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Obzedat, Ghost Council
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Mythic Rare
Legendary Creature - Spirit Advisor

When Obzedat, Ghost Council enters the battlefield target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
At the beginning of your end step, you may exile Obzedat. If you do, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of your next upkeep. It gains haste.
5/5 

Whoot? 
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I always liked how tricky the original was.

This one is basically just a big fat attacker.
What the heck? Haste? On B/W? What hilariously+little awesome sense does that make?


Also dodges sorcery speed removal (all of it)
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What the heck? Haste? On B/W? What hilariously+little awesome sense does that make?




No less sense than on Suspend.
I figure that the idea here is that they basically has phasing, but you know, all upside.
They're  always there, they just turn intangible.
seems a wee bit ridiculous.
Me gusta. With Drogskol Captain, it dodges instant speed removal, as well. Pretty sure that makes the only way to kill it a Terminus pulled off of an instant speed draw spell. Or multiple instant speed kill spells (Abrupt Decay the Captain, then Dreadbore Obzedat, etc). Pretty kickass.
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Me gusta. With Drogskol Captain, it dodges instant speed removal, as well. Pretty sure that makes the only way to kill it a Terminus pulled off of an instant speed draw spell. Or multiple instant speed kill spells (Abrupt Decay the Captain, then Dreadbore Obzedat, etc). Pretty kickass.


Dreadbore is sorcery speed...

So a 5/5 for 5 that dodges sorcery speed removal and drains the opponent for 2 every turn. I think I can get behind this, even if it will probably never block anything ever lol.
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I could definitely see this in Esper soon. Selesnya Charm, Trostani's Judgment (no one runs this), Victim of Night (do decks still even run this??) and Tragic Slip with Morbid, kill it. Other than that, they have to bounce it.
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Probably constructed playable, since it dodges sorcery speed removal, gives an ETB effect, and hits for A LOT.

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What the heck? Haste? On B/W? What hilariously+little awesome sense does that make?



Black gets haste.  See for instance Ichorid, Akuta, Born of Ash, Blackcleave Goblin (this is surprising because it's common--haste is supposed to be less common in black), Bloodghast, Dreg Mangler, Duskmantle Prowler (uncommon in a core set), Manor Skeleton, Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon, etc.


Good evolve enabler if you want to play that many colours......... 

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The blue flyer would be a great 4-of in an Esper deck topping out with Obzedat.
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Gatecrash better have some damn good ways for dealing with this card.

This card is basically a huge monster on offense. If you're behind on board, its not as good, since you don't get to drain for 2 every turn, but the amount of threat this card presents is just huge.
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I could definitely see this in Esper soon. Selesnya Charm, Trostani's Judgment (no one runs this), Victim of Night (do decks still even run this??) and Tragic Slip with Morbid, kill it. Other than that, they have to bounce it.


You can always Murder him.
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Why do we need Deathpact Angel anyway when we can use this 5/5?
Absurd. I was looking for a downside, and I thought "Well, he can't block for you if you are behind", but no, its a may ability so he can even do that. This will put games away that you shouldn't be able to win.
I could definitely see this in Esper soon. Selesnya Charm, Trostani's Judgment (no one runs this), Victim of Night (do decks still even run this??) and Tragic Slip with Morbid, kill it. Other than that, they have to bounce it.


You can always Murder him.




Aha! I remember when M13 was being spoiled everyone was going crazy over it, but now...not so much. But that's still only 5 ways! 2-3 of which may not make it into most decks. Oh Azorius Charm gets rid of it, for a while.

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This is obviously good and all but I miss the activate-it-whenever trickiness of the original.  This was one of the cards I was most looking forward to, and I'm pretty disappointed right now.

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Not as oppressive and showstopping as Wurmcoil Engine or Batterskull against aggressive decks but way better offensively than those 2 cards.

Seems like it's time to dust off those Victim of Night, eh?

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Why do we need Deathpact Angel anyway when we can use this 5/5?


So that we have the traditional inequality of mythic value, with one at $0.20 and one at $20.00?

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This is obviously good and all but I miss the activate-it-whenever trickiness of the original.  This was one of the cards I was most looking forward to, and I'm pretty disappointed right now.




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This is obviously good and all but I miss the activate-it-whenever trickiness of the original.  This was one of the cards I was most looking forward to, and I'm pretty disappointed right now.


