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  • posted a message on Pioneer Banned List Speculation
    It's a good hit. On the draw, fragmentize and wear/tear are the only two cards that can tag leyline before they get a chance to use the extra mana, not to mention there is no recourse to them dropping multiple down on turn zero. Turn 2 Nissa were horrifying, especially when the card is it's own mana sink to make your whole team massive in short order.

    I don't know that I like the felidar ban. Unlike leyline there are plenty of ways to attack this deck and it's biggest offense is being a combo deck that demands interaction. I think I woulda tagged baby teferi before going after the actual combo. Combos like copycat are probably healthy for the metagame, and taking this hard a stance against combo is kinda disheartening.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Mothership 9/11 - cards from rapunzel and more
    Question. Is food now a creature subtype? Second question, if so, can all changelings be used for food effects, like say the big scary noble 7/6 troll?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD} Gilded Goose and Egg
    DRS Ramps by taking advantage of the most integral part of any competitive deck, on both sides of the table. This isn’t even in the same zip code as DRS. And, you should feel very crazy.


    ... and this card ramps by creating a token with a very RELEVANT type. A rainbow mana dork that brings an artifact to the table, makes more artifacts, and provides life gain against aggro strats sounds fantastic to me. Not to mention that even if you bolt the bird, the egg hangs around for fun with urza, engineer, opal, and whir. I honestly expect this card to be heavily played in standard, and break into modern.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Elvish Reclaimer (repeatable Crop Rotation on an elf)
    More often then not, in modern or legacy this is a one mana 3/4 with upside and doesn't make you play 2 colors to play him. In what universe does this not see extensive play.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Enemy Temples are back
    So if we're following the pattern, we went checks to shocks to scrys, so the next duals will be pain lands, then fetches?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Counterspell confirmed NOT in set
    Prohibit is a bad card. It's always mana parody or more then what you countered. It'll join the conditional 2 mana counterspells that are worse then logic knot family. Force of negation (They really could have picked a better name) and flusterstorm are sideboard cards. I also haven't seen ANY good removal in this set yet beyond edict. Usually these supplemental sets are flush with good removal.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Counterspell confirmed NOT in set
    That feel when the most recent standard set has more modern impact then a set called "Modern" Horizons. The reason they gave is complete horse crap too. "We didn't want the reprints to outshine the new cards." Here's a thought, PRINT BETTER NEW CARDS. To think the card counterspell would even have any kind of sizable impact on modern is out and out laughable. If COUNTERSPELL is outshining the new cards in a set designed for eternal formats (Commander, modern, and legacy), then there is something fundamentally flawed with the sets design. We're 90+ cards into spoiler season and the cards you have good lands, two to three cards that might, MIGHT warrant testing, a bunch of sideboard cards, and chaff. It's not even interesting chaff. I wasn't expecting modern welcoming legacy staples and power-creep up the yin-yang like some people seemed to want, but I was expecting more innovation then dime-store bootlegs of legacy staples, random reprints of cards past there prime, Joke cards that feel more at home in an un-set, and snow (Who the heck wanted snow as a returning mechanic?)

    I'm an older player. I've played this game close to twelve years, have legacy, modern and commander decks, and enjoy fun complicated draft formats. I was honestly excited to play with modern horizons cards because it felt like a set designed for someone like me. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and them to reveal more interesting cards for draft, more powerful cards for modern and legacy, and commander cards that are actually fun in a multiplayer setting and not oh that's a cool commander, but if you can say "We didn't want the reprints to outshine the new cards." with a straight face when talking about counterspell, freaking counterspell, then I'm beginning to realize it's never going to. I do sincerely hope I'm wrong, but currently this set feels like a joke with us as the punchline and the canopy lands as the cash grab. Not. A. Fan.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Nimble Mongoose - The Mana Leek Spoiler
    The goose is loose in modern. Repeat, the goose is loose in modern! And it's awesome.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Prismatic Vista
    Getting any basic for sure puts this at the power-level of the other fetches in modern. Makes for a significantly less painful draw in a lot of situations where otherwise you'd be forced to fetch-shock to get the color you need.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Carlos Romao on Twitter spoiler - Fact or Fiction
    I don't know if it's good enough, but I'm very happy to have the option. Looking forward to playing my favorite card in my favorite format.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ice-Fang Coatl (Merchant spoiler)
    I mean, to be fair, it isn't all that hard to make this guy a better baleful stryx. Just replace the normal basics in your deck with snow basics. It's not like you don't actively get them with fetches, fields of ruin, and path, not to mention the new fetch that searches any basic you need. If they also give us snow duels, he becomes the best ambush viper ever made.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on B&R Announcement: Nexus of Fate banned from Standard, Arena only
    I'm actually kind of surprised it wasn't just a flat ban in all standard formats. For tournament play this card is horrific. Last major standard tournament I went to reclamation was everywhere, and as a result every round went way past time, like almost old eggs levels of past time. Add in the fact that the card itself is only available as a buy a box promo to make very VERY hard to obtain, and you have a recipe for a really toxic card. Also probably should have been flat banned in arena, cause even in traditional, the way the client is set up, someone can just loop without a wincon infinitely.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on B&R Update: Ironworks Banned, Hada Freeblade, Spatial Controtion, Circle of Flame banned in Pauper.
    I don't know why people are surprised. KCI had the axe swinging over its head for a wide variety of reasons. I'm honestly more surprised nothing else hopped off the banlist. Usually Wotc's MO is to unban a few new toys after they ban something.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Quick Draft paper format modeled after Arena
    I actually really like best of one for limited, in all honesty. Sideboarding is marginal to completely pointless, die roll isn't as important, and you don't really have dead cards. The free mulligan takes away some of the feel bad of not opening a functional hand (Which is half the reason people lose limited games).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Prime Speaker Vannifar - Command Zone Preview
    Rhythm of the savages might push this card into a new standard archetype. The idea of going turn 1 elf, turn 2 Rhythm, turn 3 this sac elf for a two drop seems really strong. The explore engine props it up nicely, for your 2s and threes, and their's no shortage of good 4s, 5s and 6s in those colors.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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