When Thopter Arrest enters the battlefield, exile target artifact or creature an opponent controls until Thopter Arrest leaves the battlefield.
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Thopter Arrest Discussion
3 days ago
Thanks for the feedback! I will try Duskwatch Recruiter Flip in place of Lambholt Pacifist Flip and test it out. My only reason for starting with Thopter Arrest is that even though it doesn't have flash, it can grab artifacts as well as creatures and I think this Standard is going to be more artifact heavy (vehicles in particular).
3 days ago
Wow, you had good cracks.
I just realised how good Kari Zev is at enabling Revolt.
I went 2-1-1 with this list at prerelease.
1x Aetherwind Basker
1x Consul's Shieldguard
1x Foundry Assembler
1x Ghirapur Guide
1x Glint-Sleeve Artisan
1x Hidden Herbalists
1x Kujar Seedsculptor
1x Maulfist Revolutionary
2x Prizefighter Construct
1x Sage of Shaila's Claim
2x Prey Upon
4 days ago
WARNING I USED THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE MY FULL ANALYSIS OF THE CARD THERE IS A TLDR AT THE END TO DISCUSS PRICE CHANGES.
First off I just want to preface this by saying being 6 mana does not kill a planeswalker in fact it should make you look at it a lot closer as some of the most influencial standard planeswalkers have been 6 mana. That being said I have tested with him in what I would consider a pretty sub optimal deck for him and from my experience he is a very good card.
He is similar to nahiri in the sense that he can "infinitely" kill creatures but without the stipulation that they need to be tapped. By this I mean that his plus 2 and minus 2 make it so that as long as you plus him you can then minus him every single time after you plus him to kill any creature. If you look at Ob Nixilis Reignited Jace, Unraveler of Secrets Chandra, Torch of Defiance Sorin, Grim Nemesis they cannot do this without killing themselves and that is a BIG deal.
Now his plus 2 is not only a great advantage but also his downfall. Getting only non land permanents makes it so that you have to make your deck a certain way and it makes it hard to play a lot of spells so he doesnt really fit in a typical control shell where most 6 mana planeswalkers would shine because sometimes its a risk to put certain spells on the bottom of your library. That being said there are PLENTY of ways to utilize his plus one so that you can play him and make him a powerhouse in your deck and those ways just so happen to be in GW.
GW has a million creatures and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar for threats as well as Stasis Snare Thopter Arrest Quarantine Field for removal so in a dedicated deck with him as the top end I think he could be the card that puts a gw deck back on the map again since GW tokens last standard.
In conclusion he is an incredible card and very well could be a standard powerhouse but his limitation to basically just a GW deck with threats and somewhat inefficient removal makes him a bit weaker than normal.
Tldr I think he will end up around 8-11 dollars most of his time in standard unless a good GW deck puts up some serious finishes at some point but if it does then he will be closer to 17-19 so I would just get rid of him for now even though he is already pretty cheap.
5 days ago
Ok, so I would recommend Sram's Expertise, as it can cast most of your deck with its ability and gives you 3 creatures in one card, very good. Also Metallic Mimic could be solid with all the dwarves you have. Key to the City is nice, as is Aetherstorm Roc. Selfless Spirit is good for protection and revolt but spendy, Blessed Alliance is quite good and versatile. Stasis Snare is good instant speed removal, only downside compared to Thopter Arrest is it doesn't hit artifacts, so I would maybe even main some Stasis Snares and keep the arrests in the side. Collective Effort is good, I would run the big demon lands you have that I can't remember the name to, Aligned Hedron Network could be nice in the sideboard. Alright, that's all I got for now. I would take out Topplegiest, Ethereal Guidance, Alley Evasion, maybe conviction, maybe Thalia, maybe Authority of the Consuls.
1 week ago
@Guardians, yes, whale is good in Limited, but I see 0 constructed applications. I did not know we were talking specifically for limited.
For limited, it is far from the best rare in the format AER-AER-KLD. Smuggler's copter is still the top rare. I would not say it is even the best rare in blue, given that we have Saheeli's Artistry and Confiscation Coup in KLD. And not even the top blue rare in AER, given Baral's Expertise.
A beater with evasion and the worst kind of protection is not really what you want. Blue is still the worst color in the format. If pack 1, pick 1 is the choice between this and Thopter Arrest, the arrest is the better choice.