[GTC-ICD] Spark Trooper

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Spark Trooper (Rare) -
Creature - Elemental Soldier
Trample, lifelink, haste
At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Spark Trooper.
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I legitimately laughed out loud when I saw this.

Add to Ball Lightning to give it lifelink?  Sure, why not! 
I can't help but wish this cost less, both for aesthetic and playability purposes.
Seems like this card was made just to be teamed with bloodrush.
Love it. A swing of up to twelve points for just ? That's a bargain I'd take.
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I legitimately laughed out loud when I saw this.

Add to Ball Lightning to give it lifelink?  Sure, why not! 



I literally laughed out loud too. Great design all around. It makes you want to figure out ways to play it. 
Ball Lightning Helix?
This will be broken somehow, I can see it now.
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I legitimately laughed out loud when I saw this.

Add to Ball Lightning to give it lifelink?  Sure, why not! 


Which raises the most important question ever. Do we call it Ball Lifening or Ball Lifelink? :33

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Your human antics and desire to continue living have moved me. Just kidding. You cannot move me physically or emotionally. Wall humor.
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Copy effects work like a photocopy machine: you get a copy of the 'naked' card, NOT of what's on it.
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Funny story: InQuest Magazine (I think it was InQuest) had an oversized Chaos Orb which I totally rooked someone into allowing into a (non-sanctioned) game. I had a proxy card that was a Mountain with "Chaos Orb" written on it. When I played it, my opponent cried foul: Him: "WTF? a Proxy? no-one said anything about Proxies. Do you even own an actual Chaos Orb?" Me: "Yes, but I thought it would be better to use a Proxy." Him: "No way. If you're going to put a Chaos Orb in your deck you have to use your actual Chaos Orb." Me: "*Sigh*. Okay." I pulled out this huge Chaos Orb and placed it on the table. He tried to cry foul again but everyone else said he insisted I use my actual Chaos Orb and that was my actual Chaos Orb. I used it, flipped it and wiped most of his board. Unsurprisingly, that only worked once and only because everyone present thought it was hilarious.
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Hi guys! So, I'm a sort of returning player to Magic. I say sort of because as a child I had two main TCG's I liked. Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokemon. Some of my friends branched off in to Magic, and I bought two pre-made decks just to kind of fit in. Like I said, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon were what I really knew how to play. I have a extensive knowledge of deck building in those two TCG's. However, as far as Magic is concerned, I only ever used those two pre made decks. I know how the game is played, and I know general things, but now I want to get in the game for real. I want to begin playing it as a regular. My question is, are all cards ever released from the time of the inception of this game until present day fair game in a deck? Or are there special rules? Are some cards forbidden or restricted? Thanks guys, and I will gladly accept ANY help lol.
I have the same problem with women.
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Oh I have a standing rule. If someone plays a Planeswalker I concede the game. I refuse to play with or against people who play Planeswalkers. They really did ruin the game.
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And that's why you should never, ever call RP Jesus on being a troll, because then everyone else playing along gets outed, too, and the thread goes back to being boring.
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See, this is why RPJesus should be in charge of the storyline. The novel line would never have been cancelled if he had been running the show. Specifically the Slobad and Geth's Head talkshow he just described.
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Not only was that an obligatory joke, it was an on-topic post that still managed to be off-topic due to thread derailment. RP Jesus does it again folks.
