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|Zendikar Expeditions (EXP)||Mythic Rare|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Rare|
|Worldwake (WWK)||Mythic Rare|
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Eye of Ugin
Colorless Eldrazi spells you cast cost less to cast.
, : Search your library for a colorless creature card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Eye of Ugin Discussion
1 week ago
ToolmasterOfBrainerd or.......... you build a jeskai twin deck that both plays Teferi, Time Raveler and Splinter Twin combo in the same deck shell. That has the same or similar amount of tools (it also would be playing Force of Negation probably) as U/W control with the big differences of having a combo pieces build in and mana bases.
It would be the same problem as before where a deck that could play twin WOULD play twin because of the rewards and tools given outweighs the deck building restrictions put upon it. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is a great card but if given the option of building around him or Splinter Twin 9/10 times you're picking twin because of the combo aspect alone.
I understand your reasoning behind it and I somewhat agree but I've seen this song and dance too many times before and the general meta, to me, hasn't changed enough that could change the basis of the general public not saying "just play twin". Phoenix decks are a pain but I just believe that twin is a whole different animal that morphs the entire format as a whole. Albeit it's not super degenerate to play against like Birthing Pod or Eye of Ugin it's still has a unhealthy effect on the format.
2 weeks ago
As y’all probably know, the Banned and Restricted announcement drops tomorrow. I don’t think anyone was expecting any changes about a month ago, but then a very scary deck starring Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis exploded onto the scene, and now Modern is incredibly broken and (in my opinion) incredibly unfun to play because of the extreme linearity showcased by the dominant strategies. I mean, I play Bogles, and even I know something’s wrong with how linear these decks play.
Considering the current state of Modern, what cards (if any) do you see getting banned and why? Should Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis be emergency banned as Eye of Ugin once was? Is it finally time to say goodbye to Faithless Looting and all the shenanigans it enables? What about Ancient Stirrings ?
Place your bets, ladies and gents!
2 months ago
A few relevant cards
All Is Dust (as a sig spell)
2 months ago
I would Recommend Eye of Ugin to get Eldrazi easier Eye of Ugin .
2 months ago
If anything, I'd keep the heaviest of the eldrazi and substitute the weaker ones for tutors. With narset, you can cast a tutor to get an eldrazi into your hand. Eye of Ugin , Planar Bridge are examples of some that I run. If you want a full list of tutors, check this out. List of EDH Tutor Cards. If you're cheating out cards with narset, the unused mana can be applied to planar bridge for tutoring out Eldrazi.
2 months ago
City of Traitors is better than Crystal Vein because you have the ability to generate 2 mana more than once. Even on the play it gives you huge opportunities since you can play a 2 drop on T0 for maybe Sorcerous Spyglass , then have potentially 4 Eldrazi mana T1 with Eye of Ugin or Eldrazi Temple , which only generate double mana for Eldrazi. Significantly weaker.
But yeah budget constraints...you said fight you lol
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4 months ago
Good points DuTogira/others. Land cards seem to be easy enough to tutor and tough to interact with to a degree. I can certainly see Dark Depths still being playable as a one of. (along with other previously mentioned cards).
As far as cdkime's suggestion about doing a Google search "[card name here] ban" the top themes i read in various forms/threads/articles were in regards to power (angry player: "That cards broken!) and metagame diversity (caw-blade vs caw-blade vs caw-blade).
Cards that we have recently talked about now such as Birthing Pod / Eye of Ugin / Dark Depths and so on are all super great/powerful cards in there own right... but they all have there own homes/decks. I for one wouldn't have any interest in running pod/eye of ugin in my Grixis Deaths shadow variant/deck no matter how much of a novelty that would be. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle was a card that was on the initial banned list and unbanning it outright didnt ruin the format. It isn't exactly easy to slip into every deck or even already competitive decks. Scapeshift was/is a thing, but is far from dominant or oppressive.
Right/wrong or indifferent I think ive made my position on abilities to overcome a card/strategy clear... however; When it come to the argument of banning/restricting cards for the sake of "diversity"... some cards have a super tough time meeting that criteria such as Chrome Mox / Mental Misstep ; simply because there doesn't seem like any reason to not run a full playset or a minimum of 1 in a restricted format.
I do question however in the case of a restricted format that just because we would see 9/10 decks running Gitaxian Probe / Chrome Mox (as arbitrary examples) that this would result in seeing the same decks vs the same decks at the next GP/pro tour.... i also think it's also worth noting in this scenario that unlike vintage Chalice of the Void could still be ran as a full playset.
5 months ago
ToolmasterOfBrainerd - thanks for the clarification on these. I took a pretty long break from Magic, so was not overly familiar with how some of these cards had been played.
I disagree, however, with your analysis of Eye of Ugin . Rather than show why it would be fine to restrict Eye, I think your analysis goes to my point. Even when it was being run primarially as a one-of, Wizards still coins it powerful enough to be worthy of banning. Your example just goes to show how degenerate a single card can be once obtained.
Eye of Ugin occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%