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@garbageaggro

It might be. It’s always hard to evaluate seemingly underpowered things like that. Other cards people dismissed during spoilers: Eldrazi, Jace TMS, Stoneforge Mystic, etc. I used to think Quirion Dryad and Psychatog were bad as well. They were good... and then they were bad.

So there’s probably a moment that Oko is really good and right now might be that moment. Long term probably not a vintage staple.

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I posted a reply to that on twitter as well. I see how it can be good in the jeskai, Bug control mirror, and even white Eldrazi to a degree but I don’t see how it’s good against the rest of the decks in the meta such as DPS, Dredge, or Survival.

I see you can play it turn one or two and sort of have a recurring vedalken shackles in play, but if you’re not playing against a deck with fishy creatures, then it’s just a dead card right?

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Hey Mike have you tried Anger? I had some “recent success”(prior to the printing of Walking Ballista) with TNT. I thought it was amazing at the time but Ballista coming out made me not want to play it anymore.

https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=13618&d=280171&f=VI

I suppose it shouldn’t be too bad though if you can shut down Ballista with Revoker and keep using your own Triskelions

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@aelien

I’m on 2 wishclaw and 2 DP though my impression has been that DP is just better besides being able to Tinker for Wishclaw or getting around Lavinia.

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Did anyone mention it with Turbo Erayo yet?

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For the record I think MTG Vintage is an awesome game. I play it because it’s fun.

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Does it make more sense (with Karn) to have 3 Wishclaws main with 1 side, or 4 main?

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@jonhammack

No I’m not salty. Just agreeing with you that people get “Vintaged” every tournament so the results just don’t even really fucking matter.

Every deck is actually just pure shit.

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@mike-noble said in [Article] Information Cascades in Magic:

@desolutionist said in [Article] Information Cascades in Magic:

I hope you’re on the Fastbond deck next time we play.

Matt is trying to confirm that you're both talking about the only successful Fastbond + Trinisphere deck since your comment didn't show awareness that Mishra's Workshop was a 4-of in the maindeck. The deck he's talking about can be found here.

Hey Mike. I had originally constructed a more elaborated post with reasons I think Fastbond is not a great card in vacuum scenarios.

But it just doesn’t matter. If you have Workshop and Trinisphere then it just doesn’t matter. We’re not talking about the same things. We’re not talking about Fastbond. Fastbond.dec is a great one because it has turn one Shop, Trinisphere. Sure you got me!

Just prove it to me on the battlefield.

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@chubbyrain said in [Article] Information Cascades in Magic:

@desolutionist said in [Article] Information Cascades in Magic:

Yeah but the turn 1 Trinisphere requires a lot, 4 lands and a Fastbond? When you could just tap a Workshop. It has two components, prison and combo, but it isn’t good at either.

Wait, What? I'm not sure I understand. It runs 4 Workshops. You can even Crop Rotate into a Workshop. When I introduced the concept for the deck on stream right after Fastbond was unrestricted, I talked about using Workshop was to compensate for the times you didn't have Fastbond. Are we talking about the same deck that has put up multiple trophies, a top 4 in the playoffs and another top 4 in the most recent challenge? Because as far as I know, that is the most successful and popular list. There was one other list that was a more traditional Legacy style lands list, but that style of deck has not be anywhere close to as successful

I hope you’re on the Fastbond deck next time we play.

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Yeah but the turn 1 Trinisphere requires a lot, 4 lands and a Fastbond? When you could just tap a Workshop. It has two components, prison and combo, but it isn’t good at either.

And I’m not trying to shade anyone working with the deck. Just my immediate reaction to how this article applies to the current meta. I believe, without Gush, Fastbond has a low ceiling.

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@chubbyrain said in [Article] Information Cascades in Magic:

Curious why you decided to necro a 13 year-old article though. Do you feel something about the current metagame is feeding into an information cascade?

My immediate thought when I saw this was the Fastbond deck. I don’t think any iteration of the Fastbond deck is good since for a turn one kill to occur you need 6 cards compared to the just 4 needed to turn 1 kill with DPS. It also depends too heavily upon a few cards that are easy to disrupt, yet it puts up decent results. I think mostly because people are just excited to play with unrestricted Fastbond.

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Also I think tournament results are hard to take too seriously when you have Belcher win a tournament out of nowhere and then disappear from the format for the next year.

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Yeah there’s been an active discussion about it for the last month or so in another thread.

http://themanadrain.com/topic/2900/new-graveyard-approaches-with-hogaak-in-vintage-post-aug-2019-b-r-announcement/32

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@protoaddict

Isn’t keeping 7 with this better than mulling to 2 with this in pretty much all cases? I don’t think mulling, with the intent of casting this spell, gets you any closer to finding something with it. The top cards of the deck are unknown in all cases.

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So you can Merchant Scroll for this?

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@fsecco

Definitely.

First time this effect has been printed at 1 mana cost, and we all know how good 1 mana cards are. You can see at its ceiling it has greater impact than Bolt/Path to Exile and sometimes it has double or triple the impact when you're talking about interaction in a Planeswalker based format. If your opponent has 2 walkers and both players have a creature, this for 1 mana destroys two walkers. If you use it conjunction with sacrifice effects such as Cabal Therapy it just gets so much better. It could be up to a 1 for 5. (their creature, a card from their hand, two planeswalkers, and a Young Pyro elemental token)

There aren't too many 1 mana cards even capable of producing the same output. It is "Change of Heart". It is a ban worthy effect in most TCGs.

The fact it doesnt steal creatures greater than three is a limitation and that probably makes it more limited unplayable than the hyper efficient constructed formats that are choke full of amazing 2 and 3 cmc creatures.

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@smmenen I hope that's a signal to order my playset.

I’m definitely excited to try this card on mtgo.

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Steal a Lavinia, attack a Narset? Then sac it to Therapy? Insane!