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I think I'm gonna' start praying to Jesus... That's right, RPJesus, I'm gonna' be praying to you, right now. O' Jesus Please continue to make my time here on the forums fun and cause me to chuckle. Amen.
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It was wonderful. Us Johnnies had a field day. That Timmy with the Grizzly bears would actually have to think about swinging into your Mogg Fanatic, giving you time to set up your silly combo. Nowadays it's all DERPSWING! with thier blue jeans and their MP3 players and their EM EM OH AR PEE JEES and their "Dewmocracy" and their children's card games and their Jersey Shores and their Tattooed Tenaged Vampire Hunters from Beverly Hills
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.....would it be a bit blasphemous if I said, "PRAYSE RPJAYSUS!" like an Evangelical preacher?
Perhaps, but who doesn't like to blaspheme every now and again? Especially when Mr. RPJesus is completely right.
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I don't say this often, but ... LOL
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You... You... Evil something... I actualy made the damn char once I saw the poster... Now you made me see it again and I gained resolve to put it into my campaign. Shell be high standing oficial of Cyrix order. Uterly mad and only slightly evil. And it'll be bad. Evil even. And ill blame you and Lizard for it :P.
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I'm trying to work out if you're being sarcastic here. ...
Am going to stop you right there... it's RPJesus... he's always sarcastic
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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?
I lol'd.
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Uktabi Orangutan What the heck's going on with those monkeys?
The most common answer is that they are what RPJesus would call "[Debutantes avert your eyes]ing."
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...Am I the only one that thinks this is reaching the point of downright Kafkaesque insanity?
I condone the use of the word Kafkaesque. However, I'm presentely ambivalent. I mean, that can't be serious, right? We're April 1st, right? They didn't mod RPJesus for off-topic discussion when the WHOLE THREAD IS OFF-TOPIC, right? Right.
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Save or die. If you disagree with this, you're wrong (Not because of any points or arguements that have been made, but I just rolled a d20 for you and got a 1, so you lose).
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This just won the argument, AFAIC.
That's just awesome.
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HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THE BEAR PRODUCING WORDS OF WILDING?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!
That's what RPJesus tends to do. That's why I don't think he's a real person, but some Magic Card Archive Server sort of machine, that is programmed to react to other posters' comments with obscure cards that do in fact exist, but somehow missed by even the most experienced Magic players. And then come up with strange combos with said cards. All of that is impossible for a normal human to do given the amount of time he does it and how often he does it. He/It got me with Light of Sanction, which prompted me to go to RQ&A to try and find if it was even possible to do combat damage to a creature I control (in light that Mark of Asylum exists).
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heaven or hell.
Round 1. Lets rock.
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Blue players get all the overpowerered cards like JTMS. I think it's time that wizards gave something to people who remember what magic is really about: creatures.
Initially yes, Wizards was married to blue. However, about a decade ago they had a nasty divorce, and a few years after that they began courting the attention of Green. Then in Worldwake they had a nasty affair with their ex, but as of Innistrad, things seem to have gotten back on track, and Wizards has even proposed.
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Surely RPJesus gets Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius?
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First: I STILL can't take you seriously with that avatar. And I can take RPJesus seriously, so that's saying something.
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Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)
LOL

