Interesting but we've never had a hybrid color walker, doubt Wizards starts now. I think the draw discard should be a 0 or +1 ability. I don't necessarily like the adding mana ability. I would say -2 return target permanent to it's owners hand. The ultimate is pretty crazy.
June 20, 2016 2:17 p.m.
The idea for ramp was just utility.the other two work in tandem together. or at least that was the plan, like i said just for fun and looking to see what people would think.
June 20, 2016 2:20 p.m.
the flavor of the token is that by exiling it, he "studies the form of the creature", then Recreates it as the token when it dies during his experiments...
June 20, 2016 2:22 p.m.
oh and the mana also serves as a color-fixing tool if you need more of any of the 3 colors...
June 20, 2016 2:26 p.m.
The ultimate is almost insignificant, the plus is broken for a four drop, and the cost implies that the abilities are a mixture of simic and golgari, but the first ability is mono-green and the next two are mono-black. Maybe an argument could be made that the middle ability is Dimir, but I still don't understand why there's a mono-black ultimate on a card that could be cast with blue and green.
June 20, 2016 2:46 p.m.
DrFunk27 we also never thought we would get 4c Commanders but now we have a Commander series coming up dedicated to 4C so you never know.
June 20, 2016 2:54 p.m.
Faceless_Being That's true, but hybrid mana walkers are definitely a long shot. 4C commanders not so much.
June 20, 2016 3:01 p.m.
Atony1400 I said a long shot, not impossible. I'm not against it, but wizards has had plenty of opportunities to print hybrid mana walkers and haven't done so. Time will tell.
June 20, 2016 3:42 p.m.
Yep, I think it will take us a while to get back to Alara anyways, the next possible time could be Q3 or Q4 2017.
June 20, 2016 3:44 p.m.
And if they do, what's the chance for hybrid mana to return, and if so, in the way of a card like Giant Ambush Beetle? Who knows?
June 20, 2016 3:46 p.m.
their +2 is way too powerful. it feels more like a minus ability, and the minus feels like maybe a 0 or -1, not -2
June 20, 2016 4:32 p.m.
I like the thematics of what you've designed. I feel like the +2 would be better suited to something like
+1 "exile up to three cards from a single graveyard, add either B, G or U for each card exiled this way." (he studied whats dead and gone and has found a way to reuse it. this makes the ability strong with even better color fixing, but it now has a little bit of a stipulation preventing it from being too ridiculous. I also think it's pretty good flavor wise. +1 cause every single 4 drop planes walker in modern has a +1 with the exception of nihiri. but her +2 requires discarding a card.)
-2 "each player draws two cards. Each opponent discards two cards" (people were saying this was a bit underpowered, so lets double it)
i think the ult could be kept as is if the first ability is a +1. if not, it should be -8