A removal spell, a spell that is totally out of the box, and a lifegain spell

21 posts / 0 new
Last post
Temporary fix is a solid removal spell. I'm not sure if Dark Trade is even legal, it probably isn't (oh well). Ajani's Surplus would be a tool for lifegain decks.

Temporary Fix 1w
Instant [R]
Put target creature into its owner's library third from the top.

Dark Trade bbb
Sorcery [R]
Exchange graveyards with target opponent.

Ajani's Surplus 2ww
Enchantment [R]
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may gain life equal to the toughness of target creature you control.
I don't bite, don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or thoughts about deck ideas I post or anything Magic the Gathering related. My Causal Modern Decks Swag Flu (Mono Black Infect) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29788619/Swag_Flu_(Mono_Black_Infect) American Super Friends (White/Blue/Red Planeswalker Control) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29772319/American_Super_Friends_(Budget_WhiteBlueRed_Planeswalker_Control) Hong Kong (White/Red Norin Tokens)http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29636557/Hong_Kong_(WhiteRed_Norin_Tokens)
Temporary Fix is too powerful. Dark Trade is illegal. Ajani's Surplus is...well I'm not sure.  
Look, Esterdi only designs cards that are supposed to be playable in the most competitive tournament decks, and even s/he thinks that your much stronger version of Excommunicate is tremendously overpowered.. I know the game, you'll respond that Excommunicate is too weak and should be replaced with a much stronger version, but please stop creating strictly better versions of existing cards that are 2-3 times as strong as the original version.. Your second card is unprintable because it allows you to put cards that you don't own into your library + hand!
Excommunicate is a bad comparison (and a very bad card that outside of limited should never be played), a better one would be Oust. Temporary Fix is much closer to Oust. Is anyone seriously going to tell me Oust was on the verge of being broken?

With cards like Path to Exile and Swords To Plowshares you can't seriously tell me Temporary Fix is "tremendously overpowered"
I don't bite, don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or thoughts about deck ideas I post or anything Magic the Gathering related. My Causal Modern Decks Swag Flu (Mono Black Infect) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29788619/Swag_Flu_(Mono_Black_Infect) American Super Friends (White/Blue/Red Planeswalker Control) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29772319/American_Super_Friends_(Budget_WhiteBlueRed_Planeswalker_Control) Hong Kong (White/Red Norin Tokens)http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29636557/Hong_Kong_(WhiteRed_Norin_Tokens)
That you have to compare with other cards that do something completely different and have your opponent gain life says everything.. If you're interested, I would gladly replace my copies of Path To Exile + Swords To Plowshares with your card..
That you have to compare with other cards that do something completely different and have your opponent gain life says everything.. If you're interested, I would gladly replace my copies of Path To Exile + Swords To Plowshares with your card..

That would be incredibly foolish to trade Swords to Plowshares with Temporary Fix. Anyone who's a seasoned Magic player would agree that would be a very poor trade.

You would be paying 2 instead of 1 in order to get rid of a card for a few turns and then having to deal with enter the battlefield effects again over permanently exiling the creature and giving your opponent a few life.

Seriously, it's certainly not overpowered. It's better than Oust, but Oust was never anywhere near broken. It's obviously not nearly as good as STP. 
I don't bite, don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or thoughts about deck ideas I post or anything Magic the Gathering related. My Causal Modern Decks Swag Flu (Mono Black Infect) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29788619/Swag_Flu_(Mono_Black_Infect) American Super Friends (White/Blue/Red Planeswalker Control) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29772319/American_Super_Friends_(Budget_WhiteBlueRed_Planeswalker_Control) Hong Kong (White/Red Norin Tokens)http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29636557/Hong_Kong_(WhiteRed_Norin_Tokens)
When playing aggressive decks, I would prefer opponents to not gain 3-4 life, because that might prevent me from winning quickly enough.. I would gladly pay just one mana extra to make him or her lose that 3-4 life again! Anyway, you can't design cards that have the same power level as the strongest cards in the game that had to be replaced with much weaker versions..
Sigh, the card is obviously worse than STP and PTE, if you don't understand that I really don't know what to say dude. Talk to your friends who you play magic with and tell them that you think this card is better than STP. I can't imagine them agreeing with you.

