Looking for advice for my first reanimator deck

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So I want to build a Standard-legal reanimator deck, but I've never done this before.  I think I've got the requisites nailed down well: splash red for hand fixers like Faithless Looting and Wild Guess; run white and black for Unburial Rites and Defy Death, as well as various forms of removal; and drop in a small fistful of monstrosities like Griselbrand, Utvara Hellkite, and Angel of Serenity.  What I don't have a good concept for is what "filler" creatures I ought to run for the early game, since I probably won't be reanimating much until turn 4 or 5.

I don't want anyone to build the deck for me or anything, but I'd love to hear your suggestions as well as the reasons you prefer them.  Thanks in advance, if anyone responds.
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Wild guess is a bit too red heavy, utvara hellkite just doesn't have the "I win" factor of other cards, because if they kill it immediately you get no value.  I'm afraid they don't really belong in this deck.

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I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
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I suppose I could see myself replacing both Wild Guess and the Hellkite with something else entirely, but unfortunately I can't afford copies of its scarier cousin. (In fairness, the "dies to removal" argument holds just as true for Grizzy as it does for the dragon.) That said, the bigger question is still what to play during the early game. Any suggestions there?
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Mulch and Tracker's Instinct  are two of the best cards to structure reanimators on right now which is why most Reanimators are forced to be :G::W::B: splashing other colors.
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maybe look at a few of the good reanimator lists before diving in.  again junk color (WGB) are the most popular and most well rounded decks, but there are a new breed of UWR and UWRG human reanimator decks that focus on angel of glory's rise which are definitely more combo than the typical value reanimator lists that have been most common throughout the existing metagame.

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Yeah, Wynzerman; even as I was waiting for replies to this thread I was exploring current reanimator builds and noticing that they almost all seem to be running Mulch. It kind of sucks to feel forced to splash both R and G in an otherwise WB deck, but it's manageable with the current Standard mana fixing. I think I'll end up going that route.
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Yeah, Wynzerman; even as I was waiting for replies to this thread I was exploring current reanimator builds and noticing that they almost all seem to be running Mulch. It kind of sucks to feel forced to splash both R and G in an otherwise WB deck, but it's manageable with the current Standard mana fixing. I think I'll end up going that route.



you don't need red, and in fact, most of the value lists to which you're referring have stopped running the red and just focusing on junk colors.  that being said, you can't just be all in on reanimator since there is so much graveryard hate out there.  playing a solid beatdown deck like junk which happens to have a reanimator plan is solid for this reason.

but again, the human reanimator lists are more centered on the combo and thus more suseptible to hate. 

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Again, I'm always two steps behind on the forum. I've nixed Red from the mix, and I'm predominantly running BG now, with W for Lingering Souls and Divine Reckoning. I think I'm getting somewhere, but I'd hardly assume this to be tournament worthy (though that was never the expectation).
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I like the Angel of Glory's Rise route for now. Check out those lists.

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I'll reference lists for ideas and commonalities, but I'll never be caught dead replicating one. If 50% of one of my decks mirrors someone else's, it's by coincidence—not design.
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I'll reference lists for ideas and commonalities, but I'll never be caught dead replicating one. If 50% of one of my decks mirrors someone else's, it's by coincidence—not design.



who cares if your deck is like everyone else's?  that just means that you're designing it well or you realize that thoses lists are good or better than what you were trying.

i'm sorry, but if this is another one of those "i don't want to netdeck or play whatever everyone else is playing" stories, they just really get to me because they're rooted in absurdity.  if you're a tournament player, then you play what wins, not because it makes you feel good as a person.  and it's not to be taken as killing innovation or people thinking for themselves, because i'm somone that gets annoyed when i see exact 75 card netdecks.

sorry for the rant, but the sooner most people realize that netdecking isn't something evil or whatever, the sooner they can move on as a player.

 that being said, i think starting with the basic junk reanimator shell and then expanding from there is the best way to approach it.  and the reason that your list may very well look like other's is, again, because you realized it was just the best way to do it.

again, sorry if this wasn't helpful and it wasn't intended to be harsh or anything          

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I'll reference lists for ideas and commonalities, but I'll never be caught dead replicating one. If 50% of one of my decks mirrors someone else's, it's by coincidence—not design.



who cares if your deck is like everyone else's?  that just means that you're designing it well or you realize that thoses lists are good or better than what you were trying.

i'm sorry, but if this is another one of those "i don't want to netdeck or play whatever everyone else is playing" stories, they just really get to me because they're rooted in absurdity.  if you're a tournament player, then you play what wins, not because it makes you feel good as a person.  and it's not to be taken as killing innovation or people thinking for themselves, because i'm somone that gets annoyed when i see exact 75 card netdecks.

sorry for the rant, but the sooner most people realize that netdecking isn't something evil or whatever, the sooner they can move on as a player.

 that being said, i think starting with the basic junk reanimator shell and then expanding from there is the best way to approach it.  and the reason that your list may very well look like other's is, again, because you realized it was just the best way to do it.

again, sorry if this wasn't helpful and it wasn't intended to be harsh or anything          



You shouldn't be sorry. And you could probably have gotten away with being more harsh. Sometimes people need a boot to the rearsection to realize how backward their thinking is.

Also, every time someone says "I don't want to netdeck because I want to be different from everyone else" I think of two things:
1) Some teenager with serious angst issues and a lack of self confidence
2) Some crappy hipster wannabe who gives us real hipsters a bad name 

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I'm neither, for the record. I'm someone who understands the value of trial and error, and experimentation; for me, over half of the fun in Magic is deck creation and editing. The plasticity of the game is what makes it so wonderful. I'm not a tournament player and I know I'm never going to end up traveling beyond my local FNM to play the game. I play to win, but I want to discover the means.

I'm sorry if it offends you somehow that the game should be more than netdecking and imitating better players, but I never chastised anyone for doing so themselves. I'm more than entitled to the experience I enjoy most, and if we sat down to play together you'd probably win. But I'd rather lose with an original, flawed creation than win without one to call my own. That shouldn't be offensive to any of you, even if you disagree. My thinking isn't backward, and I don't need a booting. Your ignorance stands corrected, and I accept your apology.

And for the record, there are absolutely no hipsters of any kind who do not give themselves the worst name imaginable.  If Osama bin Laden had spent his last days wearing horn-rimmed glasses and whining about how Rilo Kiley sounds best on vinyl, he couldn't have done any more damage to your collective image than "the real thing".
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You shouldn't be sorry. And you could probably have gotten away with being more harsh. Sometimes people need a boot to the rearsection to realize how backward their thinking is.

Also, every time someone says "I don't want to netdeck because I want to be different from everyone else" I think of two things:
1) Some teenager with serious angst issues and a lack of self confidence
2) Some crappy hipster wannabe who gives us real hipsters a bad name 



i dont net deck. im not a hipster or want to be a hipster. personally i just do not like playing a deck that was not made by me for me and how i want to play. I have however looked online for ideas and other things that may or may not be good for the deck. For instance i was building the Bant Control deck before it became a deck type in standard. When it became a deck type i compared mine to those decks already proven to be good and factored in the local meta when making my changes. 

Personally i just like playing my own version of a deck instead of something else another person came up with. a lot of it is due to lack of experiance with using the deck and why certain cards were chosen for what match ups. I do not have the luxury of play testing against other decks until FNM which has lead to game losses with good decks because i do not know how to play them as intended.

either way complaining about it is just as annoying as seeing someone who can play with a different net deck each week like it were going out of style.    
i didn't mean to derail the thread like this either

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@Tzar the "us real hipsters" thing was a joke. And the post in general was a rant because people rarely ever have a real justification for net decking other than to try and increase their ego or whatever. I agree with you about the Bin-Laden hipster thing, but the mental image it brings up makes me laugh a little.

I'm not going to say you should 100% copy/paste a deck from whatever SCG Open, but in 90% of situations you won't be able to build that specific style of deck much better in any reasonable timeframe. Taking 1stPlaceSCGOpen.dec and playing it at your FNM is a pretty easy way to lose.
I'm also all for experimentation. That's why my Esper Control deck ran Sphere of Safety and I traded for the entire Epic Experiment deck when I first heard about it. And my current G/W deck runs 4 Wolfir Avenger and 0 Rancor.

There's things to be gained from trying stuff out on your own, but simply dismissing something because you don't want to net deck is one of the most foolish and rage inducing things I hear about.

