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Best Card of Last Week
Poll ended at Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:06 pm
Past Or Future 24%  24%  [ 6 ]
Abandon Illusions 24%  24%  [ 6 ]
Quicksilver Compass 16%  16%  [ 4 ]
Schism 16%  16%  [ 4 ]
The Labyrinth at Jarr 12%  12%  [ 3 ]
Anathema Knight 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 25
Total voters : 12
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:06 pm 
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The voters knew what kind of card they wanted; they wanted Mown's card, whatever it was.
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The Contenders



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Past or Future
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Choose one —
• Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.
• Search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
"Two siblings we, two of three; one can't be touched, one can't be seen."


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Abandon Illusions
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Target opponent sacrifices an enchantment.
When all that is left is you and the true weight of your choices, that is when you will decide who you are.


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Quicksilver Compass-
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: You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield. If you do, return it to your hand at the beginning of the next end step. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
On Zendikar, the best compasses point toward the unknown.


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Schism
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Target player separates their hand into a face-up pile and a face-down pile, then discards the pile of your choice.
"Humans protect their inner thoughts with a shallow exterior. Which one of them will you give up?"


JV wrote:
The Labyrinth at Jarr
Legendary Land — Maze
, Exert the Labyrinth at Jarr: Add .


JV wrote:
Anathema Knight
Creature — Nephilim Knight
First strike, protection from converted mana cost 2
"Ours are the only blades."
—Order of Anathema mantra

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Black shouldn't have the ability to destroy enchantments.

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Past or Future may need to cost one more due to the flexibility, I'm not sure. But I really like it.

Abandon Illusion is fine in White but I feel like since Black isn't supposed to be pushing this effect this should probably be 2 for it. I'm not sure, seems right for one half and pushed for the other. I still like it.

Not a big fan of Quicksilver Compass. It just seems underwhelming and uninteresting.

I'm not sure Schism is costed properly. Maybe 4? Seems really neat. An inverse Fact or Fiction, kinda.

Ah yes the well known Maze subtype on all the Maze cards. And using a cost to make extra mana, also very in line with what Mazes do! Okay I actually decently like the idea but hate the random subtype and also just not connecting to anything Mazes do in Magic while being a legendary maze.

Anathema Knight makes me go ew.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:28 am 
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yeah I mentioned in the thread that in retrospect I would probably cost it at 4. 2BB if you held me at gunpoint.

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Not a big fan of Quicksilver Compass. It just seems underwhelming and uninteresting.

it's a mana rock until you run out of lands, and as the flavor text implies, it's intended for Zendikar, where landfall is a thing.

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It can also abuse the everliving heck out of lands with ETB effects (of which Zen provided quite a few). Also infinite uses of Tendo Ice Bridge and friends like Aether Hub, solo rights to Contested War Zone. Crumbling Vestige could be fun with an Amulet of Vigor. And of course it would synergize well with Valakut. Man, Valakut and Dwarven Mine would feel good off compass.

It's one of those cards that just gets sillier the more I think about it. Maybe not on the level of Sundial of the Infinite, but it's got a good Johnny game.

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I didn't say bad. Just uninteresting. There are lots of really good, uninteresting cards.


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I didn't say bad. Just uninteresting. There are lots of really good, uninteresting cards.

and I didn't say it was strong? i'm just pointing out interactions it has.

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Exploit the Earth
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Destroy target land. Create two Treasure tokens.
"The Aclazotz-spawn may be a mockery of life and death, but at least the land remains beneath them. If the Sun Empire is not stopped in their greed for the ichor, Ixalan may be no more." — Chaqtol, river speaker


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Anathema Knight makes me go ew.
it is anathema

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Past or Future may need to cost one more due to the flexibility, I'm not sure.
I definitely agree

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Anathema Knight makes me go ew.
it is anathema
I prefer Bhangra Knights.


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I think the cost is fine, since the only value it has over demonic tutor is if you've somehow milled or used up every single copy of the card you want, which is pretty rare, and not too common even with singletons.

Besides, demonic tutor was never a constructed powerhouse anyways.

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Somehow that is not something I ever considered, which does make it feel a bit redundant, though arguably it might still be worth it simply to avoid having to shuffle, which is no fun for anyone.


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just say it's for edh
playing silver bullets isn't that unheard of when you pack tutors though

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Till — Churning Bellows enters the battlefield tapped unless a land card is in your graveyard.
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I'm breaking the tie in favour of Past Or Future.
Sorry about forgetting this. I don't even have a good excuse this time. And I forgot it twice? I gotta be getting back on that ball.

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Duelist's Feint :1::r:
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~ deals 2 damage to target creature. Each creature blocked by or blocking that creature gains first strike until end of turn.
"An experienced opponent won't leave you any openings in their defense, which is why you'll need to make your own."
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CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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