06/09/2011 FtL: "Martyrdom"

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This thread is for discussion of this week's From the Lab article, which goes live Thursday morning on magicthegathering.com.
ok, please correct me if i am wrong, but Martyr's Bond specifies "nonland" and Liquimetal Coating says the permanent "becomes an artifact in addition to it's other types ueot".  so, if you use LC on a land, it is still a land, and therefore would not trigger MB when destroyed.  is there something i am missing?

EDIT:  nvm, late-night/early-morning combo-dislexia FTL.  Foot in mouth 
ok, please correct me if i am wrong, but Martyr's Bond specifies "nonland" and Liquimetal Coating says the permanent "becomes an artifact in addition to it's other types ueot".  so, if you use LC on a land, it is still a land, and therefore would not trigger MB when destroyed.  is there something i am missing?

You turn one of your opponent's lands into an artifact, then sacrifice a non-land artifact. Assuming the opponent has no other artifacts to sacrifice, he has to sacrifice the artifact land. I thought he made that fairly clear in the article, though. The deck spews out artifact creature tokens and sacrifices them to force the opponent to sacrifice his lands.

I had hoped to see a white Morphling after seeing that artwork. I'm a little disappointed. Not a bad card, though. It's nice that it will at least take out other enchantments when it dies.
Woohoo! Finally a commander preview card I can get excited about!  I knew political puppets was the deck I'd be most interested in.
ok, please correct me if i am wrong, but Martyr's Bond specifies "nonland" and Liquimetal Coating says the permanent "becomes an artifact in addition to it's other types ueot".  so, if you use LC on a land, it is still a land, and therefore would not trigger MB when destroyed.  is there something i am missing?

You turn one of your opponent's lands into an artifact, then sacrifice a non-land artifact. Assuming the opponent has no other artifacts to sacrifice, he has to sacrifice the artifact land. I thought he made that fairly clear in the article, though. The deck spews out artifact creature tokens and sacrifices them to force the opponent to sacrifice his lands. I had hoped to see a white Morphling after seeing that artwork. I'm a little disappointed. Not a bad card, though. It's nice that it will at least take out other enchantments when it dies.


Ooooh, loophole indeed. The non-land clause is tied to the permanent YOU control, not your opponnent's. :D

Nice.

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Nice card, nice combos. It's an evil enough card to have appeared in New Phyrexia.

I like Nin, Pain Artist with Stuffy Doll too. I may have to see if I can add blue to my Spitemare - Mogg Maniac - Nemesis Mask - Hold the Line deck. 
Cool card, would be fun in a Vampire Aristocrat - Sadistic Glee type deck.
Although the article did use the wrong image for the wedge colors; those are the arc colors.
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The artwork is a bit disturbing. What is that thing growing out of their butts?
The artwork is a bit disturbing. What is that thing growing out of their butts?



That is a part of their armor.
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Did anyone else notice that the color combinations it was showing where shard colors not wedge color?
Did anyone else notice that the color combinations it was showing where shard colors not wedge color?

How about three posts above yours?
That second deck feels to me like it wants Sharuum the Hegemon
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Both decks feel as if Ashnod's Altar needs to be included.
What a bad preview card. As if wite would need such a card.
BTW: I liked the "old version" much better => Karmic Justice
Glad to see a preview for commander in a non-commander context. I know that playing these cards in EDH decks is kind of the whole point, but I wish more of these cards were getting 60-card shoutouts as well.
The artwork is a bit disturbing. What is that thing growing out of their butts?



Specifically, they're called tassets, and together (there's one on both sides of the hips) they form the skirt.

Note that the angelic figures have the mid-head, covering the eyes halos of "angels" from Zendikar. I wonder if this is throwaway art.
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oh, right right.  i gotta stop commenting on things late at night.  i got a little combo-dislexic there.
Love all these Commander cards that are build-around-me for constructed. Hillarious casual games abound

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Love all these Commander cards that are build-around-me for constructed. Hillarious casual games abound

Two types of cards are very useful in Commander, to the exclusion of virtually all others.

1. Singularly-powerful cards. Often overpowering, these are beaters, enablers, or sweepers that do such a job that they can greatly skew the tide of the game on their own. I am not talking about full-board resetters like Catastrophe or Obliterate, which should only belong in competitive EDH, but the Plague Wind/Avenger of Zendikar/Blightsteel Colossus variety.

2. Cards which interact with so many variable elements that they fit in anywhere. Martyr's Bond is a harken to Karmic Justice, which punished your opponents for nuking your stuff, but now can reward you for nuking your own stuff, and thus serves double duty, can be adapted with a variety of other toys, and slides into many white decks. Karmic Justice fit into many white EDH decks; Martyr's Bond fits into that slot and much more.
"Possibilities abound, too numerous to count." "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969) "Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion Backs)