Card of the Week Contest #145: Enchanter's Toybox

Mon, 2016-11-28 13:33
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Welcome to the Card of the Week Contest! To participate in this Contest you'll have to design a card along the contest guidelines and throw it into the arena with other competitors' entries! At the end of each week, a winner will be determined by forum poll. The winner's card will be rendered and featured on the Welcome page, and the winner decides the challenge for the next week's Contest!

Here we go, competitors: our hundred and forty-fifth challenge!


The winners of the "Trigger Happy" poll were Aarhg (top left), guhkun (top right), Gurfle (bottom left) & marshmellow (bottom right) with...

And the challenge issued by one of our winners was...

Aarhg wrote:
Zur the Enchanter is one of the strongest commanders in EDH, but he can also be a lot of fun if you play him casually.
This week's challenge is to design a white, blue, or black (or any combination of these) enchantment with converted mana cost 3 or less. Basically, it has to be legal to play in a Zur commander deck, and it must be fetchable with his ability. Other than that, go wild! A happy smile

To increase your chances of winning and to also make creating the poll easier on whomever is doing so, please try to use a render.
Additionally, please try to keep your entry edits all in one post - if you need to change it you can put your old entry in a spoiler marked "Old entry" and leave the newest rendition to be seen. Just use the edit button in the bottom/right of your original post.

And now, time to begin the challenge!

Best of luck, competitors!


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Mon, 2016-11-28 13:38
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Spellborn Ascendancy White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Creatures you control have prowess.
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 13:57
Mahx Michael
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Does Enchantment Creatures count as well?

Mon, 2016-11-28 14:05
Daij_Djan
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Yes, they do.


EDIT: Also, for my own card, I'll go with one of my PoA favorites:


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Tue, 2016-11-29 13:23
Mahx Michael
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Any of these too broken?

Starting Concepts
1 wrote:
In next version symbol Spirit of Flight 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Creature - Spirit Mythic Rare
Flying
As long as Spirit of Flight is in your graveyard and you control a Plains, creatures you control have flying.
1/1

In next version symbol = tombstone
Why doens't this emoji-set include tombstones?

2 wrote:
Spirit of Flight 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Creature - Spirit Rare
Flying
When this creature dies, return it to the battlefield as a non-creature enchantment that has "Creatures you control have flying".
1/1

3 wrote:
Wings of Faith 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Uncommon
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has flying.
If the enchanted creature is an Angel, other creatures you control have flying.

Mon, 2016-11-28 14:35
Daij_Djan
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Mahx Michael wrote:
Why doens't this emoji-set include tombstones?

Good question, actually. Wizard's might not using them anymore, but as we have other not used stuff as well, there really is no reason not to have the tombstone..

Concerning your card(s): I'd say all versions are fine. Second one might be cleaner as double faced card (or flip card) normally - even though this obviously doesn't work well given the challenge. I like how your third version interacts with (normally already flying) angels, btw Winking smiley


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Mon, 2016-11-28 14:58
Mahx Michael
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If I make card 2 doublefaced and makes both sides enchantments (enchantment creature front and enchantment back), it should still work with Zur.


Also. Does card 1 also work as a mythic, I mean rare?

Mon, 2016-12-05 02:51
TheBrokenUrn
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An interesting choice of Commander.

Focused Flight White mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gains flying and prowess.
When ~ enters the battlefield without paying its mana cost, put two +1/+1 counters on enchanted creature.

Changelog
EDIT #1: Reduced rarity from mythic to rare.
EDIT #2: Reduced CMC from 3 down to 2.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 14:50
Neottolemo
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Lovaghian Arena 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, draw two cards, then you lose 1 life and discard a card.
The most important reality is the dreadful doubt flooding your mind.

@TheBrokenUrn: Your card doesn't feel like a Mythic Rare, I believe it should be at a lower rarity.

Mon, 2016-11-28 14:53
Mahx Michael
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@TheBrokenUrn
Isn't "If ~ enters the battlefield and its mana cost wasn't payed, ..." more correct? I mean, when reffering to other printed cards?

Thu, 2016-12-01 12:48
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Edit: Changed to 1WB, 1/2 and lose 1 life.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 15:56
Inverness
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I'm going with a card based off of Lunar Force, probably my favorite card from that set.

Text Version:

Bounded Field 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Uncommon
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under an opponent’s control, sacrifice Bounded Field. If you do, exile that creature.
The Consulate has little concern for ethics when it comes to securing government buildings.