Yeah, and I miss damage on the stack but what're you gonna do? 

 
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This is obviously good and all but I miss the activate-it-whenever trickiness of the original.  This was one of the cards I was most looking forward to, and I'm pretty disappointed right now.




The game is better when you can't do everything all the time.



Yeah, but this guy is just straight up dull. Like, he dodges sorcery speed removal and he's good, but you don't really do anything with him, you just kinda let him do his own thing. The old ghost council was like "Hey bro, that guy's trying to Unmake me, and you don't really need that Doomed Traveler. Hell, with a defeatist attitude like that we're probably doing him a favor." The new ghost council is just like "Don't worry man, I got this. No, I- Seriously- You know what, just go play with this red ball, I'll call you in ten turns."

I'm reminded of one of the early drafts of planeswalkers where they just cycled through their three abilities on their own.

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I'm trying to work out if you're being sarcastic here. ...
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we can only hope it gets the jace treatment...it could have at least been legendary
So that even the decks that don't run it run it to deal with it? Isn't that like the definition of format warping?
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Surely RPJesus gets Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius?
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10/10. Amazing.
This is obviously good and all but I miss the activate-it-whenever trickiness of the original.  This was one of the cards I was most looking forward to, and I'm pretty disappointed right now.




The game is better when you can't do everything all the time.



Yeah, but this guy is just straight up dull. Like, he dodges sorcery speed removal and he's good, but you don't really do anything with him, you just kinda let him do his own thing. The old ghost council was like "Hey bro, that guy's trying to Unmake me, and you don't really need that Doomed Traveler. Hell, with a defeatist attitude like that we're probably doing him a favor." The new ghost council is just like "Don't worry man, I got this. No, I- Seriously- You know what, just go play with this red ball, I'll call you in ten turns."

I'm reminded of one of the early drafts of planeswalkers where they just cycled through their three abilities on their own.



As dull as some things I can name. Not as good, certainly, but dang, just DULL!
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This is far less trickier to play, but it's still a great homage to the original Ghost Council of Orzhova. I always have fond memories of that card. It's a flavor hit IMO, like the old and new Niv-Mizzets.

As for the card itself, it's certainly very powerful, and likely to be played quite a bit in Constructed.

My only gripe with it is that it should probably be named "Obzedat, the Ghost Council".

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This guy seems like he'd make a pretty good partner for Trostani, Selesnya's Voice. Gaining an extra 5 life every turn never hurts.
The funny thing about this card is that both players could have one but they always choose to blink at the end of turn so the legend rule never kills them
The funny thing about this card is that both players could have one but they always choose to blink at the end of turn so the legend rule never kills them

That sneaky sneaky Ghost Council, playing for both sides.

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DAMNIT.

I had hopes for both the Dimir and Orzhov, but that hope is vanquished.

A useless angel and a 2-of legendary that is worse than Thragtusk for Orzhov, for a very specific and painful cost, and a shapeshifter that doesn't shapeshift for Dimir.

I guess Wizards doesn't want me to play this year.

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Hmmm. I think original Ghost Council is much better.
Hmmm. I think original Ghost Council is much better.



Comparison between the two is obvious and necessary, but they are very, very mechanically different from one another. GSoO asked you to play small stuff and repeatedly eat it, perhaps never to attack with it; whereas OGC is an aggressive ground beater, not meant to play with other cards in any particular manner. I am not quite certain one should try to consider whether one or the other should be used in the same manner, because they cannot be.
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Well this sure is interesting.

With all the bounce and flickering available right now i can see this guy being really irritating.
DAMNIT.

I had hopes for both the Dimir and Orzhov, but that hope is vanquished.

A useless angel and a 2-of legendary that is worse than Thragtusk for Orzhov, for a very specific and painful cost, and a shapeshifter that doesn't shapeshift for Dimir.

I guess Wizards doesn't want me to play this year.

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Isn't it generally a good thing that mythic rares aren't "staple cards" for a lot of decks (which is what I would have thought "Thragtusk" would be, considering how rare decks including Green are in Standard Constructed that don't use it)?

