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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 26 Mar 2012, 07:33

That card would be Mindshrieker I believe.
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Postby Rikadyn » 27 Mar 2012, 18:09

Interesting question, why do some cards have white names/titles on MTGO?
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Postby Yaxley » 29 Mar 2012, 12:54

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Postby MowDownJoe » 02 Apr 2012, 16:24

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Postby theDreamer » 02 Apr 2012, 16:30

Please note:

that is an Angel, for 8, that is 8/8.

That is the MOST COST EFFECTIVE ANGEL EVER, and her card text is astounding.

Edit: I take that back, I forgot about a few angels I forgot about. None this awesome though.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Volafortis » 02 Apr 2012, 16:37

Avacyn is definitely good, but she won't be replacing Elesh Norn in Frites.

Once the Praetors and Titans cycle out, she'll probably see some play, because she's definitely good, even though expensive.

If nothing else, it's AMAZING in casual decks and formats.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby theDreamer » 02 Apr 2012, 16:45

What is this frites,and why do I want mcdonald's now?
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Matt » 02 Apr 2012, 16:50

I just saw Avacyn. I, like, I don't even know. There are no words.

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Postby Volafortis » 02 Apr 2012, 17:07

theDreamer wrote:What is this frites,and why do I want mcdonald's now?

Frites is short for "French Rites"

It's a 5 color reanimator deck in standard that uses Faithless Looting, Tracker's Instincts, and Mulch to get Unburial Rites and Elesh Norn into the graveyard and flashback the Rites for Norn.
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Postby theDreamer » 02 Apr 2012, 17:28

It's funny becauses frites is french for "french fries."
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Postby the_lone_bard » 02 Apr 2012, 20:47

Matt wrote:I just saw Avacyn. I, like, I don't even know. There are no words.

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Postby unknowngamer » 02 Apr 2012, 23:26

I saw some postulating a few weeks back where someone was thinking Avacyn would have flying, vigilance, lifelink, and deathtouch. While that would have been pretty cool, this is way better. Also, my first commander deck was mono-white, but white is easily the weakest colour in my collection so it was crap. With her as commander though, I think almost any deck could work.
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Postby Matt » 02 Apr 2012, 23:36

She would never make it into play. Ever.

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Postby dackwards d » 02 Apr 2012, 23:42

Avacyn turned out pretty much the way I figured she would be, though I never thought she would be so... cost efficient. If I draw one I'll be tempted to make my first what mono-white deck, but I have a friend that mains white, loves angels, and will lose her shit over this card. As much as I would hate to play against it I would probably end up trading it to go into her Angel EDH deck. I really can't wait to see what else is coming up in this set.
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Postby the_lone_bard » 03 Apr 2012, 00:13

Matt wrote:She would never make it into play. Ever.

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If I could make a four colour deck based around Diabolic Tutor > Rune scarred > Rune scarred > Rune Scarred > Rune Scarred > Sheoldred that worked, I can make this work.
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Postby Geoff_B » 03 Apr 2012, 00:18

What about a Quicksilver Amulet?
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Postby the_lone_bard » 03 Apr 2012, 01:19

Not gunna be in rotation long enough.
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Postby SilPho » 03 Apr 2012, 01:34

It won't rotate out until October, that seems long enough to me.
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Postby theDreamer » 03 Apr 2012, 02:23

I'm sure aubergine is having a self debate right now:

She has a Kaalia EDH deck (hence withengar, which is still awesome, and really is a better choice, I think, than sheoldred), but also loves angels such that she'd make an angel EDH deck.

But all her good angels are in Kaalia, and this is so much better than Deathless Angel.
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Postby the_lone_bard » 03 Apr 2012, 03:54

SilPho wrote:It won't rotate out until October, that seems long enough to me.


Yes, but Avacyn is about to be released, and with an already unstable meta and new 'Net decks coming out every other day, by the time it settles down after Avacyn M13 will be maybe a month or two away, not alot of time to set up a deck that consistantly counters them.

Granted a "Good" deck shouldn't worry about that, but let's face it, the first time anyone encounters the myr infinite bullshit combo they're un-prepared. Point is, I'd like to build a deck which can be more easily modified with M13 coming. For example, I typically avoid things like Quicksilver which won't make a return, or have an equivilent returning.
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Postby Geoff_B » 03 Apr 2012, 04:00

How do you know it won't make a return?
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Postby the_lone_bard » 03 Apr 2012, 05:01

Because that isn't a returning core card. It's pretty much standard for wizzards now that things like giant growth, rampant growth, birds of paradise, some green bear are going to return in every core set, in one form or another. The fact that the Titans returned from M11 suprised me, because they were new and returned. But the way I see it, Quicksilver won't make a return. It's too common for a rare, I have like, 9 of the things and don't use any. Because Elvish Piper does the same thing, but better-ish.

Eh, just trust me on this, we will be lucky to see the Titans return in M13, quicksilver, worldslayer (BWAHAHAHAHAHAH so out of place!) the scepter/throne/crown won't return, most of the commons will stay or be pallette swapped, if we're lucky elvish piper will return depending on the sec to rotate out scars' theme... But quicksilver won't, it was a good idea and all, but out of place in a core set, and underpowered for the scars block.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Trymantha » 03 Apr 2012, 13:17

the_lone_bard wrote:
Eh, just trust me on this, we will be lucky to see the Titans return in M13, quicksilver, worldslayer (BWAHAHAHAHAHAH so out of place!) the scepter/throne/crown won't return, most of the commons will stay or be pallette swapped, if we're lucky elvish piper will return depending on the sec to rotate out scars' theme... But quicksilver won't, it was a good idea and all, but out of place in a core set, and underpowered for the scars block.


they all but confirmed that the titans wont be returning, they admit they are way to oppressive.
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 03 Apr 2012, 15:05

I'm sure I've seen a site somewhere that lets you use custom designs for playmats...

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