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Signal the Clans (Rare) -
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Search your library for three creature cards and reveal them.
If you reveal three cards with different names, choose one of them at random and put that card in your hand. Shuffle the rest into your library.
Gruul clanfolk obey few rules, but all feel bound to answer the call of the horn.

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Eladmari's Call says "meh."  I can't imagine this seeing play in constructed, though maybe in Commander where all of the creatures you search for are sweet anyway and you aren't running white with your green.
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Meh.  Good in limited, as it cheaply tutors for one of your 3 best creatures.  Maybe you could play this in modern, fetching three of the various combos that work with Splinter Twin/ Kiki?  Doesn't seem great though.
oh god, jund midrange... 

Olivia, Thragtusk and Huntmaster of the Fells


eh...

 
This seems fine to me, but perhaps I'm seeing it through beer goggles, because all I can think of is grabbing a Thragtusk, a Huntmaster, and a Restoration Angel and letting my BR aggro opponent cry.
Eladmari's Call says "meh."  I can't imagine this seeing play in constructed, though maybe in Commander where all of the creatures you search for are sweet anyway and you aren't running white with your green.


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two mana, somehat random tutor. i think this can be used.
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Well, in the end of the day it's still a 2-mana instant tutor. But I really don't know what to think about this card.

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Yeah. This card is bad.
 

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Weird templating. Why isn't it just "Search your library for three creature cards with different names and reveal them. Choose one at random and put that card in your hand. Shuffle the remaining cards into your library."

Why give the IF clause? So people can spend RG and a card to shuffle their library?
Wow, this is really good.
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holy crap this is good, you guys realize that its instant right? its an instant creature tutor spell for 2 mana... how can you call that bad?
holy crap this is good, you guys realize that its instant right? its an instant creature tutor spell for 2 mana... how can you call that bad?



Did you forget that it says "random" in the text.

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holy crap this is good, you guys realize that its instant right? its an instant creature tutor spell for 2 mana... how can you call that bad?



Did you forget that it says "random" in the text.

It gives you a creature. As long as all your creatures are good, you can't lose.

Zoo-type decks will love this.
Weird templating. Why isn't it just "Search your library for three creature cards with different names and reveal them. Choose one at random and put that card in your hand. Shuffle the remaining cards into your library."

Why give the IF clause? So people can spend RG and a card to shuffle their library?


With your wording you could search for one and fail to find two more, turning it into a strict tutor.  Using Gifts Ungiven-style wording would work, but it'd be just as clunky.
Weird templating. Why isn't it just "Search your library for three creature cards with different names and reveal them. Choose one at random and put that card in your hand. Shuffle the remaining cards into your library."

Why give the IF clause? So people can spend RG and a card to shuffle their library?



Apparently it's to stop people searching and failing to find something (as per the gimpy tournament play with cards like Gifts Ungiven).
If they didn't have it worded the way they have, it would be a glorified Worldly Tutor.
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This is hardly an issue if you have multiple creatures that serve similar purposes.
Like three different naturalizers
holy crap this is good, you guys realize that its instant right? its an instant creature tutor spell for 2 mana... how can you call that bad?



Did you forget that it says "random" in the text.



so your choices are thragtusk, wolfir silverheart or huntmaster of the fells.... your right this card is terribad....
Eladamri's call is not overpowered, but they're trying out Richard garfield's idea that magic is better when each game plays out differently (he designed make a wish)
Would this have been too powerful at :rgm:, I wonder?
Would this have been too powerful at :rgm:, I wonder?



ya probably, don't want decks to be able to splash one of the colors and get access to something like this too easily, its better this way so it remains strictly
This could make for some interesting decks.

3 cmc Borderland Ranger, Axebane Guardian, Somberwald Sage?

I'm curious to see if this is a thing.  I'll probably pick up a set ASAP unless this is hyped to hell and back.   
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Need to pick up some of these to screw around with in my Naya deck.
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Never mind. Fetching creatures with the same abilities.
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Might want to read the card again. Doing that would just shuffle your library for . ;)

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Decks that want tutors need to find something specific while decks with lots of redundancy don't need tutors in the first place. The home for this deck feels like some standard pile of goodstuff that just plays every card-advantage creature they print, and even there it's the worst card in your deck.
Don't forget, this is Gruul. And an instant. You can use it to search your deck, find three creatures with Bloodrush, and put one into your hand to beef a creature on the battlefield- during the combat phase. Not quite so meh now, is it?
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Don't forget, this is Gruul. And an instant. You can use it to search your deck, find three creatures with Bloodrush, and put one into your hand to beef a creature on the battlefield- during the combat phase. Not quite so meh now, is it?



never seen a tutor act as a combat trick before.... that would be amusing to watch...
seems quite amazing.
Art is pretty awesome as well in my opinion.
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Weird templating. Why isn't it just "Search your library for three creature cards with different names and reveal them. Choose one at random and put that card in your hand. Shuffle the remaining cards into your library."

Why give the IF clause? So people can spend RG and a card to shuffle their library?



No, so you can't use it to immitate Intuition. It then allows you the possibility that you may not have three different-named creature cards in your deck at the time of casting, although perhaps that's a presumption on my part.
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Weird templating. Why isn't it just "Search your library for three creature cards with different names and reveal them. Choose one at random and put that card in your hand. Shuffle the remaining cards into your library."

Why give the IF clause? So people can spend RG and a card to shuffle their library?



No, so you can't use it to immitate Intuition. It then allows you the possibility that you may not have three different-named creature cards in your deck at the time of casting, although perhaps that's a presumption on my part.


Yeah, a great part of Intuition is that the rest go into the graveyard which can be very relevant. 
Instant 2-drop cantrippy thing that always draws you a relevant creature? Sounds good to me.
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You guys are so ****ing jaded.

This is a 2 mana instant, and if it "fails" it's not like you don't get anything out of it. Plus if you're putting this in your deck, chances are you built it in a way where it doesn't matter which of the 3 you search for you end up getting. It isn't a powerhouse, but it's far from "bad".

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surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
I don't like the lack of synergy with Domri Rade though. Domri likes decks with lots of creatures and this likes decks with lots of (different) creatures, but Domri doesn't like instants.
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This is one of those cards that is easy to underestimate. The Magic: The Theory scenarios tend to be too good or too horrid to do justice to what cards like these actually do in game. It grabs 3 redundant critters, and picks one of them. So if your deck has 3 creatures that are resistant to removal, have haste or various other similar functions these thins the deck out quickly without the drawback of having excess land without X spells like most ramp spells.  This is easily a bread and butter card, but not the meat, cheese and greens that make the sandwich whole, because it's your responsibility to supply those.

EDIT: It isn't significantly worse than Eladamri's Call, it implies a more specific type of deck. It's one of those circumstances where while the card might be worse on a technical, wording level- it isn't significant enough for difference in play, so much as a variant.
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Well, if you the three creature are Huntmaster of the Fells, Thragtusk, or even Hellrider, you'll pretty much happy to get one of those at random.
Also works quite well with Burning-Tree Emissary 
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This will see competitive play as long as Gruul colours are played, random a good drawback to stop it being insanely broken but I think that it is still crazy in the right hands.
I'd probably pick Olivia, Thragtusk, and Huntmaster too - choice of damnations for your opponent, a creature to swing with for your opponent. 

It's also an instant tutor...not very often they appear. Sure, the creature picked is random, but that never stopped Gifts Ungiven and so forth. 

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Very good flavor and awesome art. I like the effect as well, it feels unique, build-aroundish and exciting because it does different things every time. I suspect this will be played.
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