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Post by Pygyzy » 5 days ago

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Dr. Mikhail Keating WWWGGG
Legendary Creature — Human Nomad (M)
Omen (For each of your omens, you may choose how one creature that an opponent controls attacks or blocks each combat.)
Judo (Damage dealt to this by creatures without judo also causes that creature to deal that much damage to itself.)
T: When target creature an opponent controls dies this turn, return that card to the battlefield under your control.
Each other creature you control gets +1/+1 for each creature you control.
"You really think he spends all night reading books? — Isabel Jasper, Keating Biological Researcher
4/4

Specter Of Naught BBBBBB
Legendary Creature — Specter Incarnation (M)
Infernal — Whenever a creature you don't control is exiled, each opponent loses life equal to its toughness.
Damnation (Any amount of damage dealt to this by a creature is enough to exile that creature.)
Omen (For each of your omens, you may choose how one creature that an opponent controls attacks or blocks each combat.)
Protection from Humans, Demigods, and Gods
"Once it's chosen it's victim, it becomes bound to them. The last person that tried to break the curse... I'm not gonna make the same mistake they did." — Garren Dyndale, occult and supernatural phenomena expert
8/7

Razor-Gazer UUURRR
Legendary Artifact Creature — Scarecrow Eye (M)
Flying, Haste, Menace, Prowess
T: Razor-Gazer deals 4 damage to any target.
q: Counter target spell that would destroy Razor-Gazer.
UURR: Tap target creature. Untap Razor-Gazer.
"So you're saying, it murdered the entire high school football team. And it was wearing Ernie's face? Hang on, someone's here. Hello? Bill? That you?" — Bartleby Hollis, Shadowsfall Deputy, last words
4/1
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Dr. Mikhail Keating 1WG
Legendary Creature — Samurai Nomad (M)
Deft (Whenever this attacks or blocks, prevent all damage that would be dealt to it by target creature this turn.)
Meditation (If this would be dealt lethal damage for the first time in a turn. it's dealt one less than lethal damage instead.)
T: When target creature other than Dr. Mikhail Keating dies this turn, return that card to the battlefield under your control.
Each other creature you control gets +1/+1 for each other creature on the battlefield that shares at least one creature type with it.
You really think he spends all night reading books?" — Isabel Jasper, Keating Bio-Industrial Research Division
3/2

Specter Of Naught 3BBB
Legendary Creature — Specter Incarnation (M)
Sinister, (Opponents can only attack or block with one creature.) soulstrike, (Damage dealt to this by another creature also causes that creature to be exiled), souldrink, (Whenever a creature is exiled, gain life equal to its toughness.) protection from Humans, Demigods, and Gods.
"Once it's chosen it's victim, it becomes bound to them. The last person that tried to break the curse... I think I know what they did wrong." — Garren Dyndale, occult and supernatural phenomena expert
8/7

Razor-Gazer 4UR
Legendary Artifact Creature — Scarecrow Eye (M)
Flying, Haste, First Strike
T: Razor-Gazer deals 4 damage to any target.
2UR: Untap Razor-Gazer.
"Four eyes and four... bat-wings? 14 feet tall. Comes to life every 4 years... to wear people's faces? What is this a prank? Hang on, I think someone's here. Jack? That you?" — Bartleby Hollis, Shadowsfall Deputy, last words
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Post by void_nothing » 5 days ago

Dr. Mikhail Keating - Two damage prevention keywords seem redundant, and deft is probably not going to do much other than stop your opponent from blocking this particular creature with the targeted creature, so you may as well make that what the keyword does anyway. I'm not sure how you mean for meditation to interact with 2 or more damage dealt by a source with deathtouch. This card is PACKED with abilities, frankly too many, and is besides that broken, being a repeatable Saffi Eriksdotter and a one-sided Coat of Arms - both really really strong cards - for just three mana.

Specter of Naught - Another case of too many keywords, and a couple of them really don't need to be keywords. Sinister is not only a redundant ability but it's way too powerful to appear on multiple cards. If you want this to be a keyword, it should be something like "can attack or block with one fewer creature" - that's a bit hard to word in rules text but it would be fine as reminder text, which is just a shorthand. Souldrink is very narrow; if there's an exile theme as indicated by soulstrike, I'd think souldrink would be an ability word for "Whenever a creature is exiled..." triggered abilities instead of always being lifegain for some reaosn. However, the Spirit of the Night reference(?) here pleases me, and the protection is really flavorful trinket text.

Razor-Gazer - Not overcomplicated, but I'm not sure whether or not this is too strong; the self-untapping might be a little bit much. Still, it's got one toughness and it's a fairly high-mana-cost multicolor legend, so there's some leeway. Still, puts Kamahl, Pit Fighter pretty much to shame, right?
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Post by Pygyzy » 5 days ago

Thanks. I updated the first post with the new cards using your critique.

Mikhail — this one had a lot of knobs and when thru a few different iterations. I tried to make it pushed but not overpowered. I thought by making it shockable that would "balance" it. But I ended up muddling it.
Deft was originally "one creature can't block" and it was called stealth. But I nerfed it.
Meditation is supposed to be a reverse persist in theory. The humans in this setting are the ones that come back.
The Adarkar Valkyrie ability was at first just an opponents creature, but I tried "that shares a creature type with a creature you control" to interact with the coat of arms but the text is too bulky.
I justified the last ability with "you can't shock a coat of arms"

Spectre of Naught — It's SOTN + Akroma more or less. Sinister was my attempt at "what's the strongest evasion ability outside of unblockable. I knew it was too strong but couldn't think of a fix. And I tried to figure out the best way to use the exile together but couldn't quite get it.

Razor-Gazer — Yeah, I don't think anyone would feel bad about obsoleting Kamahl. I wanted this guy to be scary. I think he's just about right. I was worried that the untap ability would put it over the top but I judged it by, "Is it more broken than Deadeye Navigator?" I decided no but pretty close in power. Funnily enough, I was worried about adding prowess but I think it brings it about in line with Deadeye powerwise while also making the untap less relavent.

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