Quote from javert »About time we get more elves, they have been shunned a lot of recent sets for little reason; although this Joraga extermination thing may me fear we could only see one legendary creature described as The Last Elf.
(I know there also the Mul Daya, but I suspect they look too unconventional for WotC's tastes and they seem to be opposite to Nissa).
Quote from Flisch »What's wrong with Theros? >:/
Quote from aldeayeah »Quote from Barinellos »Sorin has no business being white either so....
You mean mechanically or storywise?
Quote from Barinellos »Sorin has no business being white either so....
Quote from Koopa »Does Sarkhan even know he released the Eldrazi? I know he was in the Eye when it opened but did the brood pour out of it right away or did he walk away right after?
Quote from Perkunas687 »Quote from Barinellos »Quote from Perkunas687 »Time Spiral and legends of the past were like looking through a history book, not pulling them into the present physically via time travel, right? No, they were physically displaced in time. (for purposes of flavor)
Okay, so what about Sarkhan's trip back? Did they explain how that works yet in comparison to Urza and Karn? From what I recall, it took a lot of energy to send Karn back just a short period of time, and he needed to be silver to survive the trip. I hadn't even thought about that until the video that one person posted.
Quote from Barinellos »Quote from Perkunas687 »Time Spiral and legends of the past were like looking through a history book, not pulling them into the present physically via time travel, right? No, they were physically displaced in time. (for purposes of flavor)
Quote from Perkunas687 »Time Spiral and legends of the past were like looking through a history book, not pulling them into the present physically via time travel, right?
Quote from Jenrik »I like the prospect of Heliod's heroic son as a PW despite not being a god. It's very Greek too, but speculation at best.
Quote from Duke Daemon »I hope not, it took way too long to finally get a kor walker. Tired of always getting human walkers. It's as if they are special and so get all the good things. I mean we finally got a zombie walker (i assume due to flavour) in Theros, Ashiok.
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Quote from Jenrik »So I was reading more about this on Reddit and I really like the idea proposed there about Gideon never knowing his father and possibly being the son of Heliod, like Hercules was of Zeus in a way, since he is holding a spear like his in the new art. It might explain his powers, since doesn't Gideon have some kind of immunity to physical force or something? IDK. It would be pretty interesting nonetheless.
Quote from Vorthospike »People keep saying the "Order of Heliud" isn't about Heliod but honestly a one letter retcon seems extremely likely now that we know he's from Theros.
Quote from Jenrik »I remember reading that they had done that and found it impressive. Which book was it in again? I'm surprised you think even Bolas couldn't make it past them by force either - any reason for that? I figured he's a powerful entity in his own right who has been there before (not that I disagree).
Quote from Jenrik »True. O-Kagachi was a big deal and they took him down, so I imagine they're tough contenders. Not up there alongise Eldrazi or Bolas, but probably in the league of the Theros gods, Marit Lage, etc.
Quote from TerrorKingA »Garruk is also a summoner and can use Green Magic to augment himself, a la Giant Growth. He lost to Liliana largely because the Chain Veil caught him offguard, and then never lost to another 'walker. It isn't so much "brute force" as it's "magical brute force". While Chandra can hurl a fireball or two at him, he can in turn summon a stampede or augment his power enough to brute force her into a mangled mess. As I like both Garruk and Chandra, I pray the two never meet in combat.
Quote from orlouge82 »Doug has kind of hinted that Gideon leans a little bit red, so it's entirely possible that he could be RW. We haven't had such a color alignment on a planeswalker since Ajani Vengeant, and maybe there's a big demand for a Boros 'walker? As much as they say that they don't do color box-checking for planeswalkers, it looks like we got every color on the spectrum represented by planeswalkers for each block starting with Innistrad (we've actually had it for every block since Lorwyn except for Scars, which was missing green), so it's clearly something that they're aware of. Plus, with Nahiri possibly showing up, the field is disproportionately represented by white planeswalkers (Ajani, Gideon, Elspeth (who's "dead" but strongly hinted to possibly return (hopefully not with an upper case "R")), and now Nahiri). They may just decide that Gideon, being the most "super hero vigilante type" planeswalker out there, would be the best fit for a RW alignment.
Quote from Smokestack »Quote from Onering »That would be a good example of Wizards listening to the customers. Correct me if Im wrong, but I remember him originally being just a throwaway legend until there was a lot of interest in him.
Well, the "former walker" part of his story was there from the beginning, so I wouldn't call him a throwaway legend, given how unique his condition was.
And WotC has a very Phyrexian way of handling unused or underdeveloped concepts. Nothing is ever thrown away.
Quote from Onering »That would be a good example of Wizards listening to the customers. Correct me if Im wrong, but I remember him originally being just a throwaway legend until there was a lot of interest in him.