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  • EmanuelbEmanuelb Joined: Posts: 3,272
    ukyo_rulz wrote: »
    Both are bad vs Infect so go with Tron and hope to dodge the bad match-ups.

    You think Death Cloud is also a dog against Infect ? I thought since it plays quite a lot of removal has a decent if not even favorable match up.


    The Damned wrote: »
    (I see. Both lists look more interesting than the typical versions of the deck I tend to see; it's always nice to see someone attempt to use Vraska even though I agree that she's easily one of the weaker Planeswalkers.)

    I'll let others with actual experience suggestion things, but at present, I'll comment on two things with regards to the Tron list:

    1. I'm a bit surprised that Sudden Shock is in the sideboard at all over, say, Banefire given all of the mana you're making if you're worried about counters. However, I suppose that Sudden Shock is better against Infect between being technically cheaper than a worthwhile Banefire and Sudden Shock's Split Second telling Vines of Vastwood to sod off. It's similarly weird to see Nature's Claim over Ancient Grudge, but Nature's Claim can at least hit enchantments, so it's not strictly worse even with the lifegain.
    2. I'm going to assume that the Ulamog listed is the new Ulamog from Battle for Zenidakr and not original Ulamog, correct? Regardless, I'm not sure if the Kozilek listed is original Kozilek or new Kozilek.

    I'll try to think on suggestions, but it's difficult to give what I think is meaningful advice how little experience I actually I have.

    1 sudden shock is specifically against infect. very good removal against them. Nature's claim destroying enchantments is huge, since you need ways to deal with Blood moon, stony silence, plus, it's also good against boggles.
    2. Both are the new versions. I think both are much better than the old ones.



  • PerthoPertho The Runed One Joined: Posts: 22,142 mod
    Play twin. Should be super cheap to build since they banned it.

    :chicken:
    Ronin Chaos on Pertho:

    "Oh, Pertho. You complete me."
    jimmy1200 wrote: »
    pertho attacked me first, saying i get all my life tips from 106th and park.
  • JuuMJuuM Danke where yo at Joined: Posts: 1,615
    Not a fan of Spine, Staff, Myr or 4 dudes on 10.
    World Breaker is great, I'd play 4 since you're missing Karn. Blocks anything that isn't Blighted Agent.
    Play 4 Karplusan Forest or at least cut the Copperline Gorge for another Stomping Grounds if you can't get them in time.
    Try to get a second Oblivion Stone and a third to have with you in the future.
    Trade for Skites, you don't get to complain about Burn/Infect without those. Great in a lot of other match ups as well.
    Consider a singleton Sanctum of Ugin in the main, Phyrexia's Core is cute but not worthy of a slot over Sanctum or a second Ghost Quarter in my opinion.
    Heard that Warping Vail is great in the board, something to consider.

    - Kozilek
    - Ulamog
    - 2 Cylix
    - Phyrexia's core
    - Staff
    - Myr
    - Copperline Gorge
    - 2 Stomping Ground
    - Wurm
    + 4 World Breaker
    + Oblivion Stone
    + Sanctum of Ugin/Ghost Quarter
    + 3 Karplusan Forest
    + 2 Chromatic Star
  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 8,521
    Modern tomorrow.

    Thinking some kind of Orzhov or Esper midrange
  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 8,521
    I wrote this but haven't really play tested it.

    4 Inquisition
    4 Thoughtseize
    4 Path

    4 Snapcaster
    4 Dark Confidant
    4 Meddling Mage
    2 Spellskite
    1 Zealous Persecution

    1 Orzhov Pontiff
    4 Lingering Souls
    2 Dismember

    2 Sorin, Solemn Visitor
  • HecajonHecajon Joined: Posts: 486
    edited June 2016
    You could SB Mortify, or Orzhov Charm, theres also a card in modern that almost is just as good as vindicate.
  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,489
    Emanuelb wrote: »
    You think Death Cloud is also a dog against Infect ? I thought since it plays quite a lot of removal has a decent if not even favorable match up.

    I have a friend who plays GB Death Cloud and he told me Infect is one of his bad match-ups. All the lifegain counts for nothing and the Infect player can usually get into a position where he is pushing for lethal and you have several two-mana removal spells against his one mana protection spells. Death Cloud only seems favored because when it wins, it wins in a dominant way. The good thing though is that Death Cloud's nut draw will beat Infect's nut draw.
    "Being degrading or insulting is not the same as being hype." - Mike Z
  • EmanuelbEmanuelb Joined: Posts: 3,272
    Hmm, another thing that worries me about Death Cloud is my lack of experience with it. I mean, i'm far from an expert on Tron, but I've been playing it for months, I know it's plan, how a good op hand should look, when to mull, etc. I'm not sure if 3 weeks are enough to play Death cloud, so I think I will stick to Tron. Maybe if I go in september too then I will try Death cloud.

