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  • posted a message on [THB] Priest of Mogis - Shazoo.ru
    Does anyone else get the feeling from a lot of the black and red cards in this set that they were not expecting B/R/x sacrifice to already be a really good deck? This guy, the red sacrifice guy I'm forgetting the name of, even the B/R titan gives you a sac trigger when you play it from hand
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Tymaret Calls the Dead
    This reminds me of History of Benalia. Three mana for two 2/2s over two turns with the final mode being a reward for having more creatures of the created tokens tribe in play. Not a bad card to be reminded of, I like this design.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Gray Mercant of Asphodel
    I feel like this will be less obnoxious this time around... hopefully. We don't have Pack Rat or Thoughtseize in standard along side it (at least I hope not). I mean, it is definitely a push for mono-black decks, but I feel like a lot of the distaste of the card from former standard formats has to do with those (in all honesty) sort of ridiculous cards that surrounded it last time it was in standard.

    Also as a side note, thank God it is uncommon this time...I'm sure that many people other than me have memories of playing limited he's against the person who managed to draft the mono-Gray Merchant deck, and got trucked by it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Elspeth, Undaunted Hero & Ashiok, Sculptor of Fears
    Is this Ashiok only the second regular (i.e. not WAR weirdness) planeswalker we've had where they can only use one of their loyalty abilities the turn they enter (the other of course being Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer)?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    I've been liking Bonecrusher over Knight mainly just because it is such a damn good BBE hit, since you get to choose which side to cast off of Cascade. So you either get a 4/3 right away or a shock that draws you a 3-mana 4/3, and both of those options are fantastic.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [ELD] Castle Garenbrig (Mothership)
    So as long as you can turn this into a creature (hi Nissa, Who Shakes the World), it does go infinite with either Training Grounds or Biomancer's Familiar and an Umbral Mantle to both pump it infinitely and generate infinite green mana. The restriction on how to spend the mana isn't even much of an issue, because as long as you have a random mana dork (Birds of Paradise), you can simply move the mantle over to the BoP to filter the restricted green mana into unrestricted mana of whatever color you want. Don't know how useful that is, but hey, who doesn't love janky infinite combos?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Fires of Invention
    Can we please go at least one standard set without a new way to cheatyface the costless suspend cards? This is literally the third straight standard set with a card that lets you do that haha
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Gaby Spartz spoiler - Outlaw's Merriment
    So, unless I'm thinking of this card wrong, it's only a turn slower than Bitterblossom, at least in terms of how many tokens you're able to attack with from the card, correct? Like a turn 2 Bitterblossom gets you your first attacker on turn 4, and this gets your first attack on turn 5. So at least on that metric, this card definitely seems interesting. At the very least, it might be one of the best "random" cards I've can remember seeing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Drakuseth, Maw of Flames unofficial leak
    I think that might be the closest I've seen an attack trigger be to "you win the game" since Emrakul. Like you have to be so ludicrously far behind for a swing with this guy to not win you the game I feel.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Embodiment of Agonies (Amaz Preview)
    Quote from Mishotem »
    Split cards have one *CMC* in every zone except the stack, but this card is very clearly NOT checking for CMC per the parentheses text, hence my question. This is a whole new thing they're doing.

    You are right, I didn't quite catch that. As of now the comp rules don't quite handle this, I don't believe. I *assume* this means that we'll get an update upon release explicitly defining a spells mana cost in all zones other than the stack as the sum of all the mana symbols on the card (but phrased much better).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Embodiment of Agonies (Amaz Preview)
    Split cards *shouldn't* give 2 counters, because the spell only has *one* mana cost in every zone besides the stack, but they're still a fantastic way to stock your graveyard with multiple distinct mana costs at the same point on your curve (i.e. playing Footlight Fiend and Duress giving you 2 one drops that can both be cast for a single black mana but count independently for this guy).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Embodiment of Agonies (Amaz Preview)
    This is so bizarre...but it seems pretty good. Especially with the split cards and hybrid mana cards in standard, it's not really unreasonable for this to be a 3 mana 5/5 flying deathtouch as early as turn 4 or 5.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Lotus Field - Weekly MTG
    Do we have any land untappers other than Kiora in standard right now?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Goblin Ringleader JEDepraz preview
    So with MH1 having Matron, and Core 20 having Ringleader, does Dirty Kitty become a potential tier strategy in Modern? With the combo of Matron and Ringleader (plus maybe Commune with the Gods to find Fecundity as well) to guarantee finding Prospector, it should be pretty easy to draw your whole deck and win on the combo turn.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Alpine Guide
    So am I the only one who isn't bothered that you lose a mountain when he leaves play? It just makes him a Mana dork that is actually decent in the red zone and ramps you even as it attacks. Not saying this card is amazeballs or anything, but some of these comments make it sound like he stone rains you when he dies, which isn't exactly true.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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