There's plenty of fun in brewing, but I avoid brewing until after I have a more competetive deck built. And even then the majority of my own brewing goes into more diverse (in terms of card availability) formats, like Modern and EDH

The bottom line is this: all your brewing from stratch while refusing to netdeck will pretty commonly lead you to the realization that your deck is going to look hella similar to stuff of the same archtype, and refusal to play the best cards possible for the archtype just to stay different is backwards thinking.

On actual topic: I agree with 13 about the Human reanimator deck being more enjoyable than the standard Junk reanimator. I haven't tested with the deck a lot, but it seems like Angel of Glory's Rise decks handle Rest in Peace better than Junk decks do. But that was only from like 4 post-board games with the deck. 

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The bottom line is this: all your brewing from stratch while refusing to netdeck will pretty commonly lead you to the realization that your deck is going to look hella similar to stuff of the same archtype, and refusal to play the best cards possible for the archtype just to stay different is backwards thinking.



This can not be said enough, this needs to be stickied somewhere. Most people who are decent deck builders and have a decent eye for card evaluation, when tasked with creating a specific deck, are going to finish with an end product relatively similar to what is being played at the tournament level. Ask people around here to make a G/W Aggro deck, or a U/W deck......most of us will and end up posting something that looks pretty much the same, with slight changes to suit personal preference/local meta.

It is true that from time to time people make choices that mix up the meta, and I am not saying at all that experimentation isn't worth doing (who would have thought Chronic Flooding would have been part of a winning deck). More often than not though, things tend to get co-opted so to speak and it doesn't take long for new tech to catch on, so even these breakthrough ideas eventually begin to become the norm.

For these reasons I see no reason to have any problem with using "netdecks", as in most cases it's relatively similar to what you would have made anyways, and it gives you a quick jumping off point to make changes to suit your own personal preference and/or meta. Just because you take someones deck offline or from a tournament, doesnt mean there cant be a certain amount of your own brewing going on. After brewing enough, you come to find what are just generally your best options, and those are what you run.

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There's also the slight problem of cash flow for some of us. At the launch of each new set, I try to buy at least three booster boxes to kick start my card pool; this leaves me with a ton of good stuff, more often than not, but it does not net me four Angel of Serenity or Thragtusk, etc. In fact, not by a LONG shot. I make reasonable efforts to build with top-tier rares wherever I can find them, but I can't justify dropping $350 per deck if I want to copy a pro's work. There have to be limits somewhere.
To whom it may concern: it's getting really old, being unable to see the top half of anything autocarded in the first post of each thread. Fixplz,kthx.
The bottom line is this: all your brewing from stratch while refusing to netdeck will pretty commonly lead you to the realization that your deck is going to look hella similar to stuff of the same archtype, and refusal to play the best cards possible for the archtype just to stay different is backwards thinking.



This can not be said enough, this needs to be stickied somewhere. Most people who are decent deck builders and have a decent eye for card evaluation, when tasked with creating a specific deck, are going to finish with an end product relatively similar to what is being played at the tournament level. Ask people around here to make a G/W Aggro deck, or a U/W deck......most of us will and end up posting something that looks pretty much the same, with slight changes to suit personal preference/local meta.



I'm not entirely sure about that sentiment- but even as somebody who likes to configure their own decks, I find it crucial to observe the more popular decks in each format (and even the notsopopular ones) to reach a better understanding. To this end, I think complaining about netdecking is like saying "I don't want to learn about Magic's intricacies, I just want to play my cards!" which has no place in competitive Magic.
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There's also the slight problem of cash flow for some of us. At the launch of each new set, I try to buy at least three booster boxes to kick start my card pool; this leaves me with a ton of good stuff, more often than not, but it does not net me four Angel of Serenity or Thragtusk, etc. In fact, not by a LONG shot. I make reasonable efforts to build with top-tier rares wherever I can find them, but I can't justify dropping $350 per deck if I want to copy a pro's work. There have to be limits somewhere.


so you spend like $300 on new cards, but can't come up with a deck?  this is why buying singles will almost always trump buying packs

Blue is the best color ever. How do you deal?  ------------------------------  Team GFG - "gulf, foxtrot, gulf" 

 

 

I produce Dubstep and House beats:

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Best Pauper Deck in the format, not close:

http://community.wizards.com/content/forum-topic/2974646#comment-49713276

 

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I'll reference lists for ideas and commonalities, but I'll never be caught dead replicating one. If 50% of one of my decks mirrors someone else's, it's by coincidence—not design.



who cares if your deck is like everyone else's?  that just means that you're designing it well or you realize that thoses lists are good or better than what you were trying.

i'm sorry, but if this is another one of those "i don't want to netdeck or play whatever everyone else is playing" stories, they just really get to me because they're rooted in absurdity.  if you're a tournament player, then you play what wins, not because it makes you feel good as a person.  and it's not to be taken as killing innovation or people thinking for themselves, because i'm somone that gets annoyed when i see exact 75 card netdecks.

sorry for the rant, but the sooner most people realize that netdecking isn't something evil or whatever, the sooner they can move on as a player.

 that being said, i think starting with the basic junk reanimator shell and then expanding from there is the best way to approach it.  and the reason that your list may very well look like other's is, again, because you realized it was just the best way to do it.

again, sorry if this wasn't helpful and it wasn't intended to be harsh or anything          



You shouldn't be sorry. And you could probably have gotten away with being more harsh. Sometimes people need a boot to the rearsection to realize how backward their thinking is.

Also, every time someone says "I don't want to netdeck because I want to be different from everyone else" I think of two things:
1) Some teenager with serious angst issues and a lack of self confidence
2) Some crappy hipster wannabe who gives us real hipsters a bad name 


This stuff's legit, he's a psych major.

Why does everyone think I'm phantom lancer? QFT:

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
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There's also the slight problem of cash flow for some of us. At the launch of each new set, I try to buy at least three booster boxes to kick start my card pool; this leaves me with a ton of good stuff, more often than not, but it does not net me four Angel of Serenity or Thragtusk, etc. In fact, not by a LONG shot. I make reasonable efforts to build with top-tier rares wherever I can find them, but I can't justify dropping $350 per deck if I want to copy a pro's work. There have to be limits somewhere.




i understand what your talking about and what you are doing. your getting a lot of cards mostly for trade bait and many choices to choose from for which direction you want to make you own deck. you have at that point spend enough money to make one $300 deck but you way gives you more cards to make other decks.

I do the same thing and have used the cards i do not need to work towards the cards i need for the deck i want to build. Find some people who are willing to trade you for the stuff you need to build those decks instead if your that bad for cash. I made a $600+ deck at the begining of Ravnica by trading things away that i did not plan on using thanks to my extras in the booster box and what i had in binders or other decks. 

you can make one of those online decks if you wanted to but you will need to sacrifice your current card pool to get there.       
There's also the slight problem of cash flow for some of us. At the launch of each new set, I try to buy at least three booster boxes to kick start my card pool; this leaves me with a ton of good stuff, more often than not, but it does not net me four Angel of Serenity or Thragtusk, etc. In fact, not by a LONG shot. I make reasonable efforts to build with top-tier rares wherever I can find them, but I can't justify dropping $350 per deck if I want to copy a pro's work. There have to be limits somewhere.



I bought 0 boxes of INN, DKA, AVR, M13, or RTR, and I still managed to build a G/W midrange deck and a halfway decent Esper control deck.
I actually haven't bought any packs of RTR beyond playing in 1 prerelease, 2 release events, and one draft. I also have spent less than 100 dollars on singles since DKA came out.
Hell, I wish I could buy 3 booster boxes worth of product from a set.


I'm not entirely sure about that sentiment- but even as somebody who likes to configure their own decks, I find it crucial to observe the more popular decks in each format (and even the notsopopular ones) to reach a better understanding. To this end, I think complaining about netdecking is like saying "I don't want to learn about Magic's intricacies, I just want to play my cards!" which has no place in competitive Magic.


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This stuff's legit, he's a psych major.



That's Psych Major Graduate to you, sir. With my Bachelor's and everything. I'm surprised you remembered that, really.

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Oh hey, let me join the psychology party too! I finished my bachelor's program as of the 11th of this month.  I feel like I deserve a break before grad school.

Anyhoo, in relevance to the topic, yes, purchasing booster boxes has granted me a massive card pool that's enabled me to build scores of decks with a relative minimum of proxying for testing. As I said before, I get a lot out of conceptualizing and building decks; for me it's kind of the bread-and-butter of the game. It's probably no surprise whatsoever, but my first attempt at a reanimator deck has failed miserably. I'm going back to the drawing board with this one, and just may break down and scope out some viable builds online to achieve a solid base.
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Oh hey, let me join the psychology party too! I finished my bachelor's program as of the 11th of this month.  I feel like I deserve a break before grad school.

