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  • posted a message on New Split-Elspeth?
    So I saw this posted earlier today on my tumblr feed. I didn't think much of it at the time since it is so weird I assumed it was fake. But then I did a double-take when I saw that it was from Ryan Yee's official instagram. In the post he mentioned that it was revealed somewhere else so I assumed it just hadn't made it's way to Salvation or MythicSpoiler yet.

    I check back later in the day and it's still not mentioned anywhere and the post was removed from both his instagram and tumblr. Fortunately I still had the image saved from sending it to some friends on Facebook.

    Honestly I thought it was fake at first so if nobody believes this I can completely understand. Sorry if this belongs in baseless speculation but given that it came from Ryan Yee I felt that was enough to make it worth considering. I also wouldn't be surprised it was part of an early April Fools joke.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on Bx Devotion
    Something that I've been curious about for a while but now that we have Gifted Aetherborn does anyone think there's a critical mass of vampires to make playing Kalastria Highborn worth playing?

    It seems like it plays into the strategy of the deck well but I wouldn't know if it could replace cards like Relentless Dead.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Daxos the Returned - Enchantment Speed Bumps Galore
    I figured as much but just wanted to hear it from the horses mouth. I have a bad habit of getting suckered into "clever cards".
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Daxos the Returned - Enchantment Speed Bumps Galore
    I have a similar version of the deck but my list isn't very tuned because I don't have time to play EDH very often.

    I wanted to get an opinion about Heartstone from from people that have played the deck. The few times I've played I've had trouble getting many activations of Daxos' ability. I thought that this might be helpful but I could also imagine it being essentially a worse Ur-Golem's Eye.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Breya: Doomsday Artificer
    Don't know if its any good yet but I'm trying Liquimetal Coating in my list. It could be just as bad as it sounds but it looks like it offers a surprising amount of utility. From letting Saheeli's Mastery copy any permanent, giving Padeem, Comsil of Innovation hexproof, steal anything with Dack Fayden and turn all your artifact destruction into Vindicates. Plus it goes infinite with Saheeli Rai.

    On the other hand, my deck is a lot less competitive and plays more 'cares about artifact' effects.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on How do you feel about Faerie Artisans?
    I'm disappointing in it because it's part of this annoying thing Wizards has been doing recently which is: making 'cares about artifact cards' that are non-artifacts.

    It's a pretty selfish complaint and I can understand why they do it. It creates tension and decision making in deckbuilding by making you balance the number of artifacts you play against the number of non-artifacts. Which I think is fair for limited and standard.

    The problem is with eternal formats like EDH there are already so many powerful artifacts and cares-about-artifact effects that it reduces decision making. I try to get excited about new cares-about-artifact cards but then I realize that including them just dilutes my artifact count and I probably shouldn't include them. As it turns out Faerie Artisans might be powerful enough to be an exception to this rule, but that was still my initial reaction to seeing this card.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Not quite that good since it doesn't trigger off of damage to creatures. On the flip side that means it stacks with lifelink. I think she would make a fun pair with Tymna the weaver

    EDIT: Oooooooh! Orzhov Advokist looks like an awesome addition to Orzhov pillowfort.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Man, way to build me up and let me down Wizards. I've been waiting years for a WUBR Artifact commander and when they finally print one they make her super boring. The sacrifice 2 artifacts especially gets me. I once tried to make one and thought the ability Sacrifice an artifact: you gain life equal to it's converted mana cost. Then, return an artifact from your graveyard to the battlefield. You lose life equal to it's converted mana cost. Which I thought was super flavorful way to do transmutation, while also having elements of all 4 colors.

    I want to like this card, I really do but she just seems like a utility commander. Is there anything interesting you can do with her other than make tokens and sacrifice them?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Is Ashiok an aetherborn?
    This was asked at the creative QA panel yesterday and the answer was "No. Though we anticipated players would ask this."
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Long Live Queen Marchesa!
    I guess I was thinking of Assemble the Legion as a pillowfort card rather than a token card for the ability to pump out chump blockers and eventually become a win condition (assuming it survives long enough)
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Long Live Queen Marchesa!
    I wanted to try out this commander but couldn't think of a good way to build her. Luckily I already have a Daxos/Teysa deck built around enchantments and pillowfort that she could easily usurp. Plus I've always wanted to play Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs in that deck.

    I'd I'll suggest Assemble the Legion and possibly War's Toll The latter seems like a good way to disincentivise attacking or at least make it easy to take the throne back if they do.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Full Set List is Up

    As far as the amount of filler and worthless rares, it reflects an unfortunate facet of this game's set design that has existed since Alpha. Even disregarding the tenants of how Wizards designs for limited, Wizards would never, ever release a set with a cube-like level of value. Some of the rarity changes made sense (such as Force of Will's upgrade and the downgrade of some former junk rares) and others were WTF (Argothian Enchantress). Of course, the inclusion of cards that had been out of print for decades clashing with the company's insistence on creating a draftable set is most likely at fault for this disharmony.
    Completely agree. I've always thought that the 'Masters' products are trying to do too many things at once. If making a set that's fun to draft you want a focus on commons and uncommons, a low overall power level and a low price to make up for the fact that you'll mostly be getting bulk commons. A set meant to increase card availability needs to focus on uncommons and rares, a high power level and a high price point to help curb stores overcharging and card prices from dropping too far too fast.

    In my opinion these sets end up offering the worst of both worlds. They're mostly low-power commons and uncommons to make a good draft experience, but the packs are expensive the chance of getting high-value rares/mythics. It's too difficult to shift cards down in rarity because that will upset the draft format but keeping all the high-value cards at rare/mythic prevents prices from moving significantly. The worst part is, because of limited the print-runs, most of the product ends up in the hands of investors and constructed players (who couldn't care less about a bunch of draft un/commons) leaving stores with little to no product left to run drafts.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Heritage Druid
    I thought the point of having a high power limited environment was so they could downshift rarity. Though in this case it seems like pretty blatant pandering to investors since I can't imagine printing this at uncommon would break limited.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Control Magic at Rare
    I've been saying since MM1 that "reprinting cards high value cards" and "make a fun limited format" is a conflict of interest and this is a prime example.

    Especially since there will be nearly 0 opportunities to draft this in paper because the limited print run just gets bought out by people looking for singles.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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