@brass-man Not what I meant, although your response shows me that I could have been clearer. What I was trying to say was that, if Extract effects become a legitimate presence in the metagame, this card's enabling a player to hide win cons in the sideboard could be important for some decks.
@fsecco said in [RIX] "Dire Fleet Daredevil":
@thecravenone You can pay alternate costs with this, right? So Dread Return could be played by sacrificing your guys and exiling their Bridges. :)
It's not TOTALLY useless but yeah, pretty situational though.
It still exiles the target, even if the target isn't cast. So it is sorcery speed graveyard hate.
@macdeath said in [RIX] Storm the Vault / Vault of Catlacan:
The commander/casual version of Tolarian academy I guess. Don't expect to see this anywhere else (especially not in vintage) since it's way too narrow, slow and costs a lot of mana for a do nothing. Although you never know the power level of the academy effect may be ridiculous enough to make this relevant somewhere ?
Agreed. If you're spending 2UR and you have 5 artifacts... you don't need Tolarian Academy.
The mana-for-attacking-creatures effect is nice and all, but we have a far more playable(ish) version in Curse of Opulence. So... no, this card is a nothingburger.
@brass-man said in [C17] Kess, Dissident Mage:
I'm not sure I follow this bit. You can't use Kess on your oppoent's turn, so if you tap out with a have a Force/Misstep in your yard, your opponent can safely wait until their own turn to play removal or something threatening.
This is true, it's not strictly 'safe', i should say 'more safe'.
Making them wait is a decent tempo play and even if you have 5 to leave one for Fluster, having a free counter in the yard when you anticipate removal is fine. It is not as great as envision in practice i bet.
@joep said in [XLN] Search for Azcanta//Azcanta the Sunken Ruin:
I found force of will when on an empty hand and 4 mana (opponent also in topdeck mode).
Don't know the exact game state nor the opponent, as this may change everything. But in this scenario isn't it just way better to dump the FoW and flip to Azcanta to start drawing 2 per turn?
Back to Basics or Bloodmoon are good targets for ET that hose blue decks. In the Eye of Chaos? Also Yawgmoths Bargain is unrestricted, and usually plays Rector. 4 Rector, 4 Bargain, 4 ET, 1 Vamp, 1 DT seems it could be something.
Therapy as a sideboard tactic in humans, once a blue deck boards Missteps out is nice. If they're on White you proactively clear plow. Red, bolt etc. then lay you dude. Late it has synergy with Peek Pirate.
information peek like
Proactive and reactive
unless you hit a crucial mana fonts or 3 cards in one shot, the effect you gain is not that fast in this format
The ravager deck tries to fast kill with aggression/ballista shots. The few supporting cards are sphere effects that usually hit 3/4 /5 cards in the opponent hands. In that spyglass is way more narrow.
If the deck was still focused on locking the opponent had 1st strategy, it eould be more valuable
I understand you had a rough day with the SMIP thread, @brass-man. @The-Atog-Lord is on record calling me a troll account and I thought you knew that. I shortened troll account to troll for the sake of my prior post. Consider me the Chaotic Good of D&D alignment, like Chandra!
I don't really understand the payoff to this card outside of edh.
You need to be packing small creatures with some form of evasion, or play a bunch of removal spells, and then you have to play high mana intensive spells in the same list.
Why go through all the trouble?
It's cool. It would be nice to have it flipped, but the process of flipping it makes it awful.
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