Anyhoo, in relevance to the topic, yes, purchasing booster boxes has granted me a massive card pool that's enabled me to build scores of decks with a relative minimum of proxying for testing. As I said before, I get a lot out of conceptualizing and building decks; for me it's kind of the bread-and-butter of the game. It's probably no surprise whatsoever, but my first attempt at a reanimator deck has failed miserably. I'm going back to the drawing board with this one, and just may break down and scope out some viable builds online to achieve a solid base.



Don't wait. Its a trap.

Also, I get the whole conceptualizing thing. Its probably one of the most useful things you can do to speculate a card's value. It's also incredibly fun. But at this point in standard (where the major decks have been discovered, and Gatecrash previews have yet to begin) there isn't much point in not looking at the established lists and using them as a starting point. If the format were newer I'd be behind brewing, but not right now
 

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Oh hey, let me join the psychology party too! I finished my bachelor's program as of the 11th of this month.  I feel like I deserve a break before grad school.

Anyhoo, in relevance to the topic, yes, purchasing booster boxes has granted me a massive card pool that's enabled me to build scores of decks with a relative minimum of proxying for testing. As I said before, I get a lot out of conceptualizing and building decks; for me it's kind of the bread-and-butter of the game. It's probably no surprise whatsoever, but my first attempt at a reanimator deck has failed miserably. I'm going back to the drawing board with this one, and just may break down and scope out some viable builds online to achieve a solid base.



Don't wait. Its a trap.

Also, I get the whole conceptualizing thing. Its probably one of the most useful things you can do to speculate a card's value. It's also incredibly fun. But at this point in standard (where the major decks have been discovered, and Gatecrash previews have yet to begin) there isn't much point in not looking at the established lists and using them as a starting point. If the format were newer I'd be behind brewing, but not right now
 



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I produce Dubstep and House beats:

https://soundcloud.com/burning_forest

 

Best Pauper Deck in the format, not close:

http://community.wizards.com/content/forum-topic/2974646#comment-49713276

 

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Oh hey, let me join the psychology party too! I finished my bachelor's program as of the 11th of this month.  I feel like I deserve a break before grad school.

Anyhoo, in relevance to the topic, yes, purchasing booster boxes has granted me a massive card pool that's enabled me to build scores of decks with a relative minimum of proxying for testing. As I said before, I get a lot out of conceptualizing and building decks; for me it's kind of the bread-and-butter of the game. It's probably no surprise whatsoever, but my first attempt at a reanimator deck has failed miserably. I'm going back to the drawing board with this one, and just may break down and scope out some viable builds online to achieve a solid base.



Don't wait. Its a trap.

Also, I get the whole conceptualizing thing. Its probably one of the most useful things you can do to speculate a card's value. It's also incredibly fun. But at this point in standard (where the major decks have been discovered, and Gatecrash previews have yet to begin) there isn't much point in not looking at the established lists and using them as a starting point. If the format were newer I'd be behind brewing, but not right now
 



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I have to wait; the grad school I'm almost certainly attending won't be starting a new program until eight months from now. I'm a stay-at-home daddy to a beautiful nine-month-old girl right now, though, so I have plenty of meaningful ways to occupy my time until then. And then there's Magic....
To whom it may concern: it's getting really old, being unable to see the top half of anything autocarded in the first post of each thread. Fixplz,kthx.
I have to wait; the grad school I'm almost certainly attending won't be starting a new program until eight months from now. I'm a stay-at-home daddy to a beautiful nine-month-old girl right now, though, so I have plenty of meaningful ways to occupy my time until then. And then there's Magic....



I'm going to tell you what I tell every person I know with children: Sell it.

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He means the kid, not your cards, just in case you got confused.
76783093 wrote:
Luckily, we have stop-having-fun guys to remind us that having anything more than 60 cards in your deck is tantamount to being a rapist and anyone considering it should be strung up by their ****.
I play a 4 color reanimator, and the card that most pros dont play with for some reason that i've found to be amazing is lotleth troll.  I think you'll find him especially valuable without red in your deck for faithless looting to discard creatures from your hand.  Not only does this guy let you discard you big finishers you need in your graveyard to reanimate, you can do it at instant speed and pump him up with counters and kill someones loxodon smiter or some other quick aggro creature, then regenerate him for 1 black mana and protect yourself until you're ready to unburial rites.  


If you can't afford angels of serenity, the budget finisher reanimator target i like that's cheap is worldspine worm.  15/15 trample that puts 3 5/5 wurms onto the field if they can remove it, and it goes for about $3.  Only drawback is it doesn't stay in your graveyard after it dies, but if you draw him again you can always feed him to your lotleth troll.
I play a 4 color reanimator, and the card that most pros dont play with for some reason that i've found to be amazing is lotleth troll.  I think you'll find him especially valuable without red in your deck for faithless looting to discard creatures from your hand.  Not only does this guy let you discard you big finishers you need in your graveyard to reanimate, you can do it at instant speed and pump him up with counters and kill someones loxodon smiter or some other quick aggro creature, then regenerate him for 1 black mana and protect yourself until you're ready to unburial rites.  


If you can't afford angels of serenity, the budget finisher reanimator target i like that's cheap is worldspine worm.  15/15 trample that puts 3 5/5 wurms onto the field if they can remove it, and it goes for about $3.  Only drawback is it doesn't stay in your graveyard after it dies, but if you draw him again you can always feed him to your lotleth troll.



Worldspine Wurm can't be reanimated. It's shuffled if it goes to the graveyard from anywhere.

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76783093 wrote:
56957928 wrote:
58331438 wrote:
56945988 wrote:
Rancor dies to in-response removal.
Yeah... Until next game, where it'll be right back. Seriously, there's no way to deal with Rancor in any format. It should be banned, except Gleemax is a lobbyist for the Rancor party, so that'll never happen.
You can't ban rancor, it just returns to your deck.
58331438 wrote:
57461258 wrote:
You might want to actually talk to the Flavor & Storyline Board people... since, you know, our whole reason for playing Magic is the flavor. I'm willing to bet you'll get a lot more interest there than in General.
Indeed, both posters down there would be thrilled.
57817638 wrote:
I think I wasn't direct enough in my last post. I'll try to fix it now. Ahem... NO ONE CARES there you have it.
57471038 wrote:
When talks about banning Jace first started, I was thinking that I would see him banned come June 20th. But as I think more about it, I don't really think that Jace is the problem anymore. Sure his power level leaves very little to the imagination (opening Jace is like opening a refrigerator box with a naked girl on the inside), and sure his price does have a strong impact on what players choose to play (playing Jace is like being intimate with a woman and she doesn't charge you in the morning), but it is not the source of all the problems in Standard.
76973988 wrote:
How do people think saving room to print more abilities on cards is dumbing down the game?

