@protoaddct said in [BBD] Sentinel Tower:
Kinda like Aetherflux Reservoir but a little more aggressive.
Your math is wrong though. its 1,2,3,4,5, not exponentialNever mind this bit, i see you are calculating damage over time.
Cast Number | Total Damage (combined)
1 = 1
2 = 3
3 = 6
4 = 10
5 = 15
6 = 21
Anyone Aelien? know how to get the amount of damage this will give at a given number of spells? There has to be some doable math for that.
first of all:
the damage scales quadratically with spell count
This is not quite true, scaling quadratically would mean that the it would output i.e. 36 for the input 6.
What this does (just like aetherflux reservour) is summing up all the numbers from 0 to n, where n is the number of spells you cast this turn. The sum of this (the total amount of damage done after casting n spells) is output by this common function (small gauss) f(n) = (n+1) *n/2
Alright with that out of the way i can see this card used in 2 archetypes:
Storm-like (or light, with witch i mean possbile decks that use this card over the cause of maybe 2 turns)
Wow! thats going into my phone for future use and messing with my friends!
I suspect this was before my time, but colour me intrigued. Do you have a link to this?
I noticed this card also cares about your opponent's spells, which is kinda neat too.
@hrishi I do not have a link! The Canadians were always very secretive about their decks. To my understanding, decks like Bomberman and Dragon were well established in Canadian metagames before any American players knew about them. I always sort of suspected that there's a secret Canadian TMD out there, but I could never find it.
@hierarchnoble said in [BBD] Sentinel Tower:
I don't think your purchase was wise, @stormanimagus.
Eh, card is like 2 bucks. Play them in one event and you're good.
I think this card looks pretty fun to me, I bet I could come up with something I'd be happy to run on MTGO.
@hierarchnoble Understand that I am only buying a full playset cause I'm confident it WILL be played and I want to make bank selling off 3 copies. I absolutely know this card will mostly be a 1-of as a Tinker Target that wins after resolution through hatebears or just value picks off important pwers and/or dudes in general. So I do not accept your premise that I must run 4. But I'll also try that in some fun buid
I think more so than vintage this probably has potential in legacy where you can have
4 Sentinel Tower
4 aetherflux reservoir
4 Gitaxian probe
4 Serum Visions
4 force of will
X other counters and bounce
ETC ETC ETC
You can literally just cantrip all day to find it, play it on turn 4, win on turn 5 by casting junk. Not sure it will be the best deck or this is the best list, but it seems like it could see play there.
This is better than,
- Because it dodges null rod and you need to cast fewer spells.
Tendrils of Agony
Because you can dodge Mindbreak trap and flusterstorm.
You can play fewer spells, (important against mana denial)
You can play a draw heavy deck with less dead cards (moxen)
You can profit in counter/removal wars.
This is worse than those cards, because.
You dont gain life,
it can be removed easily with artifact hate.
I'm not going to quote everything people have said but this card has its own set of issues*****
This is for a control based tendrils deck that wants to dodge all the hate directed at blue decks, while still having a better match against strategies tendrils has problems with.
The cards tendrils has traditional had the most issue with is flusterstorm and misstep. This dodges those cards and come out in a winning position after a blue deck tries to employ them.
*****Also a PO deck with an artifact win con is pretty cool!!!