Looks like a constructed staple. 

Cats land on their feet. Toast lands peanut butter side down. A cat with toast strapped to its back will hover above the ground in a state of quantum indecision.

I legitimately laughed out loud when I saw this.

Add to Ball Lightning to give it lifelink?  Sure, why not! 


Which raises the most important question ever. Do we call it Ball Lifening or Ball Lifelink? :33

Ball Lightning Helix?



I'd go with his suggestion.

if you can ever do this... the boros charm gives this sucker double strike . Seance boros? i must try now
Six mana for 12 points of damage and gaining 12 life is not a bad deal. Wait to see if the opponent tries to play removal first, though.

if you can ever do this... the boros charm gives this sucker double strike . Seance boros? i must try now

Or you could soulbond it to Silverblade Paladin.

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That works, too. Really well, at that.

Six mana for 12 points of damage and gaining 12 life is not a bad deal. Wait to see if the opponent tries to play removal first, though.




I just came back recently, so I may be behind on some things, but how does this creature do 12pts of damage?
Six mana for 12 points of damage and gaining 12 life is not a bad deal. Wait to see if the opponent tries to play removal first, though.




I just came back recently, so I may be behind on some things, but how does this creature do 12pts of damage?



I assume he's referring to dropping this and then playing Boros Charm.
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Elemental, My Dear Watson (Rainbow Elementals)
Watch The Little Birdies! (Bird Tribal with Proliferate)
Kavu Kavu Kavu Banana (Kavu Predator aggro)
Faerie Bleeder (The "Death By A Thousand Cuts" Faerie deck)
Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)
Boros Charm can grant it double strike. The Trooper costs 4 cmc, the Charm costs 2. 4 + 2 = 6, 6 lifelink damage x 2 = 12.

Ball Lightning Helix?



Every set there seems to be a single card that I only call by nickname brought up by the community. In M13 it was Serra Spider. RTR was loltroll.

You sir have made this my GTC nicknamed card.
Six mana for 12 points of damage and gaining 12 life is not a bad deal. Wait to see if the opponent tries to play removal first, though.




I just came back recently, so I may be behind on some things, but how does this creature do 12pts of damage?



With double strike 6+6
Changed my mind there's too much removal around and Thragtusks it's probably unplayable in this format.

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Changed my mind there's too much removal around and Thragtusks it's probably unplayable in this format.



in your opinion, is there such a thing as a good, playable card?

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Changed my mind there's too much removal around and Thragtusks it's probably unplayable in this format.



in your opinion, is there such a thing as a good, playable card?



Yes there is such a thing but there's not many of those in this set.

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Rorix, tell me one card you like from gatecrash aside from Fury and shocklands.
Rorix, tell me one card you like from gatecrash aside from Fury and shocklands.



Dimir Keyrune. Also I no longer like Crypt Ghast anymore I think that card is quite bad I actually thought it cost 1B not 3B.

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Finally, a GTC card I really like. Even against Thrag, that's killing a Thrag, trampling 3, and gaining six. That's pretty damn good, IMHO. Also, Silverblade curves into this way too well. Might have to refit my human deck to have more soldiers so I can put him in the sb against control decks. Cavern naming Soldier gives me uncounterable 6/1 with Trample and Lifelink. Yes, plz.
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Rorix, tell me one card you like from gatecrash aside from Fury and shocklands.



Dimir Keyrune. Also I no longer like Crypt Ghast anymore I think that card is quite bad I actually thought it cost 1B not 3B.



>Dimir Keyrune
>Aurelia's Fury

So, you only like bad cards? 

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Rorix, tell me one card you like from gatecrash aside from Fury and shocklands.



Dimir Keyrune. Also I no longer like Crypt Ghast anymore I think that card is quite bad I actually thought it cost 1B not 3B.



>Dimir Keyrune
>Aurelia's Fury

So, you only like bad cards? 



I don't think so because I don't like this set.


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Changed my mind there's too much removal around and Thragtusks it's probably unplayable in this format.



This beats Thragtusk to the board and with any amount of Double Strike (like the aforementioned Silverblade Paladin) it makes for a substantial hit and life gain. 
Changed my mind there's too much removal around and Thragtusks it's probably unplayable in this format.



This beats Thragtusk to the board and with any amount of Double Strike (like the aforementioned Silverblade Paladin) it makes for a substantial hit and life gain. 



But then you lose to Tragic Slip, Selesnya Charm or Orzhov Charm (If people actually use it) which is bad.

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Changed my mind there's too much removal around and Thragtusks it's probably unplayable in this format.



This beats Thragtusk to the board and with any amount of Double Strike (like the aforementioned Silverblade Paladin) it makes for a substantial hit and life gain. 



But then you lose to Tragic Slip, Selesnya Charm or Orzhov Charm (If people actually use it) which is bad.



