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  • posted a message on [ELD] 5 “second card drawn” mechanic cards
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from schindar »
    Too bad most of the card draw spoiled so far is over costed. I'd have a better opinion of this "2nd card drawn" theme if they printed something like Merfolk looter. I'm afraid though that these days something that "powerful" would have to be printed at rare



    Lol what?
    Opt, and lots of rares and mythics enables this theme, also the dwarf as well is a enabler too.
    Perhaps I should've clarified that I was referring to draft. You can't count on rares and opt can only pull so much weight. Not to mention Opt isn't that great in draft. As of right now I'm not impressed at all with the enablers for this archetype.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] 5 “second card drawn” mechanic cards
    Too bad most of the card draw spoiled so far is over costed. I'd have a better opinion of this "2nd card drawn" theme if they printed something like Merfolk looter. I'm afraid though that these days something that "powerful" would have to be printed at rare


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  • posted a message on [ELD] two blue Adamant cards
    So...I've sorta been having this internal debate. It actually started a couple sets back, but it feels more and more relevant each set. Do you guys feel that, in the modern game of Magic, a 2/2 creature with a +1/+1 counter is just functionally better than a. 3/3? If so, is the difference so relevant that it should be reflected in mana cost? Is it already affecting cost?
    I think the answer to your question is Vantress Paladin is not a very good card.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Eric Froehlich - 4 previews
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    Next spoiler is up from his stream.

    Lucky Clover 2
    Artifact Uncommon

    Whenever you cast an Adventure instant or sorcery spell, copy it. You may choose new
    targets for the copy.

    Syr Branigan always remembered to kiss his good luck charm, having lost his foot to wolverines the last time he forgot.


    How the...

    That’s like mythic level not uncommon

    You get double dips on instant/sorceries and adventures without any sac necessary
    It doesn't copy adventures, instants and sorceries. It copies adventure instants and sorceries. You're seeing a comma that isn't actually there.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Acclaimed Contender— Rei Sato preview
    That extra knight clause ruins it for me. I'd rather have the bugler.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Castle Embereth (Hareruya)
    I'm absolutely loving these lands.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Drown in the Loch— Carlos Romao preview
    Dance Dance Dance
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Elite Head hunter
    Doesn't pass the vanilla test.
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  • posted a message on [CUBE][ELD] Questing Beast
    I'm happy this exists. It's not as though the 4 drop slot in green is brimming with options. It may not be the most clever of designs but it's certainly powerful enough for cube.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [ELD] Righteousness reprint
    I think I traded a dual land for one of these back in 94.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Harmonious Archon
    My luck I would jam 4 of these in a deck and sit down across from an opponent playing white weenie or tokens.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Rankle, Master of Pranks via TCGPlayer
    I kinda like him and I'm more critical about power level than most people. It's not going to warp formats but it should do work in casual formats. Black makes good use of sacrificing and discarding so in the right deck the effects won't be as symmetrical as it would first appear.
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  • posted a message on [CUBE] [ELD] The Royal Scions
    Think it's better than Saheeli, the Gifted?
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Oko, Thief of Crowns
    Quote from Wraithe »
    Quote from schindar »
    Am I reading this right? The +1 is usually just Beast Within. That's pretty ridiculous for UG, the color combo that is the utter worst at removal.


    Whaaaa? Blue and green are THE two colors of polymorphing effects. Virtually every card in Magic that transforms a card from what it is into a (usually vanilla) creature of some sort is either blue, green, or blue/green. Additionally, blue is the primary color of turning artifacts into creatures, including doing so to remove its text box to shut it off. While green is one of the major artifact-hate colors, along with red. Usually, the creatures blue or green turn a card into is a 1/1 (like a frog) or a 3/3. The +1 uptick effect on Oko is about as quintessential a UG form of effect as you can get for removal.
    I'm not arguing that the color pie is being broken or anything. I'm saying that white, black, and red do a MUCH better job killing creatures. Oko's +1 is giving me repeatable removal which is VERY uncharacteristic of UG. Also, UG is hands down the weakest color pair in cube so this will likely find a home there.
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  • posted a message on Oko, Thief of Crowns
    Am I reading this right? The +1 is usually just Beast Within. That's pretty ridiculous for UG, the color combo that is the utter worst at removal.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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