[GTC-ICD] Clan Defiance

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Clan Defiance (Rare) -
Sorcery
Choose one or more - Clan Defiance deals X damage to target creature with flying; Clan Defiance deals X damage to target creature without flying; and/or Clan Defiance deals X damage to target player.

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10/10 would put in my cube
Flexibility is nice I guess.

Also kind of cool they combined the traditional :G: flying hate with the :R: non-flying hate.
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This is quite nice.  Direct damage spell and removal?  Or remove two creatures with direct damage too...without dividing up the "x" in which you want for what effect?  Wow. 
This card is just stupid.


It literally reads "Deals X damage to target creature or player", but written in an overly wordy way to try and justify the green in the casting cost.


There is no point making modal flying/non-flying on a targeted spell - that only makes sense on a sweeper. 
This card is just stupid.


It literally reads "Deals X damage to target creature or player", but written in an overly wordy way to try and justify the green in the casting cost.


There is no point making modal flying/non-flying on a targeted spell - that only makes sense on a sweeper. 



Look again it says choose one or more. You can do all three.
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This card is just stupid.


It literally reads "Deals X damage to target creature or player", but written in an overly wordy way to try and justify the green in the casting cost.


There is no point making modal flying/non-flying on a targeted spell - that only makes sense on a sweeper. 


No its "choose one or More" so it says deal x damage to target player and one or two creatures.

Edit: darn ninjas
You get a Fireball, and you get a Fireball, and you get a Fireball (but only if you fly)!
Hello, Stuffy Doll.

Double the damage on one player or zap two.
Criticism withdrawn.
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so... an improved fireball effect in that it can hit up to 3, and will almost always hit two things for X for an extra ? Yes please. Gruul is looking amazing thus far
Hmm. Pretty much always burn+removal, with potential to 2-for-1 (while still burning face). Seems legit.
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Yes please. 
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This with Stuffy Doll. If I block with Stuffy Doll, I can use a Bloodrush without Trample on their creature and watch as they take the damage.
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Definitely picking up a couple of these.  I'd imagine this gets constructed play as a 1- or 2-of mana sink.  Red still needs a real sweeper for that Hexproof dude and a powerful Instant speed burn to deal with the Ghost Council tho.     
Wow.  This card is bonkers.  Should easily see a ton of play.
I like it and it will see play.

Setting praise aside, since 9 times out of 10 this will hit the player and 1 creature, it's really just a sorcery-speed Comet Storm that costs 1 less and loses the option to hit multiple creatures for more mana. So yeah, it's good, but nothing new.
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Hmmm, so in RTR;

Rakdos's Return -> Very good sideboard card, possible maindeck in the right metagame

Sphinx's Revelation -> Format-defining powerhouse

Epic Experiment -> Jhonny/Casual plaything, possibility to make decent semi-competitve decks with it

and GTC;

Clan Defiance -> Very solid card, possible 1-of in maindecks if there are enough things to make sure it always hit 3 targets (currently there are)

So that means we will probably have 2 more X guild related cards, which is kind of awesome. My money's on Orzhov and Dimir.

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surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
I like it and it will see play.

Setting praise aside, since 9 times out of 10 this will hit the player and 1 creature, it's really just a sorcery-speed Comet Storm that costs 1 less and loses the option to hit multiple creatures for more mana. So yeah, it's good, but nothing new.



You just listed 2 differences :P Plus Fireball variants are simply a classic since the types of Fireballs that can be made are infinitum.
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Hmmm, so in RTR;

Rakdos's Return -> Very good sideboard card, possible maindeck in the right metagame

Sphinx's Revelation -> Format-defining powerhouse

Epic Experiment -> Jhonny/Casual plaything, possibility to make decent semi-competitve decks with it

and GTC;

Clan Defiance -> Very solid card, possible 1-of in maindecks if there are enough things to make sure it always hit 3 targets (currently there are)

So that means we will probably have 2 more X guild related cards, which is kind of awesome. My money's on Orzhov and Dimir.




this card is only a rare though, not a mythic =/ I guess because it doesn't single-handedly decide games like rakdos or sphinx's, but still.  
now this is a good card for sure.
Great design, and this will definitely see play in some capacity.

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OH MY!
I missed the choose one or more initially but now, WOW!
Do want!
You get a Fireball, and you get a Fireball, and you get a Fireball (but only if you fly)!



It's WORSE than Comet Storm and even Fireball BECAUSE it's also Green. As noted above, it is this way to justify being Green. There is no reason Red fireballs cannot hit creatures with flying, and indeed the only conflict is where you have Earthquake vs. Hurricane when it comes to fliers, and this is not a sweeper in that sense. Nothing about this card screams Green, or even suggests it, to the exclusion of being Gruul.

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I like it and it will see play.

Setting praise aside, since 9 times out of 10 this will hit the player and 1 creature, it's really just a sorcery-speed Comet Storm that costs 1 less and loses the option to hit multiple creatures for more mana. So yeah, it's good, but nothing new.




Doesn't it cost 2 less than comet storm when targeting 2 creatures and a player?
I like it and it will see play.

Setting praise aside, since 9 times out of 10 this will hit the player and 1 creature, it's really just a sorcery-speed Comet Storm that costs 1 less and loses the option to hit multiple creatures for more mana. So yeah, it's good, but nothing new.




Doesn't it cost 2 less than comet storm when targeting 2 creatures and a player?


He was saying that it will usually hit one creature, but most decks in the meta run both flying and non, so I think it's golden as that would make it cost 4 at the base for comet storm.

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I like it and it will see play.

Setting praise aside, since 9 times out of 10 this will hit the player and 1 creature, it's really just a sorcery-speed Comet Storm that costs 1 less and loses the option to hit multiple creatures for more mana. So yeah, it's good, but nothing new.




Doesn't it cost 2 less than comet storm when targeting 2 creatures and a player?


He was saying that it will usually hit one creature, but most decks in the meta run both flying and non, so I think it's golden as that would make it cost 4 at the base for comet storm.




Yeah, I totally glossed over the first part of his sentence.

Honestly, it doesn't matter (to me) how it compares to Comet Storm, since Comet isn't legal in current standard, draft, block, or sealed.  In those formats it seems very playable.
If you were going to choose two targets for comet storm, you would generally choose two creatures.

Regardless, not much to say about this card other than...

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This card very good. Likely to see play in Jund or Naya. Not sure about 5-color control because it has so many options that this one is kinda clanky
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you could do all 3?!? dang this is sweet

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One copy of this is going in my casual Modern Jund Ramp deck. YAY
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This is precisely the card I have been looking for to add to my werewolf Standard deck.

I want 8 (as I'll likely want non-wolf Gruul too!)

All I have to decide now, is wherever or to maindeck this over Mizzium Mortars, or vice versa (and I hate Mizzium because it's an Izzet card...) 
Now, the question is, will this be replacing some of the copies of Bonfire of the Damned in my Naya deck. For once, I honestly have no idea.
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A nice Savage Twister upgrade

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It's WORSE than Comet Storm and even Fireball BECAUSE it's also Green. As noted above, it is this way to justify being Green. There is no reason Red fireballs cannot hit creatures with flying, and indeed the only conflict is where you have Earthquake vs. Hurricane when it comes to fliers, and this is not a sweeper in that sense. Nothing about this card screams Green, or even suggests it, to the exclusion of being Gruul.


Branching Bolt.