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Buyback (You may pay an additional as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Prevent the next 3 damage that would be dealt to target creature this turn.
3 months ago
A few questions here.
Mox Diamond has a replacement effect applying if it would enter the battlefield, ultimately allowing it to enter the battlefield. It enters the battlefield at the same time as it would if it didn't have a replacement effect.
So I'm drawing a parallel for instant and sorcery spells — effects which say to do something 'as you cast an instant or sorcery spell' ( Splicer's Skill ) or 'as you cast this spell' ( Anoint ). So these are also replacement effects, right? They take you casting the spell and replace it with you casting the spell + another effect? As I understand it, this makes sense because some cards ( Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder ) would need these effects to apply before triggers would go on the stack from casting their respective spells.
Also, I regret waiting so long to ask this section of this question, but I discovered a related oddity while playing Magic: Arena about a month ago. We were playing one of the weird game modes allegedly related to the War of the Spark storyline, where each player starts the game with a Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Avatar emblem. There was a creature on each side of the battlefield, and I activated the emblem, getting a Clone creature (one of Mirror Image / Protean Raider / Spark Double ), and wasn't given the option to have the token enter as a copy of another creature.
I was looking up rulings, and on Prototype Portal on Gatherer (as imprinting a Phyrexian Metamorph would also result in creating a clone token), it mentions "Any “as [this permanent] enters the battlefield” or “[this permanent] enters the battlefield with” abilities of the exiled card will also work."
Is there a ruling that I'm not understanding here? Or do I understand correctly, but this must be a case of either there's an Arena oversight or I must be misremembering?
1 year ago
This is a cool deck. There's a lot of damage potential. Some things that have caught my attention:
- Why is Great Furnace in your deck? I don't see any synergy with artifacts/affinity. An Evolving Wilds or Abandoned Outpost would be better suited.
- Why do you need snow-covered basic lands? For Skred?
- I think some heavy ramp is needed for this deck to cast your instants and sorceries. Tithe, the rituals, Seething Song, and Battle Hymn would be really good.
- Fanatical Firebrand works really well with Fanatical Devotion. Hey, both have "Fanatical" in their names.
- I think if you can incorporate buyback cards in the deck, then you can get more value out of Blaze Commando. Cards like Anoint, Reaping the Rewards, and Seething Anger might work.
Hoped this helped some.
2 years ago
2 years ago
3 years ago
I went to the card's page and submitted a fix to remove it from the duel commander ban list. Would also like to point out the "View on Gatherer" link is busted. Brings you to the card Anoint for some reason.
3 years ago
Drake Umbra (uncommon)
3 years ago
Anax and Cymede? Neat choice. But I see you're over the deck limit, and some of your cards could be replaced.
You don't have enough card draw to need Thought Vessel. Mind Stone or Coldsteel Heart is a better 2-mana rock. Also lose Springleaf Drum; you want to attack with your creatures, not tap them for mana.
Kabira Vindicator, Hand of Justice and Foundry Champion all cost too much for what they do. Better options are Soltari Champion, Pianna, Nomad Captain and Catapult Master, but you might not have enough soldiers to use Catapult Master to the fullest. In any case, don't run Hand of Justice.
You don't have enough +1/+1 counter stuff for Elite Scaleguard to be worth it, but that can be remedied with some more bolster and outlast cards like Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Abzan Falconer. I think the Scaleguard could really shine in this deck with the right support.
Zada, Hedron Grinder is kind of like a backup Anax and Cymede. Note that the copies won't trigger your heroic guys cuz copying and casting aren't the same. But I'd cut all the heroic creatures anyway, except Phalanx Leader and maybe Fabled Hero.
Peace, and have fun Borosing
3 years ago
Thanks Acheron-69! Sunforger can work- not sure how often I'd activate it but it's a great card I don't have in any other decks. I'll check my collection.
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