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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Shatterskull Smashing//Shatterskull, the Hammer Pass— Mashable preview
    I think the hilarious reactions to these cards would be different if Wizards simply put the land side as the face up side. Then people could recognize that in certain decks, like red aggro that don't care as much about life loss, their land gets to be a removal spell some of the time. Like, that's just free value.

    But I guess free value in MTG is worthless. That's why those stupid, overcosted companions saw no play.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Conspicuous Snoop— Ondrej Strasky preview
    Just do it on their end step. Untap swing.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Village Rites
    You can reasonably cast this in response to Kroxa's or Uro's triggers, for all the value.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Carrion Grub— CobaltStreak preview
    Let's recognize that the word Mill has connotations -- mills were used to grind wheat, so the grinding down of a library is an apt image and keyword. Let's compare its relevance to other keywords. How do keywords like "scry" "surveil" "cipher" "strive" "adamant" "jump-start" "spectacle" "madness" "surge" etc. etc. make any more connotative sense with their abilities than "mill?"
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Full spoilers up at Mothership
    Am I the only one who looks at Titan's Nest and goes, "meh?" Like, what are you going to ramp into with this after turns 3-4? A lot of the payoffs for big time ramp are eldrazi or X spells.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] - Ben Wheeler Preview - Fire Prophecy
    I love the new design! There are plenty of janky combo decks where you want to cheat something out of your library, and now there is a cheap way (outside of legacy) to put something stuck in your hand back in your deck, all while gaining value. Awesome!
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Zirda, the Dawnwaker— the last Ikoria product page preview
    This works with cycling, right? Seems like it will have a lot of applications.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Jegantha, the Wellspring— Cardmarket preview
    This doesn't really seem like much of a hoop to jump through, right? The payoff of this guy isn't huge, but it is a 5/5 for 5. Certainly some mid-range decks in G that could easily just throw this in the SB as a companion.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Call of the Death-Dweller — Raphael Levy preview
    EDIT: misread the card and thought it was CoCo for your graveyard, which would be busted.
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  • posted a message on Mark Rosewater's Ikoria Teaser
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
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    When it comes to the egg he's being literal, the 7th egg in mtg the other being https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=type:egg

    Also Dinosaur Turle must be a reference to Gamera

    OH YEA!

    that’s got to be it I forgot that kaiju so we’re probably getting a creature based on gamera

    Gamera is really neat.
    (And full of turtle meat.)

    Gamera is friend to all children!
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  • posted a message on [THB] Thassa's Intervention
    This seems pretty good. Flexible and comes online as early as turn 3. Holding it up turn 4 for either counter spell or draw 2 is good, and late game the X is double, so you can still counter something when they have a lot of mana.
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  • posted a message on [THB] - Careless Celebrant

    Relevant creature type perhaps.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger
    Both of the titans so far seem really playable. Just good value with really good top-end potential. The first use effects are not too overpriced for what they offer later.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
    Yeah, I would put Thassa pretty high on the list. Like Heliod > Thassa > Nylea > Purphuros > Erebos. An indestructible Soulherder is really quite good, even at 4 mana, because most of your best ETB abilities will be on 3 cmc cards. So you basically get value the turn she comes down at no additional mana cost. Her tap ability can play offense or defense. Solid card.
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  • posted a message on THB - Ox of Agonas
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    If only we had some way to know if a card reanimating itself for 2 CMC with a hefty delve cost were playable... I forget, it's hard to fill the graveyard, right?

    Sure, this isn't an 8/8 trampler, but it gives you a draw 3. Doesn't that just seem like a treasure cruise that you don't even have to have in hand?

    Yes, it is extremely hard to fill the yard in standard at the moment, especially a ridiculous number like 7 cards, unless we are going to get some new enablers in this set.

    Well, sure, maybe this will be lackluster in standard. But most of the comments bashing this were missing a disclaimer saying they were only talking about it being bad in standard. This card will be bonkers in multiple formats. Forget the body, just imagine this being treasure cruise, only castable from the graveyard.

    Treasure Cruise only wants 5 cards in the graveyard if you want to cast it for 2 mana, and you can cast it from hand for that cheap cost. You need to dump this guy if you want it for 2 mana and it eats 8 graveyard cards. It doesn't compare favourably to Haunted Dead in Modern Dredge because if I'm getting Haunted Dead out of the graveyard, it's often because I'm desperate to dredge in the first place.

    Well, Treasure Cruise wants 6 cards in the yard if you cast it for 2, but for sure the escape part needs a slightly bigger yard. You're probably right this is not perfect for dredge. But rather than saying this card is worse than TC because you need to dump it in the yard to cast it for cheap, I would say it offers a whole world of value because you GET to dump it in the yard. Arclight Phoenix needs to get dumped in the yard, but you wouldn't say it's a worse Chandra's Phoenix because it has a slightly higher in-hand casting cost, would you? Now maybe with Looting gone from modern, this doesn't have a clear home yet, but it seems potentially abusable in something like a phoenix or dredge shell.
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