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Is it possible to use it in an infinite combo?
Absolutely, the question is what kind of deckbuilding restrictions you're dealing with. Standard? EDH with it as commander? It varies. Assuming full freedom, Deadeye Navigator and some source of infinite life and you're there. The bigger thing though is just that tbh you really don't need to actually go infinite with it. If you just copy the activated ability a few times, Rings of Brighthearth , Illusionist's Bracers , etc you can get a LOT of mana. Maybe not infinite, but enough that a Torment of Hailfire should close out the game. It doesn't go infinite with Rings, but it does give you another untap, and you can tap all your lands and pool the mana in-between each ability resolving. So if you have say 10 lands, Rings out, and Bracers on Whitherbloom, you can pay 10 life and to untap all of your lands 3 times and get 38 mana. And that's assuming all your lands only produce one mana, and aren't something like a Gaea's Cradle , Cabal Coffers , etc.
I don't think the card is cEDH tier, but it's far from bad.
As for why it doesn't go infinite with Rings, Rings is a triggered ability, it will only trigger once, when you first activate.
April 11, 2021 8:51 a.m. Edited.
711.10. A double-faced card put onto the battlefield from a zone other than the stack enters the battlefield with its front face up by default.
So no, unfortunately you cannot. As of current, as far as I'm aware, there is no way to play the back side of a Modal Double-Faced Card without actually casting the card onto the stack.
April 11, 2021 7:34 a.m.
To add to what Gidgetimer said, it's important to distinguish that summoning sickness "wears off" at the beginning of your turn, not just when you untap the creature, which may be the source of confusion here, seeing as the effect which generates an additional combat phase also untaps creatures. Untapping a creature doesn't remove summoning sickness.
April 10, 2021 10:14 p.m. Edited.
This is definitely going to be an opinion-filled thread, but I'll throw my hat in.
I disagree wholeheartedly. In fact I'd go so far as to say Strixhaven is the only set I've been actually excited for in what feels like ages. Eldraine was somewhat exciting but before that... Dominaria? Again this is entirely subjective and I'm not here to tell anyone they're wrong about their opinion on a product. But I'm looking forward to Strixhaven.
Introduction to Annihilation is the worst example I could possibly think of to argue blurring the line between colors. Scour from Existence , Universal Solvent , Meteor Golem , Unstable Obelisk , Spine of Ish Sah , Colorless permanent removal is far from new or color warping. Most of the lessons, like Introduction to Prophecy , will mostly be inconsequential imo because, to be frank, they're bad. 3 for a Serum Visions ? Even mono-white isn't THAT desperate for draw.
WOTC is trying to force us into playing golgari lifegain
I'm stoked to finally get golgari lifegain support. If that's not your style, I get it, but I'm happy for it personally.
Galazeth Prismari feels like a case of catering to EDH. Adding red to your deck options and tapping artifacts for any color instead of blue feels like more of a sidegrade than a downgrade. We'll have to see how it does imo.
As for Beledros Witherbloom , a wise man once said of Prophet of Kruphix : If you think this card costs mana, you've been fooled. As for "This card may not be used in any infinite mana combo", actually it says "Flicker me". It's not in good colors for that, but I could see a BUG deck getting infinite mana out of this if they can find a way to supply the life. Deadeye Navigator says hi.
Release, experience, and hindsight will probably affect everyone's opinions on Strixhaven, as it has every set before it. So I generally try to take a "wait and see" approach, even if MTG doesn't have a great record for what I've waited for and seen recently imo.
April 10, 2021 9:57 p.m.
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