Friday, September 10, 2010

Sorry for the delay!

Had some issues, one of them, being sent into a catatonic coma due to some of the new spoilers. mostly due to this little number

"So I heard you like $40 cards" 
 
Mixed feelings here, though I'm glad mono red finally got a decent 'walker, this guy is a little crazy, at least in my mind, and here's why.
Assuming mono red, which is clearly where his strength lays, you can drop him 4th turn, and have either have a 4/4 swinging to accompany him, or cast him for "free" and have 4 mana to do other things with, like continue your RDW assault.  5th turn, assuming you had a reliable mana drop, he can give you 10 mana.  I wonder if anyone will care to run Kozilek with him, in a RDW.  That's just my silly musings.  I don't need to go on a rant about this guy alone, but more on all of the new 'walkers, and how they just keep inflating the powerlevel of this game, like Yu-Gi-Oh back in the day. That said, as a red player, and a timmy, I can't wait to get my hands on him.


Now then, as some of you may know from my handle (Dara Strix, Darastrix) I like dragons. Dragons, dragons, dragons.  Magic always prints them, and they're rarely anything to wow over.  In M11, they said that Baneslayer would replace Serra, and in the same breath said that there would be a new dragon to replace Shivan Dragon, I hoped, and dreamed of some amazing dragon, on the tier of Kokusho, then, they give us Ancient Hellkite, and I made a frowny face ='[ .  But, now in Scars of Mirrodin, it looks like we might get some dragons that will fulfill my hopes!  Behold, the mighty Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon
 5 for a 4/4 Flying Infect.  If you have an extra B lazing around, you can give it haste!  And for BB you can Regenerate it!  Just keep on lookout for white though. But wait, there's more!  Normally, he would have to hit directly 5 times to solo your opponent, but with infect, he only needs to hit 3 times, giving your opponent 4 poison counters each time.  Just remember, it doesn't deal actual lifepoint damage. 

 The next dragon, Steel Hellkite, had me clapping,  6 for 5/5 flying with {2}: Firebreathing and something of a built in Pernicious Deed, though it's only against the player it dealt combat damage to, and no sacrifice required.  Brings out the Timmy in me, that's for sure.

16 comments:

  1. interesting stuff man. good blog you should check out mine. totally legit

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  2. I demand a xbox 360 magic game. The arcade game is decent but I want full deck building ability.

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  4. I'm not sure what this is about lol, but you have my support.

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  5. Never played it myself, but sounds nice, keep them coming man!

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  6. I hate playing against RDW and this just makes it worse!

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  7. Now where the fuck is a decent green plainswlaker. Gurruk doesn't cut it anymore!

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  8. checking you out bro. support my blog!

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