Mon, 2016-11-28 15:56
Sylphiod
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I am doing a spoiler for my EDH set. #shameless plug


This card protects your other enchantments and artifacts in some cases from targeted removal, and if you know the timing you can make it protect your creatures.

I am looking to do fan spoilers if anyone is interested.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 16:22
Mahx Michael
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@Sylphoid
The only problem with your card is that in 90% of all cases, your card is totally useless... Most of the cards that are a threat to enchantments says "target enchamtment or artifact", wich would make your flagbearer an illegal target (unless your flagbearer is an enchantment creature or artifact creature). So unless you can do something about the flagbearer's type status, the it's not a very useful card.
And you should probably have a second look at the wording, I bit my tongue...

Mon, 2016-11-28 16:36
Inverness
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Mahx, Sylphiod:

I think it works as it is. The only other wording I could think of would be "Your opponents must target Flagbearers with spells and abilities if able."

EDIT:

I should add that the card is actually hugely good. For example, say you're running a white weenies deck and you manage to land an Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite. With this card, you can make one of your weenies a Flagbearer in response to a Doom Blade in order to save Elesh Norn. Another example; you control this and a Sigil of the Empty Throne, then an opponent plays Naturalize. In this case it works like Greater Auramancy, since Naturalize still has to target a Flagbearer if it can.

I am a big fan of this design. Very flavorful and surprisingly good.

Mon, 2016-11-28 16:47
Sylphiod
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@invernes and @mahx thank you for the input, That is the official oracle wording for flagbearers though.
Also Mahx it is a flagbearer itself, so it protects your enchantments with itself.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 17:31
Mahx Michael
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@Sylphoid
True. I got so caught up in the target creature becomes a flagbearer, that I forgot the enchantment was a tribal itself...


Any comments on my ideas for my entry?

Mon, 2016-11-28 17:39
thehuw
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Good heavens, Mahx, your post's barely been up three hours. Feedback does sometimes take a while. But since you ask...

Spirit of Flight is effectively just a colorshifted, enchantment creature version of Wonder, which, in fairness, is not necessarily a bad thing - but nor is it terribly original, so I definitely prefer the second version, since it's also more interactable. It's also worth mentioning that the tombstone symbol is no longer used for consistency reasons.

Wings of Faith is fine, though it's very underwhelming if you don't have an Angel to enchant (and a Zur deck isn't the likeliest to be running big-ticket attackers like Angels).

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Mon, 2016-11-28 17:46
Sylphiod
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@mahx the second one is better of the two

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Mon, 2016-11-28 17:51
Aarhg
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I can imagine this card being somewhat tricky to play with, but it gets pretty good if you can control your hand size in any way.

Fate of the Umbra White mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Uncommon
Enchant creature
As long as you have four or more cards in hand, enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has vigilance. Otherwise, it gets -2/-2 and can't block.
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Wed, 2016-11-30 07:47
Vunik
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I don't know about this, but...

Old
Singularity 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Nonland cards are Legendary in addition to their other types.
"Only one can emerge victorious," the voice boomed. "Will it be you?"

New
Awaken the Aether 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Mythic Rare
As long as you control five or more enchantments, each other non-Aura enchantment you control is a creature in addition to its other types and has base power and base toughness each equal to 1.
Enchantment creatures you control have invulnerable. (Lethal damage doesn't destroy them.)

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Mon, 2016-11-28 18:03
thehuw
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@Vunik: Since this is a Commander-oriented contest (as far as I can tell from the challenge-setter's wording), that's really not going to be doing much.

This is also just Leyline of Singularity without the leyline ability, which implies that it might be in the wrong colors.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 18:11
Mahx Michael
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OK. I also consider making it a 2/2, since without the "As long as this anoying sh*t is in my graveyard, you can't do anything about it" (unless you have Rest in Peace or another exile from graveyard card), it isnt that overwhelmingly strong (I mean anoying) anymore.


@thehuw
Sorry, I didn't mean it like that. I was just eager to know wich of the concepts I should continue working with.

