Hymn to Tourach

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Anthologies (ATH) Common
Fallen Empires (FEM) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Hymn to Tourach Discussion

milse on Control Enrage Pestilence

2 weeks ago

I was playtesting a bit with you deck and I have to agree with DominusArcanix. The Cemetery Gates don't seem to do much. I get the point, but I almost never needed them. I feel like they'd be better replaced by something that helps you get to your combo cards faster (or makes sure you're getting the mana you need). Or something that slows down your opponent. Maybe more Sun-Crowned Hunters? Maybe more Duress? Maybe something like Hymn to Tourach? I don't know.

cdkime on Amazing Card Art

2 weeks ago

Wesley Burt's Anguished Unmaking is one of the most powerful card arts I have ever seen. Sorin's pose is perfect--the way he cannot look at his creation, how he hangs his head in despair. How his mouth is slightly ajar with revulsion at what he had to do. The burning soul in Sorin's hand and on his blade. The blood on Avacyn's wings. The subtle hints of flame. The smoke as she becomes incorporeal. The cast down symbol of Avacyn in the lower left corner. Every detail on this card is perfectly designed to tell a tragic story, and make you truly feel the planeswalker's anguish.

Beyond that, I really enjoy the more classically medieval art found in some of the older sets--frankly, I think MTG's artists have been trying a bit too hard on the realism side of things, and would love to see a return to some of the more stylistic art of ancient days. In this older style, some notables are:

StonedJesus on Death and Taxes...ish

2 weeks ago

If you want the game to go slower, try something like Sinkhole, Hymn to Tourach, or Dash Hopes. The first two were commons at one point. Very overpowered.

malfeischylde on Pauper? Pauper? i love it!

2 weeks ago

Gattison, yea when you start thinking about the down and upshifting of various cards it can make you crazy. I guess it makes sense that Sinkhole is not a common, at least not online. Dunno how i feel about Hymn to Tourach, tho. I mean i would run both in mbc.

earthwave97 on A Tale of Ale

3 weeks ago

Hymn to Tourach very much seems to be where you want to be with this deck

Gattison on Paper Pauper vs Pauper Online

3 weeks ago

There are 407 paper-only commons (not on MTGO). There are 125 online-only commons (not in paper).

The Professor, at Tolarian Community College "officially" supports expanding the banlist for paper pauper to include Merchant Scroll, High Tide, Goblin Grenade, Hymn to Tourach and of course, Sinkhole. In addition to the ten cards banned on MTGO pauper.

I'll be posting an article on this topic in a couple weeks.

Also, pauper side events were held at GP Santa Clara, Houston, London and Indy. So there were actually four legit pauper events in January. We're getting closer!

As for a solution to your problems, I recommend going by the Gatherer.com. If there are any black (meaning common) set symbols on the card's page, then you can use it in paper. (Even if the card is only available as a common online. If Wizards said it was a common then it was a common, meaning pauper-legal, imho.) I find that easiest to go by.

And as for finding paper pauper players, I suggest spreading the word at your LGS. Maybe make a sign up sheet until you get about 8 people total who are interested in playing. Most LGSs will host any event players want if there are enough of them willing to pay the entry fee.

Good luck. Live long and Pauper!

Gattison on Pauper? Pauper? i love it!

3 weeks ago

I feel the same way about pauper! =P =D

BTW, I play paper pauper.

I personally find the online/paper card pool discrepancy a really interesting topic. Personally, I feel that paper players should:

  • follow the MTGO banlist
  • be allowed to use the 407 common cards that are paper-only
  • be also allowed to use the 125 common cards that are online-only
  • be allowed to decide for themselves if they follow the Professor's suggested banlist additions (Sinkhole, Goblin Grenade, Hymn to Tourach, High Tide & Merchant Scroll)

Also, I'm wondering if off-color cards, like Dash Hopes, will ever really take off, because they can help round-out weaknesses that particular color/color-combos have.

Gattison on eyes2sky

4 weeks ago

Modern_Brews: sweet! glad you noticed. =D

So when I posted that, my head was full of blue 1-drops, so that's all I could call to mind mostly. You're right, Modern_Brews, that it should be more diversified.

However, your honorable mentions actually got me thinking... I don't play Legacy or Vintage, so excuse me if I'm wrong, but the Power 9 aren't "staples," are they? I only question this because now that you mention Tron lands, I really feel all three of them should be on the list of Pauper IX.

The Power 9 are not only expensive monetarily, but they can, for the most part, go in any deck and make them better, if only through early ramp and excessive draw.

I would like to humbly counter-propose the following Pauper Nine, a list of some of the most exploitable cards in pauper, regardless of popularity (in no particular order): Urza's Tower, Urza's Mine, Urza's Power Plant, Lightning Bolt, Preordain, Delver of Secrets  Flip, Dark Ritual?, Gurmag Angler?, ???

lol idk I ran out of steam at the end there, so suggestions? Counter-counter-proposals?

There's also the paper-pauper-only "Professor Banned" cards to consider: Sinkhole, Goblin Grenade, Hymn to Tourach, High Tide, Merchant Scroll + tron lands + Lightning Bolt = 9

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