Back:Arlinn, Embraced by the Moon
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|From the Vault: Transform (V17)||Mythic Rare|
|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Mythic Rare|
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Planeswalker — Arlinn
+1: Until end of turn, up to one target creature gets +2/+2 and gains vigilance and haste.
0: Put a 2/2 green Wolf creature token onto the battlefield. Transform Arlinn Kord.
Arlinn Kord Discussion
4 days ago
Stomping Ground is pretty pricey but I'll keep it in maybe until I have the extra cash for them. As for the walkers, lets say I get rid of Domri Rade and replace him with two Arlinn Kord Flip and two Garruk Relentless Flip. Next I can get rid two Reckless Waif Flip and one of each enchantment to put in four Nightpack Ambusher . What do you guys think?
2 months ago
2 months ago
PIayswithFlRE, the activation for the permanent looks at the Planeswalkers subtype, not the physical name of the card. This is why when Arlinn Kord Flip transforms you can not activate her a second time; They both have "Arlinn" in their subtype line.
As for yours, one has Sorin and the other has Nahiri - two different subtypes and thus two different activations.
You are prevented in doing an infinite combo of transformation though as the permanent as a whole doesn't change zones and thus the card "remembers" the other side already activated for this turn ;)
2 months ago
PlaysWithFire, so a few things concern me with this idea. I'm not going to try to be rude here, but it may come off a little bit harsh. If so, I do apologise.
I don't quite understand the mana cost here. I understand you wish to represent both Planeswalkers color identities, but perhaps something along the lines of may be more appropriate if you are set on one transforming into another?
Why would Sorin have the option to enter transformed, AND have a 0 ability to transform him? Why not just take the life and hit him for zero? I know, based on Arlinn Kord Flip that doing so means no activation on --- wait. Nahiri is not Sorin. Two different Planeswalkers means two different activations. You can zero off Sorin, gain the life, and hit up Nahiri (wait, phrasing?). So, does Sorin really need that static ability, too?
...crap. I hit preview so now I can't see the rest of your post. Brb.
3 months ago
ThrunTheTroll628: Wanted a card with all three icon types and tried to experiment if there's formatting for flip-card alters at the same time, ended up leaving it like that. Removed the alter on Arlinn Kord Flip for now.
3 months ago
4 months ago
Or, we could do what makes far more sense - just let Wizards print planeswalkers that are specifically designed to be played in the command zone. Of the 11 walkers they've given that ability to, 3 (Teferi, Daretti, and Freyalise) are very powerful, two more pretty strong (Saheeli and Windgrace), and the others (Nahiri, Ob Nixilis, Estrid, Aminatou, and the two Kenriths) are all playable. Teferi and maaaaaaybe Daretti are the only ones approaching broken.
Blanket okaying all walkers is asking for trouble. Saying we're okay with some but that bans have to happen means that cards like Tezzeret the Seeker and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and Elspeth, Sun's Champion are removed from the game, despite being entirely reasonable as part of the 99.
I think a good creature comparison would be Kokusho, the Evening Star . If he shows up out of the 99, he's strong. He's irritating to deal with, and there are other cards that can make him better (reanimate, etc). But if I hit him with Utter End or Bojuka Bog , he's handled. As a part of the 99, he's strong but acceptable.
When he's in the command zone, he's oppressive and devastating. The deck can be built to reanimate time after time, and all the normal ways to answer him just put him back in the command zone to try again.
The same will be true of walker-decks. Sure, mfogle, Doubling Season currently only sees play in superfriends. But why not stick one in your Ajani, Mentor of Heroes deck to gain 100 life instantly. Or your Arlinn Kord Flip deck to ult her one turn later. Or your Garruk, Caller of Beasts to turn every creature spell into a second creature immediately. Perhaps we could turn Kiora, Master of the Depths into a reliable four-mana emblem plus three 8/8's.
My point is this. The reason Doubling Season is so good in superfriends is that it wins the game with most->all of the walkers in the deck. If one of those walkers is in the command zone, do you really think people won't run it? Or the Chain Veil? The deck stops being built around walkers-in-general and gets to be tailored to whichever one fits a players playstyle, whether that's weenies with Elspeth or stompy things with Garruk.
4 months ago
Liliana, the Betrayer
Legendary Planeswalker - Liiana
+2 Each player discards a card. If you discard a land, each opponent loses 3 life.
-X Remove X loyalty from target Planeswalker. If the Planeswalker would be reduced to 0 loyalty as a result, you draw three cards.
-10 Exile all graveyards. You create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token with menace for each creature exiled in this way. Then, destroy all other Planeswalkers. For each Planeswalker destroyed, you create a 4/4 black Demon with flying.
Granted, it's not flavorfully aligned with her actual current story arc, but I like the idea of a highly oppressive Liliana. As for the Demons, consider it as a pact between her and Bolas where he uses her dark powers to lure Demons to the surface. I don't know if this is something he would do, but consider it a possibility. He could use her immense power and soul as bait for others to come out of hiding.
Arlinn Kord occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%