I don't know why you do this, you harp on one card out of 3 or 4 cards I post, and claim that one card is overpowered by comparing them to terrible cards that were never playable outside of limited. STP, PTE, Grasp of Darkness, Dismember along with other cards usually are better than Temporary Fix.
I don't bite, don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or thoughts about deck ideas I post or anything Magic the Gathering related. My Causal Modern Decks Swag Flu (Mono Black Infect) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29788619/Swag_Flu_(Mono_Black_Infect) American Super Friends (White/Blue/Red Planeswalker Control) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29772319/American_Super_Friends_(Budget_WhiteBlueRed_Planeswalker_Control) Hong Kong (White/Red Norin Tokens)http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29636557/Hong_Kong_(WhiteRed_Norin_Tokens)
1) Could another person comment on the power level of the first card? Thank you, we need another opinion here! ^.^
2) Similar cards that are printed nowadays have to be much-much-much weaker than Swords Of Plowshares..
3) It's possible to print better cards that aren't strictly better and that don't force people to burn their copies of many other cards.. Wizards prints better cards pretty often, but these cards never force you to put many cards in your collection into trash bins..
the fact that your card is worse than Swords to Plowshares is about as valid as the fact that it's better than Excommunicate
192884403 wrote:
firstrike
56965458 wrote:
97820278 wrote:
56965458 wrote:
97820278 wrote:
Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
This definitely doesn't mean what you think it means.
I was referring to the painting The Treachery of Images.
I know.
It's okay to print better cards than Excommunicate, but you would have to change the mana costs from to so that you didn't make a strictly better card.. Also, one of the three changes from the original version would already make the card strong enough!
the fact that your card is worse than Swords to Plowshares is about as valid as the fact that it's better than Excommunicate

I think it's somewhere inbetween. Not crappy but not broken. Probably about the power level that STP should have been. A very good removal spell.

@cats_and_me you should have burned Excommunicate a long time ago. Like I said before STP, PTE, Grasp of Darkness, and Dismember are almost always going to be better than Temporary Fix. Still it's a solid card. It's certainly not overpowered and clearly not broken I would love to see your create a white removal spell btw. Make it without being broken on sucky.
I don't bite, don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or thoughts about deck ideas I post or anything Magic the Gathering related. My Causal Modern Decks Swag Flu (Mono Black Infect) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29788619/Swag_Flu_(Mono_Black_Infect) American Super Friends (White/Blue/Red Planeswalker Control) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29772319/American_Super_Friends_(Budget_WhiteBlueRed_Planeswalker_Control) Hong Kong (White/Red Norin Tokens)http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29636557/Hong_Kong_(WhiteRed_Norin_Tokens)
Honor, let me give you a more reasonable evaluation of it's merits: I think it is stronger than any white removal spell in standard right now. It hits every creature, at instant speed, for 2 mana. Any control or tempo deck that plays this would love it. In the deck third from the top is about 80% of the way to gone forever. I'd probably play it over Oblivion ring, for the cheaper cost and the instant speed. Its drawback is no worse than O-ring's return to the battlefield clause.
On the other hand, I would never play this over Swords to Plowshares, and only rarely over Path to Exile. Though with Though Scour, maybe not that rarely. It's extremely good, and maybe too good. At or , it's about right, I think, though still very strong. By the way, the third card is interesting. Makes a walls deck a lot stronger.
Won a TPmanW contest with Demonic Arbitrator. (see below) My username is a simple continued fraction. Look it up. My favorite cards I've made:
Show
Æther Rider Creatuere - Spirit (U) Vanishing 0 (This permanent enters the battlefield with zero time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) Flying : Put a time counter on ~. Any player may activate this ability. It comes on the wind, from realms unknown. 2/2 Kaldurian Behemoth Creature - Beast (R) Mana produced by lands may not be used to pay ~'s mana cost. Trample On Kalduria, the beasts are too good to eat common grass. 10/10 Demonic Arbitrator Sorcery Starting with you, each player may pay any amount of life. If any player paid life, repeat this process. If a player paid more life in total than any other, that player searches his or her library for a card and puts that card into his or her hand. Then that player shuffles his or her library. "Your sacrifice has been judged worthy. What power do you require?"
That's a good point, when you're playing competitive tournament decks, the creature often disappears forever.. That means that it's a lot more effective than Doom Blade, because it can target any creature and it doesn't trigger dying effects and it prevents graveyard interaction..
Temporary Fix  
Sorcery

