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Buyback-Pay 3 life, Discard a card at random (You may pay 3 life and discard a card at random in addition to any other costs as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
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Flowstone Flood Discussion
8 months ago
Mmkay. I'm not trying to second-guess you here, and I'm sorry if that's how it seems, it's just that this is something that I've had explained to me a few times but I keep misunderstanding.
Sometimes, you can cast spells without paying their mana costs. Cool.
If you cast a spell without paying its mana cost but it has an additional cost, like with Lightning Axe, you still have to pay its additional cost. That's cool too.
If you cast a copy of a spell without paying its mana cost, you still have to pay its additional costs if it has any. (Or, you have the option to in the case of spells like Flowstone Flood with optional additional costs). All right.
If you copy a spell (without casting a copy of that spell, like with Twincast), you don't have to pay additional costs. Also sometimes the copied spell retains attributes referred to by the original spell, including through additional costs of the original spell, and sometimes it doesn't, and apparently it's clearly defined and not arbitrary but I can't make heads or tails of it. As in, a copy that wasn't cast of Fling spell will still deal damage to a target creature equal to the power of the creature that was sacrificed for the initially cast Fling, even though no creature was sacrificed for the copied spell... but a copied Radiant Flames won't deal damage equal to the amounts of mana spent on the original spell, because there were no colours of mana spent to cast the copy.
I digress. I sort of understand, sort of.
I'll let you know when I have a deck I'm happy with. Take care!
1 year ago
The above posts are exactly why I like Lyzolda, the Blood Witch for 1v1. Load up on 1 and 2 drops, land, hand, and creature removal. By the time your opponent can do whatever annoying combo crap they're playing or cast their 6 cmc commander again, they're already dead. Flowstone Flood is a sweet card.