Only two or three cards can kill it?  Doesn't seem too shabby to me.  Doesn't die to Ultimate Price or Abrupt Decay, which is quite good.  Everything dies to Orzhov Charm, everything+ dies to Tragic Slip, and good cards tend to die to Selesnya Charm.  Anyway, most decks running Selesnya Charm would have used it for the token to block long before they would have to worry about this guy.  I think he's Standard playable, at least.
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xD I love this guy- he legitimately makes me want to play Saving Grasp



wow that really makes me hate this card even more.... the though of him being bounced after hitting me in the face for 6 and gaining you 6 life for 4 mana all to get hit in the face again; I didn't think that the new blind obediance card would become a staple of control decks in the upcoming meta game but with all the hasty creatures as of lately, I think it might.

also makes me want to play 4 tragic slips even though targeted removal sucks right now.
Changed my mind there's too much removal around and Thragtusks it's probably unplayable in this format.



This beats Thragtusk to the board and with any amount of Double Strike (like the aforementioned Silverblade Paladin) it makes for a substantial hit and life gain. 



But then you lose to Tragic Slip, Selesnya Charm or Orzhov Charm (If people actually use it) which is bad.



Only two or three cards can kill it?  Doesn't seem too shabby to me.  Doesn't die to Ultimate Price or Abrupt Decay, which is quite good.  Everything dies to Orzhov Charm, everything+ dies to Tragic Slip, and good cards tend to die to Selesnya Charm.  Anyway, most decks running Selesnya Charm would have used it for the token to block long before they would have to worry about this guy.  I think he's Standard playable, at least.



since when do people use selesnya charm for the token? I've only seen it used for the tample pump or the exiling effect.
I love this card. Coolest Ball Lightning ever.


Is it good enough as a curve-topper for RW Aggro? Perhaps not; you're often forced to play longer these days, and even the Control decks have blockers that can soak up some of the damage.

So probably not Standard playable, but a lot of fun. 
Well, I was considering removing the Tragic Slip from my deck, but I think I might want to keep them in..

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surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
Changed my mind there's too much removal around and Thragtusks it's probably unplayable in this format.



This beats Thragtusk to the board and with any amount of Double Strike (like the aforementioned Silverblade Paladin) it makes for a substantial hit and life gain. 



But then you lose to Tragic Slip, Selesnya Charm or Orzhov Charm (If people actually use it) which is bad.



Only two or three cards can kill it?  Doesn't seem too shabby to me.  Doesn't die to Ultimate Price or Abrupt Decay, which is quite good.  Everything dies to Orzhov Charm, everything+ dies to Tragic Slip, and good cards tend to die to Selesnya Charm.  Anyway, most decks running Selesnya Charm would have used it for the token to block long before they would have to worry about this guy.  I think he's Standard playable, at least.



since when do people use selesnya charm for the token? I've only seen it used for the tample pump or the exiling effect.



Different metas I guess, but most Junk and Selesnya builds are aggro or midrange at my LGS and I'm not sure I've ever seen it used for the pump.
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Changed my mind there's too much removal around and Thragtusks it's probably unplayable in this format.



This beats Thragtusk to the board and with any amount of Double Strike (like the aforementioned Silverblade Paladin) it makes for a substantial hit and life gain. 



But then you lose to Tragic Slip, Selesnya Charm or Orzhov Charm (If people actually use it) which is bad.



Wait, really?  "Dies to 2CMC removal"?  That's your argument against this card?

It's a 4CMC creature with haste.  They would need to leave mana open in anticipation, and then even if they do kill it it's not like they 2-for-1'd you or anything; you spent 4 mana, they spent 2; they're a little ahead.  Except games where you don't have this card in hand, but where they leave 2 mana untapped to kill this before it attacks...now they're 2 mana behind.

Don't get me wrong, this card has big weaknesses.  Like Izzet Staticaster 2-for-1's it.  Like if your opponent has a first strike creature ready as a blocker, then this card gets completely shut down.  But "your opponent might leave mana open for Selesnya Charm" really isn't one of this card's weaknesses.  Oh no, your opponent might make an almost even trade.

Cats land on their feet. Toast lands peanut butter side down. A cat with toast strapped to its back will hover above the ground in a state of quantum indecision.

This thing is a 24 point lifeswing on T4 paired with Silverblade. Let's fathom that real quick.

EDIT: ...or turn 3 if you can get the right land drops.