No longer a commander as of 7/29/13.
While NP in general goes for griefing, I would disagree with calling the Praetors examples of it. "Good for me, bad for you" isn't griefing, it's just investing in a spell that does something you want to do. Griefing is when you do something solely to hurt your opponent, just for the sake of hurting him, even at a cost to yourself. If Vorinclex was a 0/4 without the mana-increasing ability and cost little enough to come down when the mana-choking ability was relevant, he'd be a griefer card. As is, he's just a way to dominate a particular portion of the race.Gitaxias though could probably be called a griefer accurately enough, solely because his Flash lets him ambush the opponent after their main phase and discard cards they expected to keep.
As far as the benefit of the rest of Magic is concerned, gold cards in Legends were executed perfectly. They got all the excitement a designer could hope out of a splashy new mechanic without using up any of the valuable design space. Truly amazing.
--Aaron Forsythe's Random Card Comment on Kei Takahashi
57170298 wrote:Borrowing the East Wind (P3) - Haha, it's like Hurricane but for horsemanship? That makes hilariously little sense. "Oh man, the wind is so much worse up on this horse."
57044478 wrote:Jon Finkel can win a Magic tournament with a ham sandwich. That doesn't mean ham sandwiches are now the metagame breaker.
Koth: I'm the first viable red planeswalker. Who are you?
Tibalt: I'm a two-mana red planeswalker.
Koth: I'm the last viable red planeswalker.
A wacky card I found room for was Riptide Replicator. It can endlessly make Shapeshifter tokens if you run out of creatures to sacrifice to the Praetor.
Isochron Scepter with Boomerang or Orim's ChantCapsizeTemporal SpringTemporal EddyTemporal FissurePanoptic MirrorFallow EarthMwonvuli Acid-MossPlow UnderReap and SowUprootPanglacial WurmThat's a griefing right there. Total, utter, pointless, griefing. "Whats up man, keep drawing lands? Bad luck. You mad?"
A wacky card I found room for was Riptide Replicator. It can endlessly make Shapeshifter tokens if you run out of creatures to sacrifice to the Praetor.What for? To wipe out armies of tokens?
Token or otherwise, they still gain the CMC of whatever Shapesharer turns them into.
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Better yet, kick a Rite of Replication on your Ink-Treader Nephilim (first give Urabrask shroud) while controlling one Royal Assassin. Suddenly five copies of every creature other than Urabrask come into play - the opponents' are tapped and your six Assassins have haste. If you can live with losing Urabrask you could even get a Mirrorweave in there, although Mirrorweave + any Legend makes creature kill a little redundant anyway.