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  • posted a message on [KHM] Icebreaker Kraken— Seattle Kraken preview
    Quest for Ula's Temple intensifies. I actually like this in a non meme way but I am an old fart and there is a part of me that is just asking why dumb fun stuff like this isn't mythic. I remember when Polar Kraken was like a great cool thing to get.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Frost augur - John Robert’s II
    This is VERY pushed for an uncommon.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Fynn, the Fangbearer— Dicebreaker preview
    1/3 deathtouch used to cost 3, so this is already a massive limited player. I like the idea of splashing this in poison slivers with the death-toucher.

    This brings me back to a simpler time for MTG when we would get 1-2 oddball poison cards in random ass expansions.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Tundra Fumarole— ChannelFireball preview
    Since the spell is generating the mana and is a snow spell, wouldn't that make the colorless mana also colorless snow mana? If so it is strange way to template this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] In Search of Greatness— Duende Gaming preview
    Quote from Xcric »
    It costs 2 mana and 2 green , which on its own makes it way harder to play in lots of decks that would like to play it.
    And if its not "or less" you need exactly that converted manacost in your hand to make ti work, which is even more specific.
    If all you get is a scry 1 each turn, this is total poop.

    If you can abuse it with some dredge creature or similar, it requires you to play a pay-off big creature.

    Otherwise its basically snow-balling (thats a theme for so many cards) , if you can have and keep a big permanent, you get more big permanents from your hand.

    Kinda promotes building decks that are full of expensive stuff, and completely disfunctional without something like this.
    Fires of Invention supported that gameplan a lot better.

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    Not sold on this, it smells bad.


    this is exactly my feeling on this card too. at first glance it seems so busted, but when you dive into it... it really isn't. the chances of always having something exactly 1 mana more than the highest cmc thing you have is just too low.


    This set has a bunch of stuff that has 2 different CMCs, which will make this much easier to trigger. I have 0 doubt that this will be an EDH card in a big way.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Ascendant Spirit— Raphael Levy preview
    I think card is going to be a staple in a new type of spirits in pioneer and Snowko. Spirits can go snow in pioneer without too much cost I think as long as they are just careful and this does a lot for the mid to late game.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Narfi, Betrayer King— Olivia Gobert-Hicks preview
    This dude seems real strong for some sort of snow dredge list in younger formats like Pioneer with Stitchers supplier, Amalgam, Silversmote Ghoul, and Creeping chill. Only issues is it needs to be better than Opps all spells.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Goldvein Pick— Eduardo Sajgalik preview
    I hate the comparison to Sword of the Animist. One produces tapped lands and the other makes Lotus petals that can be used that turn. Totally different thing and the number of cards that actually care about gold tokens are not insignificant.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Harald, King of Skemfar— Dana Fischer preview
    I actually think this card is probably good in Modern G/B Elf lists that were already running Shaman of the Pack, probably no more than a 1 of but being able to draw into another sentinel as opposed to a random card like Visionary would give you seems good enough.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Glimpse the Cosmos and more snow-covered basics— Weekly MTG previews
    Quote from Lectrys »
    Legacy Ninjas might be able to abuse this with Changeling Outcast.
    Do they even need another option though?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] "Glittering Frost"— Weibo preview
    If it was cheaper sure. For 3 mana that is a lot just to get +! mana and a higher snow count. Also there are not that many lands a snow deck is going to use that are not snow themselves to begin with, and the ones that are not are usually sac lands anyway.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on how powerful do you think 7 dwarves will be, come the next set?
    I don't think Magda needs dwarf support to be good so much as gold support to win the game with a dragon.

    As of right now the dwarves are sorta like a Ravenous rats, which are moderate playables in limited formats. You kinda have to hit a turn 2/3/4 curve with them to really get value out of them over any number of other 2 drops that exist, so I don't think Magda alone will get there, especially without a good 1 drop dwarf, and really you probably need 2.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [KHM] Runeforge Champion (LEAK)
    I feel like runes could also be similar to seal of fire type enchantments, just from a playability perspective. I have to believe the runes to have moderate effects at best because they never would have printed that cost reduction otherwise, it is too broad if they ever want to go back to it in the future.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Leak. Vorinclex, Monstrous rider
    I'm betting it's real now. Phyrexia was always the real big bad of Magic going back to antiquities and they need a new baddie since Bolas is "gone" and Im pretty sure the eldrazi are all dead. They never resolved the scars block story line either so we know they are out there, and the praetors are character driven enough that they work for EDH, work for constructed, work for other product lines.

    I hope they don't overdo it though. I like the idea of 1-2 of them floating around per set, much like Eye of Ugin was spoiled before the Eldrazi came out.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Realmwalker (Buy-A-Box promo)— Rhapsody of Fire preview
    1 mana cheaper than Vizier makes me think this is far better than some are giving it credit for. If anything in tribal EDH lists it can easily function as a second vizer at the least, and it could see play in elf combos.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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