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  • posted a message on [C20] Cartographer's Hawk— Sheldon Menery preview
    While admirable for white, I just don’t understand why this needed to be returned to the hand, effectively compromising the “ramp” it itself permitted? Had it ramped as an attack trigger I could understand. As it is, this should have remained IMO. Not bad, just not all it could have been. I prefer the new white courser. But both are good to use with the Pegasus and Birth of Meletis, Tithe, Land Tax, Gift of Estates and Knight of the White Orchid/Weathered Wayfarer. Few are in the league of smothering tithe which thankfully white can tutor...
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  • posted a message on [C20] Call the Coppercoats and the usual precon reprints — Rachel Agnes previews
    Quote from Ritokure »
    Apparently they are going hard on the "keep-up" mechanic for White in Commander, aka. cards that get stronger the stronger your opponents are. It's what people have been asking for years now, so that's nice.
    The card itself is great, should replace Secure the Wastes in pretty much any deck that plays it. Needs some support to be truly great, like anthems, sac outlets or stuff that triggers in ETB, but that's not too hard in White.
    I did notice that as well as far as their Trajectory for white. It’s very appropriate for the color while still allowing it to catch up to the rest. I think this is a huge step in the right direction this year but it will take a little more effort to get it back up to par
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  • posted a message on [C20] Barracuda of the Tide — The Mana Vortex preview
    It doesn’t just turn off on your turn it completely shuts off interaction with your turn
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  • posted a message on [C20] Barracuda of the Tide — The Mana Vortex preview
    Card is very interesting. But Ikoria is full of these great cards that all happen to be Whales, Sharks and Fish. While it makes the plane distinct, this really shuts off a lot of sea monster synergy. That said, Ominous Seas is nice to have, and I don’t exactly have room in that deck for new members. So it’s not too disappointing. I wonder if these may be batched in the future into their own category?

    It’s like a mini Teferi for the second half. Giving flash to everyone on other turns can be advantageous. I’d play it alongside Leyline. Goes well with some Theros themed of playing on opponents turn.

    This and Seedborn Muse kind becomes a prophet of Kruphix situation. Granted across two cards.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Hipster of the Coast - Manascape refractor
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Nykthos, Itlimoc/Cradle, Serra’s Sanctum. White can use this with sanctum, Nykthos, etc to ramp rather well.

    The only downside is we already had Mirage mirror which feels a little more versatile. I prefer this personally though


    Too bad Arixmethes doesn't have more activated abilities, eh?
    Im not sure which ones he could have that would be on theme? That said, this does tap for simic with him on the battlefield, which is great.

    Worst case scenario this is a Commander’s Sphere. Which becomes only better with various lands. I’ll pick up a few
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  • posted a message on [C20] Hipster of the Coast - Manascape refractor
    Nykthos, Itlimoc/Cradle, Serra’s Sanctum. White can use this with sanctum, Nykthos, etc to ramp rather well.

    The only downside is we already had Mirage mirror which feels a little more versatile. I prefer this personally though
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  • posted a message on [C20] Jace, Architect of thought
    If he had new art I’d be overjoyed. It’s a nice piece but doesn’t really look or feel like Jace. Same with Wielder or Mysteries
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Ominous Seas
    Can’t wait to see the token art for this card! I imagine it was passed on for Theros since they didn’t want it having hexproof
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Flourishing Fox — Eyes on the Mise preview
    The art on this though. Fox fans should be pleased
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Woodland Park zoo - Thieving Otter
    Aw. Cute.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Zaxara, the Exemplary — SCG Commander VS preview
    I’ve been gradually building a Gargos hydra commander deck that I think suddenly just became Zaxara. I’ll keep it focused on green
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  • posted a message on [C20] Heavenly Whale — CoroCoro preview
    Although Whales have no true synergy with sea monsters the art alone is convincing enough for me to add this. Adorable tbh
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Ominous Seas
    This card is good... and also seems like it was hand-designed for good-old Tiro.


    Will happily run in Nekusar, where my bevy of wheel effects will make for many krakens.
    Oh it absolutely was, and I absolutely LOVE it!

    It’s so amazing that it costs only two mana. My sea monster deck needs lower curve cards, and what is great about many of the non-creature cards in that deck is that they’re actually low cmc, while the creatures themselves are high cmc, so it’s been balancing out!

    The fact I can cast this nearly and get krakens out of it without sacrificing it is just remarkable! The condition is a lot easier to meet than some of my other favorite gimmicks like Quest for Ula’s Temple for example.

    This is a very welcome addition to my deck that I am surprised to find came from this set! This feels like a Theros card, and I do wish it had been from Theros honestly and depicted some Theros seas. But frankly I am thrilled to have this amazing card for my Arixmethes deck. It’s going to make waves for sure.

    As time goes on, my deck continues to get more and more thematic! I remember when I first built it and could barely hold the theme together. Now it genuinely feels like a true theme with cards like this!
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Mass Extinction — HandOfBlood preview
    But you can’t cast this with void winnower out
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Shark Typhoon
    Quote from Scarap »
    Quote from Tiro of Meletis »
    Getting tired and fed up with art references to typhoons/hurricanes depicted as tornadoes, frankly. Yes, a typhoon is a vortex, but on a far larger scale. This is a water spout. Ugh. I’ve been longing for a blue card to depict a typhoon/hurricane and here we are, the moment arrives and I get handed inaccurate crap.


    as a weather dude i feel ya
    Finally a fellow meteorology person who understands.

    Frustrating inaccuracy aside, I wish this has been Kraken Typhoon or Octotyphoon or something. Making kraken or octopus tokens instead. But they stayed more true to the source material which is understandable
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