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So both those are reasonable if you read the meta right. I would also say that depending on what budget means (0-proxy vs 5-10 proxy vs infinite proxy) and also how much money is budget for you ($400 vs $1000 vs anything but power/shops/bazaars) makes a big difference in answers to this question.

In general I would tend toward unpowered blue deck over something like red prison in vintage? In a 5-proxy meta I would do this every time (3 mox/lotus 1 time walk 1 ancestral, and the rest of the deck is legacy cards).

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Yeah i can't imagine tinkering for this over citadel. Value tinkering is not a thing that most people have done historically.

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Someone brought up the fact that this is hit by Force of Vigor and the X mana X/X eldrazi isn't while also being immune to dack. Sure can't be cast off of shop, but that card saw basically 0 play.

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This card in the best case costs UUU for draw a card next turn and 2 more 2 turns from now. This does not seem remotely vintage playable to me.

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I think this is a more typical setup for bye producing last minute tourneys, outside of ew.

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I think this card + PO/hurkyl's as an engine seems stronger than anything you will be doing in legacy. I do think it will have an impact in legacy though.

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@wfain said in [ELD] Emry, Lurker of the Loch:

Side note: I’m not sure why PO has never looked into 1-2 copies of Ascendency?

I think they just don't need it, and also the critical mass of free spells/cheap +CA spells to trigger it has gone down. When gush and dig were still legal along with 4 probe, there were some versions of the deck that could even hang with the shops deck of the time a bit.

Now, however, what would it be replacing that isn't already doing something better. Plus it pulls you into a 3rd or 4th color depending on the build.

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Cute with LED, Lotus, Petal, Mox Opal, also maybe just like walking ballista. Really cute with jeskai ascendancy.

Note can be cast turn 1 off of petal + land.

LED, in particular is cute because you can discard the thing you want to cast and pay for it.

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The "problem" with abusing this with voltaic key, is if you have voltaic key and mana don't you just get time vault? You don't need to tutor twice.

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@p3temangus said in [ELD] Mystical Dispute:

The interaction with painter is way to significant to ignore. It may only see play in 1 deck but may push that deck from relative obscurity to a deck that can steal weekly challenges and league 5-0s.

This card has to be worse than red blasts 1-8 in painter though right? Do you have room for 9+ of that effect? IN all the old build of painter i played i struggled to play more than 4 and even with MM restricted I can't imagine playing more than 6-7.