Mon, 2016-11-28 18:14
Yoshi
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Deathstrider Eidelon 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Creature - Spirit Rare
When CARDNAME or enchanted creature dies, return it to its owner's hand.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1.
Bestow 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
There are few things that cannot be evaded. Death is not one of them.
1/1

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Mon, 2016-11-28 18:29
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@Vunik Leyline of singularity says that is blue

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Mon, 2016-11-28 18:29
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Mon, 2016-11-28 18:33
Pixi-Rex
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Do this work? I think so, but I am not sure.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 18:42
Sylphiod
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@thehuw Leyline of singularity does amazing work in EDH, it kills tokens decks, Empress galina loves that card. True it used to be much better before the legendary fix, but it still has three uses in EDH.
Stoping Clones
Stopping Tokens
Empress Galina

Anyways the mandatory Colorless in dreamweaver is a little odd, I love it, as I love enchantment creatures, but even turning all permanents into enchantments, is a 5 mana ability based on mycosynth and enchanted evening, putting it on a body could arguable be 4 mana, but that card has lowered the static effect by two mana and spread it even farther.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 18:45
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@guhkun: I really like your desing. And I know that @Wapulatus would like it too. It fits rightinto the White mana symbolBlack mana symbol enchantment deck he has made for his Planechase 2017. A happy smile

Its simple and clear. The only concern I have is indestructible at CMC 2 is pretty powerful, and if your put auras on her she is hard to get ride of. Maybe she should get it if she is enchanted or you control X number of enchantments. A condition before she can have it, that would balance her out for the good.

Mon, 2016-11-28 18:51
Vunik
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Oh. I completely forgot about Leyline of Singularity. Well, back to the drawing board!

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Tue, 2016-11-29 23:24
sdfkjgh
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@Aarhg: frontrunner for my vote right here!

OLD

Reminiscence Probe 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment Artifact Uncommon
Whenever a player shuffles his or her library, you may draw a card.

Thnaks to suggestions by Aarhg & Daij_Djan, I nerfed my entry:

Reminiscence Probe 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment Artifact Uncommon
Whenever an opponent shuffles his or her library, you may draw a card.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 19:20
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@Pixi-Rex
Thank you ! A happy smile
I wasn't aware of Wapalatus's planechase set, I've seen it now and it looks amazing. Yes, my Enchanter of Souls does fit into that deck. If they want to use it I don't mind.

The indestructible was more or less a mirror to the original enchantress, but I guess that card is too powerful to use as a base, I'll fix that and update my entry later today. Thanks again.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 20:24
Aarhg
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@sdfkjgh: Thanks, glad you like it. ^^

I'd put some kind of limit on Reminiscence Probe to stop it from going too crazy. Something like "Whenever a player shuffles his or her library, you may pay 1 mana symbol. If you do, draw a card." Maybe you could lower the mana cost to 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol then.
Also, I think the Theros enchantment frame would fit the card nicely. See Bident of Thassa.

Thu, 2016-12-01 18:23
marshmellow
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Traitor's Contract Blue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment--Aura Uncommon
Enchant creature
Whenever enchanted creature blocks or attacks, you draw a card, then its controller discards a card.
No one is beyond the reach of House Dimir.

Mon, 2016-11-28 21:49
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@Pixi-Rex
Interesting! First time I have ever seen a leveler enchantment!
Yes, I bet it should work! Thumbs up

Mon, 2016-11-28 22:56
sdfkjgh
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@Aarhg: how do I Godweapon frame? Also, would you be so kind as to provide a scenario that breaks my card? I'm having a hard time picturing it getting out of hand as-is, even in multiplayer.

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Mon, 2016-11-28 23:01
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@sdfkjgh: It's a specific template you'do need to install. Also, as your card doesn't exclude yourself, fetch lands alone can break it quite hard, sadly.


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Mon, 2016-11-28 23:45
Aarhg
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Basically what Daij said. I can't think of any nutty combos off the top of my head, but fetch lands and tutors are pretty common, so that can quickly become a whole lotta card draw for not a lot of mana. I like the card, but a teeny nerfing would make me like it more.

Fri, 2016-12-02 06:54
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I made a new entry. Not really sure if this should be Uncommon or at 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol. I'd love some feedback.

New Entry

Old Entry
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Wings of Nyx White mana symbolBlack mana symbol

Enchantment Rare

As long as a permanent you control is enchanted, creatures you control get +0/+1 and have lifelink.
As long as a permanent an opponent controls is enchanted, creatures you control get +1/+0 and have flying.

Spoiler:

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Tue, 2016-11-29 03:18
jacqui-pup
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Not sure if this is brilliant or stupid.

Tantalizing Stone 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Artifact Rare
Activated abilities of noncreature artifacts can't be activated.
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol, Tap symbol: You gain 7 life.

The Joke
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Also you can animate it with Ensoul Artifact or whatever too.