Do you really think, say, Akroma would ever be printed if she said, "Akroma can block by creatures with this ability and cannot be blocked by creatures without this ability.  If a creature without this ability would deal combat damage by Akroma would be destroyed, prevent all combat damage that creature would deal to Akroma this combat.  Attacking does not cause Akroma to tap.  If Akroma is blocked and deals lethal damage, it deals the remainder of its damage to the defending player.  Akroma may attack and use abilities that require tapping in the casting cost the turn it enters the battlefield.  Akroma cannot be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by black or red sources" rather than her "dumbed down" wording she has?  No freaking way.  Keywording and shorthand allows them to make complicated cards easy to play with, allowing them to be printed in the first place.
57817638 wrote:
The creation of praetors was worth it just because now amoeboid changeling is a praetor.
57140668 wrote:
1. cast frankie peanuts2. ask opponent "will you concede the game this turn"? if they say yes, you win; if they say no, play a staying power
3. subsequently ask "will you attack this turn"? and "will you cast a spell this turn"? (using a Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir for the second question if necessary) to ensure they can't disrupt the combo
4. donate them a platinum angel
5. play a mox lotus and braingeyser them for every card in their library. play an opalescence and donate them a glorious anthem and a blacker lotus, then play enchanted evening. play and activate a mindslaver and then donate them a fastbond and the mox lotus (returning one of the donates to your hand with eternal witness or whatever)
6. during their turn, play every permanent in their hand (playing lands with fastbond) then (as yourself) cast mirrorweave on the blacker lotus, so every permanent becomes a copy of it. proceed to tear up every card they control, and hopefully do it before they notice that they aren't bound by staying power's ability anymore and can concede
82423538 wrote:
57471038 wrote:
82423538 wrote:
One part of the statement being true=/=the whole statement true.
Whatever. I'm still here about ten minutes away. Whenever you want to get destroyed in Magic, I'm available.
I would like to get destroyed in Magic, actually. Do you know anybody good enough?
57617478 wrote:
Please format your statements in a way that doesn't look like a baboon hit its face on your keyboard.
57140668 wrote:
why did Garruk Relentless lose a loyalty counter
Show
to get to the other side
89522235 wrote:
You're such an obvious troll that you have hexproof and : Regenerate.
56957928 wrote:
56776038 wrote:
Dark Ritual being overpowered is determined more by what is done with it than the card itself.
True, but the fact that it enables so many ridiculous things is pretty telling. It's like, sure I can use a shotgun as a bludgeoning instrument, but that doesn't make it not a shotgun.
79035425 wrote:
Shortly before Serra died, she transferred her spark into an angel whose full name was Asha Avacyn Bolas. Her dragon father groomed her for her positions in Alara and Innistrad, and she's also been getting help from her uncle Ugin in the form of Urza, who was resurrected as Marit Lage to be the avatar as which she projects herself into material realms. Grieslbrand is a split personality who sometimes wanders the planes disguised as a human woman named Liliana Vess.
97610188 wrote:
Yeah that (Content Removed) really annoys me. Moderated by MY_self right about naahowwww!
93446159 wrote:
Dilleux_Lepaire just won the thread.
57461258 wrote:
And, as usual, Dilleux wins the entire thread. Nice work, sir, nice work.
99113151 wrote:
They need to make 9 layers of zones where cards go when they "die". Much like Hell.
56778328 wrote:
Wow, holy doggy poop, kids, obvious statement is obvious.
56776038 wrote:
122053101 wrote:
i don't think your geting it WotC is trying to kill the comption to make it so that there shity app is the only one left.
I haven't tried the app. How is its use of English grammar? Cheers!
57471038 wrote:
Everyone's life would be easier if players would, instead of coming to the 'net for help with a deck, just netdeck and be done with it. And I'm not talking about some Top 8 lists, for the Casualists, too, can benefit from netdecking. I've netdecked plenty of decks from the Casual Play forums from users such as Mown, Raedien, Floopfoot, and a few others. I snatched straight the heck out of my web browser. Yes, people, your original idea fell victim to a savage netdecker. You have been assimiliated. Suppose I wanted a Zombie deck. Why on earth would I spend time searching Gatherer for a decent list of Zombie cards when Raedien already did it for me? Taking time to be creative or waiting on people on the forums to tell you why your deck sucks or 'go to Casual forums' is a disasterous waste of time (to me).
56957928 wrote:
82423538 wrote:
If WotC started putting $100 bills in packs, the players would complain that they folded them wrong.
No, they just spam them with ban requests. That being said, Magic was ruined back in Alpha when they added all that rules and cards [Debutantes avert your eyes]. My friends and I still like playing it the "pure" way (Basically we go into the woods and hit eachother with wiffle bats while shouting made up obscenities. You know, the way Garfield wanted it to be played).
56957928 wrote:
Don't worry about it. I've come up with a list of changes to fix EDH. -First off, there's no commander. -The minimum deck size is 60 cards, and each deck can have up to four of each card, save basic lands and relentless rats. Also decks have no color identity. -Starting life total is 20. And voila, now things are balanced.
89522235 wrote:
Here's a clever play you can try yourself: -Convince friend to run relentless rats.dec in legacy tournament -Get a deck with lots of mill, yixlid jailer, and humility -Drop humility and jailer, wait for him to dump his hand, mill him out -All his rats now have no abilities. Call a judge because he's playing an illegal deck with more than 4 of a single card. -Get him/her banned from competitive magic play
142055101 wrote:
But how to mark them without making the individual sleeve different! You could buy a skunk and slam it's butt on you deck (pardon the french) Then after the game just sniff at your opponent's pile of cards and you will know if any of your cards are there!!!
141434757 wrote:
In Soviet Russia, Sorin opens You
71235715 wrote:
L, is for the leather gloves you weaaaar. O, is for the organs that guy could spaaaare. V, is very very, extraordinay. E, is for every vagrant i butchered in a wine cellar befooooore.
57052258 wrote:
The outer layer of the Magic: the Gathering box, the carton, or crust, is fairly thin and light, and contains largely aluminosilcates. Within that lies the middle layer, consisting of the familiar booster pack. Although solid, the booster packs' high temperatures allow them to acutally move around within the booster box. This flow, sometimes called convection, is cited by frustrated box mappers as one of WOTC's most genious uses of thermodynamics since the Ravnica block. No one knows what lies at the core of the booster box, but scientists theorize that it must be especially dense in order to make up for the large amount of fluff distributed amongst the booster packs.
58232598 wrote:
88993869 wrote:
Torpor Orb is absolutely godawful against Vexing Devil.
whoever is playing vexing devil is probably losing anyways
56957928 wrote:
I imagine [Ajani 3's] second ability involves him hurling the creature at your opponent Brion Stoutarm style, then the guy is just like "Okay, that may have worked, but don't- GOD DAMN IT!" as he does it again because cats don't give a **** :33.
56957928 wrote:
"Do or do not, there is no try." - Albus Dumbledore, The Lord of the Rings.
89522235 wrote:
68978039 wrote:
Its like that one time Elves broke out in a field of Jund. Elves became a resurgent hit, then died off again once Jund adapted to the rest of the field of G/W that it required mass removal that inherently pooped on Elves too. Submit to the menace. Delver can, and will blot out the sun.
Then we shall play in the shade.
89522235 wrote:
I'm sorry, this forum isn't for getting bad advice on mediocre decks, that's standard deck help. This forum is for starting ****storms.
97820278 wrote:
139359831 wrote:
Your advice would only lead me to make generic, boring, and unworthy content. It's of no use to me.
I just got this image of you as an architect, having finished a building suspended by only a small pole in its southwest corner, saying it's original. Then the building collapses.
56957928 wrote:
I for one love the flavor of legendary lands. "I remember my days as a youth at Tolarian Academy." "Wow, small multiverse, I actually went there too." "WAIT, DON'T- Well ****, there's $200,000 in student loans well spent."
56957928 wrote:
And flavor goes out the window when you cast a second copy of a planeswalker right after the first one dies, so... "Hey Nissa, I need a favor." "You just asked me for a 'favor' like thirty seconds ago, and it turned out to be having Sarkhan Transmogrify my only follower into a dragon like 5 times -which dickery aside also violates some laws of causality - and then you let me get beaten over the head by that hedron crab." "...I'll give you " "...Well all right then."
57150868 wrote:
GM, I don't think Dill is better than you. I KNOW it. Even if he wakes up every morning, clubs a baby seal, steals all the TV remotes from within a block's radius of his house and then robs hungry orphans of their food he'd be better than you, for the simple reason that he learns from his mistakes.
143211137 wrote:
57033358 wrote:
Tamiyo vs. Gideon
What would they have to fight about? Like, all I can think of now is Gideon going "Hey, long-ears! I'm gathering a group of 'Walkers together to fight some tentacle monsters.....you want in?" and Tamiyo going "Ew! Hentai no bakka Gideon-desu desu!" and flying away.
76783093 wrote:
I open 4 packs just to be on the safe side. Not only do I get more cards than everyone else, but I also get to spend the rest of the night off. Win Win.
191752181 wrote:
MaRo has a thing for people opening boosters with bad cards. But since he can only get so many bad cards printed in each set, he has found a devious way of getting more bad cards into circulation: He makes entire print sheets with just bad rares, then puts them onto the assembly line. He proceeds to wring his hands and twirl his evil mustache that he grew for twirling purposes as a lightning bolt strikes in the background. Afterwards, he goes to make sure that the good cards are only opened by everyone's friends, and that we all only get to open bad cards. He does this by memorising each booster, than switching them around accordingly. Whenever someone complains about a card, he immediately jumps out from behind a chair to yell "WELL, IT'S NOT FOR YOU!" before merging back into the shadows in order to devise new ways in which he can screw over players, then claim that he has valid reasons for doing so.
97820278 wrote:
192729031 wrote:
You open a booster pack, and staring back at you from the rare slot is a Lotleth Troll? At least I can stick him in my EDH deck and still have four for my standard constructed.
Because lol troll
56874518 wrote:
It helped that I more or less skipped most of GM_Champion's longer diatribes. I only have so many brain cells I'm willing to sacrifice each day.
192931349 wrote:
Mark Rosewater is sitting in a seemingly innocuous cable TV van, outside of Bankaimastery's house. Sitting nearby are two hardened criminal hackers, fresh out of prison, and filled with resentment at their lack of physical fitness. "Have you managed to hack his brainwaves yet? The set deadline's coming up fast." "We're almost through. It should be coming up on the screen any second." The hacker presses a button, and Kevin's thoughts flash onto the screen. Mark and the hackers stare in amazement at the sheer beauty, the elegance, and the raw truth of what they see. It's like the ending to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Brilliant light shines across the screen, the truth of existence is made clear to them, and they despair at their own foolishness, their own ignorance, their own inadequacy. And then they steal his ideas. As they return back to R&D, Mark sneers at a haggard old man chained to a cast-iron sphere. The man looks up from his laborious task of breaking rocks in the dungeon of Wizards of the Coast headquarters, and asks a question: "Kevin, my greatest student. He - he's all right, isn't he? You didn't hurt him?" Mark deals him a weighty blow with his boot. "Know your place, Richard. Get back to work."
57023768 wrote:
Now show me on the Garruk doll where Zac Hill ruined your enjoyment of Magic...
63711769 wrote:
I'm only opposed to it because it bears so little relation to how people actually play the game. The example of Miracles is actually a much better one then the Clone example I was trying to use. From the game's perspective, the card can move instantly from face down in the library to revealed in the hand and that's fine for the rules. But in real life, we can't actually do that, so the card spends a good bit of time in locations that are neither where that player's library is nor where that player's hand is. And that's fine for real life. What I don't want is the disconnect to be explicitly codified. Along the lines of
183664.697 A game of Magic as laid out by these rules exists only as a pure Platonic ideal, utterly unrealizable by fallible mortals limited by the confines of physicality and the ravages of evil and sin. 183664.698 The cake is a lie, too.
I know it's true, but I don't want the rules to actually straight-up tell me that.
147137503 wrote:
77120821 wrote:
Pfft this cant be serious can it? If it is please delete your account OP. Its not even close to ban worthy, considering what JTMS and stoneforge had to accomplish to get banned i see the WotC selling magic to aquire Pokemon before that ever happens.
I'm trying to imagine sorin markov as a gym leader in one of those pokemon games which you have to beat him to get his badge... somehow I imagine that he would stab you in the chest with his sword before giving you the badge, even if you beat his pokemon....
196239043 wrote:
Personally, I'd be fine with tea time but then I'm not gonna waste the mana summoning Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. He always takes all the sugar, drinks the whole pot of Earl Grey and doesn't even say thank you. SO. RUDE.