    @Juum: thanks man. I will get the full set of Stars for sure, and I'm looking for more karplusans. But what is your oppinion on World Breaker ? I know everybody play it, but to me seems a bit underwhelming. I often see it like a 7 mana Acidic Slime.


  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,457
    World Breaker is stupid. It's like a Karn that comes back to life and has more power and toughness. It gets even better once you get to resolve a Newlamog. You should absolutely try it that card is sick. I wouldn't compare it to resolving acidic slime ever.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • The DamnedThe Damned Hope: You can't believe in it Joined: Posts: 10,897 mod
    (I wouldn't say that World Breaker is that similar to Acidic Slime even I can see why you're making the comparison)

    Having Reach rather than Deathtouch, a bigger body over all that's well outside of Bolt range, the ability to recur itself unless they exile it (though that's less useful in Tron than other decks probably), being able to outright exile lands, avoiding being exiled by Ugin, being less color intensive (and technically colorless) and triggering a Kozelik's Return that's in the graveyard means the only real thing World Breaker has in common with Acidic Slime that they're both really good (technically) green creatures due to their destructive enter the battlefield triggers. I'm not Juum, obviously, but agree with pretty much all of his suggestions on this front, though due to World Breaker thing, the only different thing I'd suggest at present is to maybe consider a one of Drownyard Temple over Ghost Quarter or Ugin's Sanctum since Drownyard Temple can repeatedly recur itself and thus be repeatedly sacrificed to repeatedly recur World Breaker. Shrug. [/repeatedly]

    Anyway, if you weren't going to play World Breaker in that spot, then what you would consider running? I mean, you were considering playing Spine of Ish Shah, which World Breaker is essentially a creature version of for all intents and purposes (of land destruction), so I guess that's what you would still be using over it? Or would you be wanting to use actual Acidic Slimes since they indeed aren't strictly worse than World Breakers?

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    "Well, see, the real magic isn't believing in yourself. The real magic is manipulating people by telling them to believe in themselves. The more you believe, the less you check facts."
    - Oglaf's Vanka in "Conviction"

    "Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty."
    - P. G. Wodehouse
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,457
    Acidic slime is strictly worse than World Breaker since you would not only cast it on the same turn as acidic slime, and get exile instead of destruction, have a better body and a recurring threat, but you also get something you can cast for one color. The deck can't really play cards that have two colored mana symbols but even if it could, acidic slime is still worse.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • EmanuelbEmanuelb Joined: Posts: 3,272
    No, of course I'm not considering Acidic slime, it is not good in Tron.

    As for World Breaker, my main concern is that it costs G, which means you will almost never play it on t3. This basically rules out a full set of Breakers, but I'm deff trying at least 1-2. My friends have Breakers so I will borrow, try them at fnm, and if I'm pleased i'm getting my own playset.

    Regarding Spine of Ish Sah - the big difference is that spine can deal with any permanent, including creature or planeswalker, something that World Breaker can't. Even more, once you get Phyrexia's core, you can loop spine every turn. On the other hand, World Breaker puts a big body.

    I will try breaker for sure and see what's the best combination. Thank you for all the input


  • The DamnedThe Damned Hope: You can't believe in it Joined: Posts: 10,897 mod
    (I see. That makes sense.)

    Yeah, I can see not necessarily running a full 4 World Breaker off the bat between needing colored mana (despite being colorless) and Tron the deck with the least sacrificial land in Modern.

    BullDancer wrote: »
    Acidic slime is strictly worse than World Breaker since you would not only cast it on the same turn as acidic slime, and get exile instead of destruction, have a better body and a recurring threat, but you also get something you can cast for one color. The deck can't really play cards that have two colored mana symbols but even if it could, acidic slime is still worse.

