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Hearthfire Hobgoblin Discussion
5 months ago
I also have replaced two lands in this deck with two additional copies of Hearthfire Hobgoblin, since I was getting mana-flooded too often when I played this deck, but I do not expect that I shall have that problem as frequently, now. The average converted mana cost of this deck is now 2.71, but that is not a major increase from what it was, before.
7 months ago
Yeah, no shit DemonDragonJ, I'm saying it shouldn't matter. What the flying fuck did I say that made you think I didn't understand what makes a card a certain color?
You sound like a complete wanker.
7 months ago
I have four copies of Skyknight Legionnaire in my red/white deck, but I am contemplating replacing them with four copies of Sky Terror, due to that card's lower cost. While the legionnaire perfectly fits the aggressive theme of this deck by having haste, the terror can be summoned earlier, thus allowing me to cast a different spell on my third turn, such as Hearthfire Hobgoblin or Scourge of the Nobilis. Also, haste is good for only a single turn, while menace remains useful for as long as the creature is on the battlefield.
7 months ago
LarryAction, except that they are not either color, they are both colors; for example, Scourge of the Nobilis will give the same bonuses to either Hearthfire Hobgoblin or Iroas's Champion, so, by that logic, I stand by my opinion that only a general with both colors in their color identity should allow hybrid cards.
7 months ago
Hybrid mana cards were meant to be card that could be either color, and are not a color pie break if the card exists in only one of the two colors used to cast it. So to that end, I would say that hybrid mana should be allowed in EDH in decks that can cast them with only their basic lands.
To use your examples, Hearthfire Hobgoblin has its monocolor counterparts in Fabled Hero (which is the same card with an up-side) and Markov Blademaster (which is initially weaker but if it hits an opponent on its first attack will actually be stronger)
But for an even more perfect example of how hybrid mana is just one card that could have otherwise been two separate cards, I think Nature's Chant is the perfect example. Disenchant and Naturalize were already color shifted versions of the same card that showed that for 2 mana both green and white can destroy artifact and enchantments at instant speed. Nature's Chant is a card that is both cards smashed together into a hybrid version of the same effect.
There may be examples out there.... but for me at this point, I can't think of any example where a hybrid card breaks the color pie.
7 months ago
Hybrid cards in EDH are a very contentious subject for the MtG community, so I wish to discuss it, here, to learn everyone's opinion on the matter.
Some players feel that hybrid cards should be allowed in decks whose generals do not contain both colors of those cards in their color identity, while other players feel that that should not be allowed: for example, allowing Unmake or Balefire Liege in a deck with Akroma, Angel of Wrath as its general.
I, myself, believe that hybrid cards should not be allowed in an EDH deck unless the general of that deck contains all colors in its color identity, because it would undermine the importance of color identity in that format.
For example, both Hearthfire Hobgoblin and Iroas's Champion are always both red and white, despite the fact that the hobgoblin does not need both colors of mana to be cast, so it would not make any sense for it to be allowed into a deck that did not contain both of those colors.
What does everyone else say about this? What is your opinion of hybrid cards in EDH?
10 months ago
1 year ago
Hey, you've made an overall good budget Boros deck using cards you have, but it's confused as to what strategy it is.
You have the start of a Boros aggro strategy with lots of good two and three drop creatures, but then there's 14 creatures with 6 or higher CMC (converted mana cost) who are out of place with the rest of the deck. You already have your six drop who's Aurelia and she benefits as well as the rest of your army does from low CMC creatures to attack with. Did you buy the Guilds the Ravnica Boros Guild Kit? If you did there's some creatures in the kit to consider adding. Consider more Battalion?
- Legion Loyalist in Guild Kit.
- Boros Elite : in Guild Kit.
- Daring Skyjek : in Guild Kit.
- Boros Swiftblade : in Guild Kit.
Other budget cards (less than $1 each) to consider adding for aggro:
- Frontline Medic
- Firefist Striker
- Honored Crop-Captain
- Goblin Wardriver
- Accorder Paladin
- Hero of Oxid Ridge
- Silverblade Paladin : soulbound with Aurelia.
- Iroas's Champion
- Skyhunter Skirmisher
- Hearthfire Hobgoblin
Double strike is a pretty powerful ability when your attacking creatures are getting a pump as well as when you're getting an extra combat step with Aurelia. Lots of two drops and three drops are good with dual lands that ETB (enter the battlefield) untapped. Consider adding these lands?
Good luck with your deck.