 

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JuliusPringle wrote:

All I want to do is sit down and play magic, but when I walked in yesterday, (since I didn't talk to anyone) nobody talked to me and I silently bought what I wanted and walked out.


If you don't talk to anyone, that increases the odds that no one will talk to you.

 

JuliusPringle wrote:

So how do I just... introduce myself? "Hi, my name is Adam, wanna play magic with me?" Do I go to the counter and talk to the cashier?


Yeah. Talk to the cashier. Tell him/her that you want a Black Lotus, and if they don't have one tell them that the store isn't on par with what you expected.

 

Reach into your back left pocket. Pull out a deck list that you copied directly from some ChannelFireball top 8 Standard discussion, and ask for all the cards, as is, on that list. Then, ask for some random, probably terrible cards from whatever set is Standard legal. Say it's tech for the upcoming changes in the metagame.

 

Pull out a deck, and tell some random dude you wanna test (you have to use the term "test" for this to work) for Standard. Make sure that deck contains Kitchen Finks and Alluring Siren. Maybe throw in Nyxathid for good measure.

 

Finally, before you leave, spill (make it look like an accident) one hundred singleton, random cards onto the floor. Pick them up, put them in a pile, and say "EEE-DEE-AYCH".

 

I know this sounds dumb at first, but it will work. With the method outlined above, you will draw the attention of players that play older formats by asking for cards that no one on Earth can reasonably afford. You will get the attention of the wanna-be pro, Stomp-n00bz players by pulling out a well known decklist and declare that you have "tech" to make it better. You will get the attention of all the kind, helpful players by seemingly not knowing the most common format by having non-Standard legal cards in a deck that you claim is Standard legal. Finally, you catch all the rest of the Magic players by saying "EEE-DEE-AYCH" (EDH (or Commander)).

And there you have it. You will be talking to more people than you would have wanted to talk to in no time.

 

Smoke_Stack wrote:

EDH is the best format anyway


See, it's starting already.

 

Break the Card
What is Break the Card?
Break the Card is a regular thread in the Cards and Combo Forum. Quite simply, the participants are given a Johnnystatic card (e.g. Xenograft) and are asked to build a deck around it. The winner and honorable mentions are sigged below. Get brewing!
Week 1 : Xenograft
This week's Break the Card was based around Xenograft. Thread : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27681049/Break_the_card_:_Xenograft?pg=1 Winner : Axterix with his Vampdrazi deck. Finalist : Vektor480 with his Ally/Golem/Plant deck. Honorable mentions : Zammm for the Turntimber Ranger combo and TinGorilla for suggesting Sarkhan the Mad.
Week 2 : Mindlock Orb
Here's the link to the Mindlock Orb contest : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27697565/Break_the_Card_:_Mindlock_Orb?sdb=1&pg=last#497536269 Winner : Axterix with his Maralen of the Mornsong deck. Honorable mentions : Void_Elemental.
Week 3 : Bludgeon Brawl
Here's the link to Break the Card : Bludgeon Brawl : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27715169/Break_the_Card_:_Bludgeon_Brawl?sdb=1&pg=last#498208797 Winner : Vektor and his Grab the World deck. Finalist : Crandor with his Awesome Aliteration deck. Honorable mentions : RP Jesus with his Wat deck and Zix200 with his Signet Renewal deck.
Week 4 : Followed Footsteps
This week was Followed Footsteps : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27748677/Break_the_Card_:_Followed_Footsteps?pg=1 Winner : Tevish_Szat with his Exponential Growth deck. Honorable mentions : Zix with his Carbon Copies deck and Escef with his Fungus of Speed and Time deck.
Week 5 : Delaying Shield
This week's card was Delaying Shield : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27790101/Break_the_Card_:_Delaying_Shield Winner : Tevish_Szat. Finalist : Vampire_Bat. Honorable Mention : Zix200.
Week 6 : Painter's Servant
This week's card was Painter's Servant : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27940861/Break_the_Card_:_Painters_Servant?pg=1 Winner : Tevish_Szat with his Paint it Black deck. Finalist : Wprundv with his Tiger, Tiger Painted Bright deck.
Week 7 : Venser, the Sojourner
This week's card was Venser, the Sojourner : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27977489/Break_the_Card_:_Venser,_the_Sojourner Winner : Izzett with her "Venser, Trickster Trader" deck. Finalist : Wprundv with his "Tactical Sojourner Action" deck.
Week 8 : Personal Sanctuary
This week's card was Personal Sanctuary : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/28005461/Break_the_card_:_Personal_Sanctuary Winner : MrQuizzles. Honorable mention : Vampire_Bat and UbberSheep
Week 9 : Sundial of the Infinite
This week's card was Sundial of the Infinite : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/28038277/Break_the_card_:_Sundial_of_the_Infinite Finalist : Izzett with her "Afterlife Trespassers" deck. Winner : Xeromus with his "Fortune 500" deck.
Week 10 : Jace's Archivist
This week's card was Jace's Archivist : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/28063377/Break_the_Card_:_Jaces_Archivist. Finalists : Jentaru with his "Consecration of the Draw" deck and HereticSmitty with his "ADHD: The deck" deck. Winner : JaxsonBateman with his "The Archives Are Endless!" deck.
Week 11 : Search the City
This week's card was Search the City : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29518555/Break_the_Card_:_Search_the_City Finalist : Mown with "A Thousand Footsteps". Winner : Desolation_masticore with "Burn the City".
Week 12 : Fiend Hunter
This week's card was Fiend Hunter : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29530975/Break_the_Card_:_Fiend_Hunter Winner : Yuyu63 with "Carnival Hunting". Honorable mention : Dknowle's "Champion the Fiend".
Week 13 : Clock of Omens
This week's card was Clock of Omens : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29541549/Break_the_Card_:_Clock_of_Omens?pg=1 Winner : Dknowle's "The Myrs Go Marching".
Week 14 : Light of Sanction
This week's card was Light of Sanction : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29607219/Break_the_Card_:_Light_of_Sanction?pg=1 Winner : Zauzich's "Divine Plague".
Week 15 : Assemble the Legion
This week's card was Assemble the Legion : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29662307/Break_the_Card_:_Assemble_the_Legion Winner : JBTM's "Some Assembly Required".
Week 16 : High Tide
This week's cards were High Tide and/or Bubbling Muck : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29760427/Break_the_Card_:_High_Tide Winner : Mown's "Puppet Strings".
Week 17 : Illusionist's Bracers
This week's card was Illusionist's Bracers : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29776943/Break_the_Card_:_Illusionistss_Bracers Winner : Enigma256's "Tezzeret's Bracers"
Week 18 : Savor the Moment
This week's card was Savor the Moment : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29787235/Break_the_Card_:_Savor_the_Moment Winner : POSValkir's "A Savory Filibuster!"
Week 19 : Grinning Ignus
This week's card was Grinning Ignus : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29795547/Break_the_Card_:_Grinning_Ignus Winner : dknowle's "Luren' and Laughin'".
Week 20 : Transcendence
This week's card was Transcendence : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29806481/Break_the_Card_:_Transcendence Winners : Mown's "Transcending Timing Restrictions" and Dknowle's "Blinded by Greed", tied for the win.
Week 21 : Mortus Strider
This week's card was Mortus Strider : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29818471/Break_the_Card_:_Mortus_Strider Winner : SimonGlume's "Mortus Head".
Week 22 : High Priest of Penance
This week's card was High Priest of Penance : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29917231/Break_the_Card_High_Priest_of_Penance Winners : JBTM's "Two Clerics and a Goblin walk into a (Bom)bar(dment)..." and POSValkir1's "Choke Their Rivers with Our Dead!".
Week 23 : False Cure
This week's card was False Cure :http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29964239/Break_the_Card_:_False_Cure Winner : Dknowle's "When Hippos Fly".