    Acidic Slime isn't strictly worse solely because its enter the battlefield trigger actually works with bounce whereas World Breaker's activates only when cast. That, costing two mana less, and having Deathtouch prevents it from being strictly worse. At best/worst, it's mostly worse, but "strictly worse" and "strictly better" seriously gets thrown around way too easily when that's often rarely the case.
    "Well, see, the real magic isn't believing in yourself. The real magic is manipulating people by telling them to believe in themselves. The more you believe, the less you check facts."
    - Oglaf's Vanka in "Conviction"

    "Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty."
    - P. G. Wodehouse
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,457
    edited June 2016
    @Emanuelb Against your normal matchups always exile land. It's too good to not do unless there is something that just happens to be more threatning. Also I'd at least proxy anywhere from 3 to a full set if you're testing. It is actually that good.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • The DamnedThe Damned Hope: You can't believe in it Joined: Posts: 10,897 mod
    (Ugh. New Thalia looks rather annoying, almost to the point of being format-warping even in Standard and especially so in Moderngiven how pretty much every "top tier" Modern deck uses predominantly nonbasic lands.

    Meanwhile, the new Clone looks interesting and potentially quite powerful, especially in W/whatever Humans.)

    Speaking of which, WotC seems to be pushing Humans pretty hard in Standard. Between the current lack of other tribes in Standard at present and Eldrazi now showing up in Eldritch Moon too, Werewolves and Vampires and Spirits (oh my) are potentially looking pretty fucked when it comes to getting proper support in Eldritch Moon, especially if the finally Legendary Werewolf is any indication.

    Anyway, speaking of bounce above made me wonder if the new stuff that Humans got could see Venser--either one, really--finally see use in Modern, if only in a UW Humans deck. I mean, I joked earlier about how Reflector Mage was basically his boyfriend, but they honestly do seem super dumb together on paper where Venser is his planeswalker self.
    "Well, see, the real magic isn't believing in yourself. The real magic is manipulating people by telling them to believe in themselves. The more you believe, the less you check facts."
    - Oglaf's Vanka in "Conviction"

    "Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty."
    - P. G. Wodehouse
  • EmanuelbEmanuelb Joined: Posts: 3,272
    edited June 2016
    The irony is Humans are already super strong in standard, the last SCG had 4 humans decks in top 8, including the winner. The new Thalia will be very annoying, at least for certain decks


  • The DamnedThe Damned Hope: You can't believe in it Joined: Posts: 10,897 mod
    (I concur, which is why the continued obvious push is so weird even if it's a logical if overpowered extension of the original Thalia...which still fails to have any flavor tie-in to the plane it's in mechanically.)

    I'm not sure I'd call it "irony", but pedantry aside, I do find it rather interesting that of the two "Tribes" that WotC was obviously pushing in Shadows over Innistrad, Humans is far and away the clear winner. Human decks have flourished to the point where Bant Humans is probably the most played deck in Standard currently and any and all variants of White Weenie are decidedly Human-centric. Meanwhile Vampires have fallen on their fanged faces despite the fact that new Kalitas is the most played Black creature in Standard at present and the fact that you think they'd be able to make such good use of Drana and they got at least two pseudo-Tribal enchantments and they are the Tribe that benefits the most from the in-block mechanic of Madness the most.

    I mean, geez, Zombies sees more play it even though it should be on way more shaky ground than Vampires. I have to wonder what Vampires is lacking beyond Collected Company to see no play.
    "Well, see, the real magic isn't believing in yourself. The real magic is manipulating people by telling them to believe in themselves. The more you believe, the less you check facts."
    - Oglaf's Vanka in "Conviction"

    "Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty."
    - P. G. Wodehouse
  • BIG BAD MOGBIG BAD MOG Tough, yet Fluffy Joined: Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    ukyo_rulz wrote: »
    Emanuelb wrote: »
    I'm surprised, why do you think Boggles beats Infect ? I always thought is the other way around, considering Infect is faster and bogles has almost no interaction.

    According to these guys infect is favored:
    http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/modern/developing-competitive-modern/220251-g-w-auras-bogle

    In my opinion this match-up will come down to who goes first, who draws Spellskite, and whether the Bogles player runs a fog effect in the board.

    Interesting, seems that everyone agrees unanimously that infect does well against bogles: http://www.starcitygames.com/article/28046_So-You-Think-You-Can-Bogle.html
  • HecajonHecajon Joined: Posts: 486
    edited June 2016
    Ya infect runs Apostle's Blessing, giving them pro anything, and can buff their creatures while putting poison counters on hexproof creatures since poison counters is the same as combat damage, and its not targeting. Then game 2 you have to deal with Apostle's Blessing, and spellskite, while trying to stop Blighted Agent
  • JuuMJuuM Danke where yo at Joined: Posts: 1,615
    I get the problem with World Breaker's mana cost in general and the inability to cast if off a map opener, hence why it's a two of in most lists. But it's important that your budget replacements are proactive enough to win the game on their own. Spine deals with anything but it can't end the game.

