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SirChris39 says... #1

LordBlackblade i understand competitive meter is not reliable but i did get my Edgar Markhov deck to yours

October 8, 2019 6:50 p.m.

SirChris39 says... #2

LordBlackblade i do want to try to edgar markhov commander deck together that is close to 100% competitive

September 21, 2019 1:50 p.m.

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It really depends on how you're gaining life. If it is in big bursts, like connecting with a Divinity of Pride , I'd say go with Cradle of Vitality . If you're gaining smaller amounts of life, but more regularly, like with something akin to Soul Warden , then I would recommend Archangel of Thune .

October 5, 2019 10:02 p.m.

shadow63: It is a site feature, and a lot of work went into it (I would assume), so I don't think ditching it is actually the right answer. It can be useful if you look at it correctly.

Demarge: I think that's the biggest thing. It is something you need to take with more than a few grains of salt. I've seen a lot (like a LOT) of posts the last couple of weeks where people are super concerned about the meter. I just think some kind of disclaimer or something would help people understand what it is there for. Like you said though, getting people to read such a thing, not gonna hold my breath on that one.

October 5, 2019 2:04 a.m.

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Gidgetimer has the right of it. Other excludes the source or controller of the referenced effect.

October 4, 2019 8:09 p.m.

I've been seeing quite a few posts about the competitive meter lately. I think a lot of users (especially newer ones) are putting a lot of (too much) stock in it. It is generally accepted that it is a work-in-progress. As such, could we put up a stickied post to that effect so the user base is more well-informed? If such already exists, feel free to disregard this.

October 4, 2019 4:44 p.m.

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Don't forget your deck link in a help post!

Glory of Kethis' Opposite Hand of Inversed Reality

October 4, 2019 4:39 p.m.

I wish I could upvote this and Caerwyn’s addendum into oblivion! This should be made into a sticky somewhere!

October 1, 2019 3:11 p.m.

I'm going to agree with Caerwyn. Consistency is king, and Lightning Bolt is consistently three damage. You want to remove elements of chance or risk as much as possible to make your deck play reliably the same way every game (this applies in every format, but especially if you're playing in something more competitive, like Modern).

September 30, 2019 2:25 a.m.

Caerwyn: I think TypicalTimmy is more concerned about the mechanics than the storytelling and flavor. I can understand where he's coming from, look at the new Food mechanic. Not having another block with that mechanic involved and it becomes more of a novelty than a mechanic with real staying power a la Prowess or Proliferate. Even when there have been multiple sets, sometimes it's still not enough: Eternalize, Energy, Surveil. Interesting, occasionally powerful mechanics without enough support (in my opinion, of course).

At the same time, I do enjoy the variety of stories/settings (and lack of Gatewatch!). I think an ideal compromise would be several mechanically similar sets with different themes. The Knight-tribal mechanic is an okay example of this, tying Dominaria to Throne of Eldraine. I mean it's tribal so not really that hard to implement across sets, but I take it as a sign that R&D are trying.

September 30, 2019 2:17 a.m.

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GhostChieftain: I was literally sitting down to say exactly this, but you beat me to it!

September 28, 2019 4:48 p.m.

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I mean, the set isn't released yet, so there's still the pre-release inflation factor. Other than that Brazen Borrower seems pretty versatile. An easier to cast pseudo- Boomerang coupled with an aggressive, flying, and flashable body seems pretty solid.

September 27, 2019 5:30 p.m.

LordBlackblade, Unbound Corruptor

Legendary Planeswalker - LordBlackblade

+1 Until end of turn, whenever you tap a Swamp for mana, add an additional .

-3 Each opponent loses four life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

-8 Each opponent sacrifices all creatures, enchantments, and planeswalkers they control.


I mean, it's me so it HAS to be black, like really black. I went with a devotion heavy mana cost as a pseudo-drawback/restriction to compensate coming in with five loyalty for only four mana. Then for the abilities I went with effects I love in MTG. Black, big-mana, life drain, and sacrifice. I added enchantments to the ultimate due to the recent experiment in black enchantment removal: Mire in Misery. For the art I'm picturing something demonic like Ob Nixilis Reignited but with less fire and more dark magic effects like Liliana, the Necromancer. Anyway, fun exercise! I look forward to seeing what people create!

September 27, 2019 3:19 a.m.






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