Week 24 : Akroan Horse

This week's card was Akroan Horse : http://community.wizards.com/forum/cards-and-combos/threads/4024821.

Winner : Dknowle's "Indian Giver".

Week 25 : Leylines

This week saw multiple cards being in the contest : all of the Leylines! http://community.wizards.com/forum/cards-and-combos/threads/4067621

Winner : POSValkir1's "Laying the Battle Lines".

Pretty sure it can be reanimated. You just need instant speed reanimation. So add hypersonic dragon for instant speed unburial rites.

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71235715 wrote:
I play a 4 color reanimator, and the card that most pros dont play with for some reason that i've found to be amazing is lotleth troll.  I think you'll find him especially valuable without red in your deck for faithless looting to discard creatures from your hand.  Not only does this guy let you discard you big finishers you need in your graveyard to reanimate, you can do it at instant speed and pump him up with counters and kill someones loxodon smiter or some other quick aggro creature, then regenerate him for 1 black mana and protect yourself until you're ready to unburial rites.  


If you can't afford angels of serenity, the budget finisher reanimator target i like that's cheap is worldspine worm.  15/15 trample that puts 3 5/5 wurms onto the field if they can remove it, and it goes for about $3.  Only drawback is it doesn't stay in your graveyard after it dies, but if you draw him again you can always feed him to your lotleth troll.



Lotleth Troll saw some play in early reanimator decks, but it fell out of favor for some reason, which I cannot remember and am too lazy to find out.

If you can't afford Angel of Serenity, the budget finishers for Reanimator are Grizzel-B's, Thragtusk, Gisela, and a fourth card whose name escapes me. Like the two previous said, you can't reanimate worldspine wurm. It was very intentional by WotC to do that, because Reanimator is very good (barring Rest in Peace) and a turn 4 15/15 is bad enough in Modern. 

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Pretty sure it can be reanimated. You just need instant speed reanimation. So add hypersonic dragon for instant speed unburial rites.



That's what I meant. No real reanimation.

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76783093 wrote:
56957928 wrote:
58331438 wrote:
56945988 wrote:
Rancor dies to in-response removal.
Yeah... Until next game, where it'll be right back. Seriously, there's no way to deal with Rancor in any format. It should be banned, except Gleemax is a lobbyist for the Rancor party, so that'll never happen.
You can't ban rancor, it just returns to your deck.
58331438 wrote:
57461258 wrote:
You might want to actually talk to the Flavor & Storyline Board people... since, you know, our whole reason for playing Magic is the flavor. I'm willing to bet you'll get a lot more interest there than in General.
Indeed, both posters down there would be thrilled.
57817638 wrote:
I think I wasn't direct enough in my last post. I'll try to fix it now. Ahem... NO ONE CARES there you have it.
57471038 wrote:
When talks about banning Jace first started, I was thinking that I would see him banned come June 20th. But as I think more about it, I don't really think that Jace is the problem anymore. Sure his power level leaves very little to the imagination (opening Jace is like opening a refrigerator box with a naked girl on the inside), and sure his price does have a strong impact on what players choose to play (playing Jace is like being intimate with a woman and she doesn't charge you in the morning), but it is not the source of all the problems in Standard.
76973988 wrote:
How do people think saving room to print more abilities on cards is dumbing down the game?