    Bulldancer mentioned that stone rain is almost always the correct answer and I heavily agree. This is where you'll spend most of your thinking if you want to up your game (with Karn).
  • BIG BAD MOGBIG BAD MOG Tough, yet Fluffy Joined: Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Hecajon wrote: »
    Ya infect runs Apostle's Blessing, giving them pro anything, and can buff their creatures while putting poison counters on hexproof creatures since poison counters is the same as combat damage, and its not targeting. Then game 2 you have to deal with Apostle's Blessing, and spellskite, while trying to stop Blighted Agent

    Whenever I saw a bogles v infect match-up, it always seemed to me that bogles had the advantage unless the opponent got a Blighted agent. So many auras gave first strike to the point that I would see the infect player using their pump spells just to overpower a bogle. G2 really did seem like whoever had spellskite down first won, and the bogles players would typically side in path. I suppose there's more to it that I do not see from more in-depth experience.

    I know a lot of people are still complaining about the new Emrakul but I am hoping that they are correct. If people find a way to reliably get it out in standard or modern, she'll end up becoming the next hornet queen (at least from my experience with standard). I'm gonna be keeping an eye on any potential reanimation spells to cheat her out. I also feel like the heartless eldrazi shell might be able to make use of her too.

    I'm also really hoping Thalia gets underrated. I like her kit, and with the legend rule I feel like getting her out early with the original Thalia would tempo a person out pretty well.
  • HecajonHecajon Joined: Posts: 486
    edited June 2016
    Its also that infect has better match ups in modern then boggles, while infect being 8% of the meta, while boggles isnt even in the top meta.
    http://www.mtgtop8.com/format?f=MO
  • BIG BAD MOGBIG BAD MOG Tough, yet Fluffy Joined: Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Hecajon wrote: »
    Its also that infect has better match ups in modern then boggles, while infect being 8% of the meta, while boggles isnt even in the top meta.
    http://www.mtgtop8.com/format?f=MO

    That makes me sad. Bogles was the second modern deck I ever saw piloted, first being Scapeshift, but the bogles guy wasn't proxying. I looked at it and thought "it's so simple...yet so beautiful". Always funny seeing a Jesus imbued bogle with its silly stupid face blowing up fools.

    I was checking out bloom-titan, although I'm not sure what it's called anymore, and a lot of the pieces tanked in price. I feel like there is something possible in the deck that's still fair but most of the thread on mtgsalvation are narrowing themselves on finding another t2 kill setup. I tried a proxy wacky deck using loam, gitrog, and borb but I ended up decking myself because of gitrog's forced draw.
  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 8,521
    If you can't beat Infect and Affinity you can't win at competitive Modern right now.
  • EmanuelbEmanuelb Joined: Posts: 3,272
    JuuM wrote: »
    I get the problem with World Breaker's mana cost in general and the inability to cast if off a map opener, hence why it's a two of in most lists. But it's important that your budget replacements are proactive enough to win the game on their own. Spine deals with anything but it can't end the game.

    Bulldancer mentioned that stone rain is almost always the correct answer and I heavily agree. This is where you'll spend most of your thinking if you want to up your game (with Karn).

    What do you think of emrakul (old one) ? Is it worth one slot ? I see most people cut it, but I still wonder if 1 copy might bw good, esp with Sanctum of Ugin



  • BIG BAD MOGBIG BAD MOG Tough, yet Fluffy Joined: Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I kind of want the FNM promo version of spellstutter sprite because it is the version I had been using on untap every single time I practiced. On the other hand, I feel like spending $15 on something that doesn't upgrade my deck at all is a waste of money. Anyone ever feel these desires to buy stuff like that? Or wanting to change my thoughtseizes from Theros to Lorwyn so I can make a unifying faeries-looking deck?
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,457
    OG Thoughtseizes are sweet. I'd pick those up off trading the Theros ones. If that is your pet deck and the one you love then why not pimp out your favorite deck.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,489
    I played Modern at FNM last Friday. Went 2-1. I beat Burn and DnT. Lost to Jeskai control at the last round. And by "Jeskai Control" I mean "the card, Keranos". Almost his entire deck was not very good against me, but two out of three games he played Keranos and the card just single-handedly wrecked me.