Put target creature in its owner's library third from top.



This is fair imo. 
I think Temporary Fix is better than Path to Exile. That free land is pretty significant.

For Ajani's Surplus: Have we forgotten about Wall of Reverence already? I like the Wall better though because it encourages having creatures with power, while your card encourages you to fill your deck with walls and cause a stalemate.
Ohh, I hate that card.

Temporary Fix 
Instant [R]
Put target creature into its owner's library third from the top.


Ok, this as stated before is very powerfull but unlike the rest i think its souly on splasability at :W: i think it would be fair unless The stick is around Icecron.

Dark Trade 
Sorcery [R]
Exchange graveyards with target opponent.


this needs a YOU Must anti 2 aditionl cards to cast this, and Remove this from your deck if your not playng with anti. and a this exchange is permanit

Ajani's Surplus 
Enchantment [R]
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may gain life equal to the toughness of target creature you control.


I have no problam with this it seems right on par with angle's chores

Winning games/contests http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29530975/Break_the_Card_:_Fiend_Hunter
I would be totally fine if Temporary Fix cost WW instead, that was initially the plan. I still don't think it's nearly as good as PTE or STP, exiling a card and knowing you will never have to deal with it again for only 1 mana is a huge deal. The card being 3 cards down does not mean you will not have to deal with the card again. If you Temporary Fix me, and then my next turn I draw Sign In Blood, I can already play the creature again the turn after you used Temporary Fix. You have to factor in all the card draw and card manipulation in Magic. 

I'm familiar with Wall of Reverence, but I like Ajani's Surplus better because lifegain decks tend to be more defensive, so I think it makes more sense to reward cards with defense.  
I don't bite, don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or thoughts about deck ideas I post or anything Magic the Gathering related. My Causal Modern Decks Swag Flu (Mono Black Infect) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29788619/Swag_Flu_(Mono_Black_Infect) American Super Friends (White/Blue/Red Planeswalker Control) http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29772319/American_Super_Friends_(Budget_WhiteBlueRed_Planeswalker_Control) Hong Kong (White/Red Norin Tokens)http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29636557/Hong_Kong_(WhiteRed_Norin_Tokens)
..."window.parent.tinyMCE.get('post_content').onLoad.dispatch();" contenteditable="true" />Dark Trade 
Sorcery [R]
Exchange graveyards with target opponent.


Ok after thinking about it here is a way you could do this without all the ante cards rules,

Dark Trade bbb
Sorcery [R]
You and target opponent gain an emblem with "You use the other player with this emblem's graveyard as your own. if a card would be added to a players hand from the other's graveyard it insted gose to its owners hand."

It needs a bit of wording fix but you should get the idea.

Winning games/contests http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29530975/Break_the_Card_:_Fiend_Hunter
Putting the creature into the library near the top is worse than regular removal against big bombs, but actually better against early drops.

Say you're running some really fast aggro, not only do they destroy your steppe lynx or whatever, but then it makes you topdeck a steppe lynx on turn five (which you do not want)