Dramatic Finale

Dramatic Finale


Creature tokens you control get +1/+1.

Whenever one or more nontoken creatures you control dies (are put into the graveyard from the battlefield), create a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying. This ability triggers only once each turn.

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Dramatic Finale Discussion

1empyrean on The Dungeon Master | Sefris Reanimator

2 months ago

It was actually the only triggers once part that was at issue.

I just checked and it turns out the question was answered on this site a while back for the card Dramatic Finale , and the ruling was that it doesn't work. I guess it's good you had decided not to run the card. Anyways, I feel like I just added confusion here, so I wanted to get that trigger issue figured out.

Fair reason for Dream Halls . I've got no other ideas at the moment, and your deck looks pretty solid.

legendofa on Garth one-eye's "create a copy"

4 months ago

To date, Garth One-Eye is the only card that uses the phrase "create a copy".

  1. Do the Shivan Dragon s count as tokens, for effects like Dramatic Finale , or nontokens, for Always Watching ?

  2. Does creating a copy of a spell trigger magecraft (see Prismari Apprentice as an example) or is creating a copy of a spell different from copying a spell?

Yesterday on Teysa vs Dramatic Finale

4 months ago

The "this ability triggers only once each turn" part of text in Dramatic Finale isn't a static ability, though. It's part of the triggered ability.

I would also have assumed that Finale's text has the final say, but am not 100% sure and am garbo at looking up the comprehensive rules, and am not sure there was anything new added when Elvish Warmaster came out (which I believe was the first).

Named_Tawyny on Teysa vs Dramatic Finale

4 months ago

This is a great question!

So rule 101.2 reads that "101.2. When a rule or effect allows or directs something to happen, and another effect states that it can’t happen, the “can’t”effect takes precedence."

which is the general rule. If Dramatic Finale read "This effect can't trigger more than once per turn" then that would be the end of it. However, in this case, neither Dramatic Finale nor Teysa Karlov specifically say that something "can't" happen.

When two conflicting static abilities are both on the field at the same time, timestamp order usually takes effect. So the one that existed first will happen first, and then the one that happened second will overwrite that and (usually) take precedence.

So the question then becomes, which was on the battlefield first?

If Teysa was first on the battlefield, and then Dramatic Finale was played, then you would only get the trigger once. However, if Dramatic Finale was on the field first, and THEN Teysa was played, I believe her effect would overwrite, and you'd get the second trigger.

I've only ever been an L1 judge, and I haven't been a judge for a few years. I'm pretty sure that this is how it would work, but I'm open to being corrected

Polaris on Teysa vs Dramatic Finale

4 months ago

I'm thinking of using Dramatic Finale in my Teysa Karlov deck. The thing I'm wondering about is that while Teysa says the ability triggers twice, Finale says it's ability only triggers once each turn. Which wins? I'm assuming Finale's text is the last word here but I don't know if there are actual rulings on this.

Minousmancer on Pestering

4 months ago

Dramatic Finale ?

Why Sedgemoor Witch without a Sideboard to pull out Learn spells from her Magecraft?

With Daemogoth Woe-Eater why add some Woe Strider for cheap early blockers?

My basic Witherbloom: The Flood (Halo)

My competitive Witherbloom: Clever Apprentice

DanMcSharp on Strixtwitch

5 months ago

Hello again,

Looks like you already got some fine suggestions from razelfark, but I might have a few other ideas.

I think Elite Spellbinder should go straight in the main deck. It's never a dead card and fits with your flying theme. It has a nice ETB that's still underrated and it would pair well with Nightmare Shepherd too.

Killian, Ink Duelist Seems like a good 2 drops but it's a bit annoying that he's legendary. If you decide to run Elite Spellbinder (or if you're used to the meta) you could consider mixing in a few Silverquill Silencer . It's always good to make your opponent not want to cast the 1 spell that you expect them to play to ruin your day, and even if Silverquill Silencer only trigger onces, it's still a 3/2 for 2 that drew a card and gained 3 life.

You could probably add maybe like 2 Plumb the Forbidden . You do have some creatures you don't mind sacrificing like Eyetwitch , Inkling Summoning , extra Killian, Ink Duelist , and it's always great to use in response to removal, especially board wipes. Could also be used to trigger Nightmare Shepherd when you see fit, or to get a surprise lethal attack on something that went unblocked with Shadewing Laureate .

One of the big upside of the Lesson cards is that they give you a bunch of options to chose from. If I was you I would remove an Umbral Juke and add a Pest Summoning because you never know when you'll want 2 blockers or creatures to sacrifice, that gains life.

End finally, Dramatic Finale could be a interesting fit since it creates flying tokens on top of boosting them, and that would include the ones from Nightmare Shepherd too.


SquishyIsMe on Extus and the blood avatar

5 months ago

More options for token generation include Outlaws' Merriment and Bitterblossom as they give you one every upkeep. More creature options that generate tokens could include Grave Titan Dockside Extortionist and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker . Also with the Strixhaven set list having been revealed there are a number of cards that could also work with this deck such as Blot Out the Sky and Dramatic Finale