oh nice, we get Phantoms back in Magic! Don't forget that if you slap a toughness boosting aura/equipment on this guy, he's sorta indestructible - even with 0 counters on him he still gets the buff from the aura.


    This guy specifically takes away that loophole, requiring a counter for the damage prevention


    Oh shoot! Missed that wording detail! Drats!
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Oathsworn Knight
    Oh nice, we get Phantoms back in Magic! Don't forget that if you slap a toughness boosting aura/equipment on this guy, he's sorta indestructible - even with 0 counters on him he still gets the buff from the aura.

    Drats, they changed the wording!
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Elite Head hunter
    I can see a headhunter being a knight in this realm - a twisted knight whose "quests" are pursuing people for money - just like a Ronin is a masterless Samurai.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Fervent champion
    Quote from NGW »
    Quote from DonRon »
    Quote from leslak »


    Could this be the red creature from the 2 cmc good card cycle (tarmogoyf, bob, snap, stoneforge)?
    dot dot dot


    This is an amazing quote. Because, you know, most people consider Young Pyromancer to be the red entry in the club. Oh, yeah, and this card costs 1... minor detail!


    Young Pyro or Goblin Piledriver fill that spot.
    Quote from Manite »
    I think red just found its new best 1 cmc creature.

    White: Stoneforge Mystic allows me to tutor an Equipment, and cheat Equipment onto the battlefield.
    Blue: Snapcaster Mage grants flashback to any instant or sorcery card in my graveyard.
    Black: Dark Confidant draws me extra cards at a reasonable price.
    Green: Tarmogoyf gets bigger with every card type in all graveyards.
    Red: Hold my beer.


    I don't think we'll ever had a creature for red in this pantheon - since it's very Red to not be able to make up its mind.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Opportunistic Dragon
    Urza is a human...and Thopter Foundry is an artifact...
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