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  • posted a message on Blackblade Reforged
    Is this good with Danitha Capashen, Paragon? Or is that 3 to equip just too much?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Skittering Surveyor & Bloodtallow Candle & Navigator's Compass & Orcish Vandal
    Quote from Courier7 »
    Quote from lukey52 »
    Wastes is a basic type right?


    Yes, it is.


    No, it is not. Wastes cards read "Basic Land" in the typeline but have no subtype. Wastes is simply a card name and you won't be able to use Navigator's Compass to make colourless mana.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Untamed Kavu .:. MaRo Preview
    Card actually looks great but it's really boring by the standards of MaRo's previews - a result of the leak perhaps?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
    Quote from Teysa_Karlov »
    Quote from nawillih »
    Quote from Turinn »
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    This is an ETB trigger? Wow. This is an ETB trigger. Cards nuts. Excellent target for Goryo’s Vengeance?

    Yeah, that's exactly what I thought.

    Turn 1 Faithless Looting, discard Torgaar.
    Turn 2 Goryo's Vengeance, reanimate Torgaar, opponent goes to 10, hit for 7, opponent goes to 3.
    Turn 3 burn spell of your choice.

    That sequence seems so easy it's scary. Am I missing something?


    It's doable, requires 3 specific cards in the top 9-10 of your library, plus a burn spell, plus no lifegain shenanigans from your opp. It's a lot better Game 1 before hate comes in, but a T1 Nihil Spellbomb or a Blessed Alliance T2 or 3 just ruins your day.

    That said, this could still have serious potential, it doesn't have to hit T2 to be a good play so that's a very big point in it's favour, giving you more time to assemble your reanimation engine.


    Lifegain in Modern isn't really a thing outside Soul Sisters or MartyrProc, and it wouldn't matter since you go to 10 regardless of where you were at. However, decks in Modern do tend to drain their own life, with Shocks, Fetches, and T-Seize.


    TBH I was thinking Blessed Alliance specifically for lifegain, it's a commonly played card in sideboards that can either kill the attacker or neutralise the lethal Bolt. That said, I can't honestly think that hitting Torgaar with a Goryo's is going to be a bad play, just that the T2/T3 win is rather unlikely. I know I'll be preparing to see this after DOM comes out.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Benalish Marshal
    Glorious Anthem is a 3/3 now, I like this a lot Smile

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
    Quote from Turinn »
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    This is an ETB trigger? Wow. This is an ETB trigger. Cards nuts. Excellent target for Goryo’s Vengeance?

    Yeah, that's exactly what I thought.

    Turn 1 Faithless Looting, discard Torgaar.
    Turn 2 Goryo's Vengeance, reanimate Torgaar, opponent goes to 10, hit for 7, opponent goes to 3.
    Turn 3 burn spell of your choice.

    That sequence seems so easy it's scary. Am I missing something?


    It's doable, requires 3 specific cards in the top 9-10 of your library, plus a burn spell, plus no lifegain shenanigans from your opp. It's a lot better Game 1 before hate comes in, but a T1 Nihil Spellbomb or a Blessed Alliance T2 or 3 just ruins your day.

    That said, this could still have serious potential, it doesn't have to hit T2 to be a good play so that's a very big point in it's favour, giving you more time to assemble your reanimation engine.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Abzan
    Quote from Soliidan »
    Hi everyone, I have been playing this deck for years, ever since you would just jam 4 rhinos into your deck, although my question is that is anyone still playing abzan? I'm just worried that jund does what this deck wants to do but better now, so what have people been doing to keep this deck relevant?


    The deck has evolved but it's still relevant. The key sideboard options that White gives you can shore up a decent number of matchups.
    We don't generally jam 4 rhinos anymore, it's certainly an option but most places run 2. I have been running 3 for a while due to an abundance of Burn in my meta but for an open meta I'd support the camp on 2.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on "Two-Headed Giant"
    Could this actually be good? 4/4 for 4 is on curve, the fact that it can add random extra bonuses is just gravy.
    Probably won't see play while Rekindling Phoenix is in the format but that card's OP Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Slinn Voda, the Rising Deep
    Weird that this is uncommon, the rarities are pretty borked in this set :') will be interesting to see what ends up being bulk rares now that most of the costly legendary creatures are uncommon.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Forebear's Blade .:. MtG Facebook Japan
    Love how they've really captured the flavour of a family heirloom here Smile Could well prove to be very good as well, though I wish it was 1 less to equip.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on future of Modern Masters
    Masters sets will now be themed and not format based, so Modern reprints and Eternal reprints will be mixed. It's just the same system as Masters 25 and Iconic Masters.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Shalai, Voice of Plenty .:. Star City Games Preview
    Does this go in Kiki-Chord or am I a bad player?

    Honest answers allowed Wink
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Abzan
    It's been said over and over in many different groups that Thrun is a really really really good sideboard card Wink
    As soon as I added him I realised I would never go back, he has so much utility in so many matches and is just an all-round excellent card Smile
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [DOM] Dominaria spoiler discussion for Modern
    I have to be honest, I can't see a way of Mox Amber ever being worthwhile. If you want it to be consistently ramping you T1, then you need to be running 12+ 1-drop Legends to do that, and as none of the existing 1-drops see any play that seems bad.
    In addition, when is spending 2 cards for a mana (Mox+legend) ever going to be better than BoP or Heirarch?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Blood Moon (R) via MTGGoldfish
    Wish this had had the original art to go with the watermark, those old Dark blood moons are too much :'(
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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