Quote from N00bsauce Guildmageok well you asked for it....so here it is. I hate cards that have a Cumulative Upkeep with a fiery passion thats why i have waited for someone to comment this card so i wouldnt have to since i know my opinion would be quite bias'ed but fine since i read your rant ill talk about
it costs low for an enchant that does nothing unless you pay the CU....now from my little expierence with these cards, any card that has a CU is supposed to have a ability on itself, the only reason for the CU is so you keep it in play now maybe im wrong like i said i hate CU cards and i never played with them, the ability itself has synergy since naturally you would run green and blue together if your using this card and would pay both costs so u can draw a card and place the discarded card if it was good ontop of your lib if it was a creature.
Yah I'm not a huge fan of CU myself, but i liked the idea of wanting to keep it in play, because the later its played, the more powerful it becomes. It basically allows you to set up you deck to win, reusing cards that have already been foiled by the opponent, recycling your strategy, if i may. Plus, I'm not sure if you understand that CU stacks every upkeep, making this better every upkeep until you couldnt pay it, at which point, you'd just let it die and reep the rewards ie. first upkeep, then the second, third and so on.
There thats your critique heres my card
Shasazaki, the Lone Samurai
Legendary Creature-Human Samurai
When ~ would be put into the graveyard from play you may chose to remove it from the game instead. If you do then put 5 1/1 Samurai tokens into play with haste and there is another combat phase.
"Though I battle alone, when I leave this world, many will take my place.-Shasazaki"
Its a pretty cool idea, though i think his name clashes with his ability and flavor text, losing some of the potential flavor. If he's a lone samurai, why is he being replaced with 5 others? Where were they before? Other than some of the templating issues taken care of below, Good job and interesting idea.
Quote from void_nothingThe "creature" restriction of Wake of Rebirth's ability is probably unnecessary, considering it has a two-mana CU cost.
I had it w/o a creature restriction before, but it seemed to good, especially in blue, where you can regrow counter and bounce spells, not to mention Bribery and the like lol. But who knows
Shasazaki - Absurd mana cost. Also, "Bushido +1/+2"? You're doing it wrong. Having a red 4/5 for no compelling reason is weird. Let's reformat this card.
Shasazaki, Lone Samurai
Legendary Creature - Human Samurai
When Shasazaki, Lone Samurai is put into a graveyard from play, if it's your turn, remove it from the game. If you do, put five 1/1 red Warrior creature tokens into play and there is an additional combat phase followed by an additional main phase after this one.
Five seems a little bit excessive. Maybe tone that down to four or three tokens.
Hmmm, how would this work if they killed him EOT? would it then switch to Combat and the main phase and then his turn automatically? Also i think 4 would be fair, especially since the way it's worded, you don't even get the tokens if he dies on an opponents turn.
Anyways, here's my card today. I'm opting for simple and elegant
Tetrin, Royal Guard
Legendary Creature - Viashino Knight
When ~ comes into play, creatures you control get +2/0 and Haste till end of turn.
At the end of turn, return ~ to your hand.
"His prowess on the battlefield is unmatched, appearing at a moments notice and leaving just the same."