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  • posted a message on [IKO] - Bloody Spoiler - Bonder's Enclave
    Is this just a strictly better Sea Gate Wreckage? It will probably see play in modern E-Tron.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] - Ben Wheeler Preview - Fire Prophecy
    Quote from CatParty »
    WotC just knows that the more discard they print, the more likely graveyards strategies are to take over formats. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a "fixed" Faithless Looting variant in the next few years that's 1cmc: tuck 2 cards to draw 2 cards.


    To be sincere, that's the same idea that came to my mind... but I think they should not let the graveyard strategy die. There should be graveyard decks... the strategy needs good enablers. I hate tron... but even I know Tron should exist. The same with graveyard decks... they should and have to exist. It's not ok to let an entire archetype die.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] - Ben Wheeler Preview - Fire Prophecy
    Isn’t it a color pie bend or break? Red is the color of rage, need and risk... it’s all or nothing. So, why is red putting cards in the bottom of the library? If I’m not wrong, it’s the first ever card in red that gives a draw without discard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Lurrus of the Dream-Den
    Lurrus is the perfect companion for Bogles... that’s the only deck that can squeeze every drop of blood from this creature. Opponents will remove targeted removal after game 1, do the cat will probably stay longer in the ground helping to rebuild or helping the core strategy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Leyline of Combustion x Grapeshot
    Thanks, my friend!
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Leyline of Combustion x Grapeshot
    If I have 20 life and Leyline of Combustion on the field... and my opponent casts Grapeshot & puts 19 copies on the stack... each copy target and will trigger the Leyline? I mean.. in the stack, above each copy, there will be a trigger of the leyline?

    So.. does Grapeshot triggers the ability on Leyline only once or every copy triggers it?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on [THB] Dawn Evangel
    This is trash... it’s kind-of a way to emulate the totem armor effect, but way worse.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death Mechanics and Cards
    After watch the video, looks like the oracle text is something like "enchanted creature gets +1/+0 and has lifelink and "whenever this creature deals damage to a player, draw a card".

    Looks like a good aura!
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  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death Mechanics and Cards
    Here is an extra card that was hiding in the devotion video

    There is also another card but we only know that:
    Its name is "Staggering Insight".
    Costs WU.
    Its an enchantment aura.
    Its uncommon.
    Gives +?/+?.
    also has a quote box for the aura as it grants them some ability when they do something.


    EDIT: Also we got the art for the new god.


    Sorry, but what do you mean as "quote box"? The video about devotion isn't on line anymore =(

    When you say "gives +?/+?" you mean "gives +X/+X" or you mean that it wasn't possible to identify the information in the video?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    Quote from Pedro Rocha »
    I really hope they do at least one vanilla black cheap creature with an alternative escape cost.. something like CMC 1, 2/1, and the escape cost as "discard two cards, exile two other cards".


    They've never even printed a B 2/1 without a downside, and you expect they'll suddenly print one with an huge upside and no downside?


    While they may have never printed a 2/1 for B with strictly all upside, they have printed many, many 2/1 for B with upsides and usually-small downsides (like enters tapped or can't block). I wouldn't even call "discard two cards and exile two cards to revive this" a huge upside or anything. We get a "2/1 for B that comes back to life" nearly every couple of sets now. Gutterbones, Dread Wanderer, Bloodsoaked Champion, Gravecrawler... notice a trend? The cards tend to use or link into a mechanic of the set. So I'd say an escaping 2/1 for B is actually quite possible, but yeah, it would probably enter the battlefield tapped.

    Note also that original Theros block had two 2/1s for a single B, each with upsides, and only just the "enters tapped" or "can't block" downside.


    Yes, my friend, I noticed this pattern long time ago... and, if you count the 1/* for B that return from graveyard, we had Sanitarium Skeleton from Shadows over Innistrad reprinted in M20 recentrly, and Cauldron Familiar from Throne of Eldraine just yesterday.

    The pattern really seems to be in a way that the 2 points os power come with some downside like ETB or can't block... cause the 1/* for B creatures that return to the battlefield really have no downside attached to this mechanic. Cauldron Familiar even have another ability that can be considered a great upside.. it really doesn't need the second point of power cause when it ETB opponent's life goes down by one.

    It is really possible that we can get a 2/1 for B creature with Escape. The question is at what escape cost and how good/bad we think an alternative cost like "discard two cards and exile two others cards" is. For the majority of the decks, discard two cards is a huge downside... but when you need enablers that act from graveyard... this is a huge upside.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    Would someone please explain what the heck is all this? I wasn't watching the stream or whatever it was.. :S
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  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    Escape is really strong. Once it's recursive, imagine that you would cast that black spell many times, over and over, if the escape cost was low on the mana.

    I really hope they do at least one vanilla black cheap creature with an alternative escape cost.. something like CMC 1, 2/1, and the escape cost as "discard two cards, exile two other cards".
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Oracle updates 9/27/19
    WTF! Why didn't Noble Hierarch gain the noble type? She is a hierarch... she is a noble... but she isn't noble at the same time. Com'on, Wizards, you should be kidding us.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tapping creatures for mana
    If a card says "whenever you tap a creature for mana" it means "whenever you tap a creature as a cost to activate a mana ability" or it means "whenever you tap a creature for the sake of generating mana"?

    For example... lets say I have and enchantment that says "whenever you tap a creature for mana, add an additional G".

    If I tap Llanowar elves, it will generate GG, that's kind obvious.

    If I control Heritage Druid and tap 3 elves... will it produce GGG, GGG + G or GGG + GGG ?

    Thanks a lot for any help!
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Protection x board wipe
    If my creature has protection from artifacts can it survive Engineered Explosives?

    If my creature has protection from colorless can it survive Blast Zone?

    Thanks guys!
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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