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by WizardMN
8 hours ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes
Replies: 619
Views: 23461

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes

Yeah, I know :( I didn't even bother buying the Apparition online because of its cost. I couldn't believe it was so high. Luckily Linvala wasn't nearly as bad. But yeah, Keeper and Lotus are the two I have seen so far. As discussed above. I think I am going to try out Sphinx of the Second Sun but it...
by WizardMN
9 hours ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes
Replies: 619
Views: 23461

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes

I suppose with the addition of Preordain, it isn't too bad of an idea. I have 38 lands already and going down to 37 seems wrong, but maybe not. That is a good call on Strip Mine though. I can see where that might not be the greatest. I am still running Temple of the False God and this might be the r...
by WizardMN
9 hours ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 2213
Views: 73740

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

After a bit of thought, I am sorting of cooling to the Lotus. It is a better Dark Ritual obviously but being limited to functioning with 1 or 2 cards (depending on if playing with Partners) just seems bad. Even with those cards always being accessible. My most hopeful outing for the card is probably...
by WizardMN
9 hours ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes
Replies: 619
Views: 23461

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes

Fair enough. I disagree that cutting a land is correct but I will be curious to see your experience with it. Like I said, I am definitely trying it in a few decks (basically, my 2 color decks) but your points are important: it is a terrible topdeck, we don't often need to recast Ephara, and it can b...
by WizardMN
9 hours ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes
Replies: 619
Views: 23461

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes

I initially thought the same thing and I know it is getting slotted in. However, I am curious if that speed ultimately doesn't do anything though. I mean, we spent a card to get out Ephara faster and we can't re-use the mana for something else. So, we have 2 mana on turn 2 still so if we don't have ...
by WizardMN
11 hours ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: So... what do you think about Colfenor?
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: So... what do you think about Colfenor?

I would have loved an Enchantress general too. Black Enchantments don't get enough love in the enchantress realm :( But I do think this is just too high costed for not enough value. He probably works in the 99 in some lists, but the trigger is actually fairly restrictive. I think there is likely fun...
by WizardMN
11 hours ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 2213
Views: 73740

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

@WizardMN you'll know this one. With Colfenor, the Last Yew if I cast Endless One and Phyrexian Marauder for one mana and sacrifice to Ashnod's Altar will I be able to get the other back from graveyard, as I assume the toughness is determined to what it was at when it actually died, rather than the...
by WizardMN
12 hours ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 2213
Views: 73740

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

Newly spoiled, Colfenor, the Last Yew, is a pretty cool card. It's a pretty good recursion enabler just by being on your battlefield with a few other creatures and maybe a sac outlet. Useful without being overpowered, and just a solid design. It even feels sort of like a Lorwyn-block card. My conce...
by WizardMN
12 hours ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 2213
Views: 73740

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

I can't decide if Wheel of Misfortune is awesome or garbage. I think it has advantages in that often Wheel of Fortune gets Counterspell because the blue mage doesn't want to discard the hand they've been working on. So in this respect it is likely to not get countered as much, if at all really. If ...
by WizardMN
13 hours ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 2213
Views: 73740

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

Rograkh puts a smile on my face, that's for sure. Not really convinced there's anything worth doing with him though. My immediate thoughts on who to pair him with and or what to do with him: Reyhan, Last of the Abzan - Could do sort of a sac / counters strategy. Having a free cast commander could h...
by WizardMN
13 hours ago
Forum: Previews
Topic: [CMR] More common reprints: Kor Cartographer, Ninth Bridge Patrol, Omenspeaker, Preordain, Welding Sparks
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: [CMR] More common reprints: Kor Cartographer, Ninth Bridge Patrol, Omenspeaker, Preordain, Welding Sparks

Its about time for a foil reprint of Preordain as well. It has only had the one printing so far and the price was outrageous. This should make it much more reasonable.
by WizardMN
3 days ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 2213
Views: 73740

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

Sphinx of the Second Sun and Aggravated Assault are infinite given that you get to untap all your lands in each new untap step. It is important to note that this is not necessarily infinite. Or, not as cheaply or effectively as it seems. You will always end up with the Extra Combat/Main Phase from ...
by WizardMN
3 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens
Replies: 332
Views: 12701

Re: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens

Yeah, it's a combo first and foremost. I am trending more towards a full on combo deck, and I may want to back that off eventually though. I'll think on removing opt instead of impulse. Fair enough. I do think digging 2 or 4 times as deep (depending on if you Scry to the top with Opt) is worth it. ...
by WizardMN
3 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens
Replies: 332
Views: 12701

