Favorite Flavor Text?

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Posted on Jan. 31, 2017, 12:56 a.m. by vbfabled

What's your favorite card flavor text? For comedy, lore, or whatever other reason.

Mine is Pyroconvergence: "The Izzet are an equation that turns lunacy into explosions." -Leonos, Azorius Arbiter

I love that one because it simultaneously summarizes the Azorius and the Izzet in one card, as well as being funny.

Kiortio says... #2

"He didn't have a word for "home," but he knew it was something to be defended.-Ogre Resister

January 31, 2017 1:03 a.m.

clayperce says... #3

As a general quote, it's probably Soulblade Djinn: He grants endless wishes, as long as you always wish for a blade.

But the card I actually quote the most is Mind Over Matter: 'As ever,' said Urza, 'we wait.' It's great for delayed start times, slow opponents, and slow-buffering videos.

And for comedy, a big shout-out to Bovine073 for The Finest Flavor Text Comedy (Top 60 of MTG)!

January 31, 2017 1:28 a.m.

Goblin Offensive. /thread.

January 31, 2017 1:29 a.m.

Zaueski says... #5

Sorry, I'm going to cheat here and list two each :P Sue me xD

Comedy: Impending Disaster/Incendiary Flow

Serious/Dramatic: Structural Distortion/Redirect

January 31, 2017 2:19 a.m.
January 31, 2017 6:10 a.m.

Tomahawk-Bang says... #8

The little poem on Uthden Troll is ace. It always reminds me of my first days playing MtG, too.

January 31, 2017 7:47 a.m.

Tomahawk-Bang says... #9

Sorry for the double post, but I forgot Bouncing Beebles. So hilarious!

January 31, 2017 7:49 a.m.

Phaetion says... #10

A lot of the Goblins based cards have hilarious flavor texts. 2 examples would be Skirk Drill Sergeant and Goblin Assault. It's little wonder that they're my go-to tribe these days.

January 31, 2017 9:30 a.m.

MSU_Iced_Z says... #11

January 31, 2017 9:39 a.m.

Pieguy396 says... #12

January 31, 2017 9:49 a.m.

kanokarob says... #13

You can't leave out Null Rod.

Gerrard: "But it doesn't do anything!"

Hanna: "No -- it does nothing."

January 31, 2017 10:11 a.m.

TheVectornaut says... #14

Canyon Minotaur was the first Magic card I ever read, so it sticks with me to this day.

There are plenty of serious lines that come to mind, but the most chilling might be on Fate Unraveler.

January 31, 2017 1:53 p.m.

Barren Glory.

Also Clinging Darkness and Rise from the Grave.

I may have an attachment to rather morbid flavors.

January 31, 2017 2:11 p.m.

landofMordor says... #16

Chief Engineer as a way of describing myself (and my playstyle). "An eye for detail, a mind for numbers, a soul of clockwork."

Nekusar, the Mindrazer for being chillingly awesome.

Pretty much anything Jace says with dry humor makes me laugh.

January 31, 2017 4:38 p.m.

shadow63 says... #17

The poem on.Phyrexian Hulk is pretty bad ass

January 31, 2017 5:21 p.m.

shadow63 says... #18

The poem on.Phyrexian Hulk is pretty bad ass

January 31, 2017 5:21 p.m.

shadow63 says... #19

The poem on.Phyrexian Hulk is pretty bad ass

January 31, 2017 5:21 p.m.

wbroomhead says... #20

January 31, 2017 5:48 p.m.

Draglord_Sim says... #21

I rather like Near-Death Experience's "Lands ravaged, cities in ruins, so many lives sacrificed, and yet there was no other word for it but victory."

January 31, 2017 5:48 p.m.

wbroomhead says... #22

Sorry for the double post, Root Greevil is also a good one

January 31, 2017 5:54 p.m.

Gattison says... #23

Unsummon (m13) from M13

"Not to be. That is the answer."

January 31, 2017 6:04 p.m.

Phaetion says... #24

Are we forgetting Werebear?

January 31, 2017 6:59 p.m.

Gattison says... #25

lol, yes we are. and I am very sorry for it.

January 31, 2017 7:22 p.m.

Dredge4life says... #26

Razorfield Thresher and Dismember for the funny ones.

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, War Report and Hovermyr for the awesome ones.

January 31, 2017 9:56 p.m.

I really like Insectile Aberration.

Also Incendiary Flow and Unsummon.

February 8, 2017 4:02 p.m.

AngryKitten says... #28

Counterspell (Tempest) - "It was probably a lousy spell in the first place."

Skeletal Grimace - "And then I realized we all have skeletons on the inside. Why wait until the bodies are dead to control them?"

February 17, 2017 2:55 p.m.

chirz2792 says... #29

Marisi's Twinclaws- "Looks like we're completely outnumbered.""Lucky for us. I thought we'd be bored."

February 18, 2017 8:49 p.m.

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