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  • posted a message on Ayula's Influence
    Quote from kingfede85 »
    "Roaring assault"? How could you bear Wizards? If I hadn't seen it, I wouldn't have any claws for such an inclusion in the set...unbearable.

    I would have accepted Bear Force One.
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  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/22 - The First Sliver & Slivers!
    Remember when they said they changed the sliver design because the classic design had no more room? Well look at that they found a way.
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  • posted a message on Lightning Skelemental
    Ball Blightning
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  • posted a message on Signature Spell Book Gideon
    Quote from WizardMN »
    A couple things to note:

    This is the first foil printing of Martyr's Bond.

    More importantly this is Martyr's Bonds FIRST reprinting.

    This Spellbook is looking a whole lot better than Jace's.
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  • posted a message on God-Eternal Oketra
    Kefnet and Oketra are definitely the strongest of the five, although the rest are strong in their own rights.
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  • posted a message on Spark Harvest (StrictlyBetterMTG preview)
    Now I'm sort of hoping for a card called Elderspell.
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  • posted a message on Ugin **NOWCONFIRMED ** :)
    I honestly find this Ugin to be rather insane. Something that protect itself, can destroy just about anything, and it spits out tokens that draw cards no matter what while possibly killing something else in the process is just nuts.
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  • posted a message on Firemind Vessel
    An interesting mana rock.
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  • posted a message on God-Eternal Kefnet (Cedric Phillips preview)
    I can see this being quite the monster in Standard, a slight chance in Modern, depending on the deck, and a pure annoyance in Commander. My Melek EDH is going to love playing Kefnet
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  • posted a message on Eternal Skylord - PossibilityStorm spoiler
    Quote from coyotemoon722 »
    Is "Zombie Army" creature token the same as "Zombie" token for the purposes of the ability?

    Any token with the creature type "zombie" (this has two creature types of zombie and army) will receive flying from the ability.
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  • posted a message on Eternal Skylord - PossibilityStorm spoiler
    Scarab Lord EDH likes this, although it might just be easier to play Wonder.
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  • posted a message on Static ability on walkers confirmed not war of the spark exclusive
    I wouldn't expect it to appear often though. If anything we'll see them have things like flash or trample (if they turn into creatures) more often than "Creatures you control get X, Y, or Z during your turn".
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  • posted a message on Challenging Troll
    Goreclaw likes this. I know this will be far less of a target than Champion of Lambholt.
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  • posted a message on Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves
    Standard playable for sure and decent commander for a random tribe, although there is only one mono white wolf.
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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Quote from Manite »
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    I mean we’ve been getting white versions for years now.

    Black gets exile effects these days though. There was a time when it was usually ‘black destroys white exiles’. But current standard has infernal reckoning, necrotic wound, grotesque demise, reaver ambush, settle the score, and vraska’s contempt. And the also not-white Hostage Taker, which is exactly this sort of ‘exile by a permanent but can get reversed with permanent removal’ sort of effect.


    Hostage Taker is also part blue, and blue has explored prison exile before. Not to mention you can cast the exiled card, so it's more straight-up theft than simple imprisonment.

    I think they ought to explore Capturing (you gain control of the creature, and as long as it's your captive it can't attack or block and you can't activate its abilities) as an action word for WUB. White can use capturing as a form of law enforcement (much like it does with Arrest), black uses it for more criminal purposes (hostaging, ransom, slavery, torture, etc), and blue can use it for interrogation, experimentation, or to simply neutralize a nuisance. Capturing wouldn't undermine WUB's respective color pie weaknesses, but it would expand the range of possible effects and interactions for low complexity cost.

    But this isn't the topic for mechanic speculation, so I digress.

    No doubt we'll probably get some good reprints, but I'm more interested in new cards. Could we see new mechanics? Maybe tweaks on old mechanics that don't currently have a better home, like Affinity for creatures or Splice onto instant/sorcery?

    This is the thing I hope for the most. I do love when they bring back old mechanics, even if it's just on one or two cards. If they are thinking of making the allied swords then seeing protection is highly likely, which is nice to see.
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