Do you really think, say, Akroma would ever be printed if she said, "Akroma can block by creatures with this ability and cannot be blocked by creatures without this ability.  If a creature without this ability would deal combat damage by Akroma would be destroyed, prevent all combat damage that creature would deal to Akroma this combat.  Attacking does not cause Akroma to tap.  If Akroma is blocked and deals lethal damage, it deals the remainder of its damage to the defending player.  Akroma may attack and use abilities that require tapping in the casting cost the turn it enters the battlefield.  Akroma cannot be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by black or red sources" rather than her "dumbed down" wording she has?  No freaking way.  Keywording and shorthand allows them to make complicated cards easy to play with, allowing them to be printed in the first place.
57817638 wrote:
The creation of praetors was worth it just because now amoeboid changeling is a praetor.
57140668 wrote:
1. cast frankie peanuts2. ask opponent "will you concede the game this turn"? if they say yes, you win; if they say no, play a staying power
3. subsequently ask "will you attack this turn"? and "will you cast a spell this turn"? (using a Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir for the second question if necessary) to ensure they can't disrupt the combo
4. donate them a platinum angel
5. play a mox lotus and braingeyser them for every card in their library. play an opalescence and donate them a glorious anthem and a blacker lotus, then play enchanted evening. play and activate a mindslaver and then donate them a fastbond and the mox lotus (returning one of the donates to your hand with eternal witness or whatever)
6. during their turn, play every permanent in their hand (playing lands with fastbond) then (as yourself) cast mirrorweave on the blacker lotus, so every permanent becomes a copy of it. proceed to tear up every card they control, and hopefully do it before they notice that they aren't bound by staying power's ability anymore and can concede
82423538 wrote:
57471038 wrote:
82423538 wrote:
One part of the statement being true=/=the whole statement true.
Whatever. I'm still here about ten minutes away. Whenever you want to get destroyed in Magic, I'm available.
I would like to get destroyed in Magic, actually. Do you know anybody good enough?
57617478 wrote:
Please format your statements in a way that doesn't look like a baboon hit its face on your keyboard.
57140668 wrote:
why did Garruk Relentless lose a loyalty counter
Show
to get to the other side
89522235 wrote:
You're such an obvious troll that you have hexproof and : Regenerate.
56957928 wrote:
56776038 wrote:
Dark Ritual being overpowered is determined more by what is done with it than the card itself.
True, but the fact that it enables so many ridiculous things is pretty telling. It's like, sure I can use a shotgun as a bludgeoning instrument, but that doesn't make it not a shotgun.
79035425 wrote:
Shortly before Serra died, she transferred her spark into an angel whose full name was Asha Avacyn Bolas. Her dragon father groomed her for her positions in Alara and Innistrad, and she's also been getting help from her uncle Ugin in the form of Urza, who was resurrected as Marit Lage to be the avatar as which she projects herself into material realms. Grieslbrand is a split personality who sometimes wanders the planes disguised as a human woman named Liliana Vess.
97610188 wrote:
Yeah that (Content Removed) really annoys me. Moderated by MY_self right about naahowwww!
93446159 wrote:
Dilleux_Lepaire just won the thread.
57461258 wrote:
And, as usual, Dilleux wins the entire thread. Nice work, sir, nice work.
99113151 wrote:
They need to make 9 layers of zones where cards go when they "die". Much like Hell.
56778328 wrote:
Wow, holy doggy poop, kids, obvious statement is obvious.
56776038 wrote:
122053101 wrote:
i don't think your geting it WotC is trying to kill the comption to make it so that there shity app is the only one left.
I haven't tried the app. How is its use of English grammar? Cheers!
57471038 wrote:
Everyone's life would be easier if players would, instead of coming to the 'net for help with a deck, just netdeck and be done with it. And I'm not talking about some Top 8 lists, for the Casualists, too, can benefit from netdecking. I've netdecked plenty of decks from the Casual Play forums from users such as Mown, Raedien, Floopfoot, and a few others. I snatched straight the heck out of my web browser. Yes, people, your original idea fell victim to a savage netdecker. You have been assimiliated. Suppose I wanted a Zombie deck. Why on earth would I spend time searching Gatherer for a decent list of Zombie cards when Raedien already did it for me? Taking time to be creative or waiting on people on the forums to tell you why your deck sucks or 'go to Casual forums' is a disasterous waste of time (to me).
56957928 wrote:
82423538 wrote:
If WotC started putting $100 bills in packs, the players would complain that they folded them wrong.
No, they just spam them with ban requests. That being said, Magic was ruined back in Alpha when they added all that rules and cards [Debutantes avert your eyes]. My friends and I still like playing it the "pure" way (Basically we go into the woods and hit eachother with wiffle bats while shouting made up obscenities. You know, the way Garfield wanted it to be played).
56957928 wrote:
Don't worry about it. I've come up with a list of changes to fix EDH. -First off, there's no commander. -The minimum deck size is 60 cards, and each deck can have up to four of each card, save basic lands and relentless rats. Also decks have no color identity. -Starting life total is 20. And voila, now things are balanced.
89522235 wrote:
Here's a clever play you can try yourself: -Convince friend to run relentless rats.dec in legacy tournament -Get a deck with lots of mill, yixlid jailer, and humility -Drop humility and jailer, wait for him to dump his hand, mill him out -All his rats now have no abilities. Call a judge because he's playing an illegal deck with more than 4 of a single card. -Get him/her banned from competitive magic play
142055101 wrote:
But how to mark them without making the individual sleeve different! You could buy a skunk and slam it's butt on you deck (pardon the french) Then after the game just sniff at your opponent's pile of cards and you will know if any of your cards are there!!!
141434757 wrote:
In Soviet Russia, Sorin opens You
71235715 wrote:
L, is for the leather gloves you weaaaar. O, is for the organs that guy could spaaaare. V, is very very, extraordinay. E, is for every vagrant i butchered in a wine cellar befooooore.
57052258 wrote:
The outer layer of the Magic: the Gathering box, the carton, or crust, is fairly thin and light, and contains largely aluminosilcates. Within that lies the middle layer, consisting of the familiar booster pack. Although solid, the booster packs' high temperatures allow them to acutally move around within the booster box. This flow, sometimes called convection, is cited by frustrated box mappers as one of WOTC's most genious uses of thermodynamics since the Ravnica block. No one knows what lies at the core of the booster box, but scientists theorize that it must be especially dense in order to make up for the large amount of fluff distributed amongst the booster packs.
58232598 wrote:
88993869 wrote:
Torpor Orb is absolutely godawful against Vexing Devil.
whoever is playing vexing devil is probably losing anyways
56957928 wrote:
I imagine [Ajani 3's] second ability involves him hurling the creature at your opponent Brion Stoutarm style, then the guy is just like "Okay, that may have worked, but don't- GOD DAMN IT!" as he does it again because cats don't give a **** :33.
56957928 wrote:
"Do or do not, there is no try." - Albus Dumbledore, The Lord of the Rings.
89522235 wrote:
68978039 wrote:
Its like that one time Elves broke out in a field of Jund. Elves became a resurgent hit, then died off again once Jund adapted to the rest of the field of G/W that it required mass removal that inherently pooped on Elves too. Submit to the menace. Delver can, and will blot out the sun.
Then we shall play in the shade.
89522235 wrote:
I'm sorry, this forum isn't for getting bad advice on mediocre decks, that's standard deck help. This forum is for starting ****storms.
97820278 wrote:
139359831 wrote:
Your advice would only lead me to make generic, boring, and unworthy content. It's of no use to me.
I just got this image of you as an architect, having finished a building suspended by only a small pole in its southwest corner, saying it's original. Then the building collapses.
56957928 wrote:
I for one love the flavor of legendary lands. "I remember my days as a youth at Tolarian Academy." "Wow, small multiverse, I actually went there too." "WAIT, DON'T- Well ****, there's $200,000 in student loans well spent."
56957928 wrote:
And flavor goes out the window when you cast a second copy of a planeswalker right after the first one dies, so... "Hey Nissa, I need a favor." "You just asked me for a 'favor' like thirty seconds ago, and it turned out to be having Sarkhan Transmogrify my only follower into a dragon like 5 times -which dickery aside also violates some laws of causality - and then you let me get beaten over the head by that hedron crab." "...I'll give you " "...Well all right then."
57150868 wrote:
GM, I don't think Dill is better than you. I KNOW it. Even if he wakes up every morning, clubs a baby seal, steals all the TV remotes from within a block's radius of his house and then robs hungry orphans of their food he'd be better than you, for the simple reason that he learns from his mistakes.
143211137 wrote:
57033358 wrote:
Tamiyo vs. Gideon
What would they have to fight about? Like, all I can think of now is Gideon going "Hey, long-ears! I'm gathering a group of 'Walkers together to fight some tentacle monsters.....you want in?" and Tamiyo going "Ew! Hentai no bakka Gideon-desu desu!" and flying away.
76783093 wrote:
I open 4 packs just to be on the safe side. Not only do I get more cards than everyone else, but I also get to spend the rest of the night off. Win Win.
191752181 wrote:
MaRo has a thing for people opening boosters with bad cards. But since he can only get so many bad cards printed in each set, he has found a devious way of getting more bad cards into circulation: He makes entire print sheets with just bad rares, then puts them onto the assembly line. He proceeds to wring his hands and twirl his evil mustache that he grew for twirling purposes as a lightning bolt strikes in the background. Afterwards, he goes to make sure that the good cards are only opened by everyone's friends, and that we all only get to open bad cards. He does this by memorising each booster, than switching them around accordingly. Whenever someone complains about a card, he immediately jumps out from behind a chair to yell "WELL, IT'S NOT FOR YOU!" before merging back into the shadows in order to devise new ways in which he can screw over players, then claim that he has valid reasons for doing so.
97820278 wrote:
192729031 wrote:
You open a booster pack, and staring back at you from the rare slot is a Lotleth Troll? At least I can stick him in my EDH deck and still have four for my standard constructed.
Because lol troll
56874518 wrote:
It helped that I more or less skipped most of GM_Champion's longer diatribes. I only have so many brain cells I'm willing to sacrifice each day.
192931349 wrote:
Mark Rosewater is sitting in a seemingly innocuous cable TV van, outside of Bankaimastery's house. Sitting nearby are two hardened criminal hackers, fresh out of prison, and filled with resentment at their lack of physical fitness. "Have you managed to hack his brainwaves yet? The set deadline's coming up fast." "We're almost through. It should be coming up on the screen any second." The hacker presses a button, and Kevin's thoughts flash onto the screen. Mark and the hackers stare in amazement at the sheer beauty, the elegance, and the raw truth of what they see. It's like the ending to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Brilliant light shines across the screen, the truth of existence is made clear to them, and they despair at their own foolishness, their own ignorance, their own inadequacy. And then they steal his ideas. As they return back to R&D, Mark sneers at a haggard old man chained to a cast-iron sphere. The man looks up from his laborious task of breaking rocks in the dungeon of Wizards of the Coast headquarters, and asks a question: "Kevin, my greatest student. He - he's all right, isn't he? You didn't hurt him?" Mark deals him a weighty blow with his boot. "Know your place, Richard. Get back to work."
57023768 wrote:
Now show me on the Garruk doll where Zac Hill ruined your enjoyment of Magic...
63711769 wrote:
I'm only opposed to it because it bears so little relation to how people actually play the game. The example of Miracles is actually a much better one then the Clone example I was trying to use. From the game's perspective, the card can move instantly from face down in the library to revealed in the hand and that's fine for the rules. But in real life, we can't actually do that, so the card spends a good bit of time in locations that are neither where that player's library is nor where that player's hand is. And that's fine for real life. What I don't want is the disconnect to be explicitly codified. Along the lines of
183664.697 A game of Magic as laid out by these rules exists only as a pure Platonic ideal, utterly unrealizable by fallible mortals limited by the confines of physicality and the ravages of evil and sin. 183664.698 The cake is a lie, too.
I know it's true, but I don't want the rules to actually straight-up tell me that.
147137503 wrote:
77120821 wrote:
Pfft this cant be serious can it? If it is please delete your account OP. Its not even close to ban worthy, considering what JTMS and stoneforge had to accomplish to get banned i see the WotC selling magic to aquire Pokemon before that ever happens.
I'm trying to imagine sorin markov as a gym leader in one of those pokemon games which you have to beat him to get his badge... somehow I imagine that he would stab you in the chest with his sword before giving you the badge, even if you beat his pokemon....
196239043 wrote:
Personally, I'd be fine with tea time but then I'm not gonna waste the mana summoning Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. He always takes all the sugar, drinks the whole pot of Earl Grey and doesn't even say thank you. SO. RUDE.

