Channel

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon

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Channel

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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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Channel Discussion

Spazik008 on Chaos Brawl Mayael Eldrazi

10 hours ago

Hmmm, so basically change the red for blue. I see what you're getting at. It actually wouldn't change the deck that much. Mayael is basically just a mana dump if I have nothing better to do. Her hit rate is about 50% or less, so she's actually not even that critical as a commander. Channel is actually the star card of the deck. Channel + Emrakul on turn 2, game over. That's a winning move in Vintage, let alone casual.

I think I'm going to stay with red because of Godsire and Spellbreaker Behemoth. Hard to say which is better between Lightning Bolt and Counterspell, but going for the full Timmy seems like the way to go with both Shards and Eldrazi. Red also gives me Combustible Gearhulk, which can throw down a lot of damage with all the big CMC cards in the deck.

cdkime on Emrakul Commander???

1 day ago

I am going to second legendofa. With Eldrazi in the running, Mayael the Anima is going to be incredibly powerful.

I have not done an in-depth look at the sets you pulled, but my gut says you might have a hard time ramping in colourless--after all, effecient mana rocks have not been printed in every set. Green ramp, however, is a common enough staple that you probably want access to that colour. Fourth edition even gives you such gems as

To show you how great Mayael's colours are, particularly with access to a powerful ancient set, I did a quick Gatherer search and wanted to point out the following notable cards:

Also, don't forget you have access to Strip Mine and Mana Vault.

anaemicpuppy on 9394 BG Hate

2 days ago

You forgot Channel. And a maindeck Tsunami.

MegaMatt13 on Wort: the Ramp Mother of Burn

2 months ago

Treehugger003, thanks so much for the suggestions. As noted above, Channel is banned in Commander unless your playgroup specifically allows it.

As for Sunbird's Invocation, it's a powerful card but doesn't interact with X spells well since it will set X to 0. My version of the deck runs enough X spells for this to be problematic.

I used to have Pyroblast in here but actually found it to be unnecessary. If someone counterspells, they can only counter one of the two copies of the spell. I've found that most blue players psychologically feel as though this is "wasting" a counterspell since one copy still gets through. If your meta is heavy on blue though, it still may be worth running since it is very cheap removal!

Strionic Resonator is an interesting suggestion! Does it work with the way conspire is worded though? Strionic Resonator says in the reminder text that it can be used with "When", "Whenever" or "At" triggers. I don't see conspire being worded that way. I could be wrong though.

Crivaro on Wort: the Ramp Mother of Burn

2 months ago

@Treehugger: Channel is banned in commander.

Treehugger003 on Wort: the Ramp Mother of Burn

2 months ago

So I'm working on my own Wort deck and I was checking out which other decks on tapped out had. I would like to reiterate Sunbird's Invocation it uses cast so you can double the spells it casts as well. Who doesn't want free stuff?

I was wondering if you had problems with counterspells. I'm thinking of including Red Elemental Blast, Pyroblast and the green/red one that I can't think of the name at the moment as a way of ensuring my big X goes off.

I'm also considering running Channel for extra fuel/fun.

For another idea I've been thinking about is Strionic Resonator to copy, copies of spells with the Conspire trigger.

Thanks,

Tree

JCat on Wait, I Have a Response (Burnout)

2 months ago

To rephrase the "banned stuff" section, no cards can cause a player to gain or lose life unless it is a payment for something. (You can use Channel, though I'm not sure why you'd want to). Swords to Plowshares does NOT gain the creature's controller life. Lightning Bolt can target creatures, but not players. Bump in the Night is useless. Tunneling Geopede is just a creature with an activated ability that does nothing. I think you get the gist.

cdkime on Favorite Artwork?

3 months ago

I second Rebecca Guay. Dark Banishing, Auramancer, Dark Ritual, and Channel are all well done.

I am a big fan of NN Thomas' post MTG artwork, which includes both prints and resin figures. Interestingly, her style is drastically different for her own pieces than when she was working for Wizards. She still has some notable card art, including Drought, Underground River, and Aysen Crusader.

Anguished Unmaking has always been a favourite of mine. You can really tell how much pain Sorin is in as he destroys his creation.

I could do without the zombies in Endless Ranks of the Dead, but the stained glass window is gorgeous.

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