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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Rare|
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As Alpine Moon enters the battlefield, choose a nonbasic land name.
Lands your opponents control with the chosen name lose all land types and abilities, and they gain "symbol:T: Gain one mana of any colour."
Alpine Moon Discussion
1 week ago
Try hitting the main pillars of sideboards; graveyard, combo, and bigmana hate. I suggest Damping Sphere for combo and tron hate Alpine Moon for tron/valakut hate Ravenous Trap or Tormod's Crypt or Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard hate And lastly 4x Duress for combo and control
2 weeks ago
Are you looking to have fun, win, or a bit o' both? A good card for goblins, because you can cast so many is Impact Tremors . In a 1v1 game the pinging will benefit you greatly. I would also try to up your Krenko, Mob Boss to at least a 3-of. That card is insane! If wanted to, you could up Goblin King to 4, and throw in some Blood Moon 's, or (much cheaper) Alpine Moon . That would help you hit the damage home. Mogg War Marshal is pretty good because you get that chump blocker that will be sac'ed anyway (usually that is), and gives you some tokens. If you want to add more 4-drops (kinda not recommended, but whatever) Goblin Trashmaster is a pretty good buffer and removal for pesky artifacts. Goblin Chieftain buffs and lets you swing wide. Goblin Wardriver is good too. I hope I helped! Good luck!
1 month ago
Does anyone have any suggestions for sideboarding against tron builds?
Edit: Here's my deck in question Dracu-Leeeee, Dracu-Laaaaa!
2 months ago
this has nothing to do with the thread... but I get the sense you're relatively new to competitive card games as a whole. A lot of your arguments center around "well x card is fine because its answered by x other card" but there's a huge factor that's missing from your analysis: tempo.
The basic idea of tempo is this:
Let's build a hypothetical game of Hypergenesis v Eldrazi. The Eldrazi player plays a Chalice of the Void for 0 to counter Hypergenesis . Luckily, the Hypergenesis player is running Kolaghan's Command so he has an answer!
By your logic, this should mean that hypergenesis won't struggle with Chalice of the Void , because Eldrazi has a card and Hypergenesis has an answer.
Here's the flaw in your logic that reveals your (probable) inexperience. Chalice of the Void cost the Eldrazi player 0 mana. Kolaghan's Command cost 3 mana. That means that the Eldrazi player came out of that exchange up by 3 mana, which is a form of "Tempo" as it's labelled. The eldrazi player could resolve anything from a Matter Reshaper to a Reality Smasher (if Eye of Ugin is in play) using that 3 mana. Let's investigate what Hypergenesis could have done with that 3 mana instead. It could have played Violent Outburst cascading into Hypergenesis and WON THE GAME!
That's tempo, and the big issue with a lot of your logic is that you don't account for it. Another, more realistic example with less dire consequences:
An eldrazi player drops an Eye of Ugin . they already had a waste in play. The eldrazi player gets to play a Matter Reshaper . His opponent drops an Alpine Moon naming Eye of Ugin . Here's the "tempo breakdown". The Eldrazi player just came out 3 mana ahead AGAIN. he got one mana out of Eye of Ugin discounting the Matter Reshaper as compared with a regular land. That's +1 mana. Alpine Moon turned Eye of Ugin into a land which taps for mana. That's +2 total mana. The Eldrazi player's opponent had to spend on Alpine Moon which he couldn't spend on something else. Thats +3 total mana. HUGE tempo swing in the eldrazi player's favor, which means that this interaction is actually favorable for eldrazi. By your logic however, The eldrazi player's opponent SHOULD have come out ahead because his card "answered" the eldrazi player's card.
If you still aren't understanding this... tempo can be a complicated concept. My honest recommendation is to play magic as frequently as possible, and maybe get into competitive Hearthstone for a while before you get fed up with Hearthstone's stagnant metas and give up on the game. For all its flaws and stagnation, Hearthstone is a great learning ground for core concepts of competitive card games (sequencing, value, tempo, win-conditions, etc).
What I'm getting at is this: Sometimes it costs your opponent more to answer your card than it costs you to play it. In that situation, it doesn't matter that your card got answered, because you came out ahead on that exchange. That's the core of why Eldrazi decks are broken: They are tempo monstrosities that are nigh on impossible to stop IN A FAVORABLE MANNER.
3 months ago
agreed BBD does specifically call out eldrazi as a predator...however; i think we can all agree that hinging all of our opinions off a single event is a little rash.
if Abrupt Decay /any form of removal/interaction not having the corresponding charge counters doesn't explain dealing with/playing around Chalice of the Void then i guess i just cant go any further with that...let alone delve into how with Ceremonious Rejection / Disdainful Stroke or Alpine Moon / Blood Moon / Damping Sphere or Infernal Reckoning or Ensnaring Bridge would combat an eldrazi deck.
3 months ago
"if it looks like a duck... quacks like a duck...".... no Chalice of the Void is certainly not a permission spell that goes on the stack; but i think its obvious that its role in anyones deck is similar to Blood Moon in the sense that they are Restricting and denying resources and actions of the opponent... people who run Chalice/Moon build their decks around them....and in time the meta adapts to this.
when it comes to actual tournament results...i dont think one event is enough to be conclusive...so all anyone can do is theory craft. This is where i was going with "Aggro beats Control, Control beats Combo, Combo beats Aggro" fundamentals as well as making a case for new cards thats have been printed since Eye of Ugin with Ceremonious Rejection / Disdainful Stroke .... Alpine Moon ... Damping Sphere Infernal Reckoning and more....
with these things in mind i dont think decks are going to have to go "All-in" to beat eldrazi" anymore then just being aware it exists on the competitive scene like anything else.... Miricles placed 2nd in the actual tournement/event in a field of eldrazi...
Eye of Ugin is powerful but there are several accessible answers to it in the same way.....take jund for example....hand disruption with Thoughtseize ...easy enough to throw in Alpine Moon and Abrupt Decay / Assassin's Trophy .....there is just so much removal...like a lot of removal... to be able Fulminator Mage /Fulminate a land, Bloodbraid Elf /Cascade into Kolaghan's Command /K-Command, get Fulminator back.... im just not convinced that eldrazi cant be dealt with.
as far as the mulligan scenario is concerned... Serum Powder exists...but nobody is always gonna have there best cards every game...thats why its a game.
3 months ago
again i agree with you; eldrazi is not a control deck...but Chalice of the Void is a control card...and that was where my food chain of rock paper scissors of "this beats that and that beats this" cam into play with the article i posted (it was more about the principles/concepts).... afterall there are more than just 3 archetypes... Thoughtseize is a control card as well and is in many Midrange decks as they use early elements to control the game to then turn a corner and before applying pressure with efficient creatures....just because a deck uses control spells/aspects doesn't make it all out control in the same way as using an early creature doesn't make you an aggro deck
several anti-eldrazi pieces have been pointed out throughout this thread.... Eye of Ugin is powerful but there are several accessible answers to it in the same way.....take jund for example....hand disruption with Thoughtseize ...easy enough to throw in Alpine Moon and Abrupt Decay / Assassin's Trophy . without "Going out of your way to hate out a deck."
DuTogira I tend to think as the Format itself as a ban list.... meaning 7th edition and before arent gonna be used/are "banned" (unless reprinted)....with that mindset (assuming no cards in any format were banned to keep it fair/sake of argument).... Standard < would be the Modern's punk @$$ little brother as < Modern is just legacy's punk @$$ little brother
3 months ago
Alpine Moon occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.0%