Angus Mackenzie

Angus Mackenzie

Legendary Creature — Human Cleric

, : Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

Angus Mackenzie Discussion

wereotter on Proxies, yay or nay?

3 months ago

My view of proxies has changed over time, and the longer I play, the more okay with them I am.

It dawned on me, especially with how the cost of cards has skyrocketed over this past year, that it's a very elitist mindset to not allow them. Example, I bought a copy of Angus Mackenzie back around the time the first Theros set came out for about $70. While still very expensive for most people, now it's far worst with him currently (according to mtggoldfish) commands a price of $550. And there are similar stories for may other old cards. Think Greater Auramancy not a reserved list card, and if you were playing 10 years ago, you could have picked it up for about $5, but if you're trying to get it for a deck today, you'd have to spend $75-80 to get that same piece of cardboard.

So that being said, why should a new/returning player have to pay more for a card to play in their deck just because they weren't playing X years ago? Or didn't have the foresight to buy it when it was cheap if they didn't have any reason to think it would skyrocket like it would, or didn't realize they'd need it years later? If I tell someone I can play with the card I bought when it was cheap, but they can't make their own cheap copy of, then that's me gating someone else out of playing the game at the same level as I am.

My feelings evolved initially with the concept that I'd keep a binder of staple cards for the format and proxy them into decks. Basically that idea of if you own one, you can run it in any deck you want. But then started looking at cards that aren't very strong but do have niche uses in certain deck, but also are expensive because reserved list. So I made up some pretty realistic proxies of those cards. I knew I'd never run those cards in any deck other than this one commander where it made sense to do so, and didn't feel like it made the deck too powerful, but also wasn't worth the cost of buying it. This in turn lead me to the mindset of not being willing to spend insane amounts of money on cards Wizards refuses to reprint to meet the player demand, even if I don't own the card. And now I just received back from a local printer an entire commander deck of 100% proxy cards, all professionally run off on the right weight cardstock for about $35 including shipping.

Obviously I do think this needs to be balanced by knowing who you're playing with and what level of power those people will want to proxy up. But that's the same thought of playing with those people even if they had all paper cards.... so it's not terribly likely that proxies are the problem here.

wereotter on What are the best defensive …

3 months ago

Dread is No Mercy on a body.

Stormtide Leviathan and Blazing Archon simply say "you may not"

Archangel of Tithes and Windborn Muse both have similar effects that make easier to attack someone else, while Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker and Phyrexian Obliterator drive that point home even further.

But if you want the carrot rather than the stick, there's Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant to offer up cards for attacking your opponents instead. And related to Karazikar's goading ability Grenzo, Havoc Raiser can help you keep your opponent open if you're going wide, and Marisi, Breaker of the Coil is that same ability but even stronger as you only need to connect with one creatre.

Platinum Angel and Platinum Emperion make attacking you pointless unless you can also deal with them.

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm make an excellent blocker, and both Angus Mackenzie and Lady Evangela offer fog and fog-light effects on your commmander.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails works similarly to Mother of Runes if you have the mana to pour into it, and Giver of Runes will protect something else in a way similar to mom.

Pairing together first strike with deathtouch is always a good method too, Glissa, the Traitor has this on her own, but it doesn't take much work for Kathril, Aspect Warper to do the same.

RNR_Gaming on MTGO when did casual edh …

7 months ago

Just there are a lot of expensive do almost next to nothing. Cool cards like Angus Mackenzie are mega expensive - love this card but it's still a casuals wet dream. Fog on a body lol.

fatalzintomyum on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

Ok guys, my challenge was silly, both Tuknir Deathlock and Angus Mackenzie seem very powerful, not least because they have abilities really never before seen, 4 mana 2/2 with flying? Ok? With GGRR cost? Just a little weird. Bant fog? Sure? Wearing a ... I didn't see that hat at first, I'm getting outa here.

Faux_Faux on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

fatalzintomyum, Angus Mackenzie isn't good enough for you? Just joking, lol.

Axelrodd Gunnarson

Legendary Creature - Giant

Trample, Double Strike

Whenever a Giant Creature you control deals combat damage to a creature an opponent controls, deal that much damage to that creature's controller.

6/5


A simple, straight forward beatstick. Good ol classy Magic lol

Repeat!

Faux_Faux on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

fatalzintomyum, Angus Mackenzie isn't good enough for you? Just joking, lol.

Axelrodd Gunnarson

Legendary Creature - Giant

Trample, Double Strike

Whenever a Giant Creature you control deals combat damage to a creature an opponent controls, deal that much damage to that creature's controller.

6/5


A simple, straight forward beatstick. Good ol classy Magic lol

Repeat!

mauricio49b on Legends by Plane

8 months ago

The Vorthos in me loves DemonDragonJ's commander by home plane, so I wanted to expand that to all eligible commanders and legends. Don't nitpick me, but I am also including Planeswalkers and some unofficial commanders in this list due to them being notable figures in magic lore, and some casual circles use them as commanders. Placements are made due to lore reasons and my best judgement. Several planes have pretext to explain some categorization choices. I'll update this list over time of course. Currently Updated to Modern Horizons 2 (MH2, 2021).

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