    I am wondering if there is anything I can do to handle this card, without hurting my other match-ups. My initial idea is to run Dromoka's Command. I can bring it in against Burn (damage prevention), Bogles (enchantment removal) and Affinity (creature removal) but it can also do work against U/R/x control (kills Keranos and counters Anger of the Gods). Any other ideas?
    "Being degrading or insulting is not the same as being hype." - Mike Z
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,457
    Celestial Purge exiles Nahiri and Keranos if that's the deck he was playing. Always good in sideboard. Idk what would be sweet in mainboard against those cards.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,457
    Golgari Charm is an extremely underrated card in the sideboard. It COULD be good.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,489
    BullDancer wrote: »
    Golgari Charm is an extremely underrated card in the sideboard. It COULD be good.

    I already run this card, to kill Enchantments and counter Supreme Verdict / Anger of the Gods (they never expect it). I also use it to kill x/1 creatures. It's in the slot normally occupied by Zealous Persecution. That said, it can't kill Keranos because he is indestructible. Good call on the Celestial Purge though.

    "Being degrading or insulting is not the same as being hype." - Mike Z
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,457
    @ukyo_rulz Celestial Purge or Stony Silence are the answer 99% of the time for sideboard problems.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 8,521
    Merciless Resolve works if you have Black and White. Graffdiggers Cage blocks Nahiri's Ultimate as well and has plenty of other applications like CoCo and Chord
  • BIG BAD MOGBIG BAD MOG Tough, yet Fluffy Joined: Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Is it me or did they really ramp up the power level for standard? Some of these things getting spoiled make me REALLY hope reanimating and ramping is not a thing.
  • The DamnedThe Damned Hope: You can't believe in it Joined: Posts: 10,897 mod
    edited June 2016
    (Well, that's Eldrazi for you.)

    Ugh. Meld is going to be an annoying mechanic to deal with if I ever get around to playing with physical cards again.

    That said, I do like most of the cards released today, especially the one that references The Colour Out of Space of all things:

    auroraofemrakul.jpg

    It also happens to be the first nontoken creature that has Reflection as subtype; in before "dies to Spirit Mirror" and "dies to Pure Reflection".
    Post edited by The Damned on
    "Well, see, the real magic isn't believing in yourself. The real magic is manipulating people by telling them to believe in themselves. The more you believe, the less you check facts."
    - Oglaf's Vanka in "Conviction"

    "Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty."
    - P. G. Wodehouse
  • StabbyStabby 北丐 Joined: Posts: 4,146
    Magic always had power creep.

    You might be jaded because return to zendicar or w/e was the worst set since homelands
    Matriarch...Cook?
    Yeah right. Wouldn't trust a recipe from that one. Snake venom. "Eye of Newt."
    --WTF-AKUMA-HAX
  • PerthoPertho The Runed One Joined: Posts: 22,142 mod
    lol they added fusion monsters on the down lo.

    Wait a fucking minute, are all of the mechanics YGO mechanics? M:TG not so much jumping the shark as riding the motherfucker like a pegasus.

    R&D scraping. Hey @ukyo_rulz wanna make a card game?
    Ronin Chaos on Pertho:

    "Oh, Pertho. You complete me."
    jimmy1200 wrote: »
    pertho attacked me first, saying i get all my life tips from 106th and park.
  • HecajonHecajon Joined: Posts: 486
    Cant wait till wizards make a card that needs 4 counters then flip it, then it turns into a instant that does 3 damage to a creature, if that creature dies, then take a card from your side board, if its a artifact, search your deck for a other artifact and merge them together if both of their casting cost is equal to 4, and make it a 10/10 creature with trample, when that creature dies shuffle all of your cards in your graveyard back into your library
  • StabbyStabby 北丐 Joined: Posts: 4,146
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    Matriarch...Cook?
    Yeah right. Wouldn't trust a recipe from that one. Snake venom. "Eye of Newt."
    --WTF-AKUMA-HAX
  • The DamnedThe Damned Hope: You can't believe in it Joined: Posts: 10,897 mod
    (Quite a few people are already joking about the Yu-Gi-Oh similarities of Meld if the Mythic Spoiler comments on those cards are to be believed.)

    Anyway, it looks there were "only" 13.5 cards revealed today, though for some reason the number was 19 for a while and the last one of them didn't show up until now even though it's basically pseudo-Remand stapled to Unsummon, which is clearly quite good in a lot of circumstances:

    unsubstantiate.jpg

    That flavor text helps me like it too.
    "Well, see, the real magic isn't believing in yourself. The real magic is manipulating people by telling them to believe in themselves. The more you believe, the less you check facts."
    - Oglaf's Vanka in "Conviction"

    "Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty."
    - P. G. Wodehouse