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  • posted a message on [M21] Discontinuty - MTG Goldfish
    Well I guess Wilderness Reclamation has a new toy for a few months. At least this one can only be cast a maximum of 4 times per game.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Narset of the ancient way - Starcitygames preview
    I think one of the main questions of how good this card is, is how many good one/two mana spells do you have in your deck, especially removal spells to be able to fairly reliably play her and then immediately plus her for value. Obviously in older formats, the one mana can be very useful, letting you play her on turn 4, plus her to five loyalty, and then bolt/path your opponents threat on the board. I feel like this is almost custom-made for the less controlling more tempo jeskai decks in modern, where bolt snap bolt is a real thing. Also, it is U/W Planeswalker that can actually END a game fairly quickly, which most of them historically can't on their own (OG Narset, little Teferi, even big Teferi to an extent).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] - Makorito Preview - Of One Mind
    Could be interesting in older formats alongside Young Pyromancer and/or Monastery Mentor, as those are both human creatures that make non-human tokens and would love a one-mana draw two.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] CommanderSocial - 3 new cards (update Nahiri, the Harbinger reprint)
    Can we all just enjoy the flavor text on Species Specialist? I looooooove when they put witty stuff like that in flavor texts
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Footfall Crater — Deathsie preview
    In modern, it not only grows goyfs, but is a way to give them and other stuff (like Death Shadow) trample and haste to fling at your opponent. I kinda like this design tbh.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Heavenly Whale — CoroCoro preview
    I think this card becomes an easy 1/2-of in Legacy U/R Delver. You aren't running black for Anglers, so aside from maybe a couple snaps/arcanists you don't really have any use for cards in your GY. I can see a lot of games where you cast this on turn 5 or something exiling something like land, land, force, ponder, and if your opponent doesn't kill it right there, you'll just run away with the game.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt/King Caesar, Awoken Titan — Gamespot preview
    Yes, because when SBAs are checked after the spell resolved with Mutate the game sees only at most one legendary permanent with that name under your control, so everything is fine on that front.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Panglacial Wurm and Chromatic Sphere
    Is it legal to take an action that requires me to search my library, pull out a Panglacial Wurm, say I'm going to start casting it, activate Chromatic Sphere's Mana ability to draw the top card of my library (which is now known to me because of the search), and then say "oops, I can't fully pay for this card, putting the Wurm back but still getting to somewhat cheese the draw, since that can't be reversed?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • 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
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