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  • posted a message on Unmoored Ego
    Quote from pierrebai »
    Cast this at pre-release naming island. Watch your opponent be unable to cast his niv-mizzet.

    Playing, name a basic land type could mana screw your opponent. Could also do mostly nothing.


    Remember it's capped at 4 copies. Naming a basic land type doesn't do as much as you think.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Unmoored Ego
    This is probably the strongest Cranial Extraction effect we've had thus far. The card doesn't need to hit the graveyard (a la Surgical Extraction/Extirpate), it's three mana, and there's no restriction on what you can name. Overall, that makes it extremely powerful.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Best place to buy singles
    I'm a big fan of Magic Facebook groups. Since sales are peer to peer, overhead is lower and you generally get lower prices than you would anywhere else. The "Sick Deals" group is particularly good because they enforce that the sale has to be 10% lower than TCGPlayer or Ebay at the minimum. The High End group is good for larger acquisitions like Duals and other Reserved List cards.

    TCGPlayer and eBay tend to be very good options as well, if you want a little bit more of a guarantee on your purchases.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on "Lightning of Signal Fire"
    Quote from jshrwd »
    Man, they are really pushing this "immunity to graveyard hate" ability, aren't they?


    I don't see it as immunity to graveyard hate so much as trying to avoid active dis-synergy with the fact that Jumpstart exiles the spell as it resolves. If this (and Ral) only counted spells in your graveyard, you would be hesitant to Jumpstart things because it would lower the amount of damage they deal.


    That said, this card seems pretty unimpressive to me. If it could go to the dome, was an instant, or cost UR instead of 1UR, it would be pretty powerful. As it stands, I'm really questioning how good this can be.

    Maybe there's some kind of Jeskai deck that will self-mill/exile from library with Search for Azcanta and Surveil effects, then point this at the new Boros Reckoner dude to deal a huge amount to face, but that seems like a lot of hoops to jump through.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Surveil to replace Scry?
    It seems very unlikely. Surveil is definitely stronger than scry, which means they would have to be stingier with where they use it, which would actually make it worse at its primary job of smoothing mana for limited play.

    Also, MaRo has indicated that they wouldn't want the Vancouver Mulligan using Scry if Scry wasn't evergreen, and Surveil on that Mulligan would be incredibly degenerate.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Rumor Mill Forum Helpdesk
    Do MTGS get some commission for putting the names of other sites in the titles of spoiler threads? Best practice is to move the name of the source into the body of the post. If not, surround the source's name in parentheses so we won't mistake it as part of a card name; and attribute them properly: "from <mysource>".


    MTGS does not receive commission for properly sourcing our cards, but it has long been our practice. I will pass on the suggestion that we more clearly delineate the cardname and the source, however.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mission Briefing
    Quote from jayjayhooks »
    Instant UU: Surveil 2, then choose an instant or sorcery in your graveyard. You may cast that card this turn. If that card would put in your graveyard this turn exile it instead.

    Can this card 'flashback' itself since it doesn't target? Sort of like how Lightning Bolt sometimes increases goyfs toughness on resolution and can't kill it when it was a 2/3 without an instant in the yard? Do the same type of rules apply here?


    No. A spell is put into the graveyard as the final step of resolving it. This is before state-based actions are checked, which is why goyf survives sometimes, but it does not happen in time for Mission Briefing to target itself.
    Posted in: Rumored Card Rulings
  • posted a message on Print This Wizards (so I can put it in my cube)
    Yeah I was afraid they were going to play it that safe. I suppose there's room for something more interesting at rare. Maybe a Char with Jumpstart for 2RR?

    Jesus, just compare the burn spell they printed to Staggershock:

    Staggershock is easier to cast at 2R instead of 1RR
    Staggershock gives you the second cast for free
    Staggershock is an instant
    Staggershock does not require you to discard a card for the second cast

    I mean, there are a few small advantages to this card over Staggershock (you can use both casts in one turn to kill a 4-toughness creature, countering the first spell doesn't stop the second spell from being cast) but just WOW it pales in comparison.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Next banned & restricted list possible offenders
    FYI, Restriction is only done in Vintage because it doesn't ban any cards except those that do not function within the rules of the game (Ante, Dexterity, Subgame, and Conspiracy-typed cards).
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Print This Wizards (so I can put it in my cube)
    A Surveil cantrip seems very strong. I can't see them printing Surveil 2 on a one-mana cantrip, in either Preordain or Serum Visions configuration, as it's basically a better Strategic Planning AND a better Thought Scour. Even Surveil-Opt seems too good, when you consider that Surveil is extremely close to being strictly better than Scry, and the more graveyard synergy you run in your Cube the better it gets. I could see a sorcery Surveil-Opt or a Surveil-Opt that Surveils after drawing.

    So:

    Tpo U
    Instant
    Draw a card
    Surveil 1

    or

    Pto U
    Sorcery
    Surveil 1
    Draw a card

    Those are probably the best we'd get.

    As for a Jumpstart burn spell, R for 2 damage or 1R for 3 damage both seem exceptionally good, even as sorceries. 1R 2 damage instant or 2R/1RR 3 damage sorcery both seem decent but overall fairly average. Jumpstart Firebolt honestly seems better than the Jumpstart Hammer, just because of how cheap it is to trade it + your worst card for two dudes. I suppose Jumpstart Hammer closes the game out very quickly, as it can represent 6 damage on its own, but it's a bit clunkier for trading.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Allied Shocks, Enemy Shocks and then...?
    MaRo has already confirmed that Ravnica Allegiances will have the remaining five shocklands, AND that the third set will not have shocklands like Dragon's Maze did.

    I doubt that the third set will have duals given that they only really want about one full cycle per year to keep standard from being over-inundated with fixing.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Prerelease kits will have a seeded booster
    Yeah, I've never been a fan of this. If your five packs are in your guild, great, you basically get to build with 8 packs worth of cards in color. If your five packs are extremely sparse on your guild, congrats, you get to build with just those five packs.

    Add in possible imbalances between the guilds making some seeded packs more valuable than others and it creates a probable feelbad situation.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on A 7th Basic Landtype introduced in Ravnica Block for a big boon for Magic
    Locked. This is not a rumor
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
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