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Creature — Dragon
Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)
: Shivan Dragon gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
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Shivan Dragon Discussion
1 week ago
1 week ago
I might just be saying this because I own 140 copies of Shivan Dragon, but he sucks. He is also not in standard lol.
1 week ago
I like the spicy Fling + Kari Zev's Expertise combo but, all in all its along shot to score the K.O. with Champion of the Parish + Fling . If you run your dream pull/nut draw turn 1 land and Parish, turn 2 land - [Thalia's Lieutenant] swing, deal 3 damage. Turn 3 land Thatcher Revolt (opponent has no blockers no tricks)swing, 6 more damage from Parish - 4 from the Lieutenant - 3 from revolt Game over. In short looking to Fling to win off a 1 or 2 drop that grows is just more win( from here boros charm wins, if they fetch and shock a land in that 1 hp, in short you won).
Fling to win works better off of things like Shivan Dragon, were you swing, pump, hit then, fling and then smile (18 damage 2 cards, I'm ok with that).
You could/can keep fling and Expertise combo in the deck but, I would keep fling as the, "Oh you want to Fatal Push my Poor not so little any more Parish well then, Ill just fling him at your face then"
No matter how you look at it Fling is like a crappy insurance plan, it does protect you from total loss (if played correctly) but, you still get 2 for 1 in card pool.
1 week ago
Alright. I appreciate that you took the initiative to take this off the forums. (Points numbered more clearly.)
1) I automatically thought that you were at least fairly competitive because of your earlier analysis on cards like Wasitora (which isn't actually a bad card, especially in dragon builds- edict effects are surprisingly useful) where you say "This is not a good card, I cannot suggest playing it." You also mentioned Kaalia and Stasis (even if you did generalise, Stasis comes to mind immediately, and stuff like Winter Orb and the like later). There's also the idea of duel and 3-player commander, which would stereotypically perhaps be more competitive with fewer numbers of players than the 'usual' 4 in commander, but that might become more so on the high end too (8-player). Of course, I could be wrong (apologies for the confusion if I am), but there's some quote about following the letter of the law that basically says "don't do it, kids". It's difficult to make any progress in a conversation without at least some assumptions.
2) Well, as I was saying about the different numbers of players- 4 players is seen to be the 'norm'. This point actually links in with a lot of the first, I won't repeat it. I can't of course, offer 100% accurate definitions, but indicative features as best I know them.
cEDH: Often includes expensive staples (Timetwister, Mana Crypt, fetches & ABUR duals), but this line is indistinct on MTGO. The decks are obviously competitive in terms of card inclusions and archetypes (Doomsday, storm, stax, etc.).
The norm: people look up neat synergies, cool combos they want to show off (often impractical), people make substitutes for expensive cards, people play interactive (or weak to interaction) decks.
I'm afraid that's all I have time for now, I'll address the rest a little later on.
1 month ago
Eladamri's Call and Cromat have never been reprinted, so I would like to see them reprinted in this set, and Worldly Tutor also should be here, as well, since it was left out of Eternal Masters in favor of Green Sun's Zenith.
As for iconic creatures, my predictions are as follows:
Angels: it is very safe to presume that both Serra Angel and Akroma, Angel of Wrath shall be in this set, hopefully, with new artwork for both, and I also would like to see Angelic Arbiter, Shepherd of the Lost, Angel of Jubilation, Pristine Angel, Iridescent Angel, Crypt Angel, Desolation Angel, Angel of Despair, Empyrial Archangel, and Archangel of Thune.
Demons: Lord of the Pit is one of the most iconic demons in the game, but some other excellent choices are Abyssal Persecutor, Archfiend of Depravity, Bloodgift Demon, Butcher of the Horde, Grinning Demon, Havoc Demon, Herald of Torment, Kagemaro, First to Suffer, Kuro, Pitlord, Lord of the Void, and Xathrid Demon.
Sphinxes: it was not until recently that sphinxes started to become powerful and efficient, but, thankfully, there ave been a number of excellent sphinxes made, recently, including Consecrated Sphinx, Conundrum Sphinx, Goliath Sphinx, Guardian of Tazeem, Medomai the Ageless, Sharuum the Hegemon, Sphinx of Jwar Isle, Sphinx of Magosi, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, and Sphinx of Uthuun.
Hydras: as with sphinxes, hydras only recently have been well-designed creatures, so some hydras that I would like to see in this set are Apocalypse Hydra, Domesticated Hydra, Genesis Hydra, Hydra Broodmaster, Hydra Omnivore, Kalonian Hydra, Khalni Hydra, Managorger Hydra, Primordial Hydra, Savageborn Hydra, Ulasht, the Hate Seed, and Vastwood Hydra.
Dragons: there are too many dragons for me too list all of them, but it is safe to presume that Shivan Dragon shall be in this set, hopefully with new artwork, and some of my top choices are Moonveil Dragon, Balefire Dragon, Dragon Tyrant, Ebon Dragon, Mirrorwing Dragon, Moltensteel Dragon, Scourge of Valkas, Stormbreath Dragon, Two-Headed Dragon, Utvara Hellkite, Vampiric Dragon, Viashivan Dragon, and Hellkite Overlord.
Wow, I certainly typed many card names in this post: I hope that I did not miss any.
2 months ago
I agree that non-standard sets over the last year have been really great. However I'm still cautious with this theme in relation to the price point of these packs considering that many of the iconic cards in magic history have already been reprinted into the ground. Shivan Dragon, Lord of the Pit and friends really don't jump out as something that I'll spend $10 a pack for. I'm sure there will be some value reprints, but it will be tough to top the awesomeness that was MM17. I'll be buying packs/cards from that set until all of the LGS's in my area are sold out. I'm not saying it can't happen, but unless they reverse the reserve list I can't imagine too many cards they'll include that I'll want (although having 2 sets in the same year that include both goyf and LotV would be awesome!).
2 months ago
Iconic Sphinxes: Consecrated Sphinx. I don't really remember any others. Alhammeret maybe?
2 months ago
Let's be honest, we're getting new artwork for Shivan Dragon