 

JustTerrorIt wrote:

 

JuliusPringle wrote:

All I want to do is sit down and play magic, but when I walked in yesterday, (since I didn't talk to anyone) nobody talked to me and I silently bought what I wanted and walked out.


If you don't talk to anyone, that increases the odds that no one will talk to you.

 

JuliusPringle wrote:

So how do I just... introduce myself? "Hi, my name is Adam, wanna play magic with me?" Do I go to the counter and talk to the cashier?


Yeah. Talk to the cashier. Tell him/her that you want a Black Lotus, and if they don't have one tell them that the store isn't on par with what you expected.

 

Reach into your back left pocket. Pull out a deck list that you copied directly from some ChannelFireball top 8 Standard discussion, and ask for all the cards, as is, on that list. Then, ask for some random, probably terrible cards from whatever set is Standard legal. Say it's tech for the upcoming changes in the metagame.

 

Pull out a deck, and tell some random dude you wanna test (you have to use the term "test" for this to work) for Standard. Make sure that deck contains Kitchen Finks and Alluring Siren. Maybe throw in Nyxathid for good measure.

 

Finally, before you leave, spill (make it look like an accident) one hundred singleton, random cards onto the floor. Pick them up, put them in a pile, and say "EEE-DEE-AYCH".

 

I know this sounds dumb at first, but it will work. With the method outlined above, you will draw the attention of players that play older formats by asking for cards that no one on Earth can reasonably afford. You will get the attention of the wanna-be pro, Stomp-n00bz players by pulling out a well known decklist and declare that you have "tech" to make it better. You will get the attention of all the kind, helpful players by seemingly not knowing the most common format by having non-Standard legal cards in a deck that you claim is Standard legal. Finally, you catch all the rest of the Magic players by saying "EEE-DEE-AYCH" (EDH (or Commander)).

And there you have it. You will be talking to more people than you would have wanted to talk to in no time.

 

Smoke_Stack wrote:

EDH is the best format anyway


See, it's starting already.

 

Break the Card
What is Break the Card?
Break the Card is a regular thread in the Cards and Combo Forum. Quite simply, the participants are given a Johnnystatic card (e.g. Xenograft) and are asked to build a deck around it. The winner and honorable mentions are sigged below. Get brewing!
Week 1 : Xenograft
This week's Break the Card was based around Xenograft. Thread : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27681049/Break_the_card_:_Xenograft?pg=1 Winner : Axterix with his Vampdrazi deck. Finalist : Vektor480 with his Ally/Golem/Plant deck. Honorable mentions : Zammm for the Turntimber Ranger combo and TinGorilla for suggesting Sarkhan the Mad.
Week 2 : Mindlock Orb
Here's the link to the Mindlock Orb contest : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27697565/Break_the_Card_:_Mindlock_Orb?sdb=1&pg=last#497536269 Winner : Axterix with his Maralen of the Mornsong deck. Honorable mentions : Void_Elemental.
Week 3 : Bludgeon Brawl
Here's the link to Break the Card : Bludgeon Brawl : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27715169/Break_the_Card_:_Bludgeon_Brawl?sdb=1&pg=last#498208797 Winner : Vektor and his Grab the World deck. Finalist : Crandor with his Awesome Aliteration deck. Honorable mentions : RP Jesus with his Wat deck and Zix200 with his Signet Renewal deck.
Week 4 : Followed Footsteps
This week was Followed Footsteps : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27748677/Break_the_Card_:_Followed_Footsteps?pg=1 Winner : Tevish_Szat with his Exponential Growth deck. Honorable mentions : Zix with his Carbon Copies deck and Escef with his Fungus of Speed and Time deck.
Week 5 : Delaying Shield
This week's card was Delaying Shield : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27790101/Break_the_Card_:_Delaying_Shield Winner : Tevish_Szat. Finalist : Vampire_Bat. Honorable Mention : Zix200.
Week 6 : Painter's Servant
This week's card was Painter's Servant : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27940861/Break_the_Card_:_Painters_Servant?pg=1 Winner : Tevish_Szat with his Paint it Black deck. Finalist : Wprundv with his Tiger, Tiger Painted Bright deck.
Week 7 : Venser, the Sojourner
This week's card was Venser, the Sojourner : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27977489/Break_the_Card_:_Venser,_the_Sojourner Winner : Izzett with her "Venser, Trickster Trader" deck. Finalist : Wprundv with his "Tactical Sojourner Action" deck.
Week 8 : Personal Sanctuary
This week's card was Personal Sanctuary : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/28005461/Break_the_card_:_Personal_Sanctuary Winner : MrQuizzles. Honorable mention : Vampire_Bat and UbberSheep
Week 9 : Sundial of the Infinite
This week's card was Sundial of the Infinite : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/28038277/Break_the_card_:_Sundial_of_the_Infinite Finalist : Izzett with her "Afterlife Trespassers" deck. Winner : Xeromus with his "Fortune 500" deck.
Week 10 : Jace's Archivist
This week's card was Jace's Archivist : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/28063377/Break_the_Card_:_Jaces_Archivist. Finalists : Jentaru with his "Consecration of the Draw" deck and HereticSmitty with his "ADHD: The deck" deck. Winner : JaxsonBateman with his "The Archives Are Endless!" deck.
Week 11 : Search the City
This week's card was Search the City : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29518555/Break_the_Card_:_Search_the_City Finalist : Mown with "A Thousand Footsteps". Winner : Desolation_masticore with "Burn the City".
Week 12 : Fiend Hunter
This week's card was Fiend Hunter : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29530975/Break_the_Card_:_Fiend_Hunter Winner : Yuyu63 with "Carnival Hunting". Honorable mention : Dknowle's "Champion the Fiend".
Week 13 : Clock of Omens
This week's card was Clock of Omens : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29541549/Break_the_Card_:_Clock_of_Omens?pg=1 Winner : Dknowle's "The Myrs Go Marching".
Week 14 : Light of Sanction
This week's card was Light of Sanction : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29607219/Break_the_Card_:_Light_of_Sanction?pg=1 Winner : Zauzich's "Divine Plague".
Week 15 : Assemble the Legion
This week's card was Assemble the Legion : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29662307/Break_the_Card_:_Assemble_the_Legion Winner : JBTM's "Some Assembly Required".
Week 16 : High Tide
This week's cards were High Tide and/or Bubbling Muck : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29760427/Break_the_Card_:_High_Tide Winner : Mown's "Puppet Strings".
Week 17 : Illusionist's Bracers
This week's card was Illusionist's Bracers : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29776943/Break_the_Card_:_Illusionistss_Bracers Winner : Enigma256's "Tezzeret's Bracers"
Week 18 : Savor the Moment
This week's card was Savor the Moment : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29787235/Break_the_Card_:_Savor_the_Moment Winner : POSValkir's "A Savory Filibuster!"
Week 19 : Grinning Ignus
This week's card was Grinning Ignus : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29795547/Break_the_Card_:_Grinning_Ignus Winner : dknowle's "Luren' and Laughin'".
Week 20 : Transcendence
This week's card was Transcendence : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29806481/Break_the_Card_:_Transcendence Winners : Mown's "Transcending Timing Restrictions" and Dknowle's "Blinded by Greed", tied for the win.
Week 21 : Mortus Strider
This week's card was Mortus Strider : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29818471/Break_the_Card_:_Mortus_Strider Winner : SimonGlume's "Mortus Head".
Week 22 : High Priest of Penance
This week's card was High Priest of Penance : http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29917231/Break_the_Card_High_Priest_of_Penance Winners : JBTM's "Two Clerics and a Goblin walk into a (Bom)bar(dment)..." and POSValkir1's "Choke Their Rivers with Our Dead!".
Week 23 : False Cure
This week's card was False Cure :http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29964239/Break_the_Card_:_False_Cure Winner : Dknowle's "When Hippos Fly".

Week 24 : Akroan Horse

This week's card was Akroan Horse : http://community.wizards.com/forum/cards-and-combos/threads/4024821.

Winner : Dknowle's "Indian Giver".

Week 25 : Leylines

This week saw multiple cards being in the contest : all of the Leylines! http://community.wizards.com/forum/cards-and-combos/threads/4067621

Winner : POSValkir1's "Laying the Battle Lines".