Until end of turn, any time you could activate a mana ability, you may pay 1 life. If you do, add to your mana pool.

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Qolorful on Card creation challenge

1 week ago



Until end of turn, whenever you lose a life, add that many to your mana pool.

A twist on Channel . seems like a safer way to generate a lot of mana, as it is more passive.

Make a card that is extremely powerful, but also extremely dangerous to play.

king-saproling on Rise for Ruin

3 months ago

Channel would be neat here assuming you're not following any banlists.

Kjartan on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

4 months ago

Well, that's cool and all, and you should totally just play what you want to :)

But I think you're valuing your life total, and actually just life totals in general, way too highly.

I remember seeing you comment somewhere that you didn't like Swords to Plowshares because it gave your opponent life, and now, here you are saying that you don't like Champion of Dusk for making you lose it.

Not liking some aspect of the game is perfectly fine, ofc, and if you don't have fun playing with it because you don't enjoy it, that's cool. But if the reason you stray away from using life like that is because you don't think it's good, I think I should just lay it out there that using life as a resource is one of the most competitively viable things you can do in magic, period.

Swords to Plowshares is the best removal spell in the game. Thoughtseize is the best disrupt in the game. Channel is the best ramp card in the game.

Lifetotals matter, but compared to more tangible game advantages, it matters very little. And that is reflected quite clearly in the powerlevel of cards in competitive play.

Sanguine Bond is actually an incredibly weak card. It's weak because it's a card that only serves one single, one-sides function, cost a lot of mana, needs other cards to function, and impacts nothing but life totals.

In other words. It's clunky, costly, narrow, needy and simply put... Unimpactful.

Unless you're in a situation where it wins you that game, which granted, is not too unlikely, the card does nothing. It doesn't further your board state, it doesn't help you proceed to the late game. It doesn't stop your opponent from comboing off

I implore you to keep playing what you like, and what you think is fun, but I'll promise you, if you want to improve your deck, switching out Sanguine Bond s for Champion of Dusk will make it objectively more powerful.

SynergyBuild on [COMMUNITY] What cards do you ...

5 months ago

Fellin22, Hermit Druid maybe be strong, but being such a fragile card, needing a turn of no removal to get around or another piece in a haste enabler and I doubt it is truly a menace to the format. Nearly 0 cEDH lists I have seen in Maximum power run it anymore, as doing so for a major wincon does require a lack of basics and some build around, and that just gets crushed by Back to Basics or Blood Moon , while making painful manabases.

Nerdytimesorwhatever, I agree, I believe in many ways that Flash is an unhealthy card for the format, that or ban its partner Protean Hulk again. Perhaps both. I feel like Channel isn't banned for that reason though, it is banned more along the lines of Yawgmoth's Bargain , where due to the 40 life, it is even more unfair than normal. Not sure, maybe a bit of both. It is also a major reason due to why in the cEDH scene Thrasios/Tymna is by far the best deck.

Nerdytimesorwhatever on [COMMUNITY] What cards do you ...

5 months ago

Ban: Flash Why: 2cmc wincons aren't okay. Channel is banned for the same reason.

Joker207755 on Monomanamaniac's Infinite elves

7 months ago

Monomanamaniac I use this for my casual elves with Channel and lots of life gain

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