If this was strictly better than Thragtusk while serving an almost identical purpose, wouldn't that make the game suddenly far more expensive for everyone, due to the mythic quality? Certainly, if all Snapcaster Mages, Restoration Angels, Gravecrawlers, etc were mythic rare then it'd be damn near impossible to make a competetive Standard deck without unreasonable amounts of money changing hands.

I think, compared to Thagtusk, this is far more fun to use, and the last touch of haste means that if you're lucky you can take out some blockers or chunks out of your opponents life while draining them dry, providing a potential win condition without relying on other cards as much as Thragtusk. Sure, this won't make as much of an impact on Standard as Thragtusk did, but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
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Why are you comparing a green card to a black white card? Undecided

Good question. I'm pretty sure he was because the recurring life-drain effect is very similar in essence to flicker combos with Thragtusk, in that you're constantly gaining life as you maintain the offensive.

I made comparisons as a response, though you're right in that the comparison is largely irrelevant.
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I could see some Esper Spirits potential.  Think they will make a comeback after gatecrash?


Throw in some removal to trip up your opponent at two mana (to make up for the lack of good two drop spirits) and top off with ghost council.
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Urgent Exorcism just got better :D, as well as Call to the Kindred since now can hit something relevant beyond Tower Geists and up to Drogskol Reaver.

I'm sure that someone will find a way to take an huge advantage of it's free flickering.

Pity Cathars' Crusade and Garruk's Packleader are on the same slot as this.


Strange creature types... First the Human Ooze and now the Advisor..
Strange creature types... First the Human Ooze and now the Advisor..


Advisor is no new creature type, we had it since P3K.
Errata'd the first Advisor card is now Riven Turnbull from Legends.
As far as Thragtusk goes, depends if you want to set up combos with it or not.

Like...you can exile this the turn you play it, so by the time you untap with it, you've already gained 4 life and they've lost 4 life for an 8-point life swing.  (Whereas with Thragtusk, when you untap with it you've gained 5 life).  Tusk is better if you combo with it.

Like...imagine there's an OGC on one side of the table, and a Thragtusk on the other side of the table, and both players draw nothing but lands for the rest of the game.  The OGC player will win.  If the Tusk player opts not to attack, he or she falls behind by 4 life each turn.  If the tusk player does attack, the OGC player attacks back thanks to no blockers, and so the tusk player still falls behind by 4 life each turn.

Now, sure, give them both a restoration angel and the tusk player very likely wins.  For starters, he can surprise untap the tusk as a blocker, but let's say OGC gets saved and pulled out of attacking by an angel too.  Actually, a surprise resto angel blocker could kill tusk, so...yeah, let's just assume this all cancels out, and both creatures live.  (Tusk player gains a net 3 life, OGC player gains a net 2 life).  So...now it's a 3/3 + 3/4 flyer + Tusk, vs 3/4 flyer + OGC.  I think the tusk player attacks with just the tusk, leaving enough at home to block and kill OGC if it attacks (attacking with all three would lead to card disadvantage; not attacking isn't an option).  The OGC player...probably responds by blocking with resto angel, since not blocking means losing 5 life a turn, and the drain is only a 4 point life swing.  So...now it's 3/3 + 3/3 + 3/4 flyer vs OGC.  OGC has to flicker, due to the evasion on resto angel.  The tusk player in response I think attacks with everything--attacking with only one creature can't race the drain, attacking with two doesn't leave enough blockers to kill, so...attack for 9.  The OGC player gets to do a 9 point life swing every turn as well.  So...I think the tusk player probably wins due to attacking first?  Well...let's think about this....

OGC (22 life - 18 life)
Tusk (22 life - 23 life)
(24 life - 21 life) attack with OGC, get blocked, blink with resto angel (26 life - 19 life)
Attack with tusk, get blocked by resto, blink with own resto angel (26 life-24 life)
(28 life - 22 life) OGC player doesn't attack
Attack with tusk, get blocked by resto angel
(30 life - 20 life) OGC player doesn't attack
attack with all three creatures (21 life - 20 life)
attack with OGC (23 life - 13 life)
attack with all three creatures (14 life - 13 life)
attack with OGC (16 life - 6 life)
attack with two creatures to not die to the counter (10 life - 6 life) 
attack with OGC, but get blocked (12 life - 4 life)
OGC wins from here


So.......yeah, I think OGC is at least acceptably competitive with tusk....

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