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Fun plays with gatecrash cards



 
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Thanik



Joined: 31 Jan 2009
Posts: 101

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Fun plays with gatecrash cards Reply with quote

Like many, I enjoy playing around building decks. I thought I'd start a thread to help find inspiration when deckbuilding. Post up some fun and/or strong card interactions you've seen that are made possible by the new set, even if they're painfully obvious. Here's a couple:

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0:10:37 [Thanik] It is now turn 21 (Thanik)
0:10:37 [Thanik] It is now the Beginning Phase, Untap Step
0:10:38 [Thanik] Thanik untaps his/her permanents
0:10:38 [Thanik] It is now the Beginning Phase, Upkeep Step
0:10:39 [Thanik] It is now the Beginning Phase, Draw Step
0:10:39 [Thanik] Thanik draws a card
0:10:39 [Thanik] It is now the Precombat Main Phase
0:10:49 [Thanik] Gideon, Champion of Justice is now Creature
0:10:49 [Thanik] Gideon, Champion of Justice is now 5/5
0:10:54 [Thanik] Garruk, Primal Hunter now has 1 (-3) counters.
0:10:58 [Thanik] Thanik draws 5 cards
0:11:11 [Thanik] Thanik taps Ghost Quarter
0:11:12 [Thanik] Thanik taps Hallowed Fountain
0:11:13 [Thanik] Thanik taps Hinterland Harbor
0:11:14 [Thanik] Thanik taps Temple Garden
0:11:16 [Thanik] Thanik taps Sunpetal Grove
0:11:17 [Thanik] Thanik taps Plains
0:11:20 [Thanik] Thanik plays Prime Speaker Zegana from Hand
0:11:26 [Thanik] Prime Speaker Zegana now has 5 (+5) counters.
0:11:29 [Thanik] Prime Speaker Zegana is now 6/6
0:11:33 [Thanik] Thanik draws 6 cards
0:11:36 [Thanik] Thanik taps Temple Garden
0:11:36 [Thanik] Thanik taps Sunpetal Grove
0:11:37 [Thanik] Thanik taps Breeding Pool
0:11:38 [Thanik] Thanik taps Hinterland Harbor
0:11:39 [Thanik] Thanik plays Restoration Angel from Hand
0:11:44 [Thanik] Thanik draws 6 cards
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Duodax



Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Posts: 390

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 card combo clap clap clap (needs GG UU WW to work)
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Thanik



Joined: 31 Jan 2009
Posts: 101

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you quite got what it's about. To draw all those actually took 4 cards btw, fortunately I was drawing 5 and 6 at a time. I believe I was holding land at the start of the turn.

The point however, is to highlight some of the stuff the new cards can do with old cards. Gideon+garruk are both fine on their own, ridiculous together, same with angel and zegana. Well, technically zegana is terrible on her own, but she works pretty well with any random dork, even as a 3/3 draw 3. Tapping 6 for sphinxes is good enough, and I would usually prefer a 3/3 to 3 more life, although sorcery speed 6 cmc spells have their own issues of course. Likewise you'd prefer a stable board when you drop gideon, unless you have the garruk, but his +1 is functionally similar to architect jace for protecting himself (I've found it's usually quite a lot better tbh), so he actually isn't as soft as he looks on a bad board.

I find the zegana+angel interaction particularly interesting when you consider how effective thragtusk and angel is. Thragtusk is one half of a sphinxes revelation and a 3/3, while for one more mana, zegana is the other half of the revelation. I know which half I usually prefer.

I'd really like to see some other interactions that people have enjoyed with gatecrash cards.


Last edited by Thanik on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:20 am; edited 2 times in total
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pg8



Joined: 27 Feb 2011
Posts: 299

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once I Farseeked for a Breeding Pool on turn 2 and then turn 3 my Glacial Fortress entered untapped. Sweet synergy right there.
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xJudicatorx



Joined: 27 Aug 2007
Posts: 696

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what makes this interaction fun. How on earth could you possibly not win already in that situation?
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StarWolf



Joined: 28 Jul 2011
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow you guys are all a bunch of negative nancies.
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Thanik



Joined: 31 Jan 2009
Posts: 101

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pg8 wrote:
Once I Farseeked for a Breeding Pool on turn 2 and then turn 3 my Glacial Fortress entered untapped. Sweet synergy right there.


Amusingly relevant in light of the first reply Smile

I really should have split the log into two parts so it was clearer why it was posted.

Whether or not I won in the situation is irrelevant (and obvious).

Here's a fun one:
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0:09:30 [Thanik] It is now the Precombat Main Phase
0:09:32 [Thanik] Thanik taps Island
0:09:33 [Thanik] Thanik taps Island
0:09:34 [Thanik] Thanik taps Forest
0:09:36 [Thanik] Thanik plays Cackling Counterpart from Hand
0:09:41 [Thanik] Thanik duplicates Master Biomancer
0:09:50 [Thanik] Master Biomancer now has 28 (+16) counters.
0:09:59 [Thanik] Master Biomancer is now 32/34
0:10:02 [Thanik] Thanik puts Cackling Counterpart to Graveyard from Play
0:10:05 [Thanik] Thanik taps Hinterland Harbor
0:10:06 [Thanik] Thanik taps Hinterland Harbor
0:10:07 [Thanik] Thanik taps Forest
0:10:08 [Thanik] Thanik plays Cackling Counterpart from Hand
0:10:11 [Thanik] Thanik duplicates Master Biomancer
0:10:26 [Thanik] Master Biomancer now has 60 (+32) counters.
0:10:32 [Thanik] Master Biomancer is now 64/66
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