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dbpunk - I wanted to create a "big- Squirrel Nest " effect that couldn't be abused in an infinite combo (i.e. Earthcraft ). Even without breaking it in a combo, two activations in one turn with something like Patron of the Orochi is still insanely strong. Hence the additional clause, but I see your point about it being rather confusing.

June 17, 2019 6:48 p.m.

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For those of you unfamiliar with me, I have a soft spot for squirrels in MTG. One of my first decks as a young kid centered around Squirrel Nest and Squirrel Mob . Unfortunately, the tribe only receives (black bordered) support once-and-a-while. I currently have a squirrel deck helmed by Patron of the Orochi , but I'd like to see a dedicated squirrel commander.

It is my personal belief that if squirrels are to ever get a legendary creature, it will be in the upcoming Kaldheim set. Though little is known about Kaldheim yet, one thing is for certain, it will be a Norse mythology theme. That theme opens up the possibility of a card pertaining to the god Ratatoskr. For those unfamiliar with the god, Ratatoskr is essentially a messenger god who travels the world tree, Yggdrasil. He exchanges messages between the eagle at the top of the world tree and the snake below the tree. Like most squirrels, he is also kind of a dick.

Now on the rare occasion WotC creates a squirrel related card, they tend to do it in a tangential way. Most squirrel related cards create tokens while most creatures who care about squirrels are Druids. The only two actual (black bordered) squirrels are Squirrel Mob and Krosan Beast . With that in mind, here is my idea for a legendary squirrels-matter creature:


Sk├║mr, Voice of Ratatoskr - 2

Legendary Creature - Human Druid

Forests you control have "tap : Create a 1/1 green Squirrel creature token. Activate this ability only once each turn"

1/3


I opted for a different route than the traditional +1/+1 lord. Thoughts, comments?

June 17, 2019 12:48 p.m.

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Looks like a solid Yuriko list. A couple of suggestions for your consideration though. Back when I still had my Yuriko deck I loved using the Eldritch Moon Eldrazi: Emrakul, the Promised End , Vexing Scuttler , Elder Deep-Fiend , etc. They all have huge mana costs, but each cost can be reduced. It's especially fun to sac Yuriko to the emerge eldrazi, then bounce the emerge eldrazi back to hand with Yuriko, and then repeat the process.

Other cards with high CMC that can be reduced that I really liked were Temporal Trespass , Curtains' Call , and Commit / Memory .

Lastly, I can't stress enough the importance of top deck manipulation in Yuriko. If you can budget it I would strongly recommend picking up Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top .

Here is my old list if you want to take a look: Pocket Sand v2

June 12, 2019 10:23 a.m.

Cool idea! What about Lifeline as a back up Shirei? The artifact could serve as a stand in for Shirei if it becomes too costly or gets Imprisoned in the Moon etc. It is a symmetrical effect though so be careful.

+1 from me

June 9, 2019 11:53 a.m.

These types of sets usually do pretty well at the two LGS in my area though there has been more and more consternation about pack prices.

If MSRP is truly gone then that is interesting. I am curious to see if that will ultimately lower the price of sets like Modern Horizons or increase them.

June 4, 2019 10:31 a.m.

DemonDragonJ, we must have had very different experiences with WAR as I found that set to be terrible haha. An interesting set, but a terrible Limited environment (which is my main evaluation point for a set).

Regardless, I think this set looks pretty fantastic from a card perspective. It appears to have some cool/balanced Limited archetypes, it provided some nice support to previously neglected but beloved tribes alongside cool new cards, and it hit the nostalgia factor hard. From a completely ignorant-of-the-modern-meta perspective, it looks like it may have also achieved its goal of shaking up Modern a bit which is admirable.

I do have one major gripe with this set though. That is the $8 pack cost. With few high value reprints and the removal of foils in every pack, this set should cost no more than Battlebond or Conspiracy. I'll be honest, this increasingly common practice of jacking up prices of supplemental sets just because WoTC/Hasbro knows people will excitedly buy the product is really starting to grate on me.

June 1, 2019 8:55 a.m.

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