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 Post subject: Unceasing Top
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:10 am 
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Unceasing Top
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When you have no cards in your hand, draw a card.
There is no hidden defect, no shifted center of mass. The movement is eternal.

Alternate flavor texts:
A gift that keeps on giving - a top that keeps on spinning.
This top will not stop.

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 Post subject: Re: Unceasing Top
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:09 am 
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Weird bit of synchronicity: I stumbled on the source of this reference just today

Compare and contrast Mind's Eye (5 mana artifact draw) and Recycle ("Draw as many cards as you want so long as you use them all")

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Weird bit of synchronicity: I stumbled on the source of this reference just today

Slay the Spire or Inception?

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 Post subject: Re: Unceasing Top
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Slay the Spire. Hit a Let's Play of the game sort of at random.

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 Post subject: Re: Unceasing Top
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About the only complaint I have is that a discard engine can dump your entire library into your graveyard, but then again, that's only two out of a three card combo.

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 Post subject: Re: Unceasing Top
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:55 pm 
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YingLung wrote:
About the only complaint I have is that a discard engine can dump your entire library into your graveyard, but then again, that's only two out of a three card combo.


Nomads en-Kor and Cephalid Illusionist do this for much cheaper, but they were also part of an extremely broken deck in an extremely broken format. One of the bigger dangers with Unceasing Top is that it's a draw engine, tutor, engine and combo engine all in one. With that discard outlet you mentioned, you can filter until you get exactly what you need every time. Beyond that, it can really pump through your deck without much over-manipulation. I think it should be limited to once a turn. One-sided Howling Mines are generally good.

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if you have a discard outlet, this in play, and emrakul, the aeons torn and lotus petal somewhere in your deck, this is infinite mana and infinite tutors for your win condition. I agree with Rush on the once-a-turn thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Unceasing Top
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:39 am 
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At once a turn it would want to cost less. Compare/Contrast Heightened Awareness being a TERRIBLE card.

If you still wanted to keep the infinite effect, Recycle would probably be the right template. "Whenever you play a card, draw a a if you have no cards in hand."

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 Post subject: Re: Unceasing Top
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If you are going to bring up Recycle, it's worth noting that it skips your draw step.

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