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  • posted a message on Flaxen Inturder (ELD)
    Based on the two creatures with the "Adventure" mechanic (There is also Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire that reads: 2G 5/5 Lovestruck Beast Can't attack unless you control a 1/1 creature. // G Create a 1/1 White Human Creature Token.), my guess would be that they may be reusable abilities: it doesn't make much sense to sacrifice or discard Lovestruck Beast just to get a 1/1 Creature Token, and using it as an Aftermath-style card feels very weak.

    So, my guess is for Adventure: "You may cast an Adventure ability once per turn if you have attacked with a creature this turn". It's my best bet: it may be some other kind of triggered ability though.

    EDIT: Or it may be "As an additional cost to casting an Adventure spell, exile the creature it is printed on. That creature comes back into play at the start of your next turn."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mardu Pyromancer
    My Mardu Pyromancer has been sitting on my deck for months, with a few of its cards moved here and there, but today I spotted this list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2157267#paper

    It finished #2 at SCG IQ Modern New Holland and it looks grindy as hell! Just my kind of Midrange deck.

    Here is the list for reference:
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from The Fluff »
    Question:

    I have two Gemstone Caverns, near mint condition. Someone wants to buy them at 40$ each. Sell now or wait?


    Where would they be reprinted? I would hold for $40/each. The price on Goldfish is 50$/each atm.

    If the London Mulligan rule becomes official, they risk increasing in value, and they are very low supply.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on UR Phoenix
    Quote from iSergiant »
    This instead of snappy..?



    Dreadhorde Arcanist
    1R
    Creature - Zombie Wizard
    Trample
    Whenever Dreadhorde Arcanist attacks, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost less than or equal to Dreadhorde Arcanist's power from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.


    Not without any way to pump its power. It might be playable in Modern, but it needs suspend cards.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion


    But does the vision of the Emrakul-esque angel foreshadow anything in War of the Spark, or was that just a projection of whatever force or being was speaking to Nissa back in Amonkhet?


    A popular theory on reddit is that "The Wanderer" might be linked to Emrakul (or Emeria), based on the story you quoted and on her resemblance to the Emeria statue on Shrine of the Forsaken Gods.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from Joban8 »
    Yeah, Kalitas has been criminally undervalued in Modern since it was printed; I'm still surprised it took this long though.


    Well, he only sees play in one of the 3 main GBx versions: GB Rock. Jund never runs him (prefering BBE) and Abzan has a choice between Kalitas and Anafenza. Plus, he was in Oath of the Gatewatch, a set with the powerful Eldrazis (Thought-Knot Seer, Eldrazi Mimic, Matter Reshaper, Reality Smasher) Oath of Nissa, AND Expeditions, so a lot of the value was captured by other cards.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on UR Phoenix
    1-2 Surgical Extraction in the main deck, as well as TiTi, are your answers for game 1. And no, they will most likely not be enough, since Dredge is the archetypical Game 1 deck: they are favored to win game 1 against most archetypes, and then have a harder time winning game 2-3 since everyone packs graveyard hate BECAUSE of this deck.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on War of the Spark: Foil Planeswalker in Every Prerelease Pack
    Thinking about it, it would be a way to make Intro Pack Planeswalkers playable in a non-casual format. Those PW are deliberately made to be unplayable in constructed... but they would certainly be strong to play in limited formats.

    We will have to see, but they would need a lot of answers as well: most would probably need to turn into creatures to attack to prevent board stalls, Dreadbore/Hero's Downfall/a ton of burn...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of the Spark: Foil Planeswalker in Every Prerelease Pack
    Crazy theory time: the reason they made planeswalkers Legendary is to have non-Legendary Planeswalkers!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of the Spark: Foil Planeswalker in Every Prerelease Pack
    I now believe that were will see a distribution of Planeswalkers similar to Legends in Dominaria: either a regular rare/mythic and an uncommon PW in a pack, or a rare/Mythic PW. It's the only way I see that makes sense if they truly want a "Planeswalkers-matter" set and, in my mind, the same distribution of promos in Prerelease packs as Dominaria confirms it.

    I shouldn't have sold off my Immortal Suns...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on UR Phoenix
    Quote from dmcdou2 »
    Is there a sideboard guide out there for Carr's mono-red list?


    Yes, he posted an article, though it is premium on SCG. It is behind a paywall, but it will be accessible for everyone eventually: http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38309_How-I-Went-16-0-With-Mono-Red-Phoenix-At-SCG-Baltimore.html

    Someone also took another version of mono red Phoenix to a win at GO Toronto PTQ and wrote an article about it. Notably, he replaced Skewer the Critics with Forked Bolt: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-U51SJpjz2qIPuOApmyXJalpxaybfTbsXmHv7Dsv_6g/mobilebasic
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on UR Phoenix
    Yes, but he was very lucky his team carried him to victory in the finals: he was absolutely crushed by Mono red Phoenix both games (turn 3-4 kills, though to be fair, game 2 was a non game due to mana screw). Jeffrey Carr with his mono red Phoenix apparently ran 16-0 this weekend, losing only 5 games (I read it on Reddit, though I did hear the commenters saying he was personally undefeated day 2). The deck is absurdly explosive: game 2 of the finals he dealt 10 damage on turn 2.

    Light Up the Stage and Skewer the Critics really pushed mono red.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from user-1074066 »
    Quote from pzbw7z »
    Quote from user-1074066 »

    NoSB and Ishkanah were for testing. I didnt like NoSB, would have rather had another Anger vs Elves, maybe its better vs scales affinity instead of Anger, not sure.

    Many GBx players are playing Languish these days. It's really good versus Spirits in particular as well as the other go-wide decks. It is often still Goyf-friendly as well.


    Whats the upside of playing Languish instead of Damnation besides the slight chance Goyf might surive? The downside of languish is also the chance your opponents creatures are too big.
    Also Spirits play like 1 selfless spirits in the sideboard


    There are several upsides. Sometimes, your Goyfs and Oozes can survive Languish, it can hit indestructible creatures or creatures with regeneration (not played a lot right not, but Thrun and Hazoret have seen play), Meddling Mage can only name one of your two sweepers, and UW Spirits does run 3-4 Selfless Spirits. It also costs a lot less than Damnation.

    It makes sense to run 1 copy each of Damnation and Languish if you run two sweepers.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I am from EU Frown caller_of_the_claw was my nick. Is it possible to restore posts also or just nickname?


    This is not the place to ask. Check for the correct threads to ask for information.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from pierrebai »
    I thought given all the enchantments we're getting that the fall set would be a return to Theros.

    (As always, the fall set will turn out be something and someone will come out and say "I totally predicted it would be something.")


    With the Ixalan flipping enchantments, I thought we would have been in Theros right now. The only hint I've seen of a possible return to Theros is the inclusion of Elspeth in the GRN Masterpiece edition.

    Then, there is also the rumored Viking set. If there is a place where they could make the names of the Scars Fastlands work, apart from New Phyrexia, is a Viking world (Coast, Cliffs, Shores, Gorge and Thicket all sound like Scandinavia to me).
    Posted in: Modern
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