All else aside I hate that a 2 mana faerie with all upside has a 1/4 flying body. When did hugely undercosted creatures become blues thing?
I mean Delver obsoleted every other single aggro strategy in Legacy seems like 10 years ago. RIP Wild Nacatyl.
The only creature close to dethroning it is maybe Reality Smasher?
This card is fantastic in Null Rod shops because it can't be Dacked and it can't be chumped by 1 or 2 tokens. Whether Null Rod shops is more competitive than Ravager post restriction isn't clear but I'm playing this over the haste flyer, toilet man or maybe even Traxos.
Enchantress with all the enchantment creatures finally gets a place in Vintage? My Boon Satyrs/Coursers are gonna wreck face.
4 of these and 4 Fastbond are all the noncreature spells I need
This card demolishes Enchantress. Let's play Chains and Arcane Lab also.
@mike-noble I'm sorry I want to know the details of an event prior to it happening. I guess I'll go and fuck myself.
I mean I knew it was happening on that weekend a long time ago and booked rooms out of fear of a Steelers home game. I guess what additional details were needed for most people? I can see being pissed if they announced that Vintage would be on Thursday or something wacky but that hasn't happened. If the art on the playmat was the make or break for anybody they are going for the wrong reasons.
Edit: go fuck yourself
The creator incorporated this into his second Deckmaster (tm) game Jyhad. They actually used a mechanic that said if the cards was "cast" already this game that it couldn't be cast again. This worked in Jyhad because you get to loot at end of turn. I'm surprised it didn't show up earlier.
Good news, friends! The EW site has been updated!
...with links to last year's coverage and info on trials. Still no scheduling info.
LOL. I can watch my teammate get fucked by Griselbrand all over again! Man I forgot how I pole armed Joel on camera. Commentators were sure I should play Bob before Null Rod. What a terrible idea that would have been.
A little sidenote on Fastbond. A friend of mine and I jammed some games with it and it just seems stupid. Of course those were just a couple of games of combo mirrors, but Fastbond just seems plain stupid in a High Tide shell. I side on the "Misstep should've stayed unrestricted."
If High Tide top 8's Eternal Weekend I'll buy the competitor a raft.
Well Needle can be entirely ignored game 3 (when Dredge is on the play). So it’s really not that good.
Needle was only a 1 or 2 of in most lists, and can be outed by almost any other anti hate Force of Will, Force of Vigor, Unmask, Chewer, ect., ect. Even Ancient Grudge from the yard hits it.
Whether Needle was a 1 or 2 yesterday is irrelevant. It wasn't being played as widely in large part because it got Misstepped.
Yes, artifacts can be destroyed. Yes, many Magic cards get worse on the draw. Yes Magic cards can be Duressed on the draw.
I can Force your Force ... see there I did it too. Dredge would happily keep a hand with a Bazaar knowing it's an engine to find removal for permanent based hate, they'd happily keep a double Hollow One opener. Needle is proactive and stops the engine. It's a great card vs. dredge, losing 3 Missteps helps this card resolve. If dredge has to pay mana for the anti-hate cards again we've made progress.
Misstep was pretty bad in most metagames (as 1CC hate was few and far between) so some dredge lists will get better by being forced to cut them.
I'm not sure I believe this. Pithing Needle on Bazaar is the single best hate vs. Dredge because it hoses the graveyard and Hollow One and prevents the Dredge pilot from finding anti-hate.
Aggro shops gets fucking destroyed by Jund. It's a bye. So if people go back to Ravager shops they will get beaten on by 4 x Ouphe BUG / Jund / RUG. Resolving Noble Hierarch, DRS are also great vs. Shops.
As far as Fastbond in Lands, that's not nearly as big as restricting Misstep. Exploration, and Manabond were decent substitutes and don't have the damage. Crop Rotation / Gamble and Entomb resolving are way more impactful than +1-3 Fastbonds.
Pithing Needle, Cage, DRS, Surgical not getting Misstepped will make dredge less reliable, losing 3 x Green Turds will make FoV less reliable.
This is a huge win for Eternal Weekend. Fuck Mental Misstep, burn in hell.