Balance

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Balance

Sorcery

Each player chooses a number of lands he or she controls equal to the number of lands controlled by the player who controls the fewest, then sacrifices the rest. Players discard cards and sacrifice creatures the same way.

Balance Discussion

ZendikariWol on [COMMUNITY] What cards do you ...

2 months ago

dbpunk you... are joking, right?

Ancestral Recall , Emrakul, the Aeons Torn , Griselbrand , and Tolarian Academy are all absolutely bat-shit crazy cards, and can totally destroy a game.

Balance and Erayo, Soratami Ascendant lead to insanely unpleasant gameplay.

Prophet of Kruphix , as much as my Roon deck would love it, is a busted card. It’s good enough to immediately go into any blue/green deck, and that’s what got Paradox Engine banned.

dbpunk on [COMMUNITY] What cards do you ...

2 months ago

Here's some thoughts on it:

Unban: Ancestral Recall , Balance the Moxes, Biorhythm , Braids, Cabal Minion , Coalition Victory , Primeval Titan , Sway of the Stars , Erayo, Soratami Ascendant , Library of Alexandria , Recurring Nightmare , Emrakul, the Aeons Torn , Griselbrand , Prophet of Kruphix and Tolarian Academy

All of these cards are strong, but there's so many answers to them now that they can all easily be beaten. Also if someone successfully casts any of the big stuff on there without someone countering it or somehow stopping whatever degenerate thing they're doing with that card, they deserve to win probably. All of them have answers outside of removal as well, such as methods to slow them down or steal their draws.

Ban: all other cards on the banlist, Stasis

All the other cards ruin games pretty much, or at least are just completely annoying. Stasis doesn't really have an answer past enchantment destruction currently, unlike the cards I said above.

Caerwyn on The Wheel of Time's Rand ...

2 months ago

I do not really see how untapping represents building alliances, and I still think it is far too easy to enable untap abilities. With a whole host of enabler cards, your ability pretty much reads "whenever a creature enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on it and Rand."

Instead, you could just make it a Tap ability - from a flavour stance, I think that works better, given that gaining all those alliances was a fairly slow process, better represented by the creature having to spend a turn out of commission.

Also, as written, I don't think this card necessarily needs Green - it is a lot like a super Bolster, which is a White-based ability. Also, from a flavour stance, Rand was not really a Green character at that time in the books.


I think the addition of Black would both be flavorful and would help with the card's colour identity. would probably be a good cost.

When White has abilities which cause a sacrifice as a wrath effect (rather than the common "sacrifice an attacking creature") they're flavoured such that the focus is on what can be saved, rather than what is going to die. Cataclysm , Balance , Balancing Act ,, Cataclysmic Gearhulk , etc.

This should be an exile effect. After all, this card is presumably regarding the period of time where Rand is a bit off his rocker--to include the time he uses balefire to "exile" an entire fortress and its inhabitants from existence.

I think the addition of Red to the last card would be apt from a flavour perspective and would work well with your abilities, as discussed above.

MontaukMonster on An Idea for a Format

6 months ago

I'm calling this one "All Stars"

Here's the short version: (almost) any deck that was Standard or Type 2 legal at some point in time.

Here's the long version: The format consists of card pools, and players can choose any of the available card pools from which to build a deck. Events would include decks that come from many different pools.

For example: you could easily see matchups like Fires vs Necro, Tinker vs Naya Lightsaber, Tog vs Gazi-Glare, Reanimator vs Turbo-Stasis, and so on.

The advantages are many: first off, there will never be one dominant deck where half the meta plays it. I've played something similar to this; I used to have all the gold-border Worlds decks from every year and we used to play them against one another all the time. I can honestly say that as abusive as some of these were, they would all be evenly matched against one another. One in particular I remember: Ravager could beat Nether-Go consistently but it lost to Stars and Stripes or Prosbloom every time, both of which struggled against Nether-Go. It truly is the ultimate rock-paper-scissors format.

Second, it would mean you could keep you Standard deck when it rotates out and still have a format to play it in.

All the card pools are explicitly defined, though as a general guide think of a deck that was legal in Standard at the time it would have rotated out for the incoming block set. This is to keep things even. To say a 'Worlds' Standard used to work until they changed Worlds to happen at the end of the year. So that way decks in those card pools would have access to two full blocks.

The next question is the 96 pool (Chronicles, Fallen Empires, Ice Age, homelands, Alliances, 4th Edition). First, to have a 95 pool would be redundant because it's the same pool minus the newer sets. So then 96 is the first pool. A lot of cards were restricted in that format: Balance , Black Vise , Ivory Tower , Land Tax , among others. We could take a serious look at those restrictions because some of those cards are really not that abusive for one and for two aside from a few stars the rest of the pool is pretty weak; realize that Elvish Archers was a tier-1 competitive chase rare worth a lot of money.

Anyway so yes, each pool would have its own banned/restricted list.

This may seem complicated. So many pools, so many cards to pick from. But if you just remember your old Standard deck, the one you locked away in the closet years ago because you didn't have the heart to dismantle it when it rotated out, it now has a format.

Let's get this going hmm?

Flooremoji on Budget Formatless Decks

6 months ago

Chaphalid Breakfast should be cheap.

PO storm variants could be fun.

Check outsome Restore Balance decks, they could give you an idea for Balance .

A black storm variant seems like your best bet so far.

Maybe you could make a vinestorm deck?

I don't know how expensive it would be, but most eggs are cheap and the Second Sunrise / Faith's Reward got some serious results before it was banned.

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