[M14-ICD] Barrage of Expendables

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It said in the article why they needed to have it cost mana to activate. Modern does NOT need the goblin bombardment + enduring renewal combo.
scorched Rusalka is a creature. If it stopped being a creature, it would be the closest card to barrage of expendables here. That's all. My point is that this card is much worse than Scorched Rusalka.



Really? I was always under the impression that being "on a stick" was worse than being on an artifact or enchantment. Is it because Rusalka could get in the red zone if need be?



Pretty much. Just compare Dark Confidant to Dark Tutelage, or even Phyrexian Arena.
How many times have we seen this flavor text with different wording?


All goblin flavor text is basically the same thing said a different way.



except Rummaging Goblin, fortunately
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This definitely doesn't mean what you think it means.
I was referring to the painting The Treachery of Images.
I know.
scorched Rusalka is a creature. If it stopped being a creature, it would be the closest card to barrage of expendables here. That's all. My point is that this card is much worse than Scorched Rusalka.



Really? I was always under the impression that being "on a stick" was worse than being on an artifact or enchantment. Is it because Rusalka could get in the red zone if need be?

And self-sacifrice made removal sting less. The real point is, Scorched Rusalka replaced a one-drop, and served as a mogg fanatic stand-in, switching between creature and burn. This is only burn, leading to the question...

Regardless, I'll be testing this in my B/r Zombies deck and various other red decks to see if it will help them go over the top for those last few points of damage like I think it will.


What do remove? You can't pull searing spear for this, or a one-drop zombie. It's far worse than Flakenrath, and doesn't do as much work as blood artist.



I'll be honest and say I'm more looking at one of my straight red burn decks than my B/r Standard Zombies. I'd be willing to go down a couple of cards for a way to push those last points of damage through, which is really important to me as a player. Also, with this out, Geralfs Messenger turns into a four-mana-for-five, which is something alot of zombie decks would like to do on turn four and on. Whether it's possible or not is another matter, but you'll never know until you try, right?

I would have killed, literally ended someones life, to NOT have Arrogant Bloodlord riding a giant ant... Good times:
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but where DID the other fork come from?
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Zendikar had fetchlands, and Worldwake had manlands. What are the new Scars duals called?
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Explosive Peanut Lightning lands. Well, that's just what I call them.
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i'm just trying to figure out what the point of saying this is. it's just really random.
And so the pot met the kettle.
scorched Rusalka is a creature. If it stopped being a creature, it would be the closest card to barrage of expendables here. That's all. My point is that this card is much worse than Scorched Rusalka.



Really? I was always under the impression that being "on a stick" was worse than being on an artifact or enchantment. Is it because Rusalka could get in the red zone if need be?

Regardless, I'll be testing this in my B/r Zombies deck and various other red decks to see if it will help them go over the top for those last few points of damage like I think it will.



Being "on legs" is worse than being an artifact or enchantment IF we're talking about a big effect on a small body.

If we're talking about a small effect on a reasonably costed body, it's actually much better to be a creature.

Qasali Pridemage > Naturalize
Hero of Oxid Ridge > Gruul War Chant

In the case of a small, aggro effect like Rusalka?  Absolutely you want a creature.  It's not like you're locking down the board or drawing seven cards or something crazy; you're doing a little bit of damage to the face.  And when you have an extra 1/1 body, you get to do a little bit more damage to the face.

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.

EyeHunter appears to have overlooked the fact Barrage can target creatures while Rusalka cannot.

Between Burn at the Stake, Massive Raid, Young Pyromancer, and this, I'm seeing a quirky creature-based burn deck happening.

EyeHunter appears to have overlooked the fact Barrage can target creatures while Rusalka cannot.

Between Burn at the Stake, Massive Raid, Young Pyromancer, and this, I'm seeing a quirky creature-based burn deck happening.


I called this irrelevent in my first post.
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oh my god, AWESOME! Then changing the Slivers was your idea! haha lol
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EyeHunter appears to have overlooked the fact Barrage can target creatures while Rusalka cannot.

Between Burn at the Stake, Massive Raid, Young Pyromancer, and this, I'm seeing a quirky creature-based burn deck happening.


I called this irrelevent in my first post.



Not actually irrelevant at all. Just less relevant. If Rusalka had been able to hit creatures.....I get shivers just thinking about it.
Synergy with Doubling Season: 1/3
Not really that good. Yeah creature token decks love it I guess, but who wants to put mountains in a deck like that? Just no. Please don't use this in your doubling season decks.

Playable in Standard: 3.5/5
Oh yeah. This is going to shake the format. Definitely a good card. Lots of cool things you could do with it. Assemble the Legion decks would love this, for instance.

Would I draft it: 2/2
Hell yeah I would draft it. This + Tenacious Dead is crazy, and both are going to show up pretty commonly.

EDH playability: 2/5
You probably have better options over this card, but this card lets you practically play two of those sac engines, and it'll be cheap. I say go for it.

Would I play it in other formats: 1/2
Meh.

Flavor hit: 3/3
Finally a goblin cannon card done right.

Final Score: 12.5/20
Overall: A very cool new card. 

Stop the H4TE

I called this irrelevent in my first post.



Being able to knock out Dark Confidants and Birds of Paradise with recurrable creatures is not irrelevant. Not to mention the combo with Sprouting Phytohydra...Yeah, the Rusalka can sac itself if necessary and I'm not saying it's bad either, just that I think Barrage here is just as good. And if you're playing one, why not both? You get double the sac outlets.

Goblins fling goblins at the enemy.

Planeswalkers fling Dragon Eggs instead.

You can probably make an infinite combo in Modern with this and Enduring Renewal (Tangleroot and Wild Cantor?).  But why would you play that, when you can go infinite with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker instead?

Modern has got enduring renewal + Blasting Station so what's the big deal?

Yeah the thing about scorched rusalka was that it could attack for 1. It could also sacrifice itself to deal 1 more damage. It wasn't useless in multiples. In red aggro, getting the most damage out of your cards is more important than dodging creature removal. If you're more of a combo deck based around sacrificing, this is better. 


good one drops are hard to find
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On Entrance; put a land you control owner's hand.

: gather , or .

and tap a creature you control: add or remove

   an underground counter to or from that creaure.

Creatures with underground counters

  can only block or be blocked by

  other creatures with underground counters.

  ~ancient and forgotten dwell

 

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