Re: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens

I would cut other cards before Impulse anyway. Don't leave me hanging now. What would you have cut, I'm curious? The PW slot? I was just thinking of my deck where I would cut Serum Visions or Portent first, but you aren't running those. Though, in your list, I do think cutting Opt before Impulse mi...
by WizardMN
3 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes
Replies: 619
Views: 23461

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash & Taxes

I think it is a great effect, but man, 8 mana is exceptionally hard to swing. Since it triggers at the beginning of the postcombat main phase, we do get an untap (and upkeep and draw) step the same turn effectively making it "free" and still leaving mana open for our opponents' turns. Now, the main ...
by WizardMN
3 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens
Replies: 332
Views: 12701

Re: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens

Interesting analysis. I really value silundi opening up a slot in the deck, and I think land tax and gift of estates changes the value of impulse as a land draw, though it still hurt for me to cut it. That is a good point. The summary above was more about things in a vacuum so with Land Tax (someth...
by WizardMN
3 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens
Replies: 332
Views: 12701

Re: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens

No, it definitely isn't better than Impulse. That is why I was looking at Serum Visions or maybe Portent as the cards it could replace (if not complement). I do think Impulse is better. I think with the cards I use, plus the new ones mentioned, the order of preference, from highest to lowest, would ...
by WizardMN
4 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens
Replies: 332
Views: 12701

Re: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens

As for your more recent changes, I am curious as to how Narset into Jace, and Ageless Insight into Gift of Estates works out. I don't do a lot with Gift of Estates, but it certainly does ensure land drops which might make the swap relevant. I do agree Narset has not been as good as it seems she coul...
by WizardMN
4 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens
Replies: 332
Views: 12701

Re: Kykar, Wind's Fury - Jeskai Tokens

I am getting behind on my card evaluation and never noticed yours so this is a little late. You have a bit more than I do. For the stuff you noted, I agree with most of your summary on the cards you mentioned. The only things I disagree with or would add are: Confounding Conundrum - I guess this mig...
by WizardMN
1 week ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Varina, Lich Queen - Esper Zombie Midrange
Replies: 394
Views: 21483

Re: Varina, Lich Queen - Esper Zombie Midrange

Regarding Insight and Archive: I do think the effect is really good especially considering one of our main draw engines is our general. Having our general be one of the main sources of draw is basically what makes these cards playable when they otherwise wouldn't be in the same deck with a different...
by WizardMN
2 weeks ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Varina, Lich Queen - Esper Zombie Midrange
Replies: 394
Views: 21483

Re: Varina, Lich Queen - Esper Zombie Midrange

Just a quick chime in, I've been running Sunken Ruins and Fetid Heath for quite some time and I've been very happy with them. I pretty much run filter lands in all my multicolored decks and have rarely had issues. I'm not sure why some folks are so down on them. And, they're a decent price now with...
by WizardMN
2 weeks ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Varina, Lich Queen
Replies: 53
Views: 2039

Re: Varina, Lich Queen

So, that brings up a really good point on Grotto and Stronghold, but I want to comment on each of those lands you brought up because the discussion is worthwhile to have and after some thought, I think I might agree with you on most of them: Bojuka Bog - There is a very real chance that outside of a...
by WizardMN
2 weeks ago
Forum: Rulings
Topic: Brilliant Ultimatum's Unusual Wording?
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Brilliant Ultimatum's Unusual Wording?

Interestingly Muldrotha, the Gravetide was changed the same way Ultimatum was. I don't see any reason why the change is made so haphazardly but it doesn't seem to be limited to just Ultimatum. Only Wizards will really know why not everything is changed but I am pretty sure the reason is simply clari...
by WizardMN
2 weeks ago
Forum: Rulings
Topic: Brilliant Ultimatum's Unusual Wording?
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Brilliant Ultimatum's Unusual Wording?

Probably because the printed wording is confusing. "Play" creates a bunch of questions where people don't realize the spells are cast instead of "put into play" (ie, put onto the battlefield). As to why this card got errata while others haven't, it is hard to say. Personally, I would prefer this wor...
by WizardMN
3 weeks ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Varina, Lich Queen
Replies: 53
Views: 2039

Re: Varina, Lich Queen

Last night was a game that was really awkward. I played against a couple other people and started with 1 land, Sol Ring , and a Talisman. Luckily, I drew 2 lands as my first lands, but none were black which ended up being a problem. I got Varina down and she got removed immediately, I cast her again...

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