, : Copy target activated or triggered ability you control. You may choose new targets for the copy.
, : Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. You may choose new targets for the copy.
, : Copy target permanent spell you control. (This copy becomes a token.)
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Lithoform Engine Discussion
5 hours ago
Of the currently 316 cards on Gatherer that mention Lifelink, 196 of them contain . Following this, 21 cards contain . 129 contain , a mere 16 contain and lastly 28 contain . Oh yes, and 19 contain as in artifacts and such.
This is derived from quickly searching the database for only the keyword Lifelink, then taking the total value and subtracting the amount remaining after removing as an option, for example. What this means is that is in second place for the ability with third place going to .
When considering mechanics, it is often a good idea to note what the primary color is and what the secondary colors are. Usually there is one primary and two secondary with the last two (or three, if including ) either being negligible or unfavorable in design.
Comparing Galazeth Prismari to Urza, Lord High Artificer , who has often been regarded as a cEDH Commander is also very unfair and misleading. It would be akin to saying Sol Ring is shit because it isn't as good as Mana Crypt . A more apt comparison would be to Saheeli, the Gifted .
As for Beledros Witherbloom , she's actually extremely powerful if you know how to build around her. Firstly, you are in the two best colors for ramp. Black has a long history of being able to draw mana out of other sources such as sacrificing or paying life and green is the single best ramp color in the game, in terms of how affluent it is. If you build her properly, you can obtain vast amounts of lands onto the battlefield extremely quickly. Cards such as Tempt with Discovery , Hour of Promise , Collective Voyage and Reshape the Earth are absolutely phenomenal with her. Furthermore you can add extra bang to your buck ala Rings of Brighthearth , Illusionist's Bracers and Lithoform Engine . On top of these, you have Doubling Cube , Mana Reflection , Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Dictate of Karametra and Nissa, Who Shakes the World .
If you want further abuse, because who doesn't like a big Dominatrix Draggo in their life, you have a very healthy plethora of Nissa Planeswalkers who untap your lands. They are Nissa of Shadowed Boughs , Nissa, Genesis Mage , Nissa, Vital Force and Nissa, Worldwaker . And if these aren't enough, slap down Liliana of the Dark Realms and tutor out Swamps until you get that sexy emblem.
If you're going this route, why not pack in The Chain Veil ? You're already going Superfriends and you're already abusing the copying of activated abilities, so copy Planeswalker activations while you're at it, and copy TCV's too.
What does this all get you? It gets you a Witherbloom that produces hundreds of mana, easily. Because remember, you can copy her ability. You may only be able to activate it once, but in reality you only need to activate it once.
Witherbloom isn't bad or terrible. She's specific.
Oh, and by the way, Omnath, Locus of Mana has the rules on Gatherer that you are able to retain this mana even during other player's turns. So what this means is you can untap all lands on your opponent's turn and float the into your next turn. So, there's that as well. Especially with Unwinding Clock , you are also now untapping your Doubling Cube and Lithoform Engine . While Lithoform Engine can not copy Doubling Cube , it certainly can copy everything else.
Again, Witherbloom is absolutely a God --- if you build her properly.
1 day ago
1 day ago
So, take into account what kind of deck you want to play. Aggro? Cut the board wipes. Control? Add more removal, take most of your creatures out. I'm going to work ona n aggro gameplan since that looks like whre your deck is leaning towards.
Cut: Tragic Poet
Archon of Emeria (You are an aggro deck and want to be able to cast more than one creature in the same turn)
Djeru, With Eyes Open (you run no planeswalkers, also a bad card)
Smite the Monstrous All your sorcerys
Novice Knight you run no equipment
Now this might seem like a lot, but I will give you some suggestions for cards that will help further your gameplan
Creatures: currently you are running some really good cards as one ofs and bad cards with more copies, such as; Dauntless Bodyguard , Leonin Vanguard , Hunted Witness , Luminarch Aspirant Venerated Loxodon which is a great finisher, and Speaker of the Heavens .
Removal: If you want to go with some of the best white removal ever printed that is modern legal, but a little expensive, go with Path to Exile . If not Path to Exile would be much better than Hieromancer's Cage , Conclave Tribunal is pretty good, but I wouldn't run more than 5 removal spells since you want to be going wide with your creatures and a hand ful of removal will just stall the game and you will lose in the end. You want to end the game fast while maintaining a high life score.
5 days ago
DemonDragonJ, that's why you add Rings of Brighthearth , Illusionist's Bracers , Lithoform Engine and if colors allow Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice . I did in my new deck and WHEW BOY does that kick off. , Lithoform Engine can copy all of the aforementioned abilities, by the way ;)
1 week ago
I really struggle with Lithoform Engine . It made me realise that I have some grey zones and I hope that the following questions can be answered:
1) What is a permanent spell? 2) Is any card in the stack a spell? 3) Am I right in the assumption that once a card is in the battlefield, it is not a spell anymore? In other words, only cards in my hand and in the graveyard are spells? 4) Is a creature or any other card type that was exiled a spell?
1 week ago
One cost pays for one effect. In your example, tapping, say, one Soaring Thought-Thief to activate this ability would make exactly one Sure-Footed Infiltrator unblockable. You need to tap other Rogues to make other unblockable (barring the use of other cards, like Lithoform Engine ).
1 week ago
Damn. I guess the best one would be Yarok, the Desecrated but restricting yourself to only 3 colors. But the doubling of etb effects sounds like the way to go. A cmdr that is close to Lithoform Engine or Panharmonicon or Strionic Resonator .
2 weeks ago
Simply put, I have Lithoform Engine on the BF, as well as Merieke Ri Berit and a host of creatures that tap to untap her, or tap to do other things, and all of them have been tapped out early in my turn. I also have Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage on the BF and +1 him to untap all my creatures, then use Lithoform Engine's first ability to copy the activated ability of Jace. My question is if, after the initial untap-round from Jace, I can then tap creatures to use their abilities before the second round of Jace untaps hit? Do I need to sequence it a certain way for it to work, or do planeswalker abilities limit what I can do between the Jace effects...?