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Tue, 2016-11-29 00:16
Inverness
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Marshmellow:

This is some great design. I love how casting it on your opponent's creature makes it a pseudo-pacifism, while casting it on your own makes it a loot engine. Very nice!

Tue, 2016-11-29 01:11
thehuw
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Let's break a few backs, shall we?

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Miasma Strands 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Constellation - Whenever Miasma Strands or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol. If you do, target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of enchantments you control.

EDIT (29/11/16): 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbol, since the black in the trigger cost probably makes this color-heavy enough already.

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Tue, 2016-11-29 00:34
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@jacqui-pup: I personally think it's brilliant. Stony Silence plus a bonus for animating with the aforementioned Ensoul Artifact and such.

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Fri, 2016-12-02 06:15
Touhoufanatic
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until i get a better image this one will suffice.

Feedback appreciated.

Edit: redesigned my idea from the ground up. hope this works but I'm not too sure on the wording.

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Tue, 2016-11-29 05:12
Vunik
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@touhoufanatic If I remember correctly, the final ability should be "Pay 3 life: Enchanted creature gains your choice of flying, lifelink, or exalted until end of turn." Also, any reason for the colorless frame, despite the enchantment begin tri-colored?

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Tue, 2016-11-29 05:23
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i used the colorless frame because the image looked like crap in the regular frame and i havnt found an image i prefer yet that would fit regular frame. (the image is far to long to use in ny other framing.)
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Tue, 2016-11-29 09:12
Mahx Michael
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@Ziaolang
Why do you have Colorless mana symbol in your mana cost? So you really love colorless lands that much? (You are aware that you must use colorless mana to pay Colorless mana symbol, right?)

@Touhoufanatic
You could always use a promo frame or extended art frame instead.
And I don't think exalted needs to be capitalized.

Tue, 2016-11-29 09:24
Ziolang
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Yes, Mahx. It was intentional. It was to both increase the casting complexity so that it could be a three drop (in my opinion) as well as display the flavor the card intended.


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Tue, 2016-11-29 11:34
KalvinHobbez
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Time to toss in my entry, as usual I'll have a spoiler about how I got to this card idea.

Design Philosophy
This was going to be another contest that I went in thinking I'll have trouble making any designs, as I haven't been one to go too crazy on enchantment ideas. Along with this, I personally do not like Zur the Enchanter as a commander due to how ridiculous he can get and how fast that can happen. None the less, he is still a very interesting card. I'd find him fair and neat to play with if he was maybe higher costed. Anyways, I knew I'd want to do something different, something unique to probably have possibilities pop up in the viewer's head when they view the card. I always loved commander for cards that can do as such, the types of cards that have potential for very interesting mechanics unseen before.

Now my first path I took was thinking of a way to mess with what Zur himself did, in particular that searching part. The challenge states that I must have the card be 3 mana or less, be legal for Zur commander, and be possible to be tutored by Zur...so this is all true, but I've included something else Zur can get funny with. Taking much inspiration from Panglacial Wurm, I wanted to do something based on searching your library. Now already that idea is very strong, especially when I wanted to try to keep this 3 or less mana. So it essentially gives the enchanted creature nothing to make up for this...but this essentially gave me an idea for the art and name very soon after.

If I had room for flavor text, I would have thrown thrown in some how that this card is a reference to the infamous Butterfly Effect. That good old theory that something as simple as a butterfly's flap of its wings being enough to lead from one thing to another and cause a tornado somewhere. With this idea, I knew I wanted to finish it off with something that can become disastrous from simple beginnings....Aura Swap.

Aura Swap is only on one card so far, Arcanum Wings, and its incredibly strong for what it can do. Five mana for an Eldrazi Conscription isn't something to sneeze at, especially when Aura Swap is supposedly instant speed. Along with this, I threw in another effect a little bit similar to TheBrokenUrn's effect, but I wanted to keep it shorter and more specific due to the card already being lengthy. Now this is where I really split on where to go with this card. I could have done this with just the first ability with Aura Swap, or the first and second ability on its own with a simple buff to an enchanted creature. I found the mix to be too long of text, but I prefer to show off as much of my idea as I can. I even started this idea off potentially wanting to do a Bestow styled creature, which I'm surprised no one has done a Bestow entry yet.

But yeah, anyways, this card might be rather strong for its effects versus cost. I first had its cost be White/blue mana symbol and the swap be White mana symbolBlue mana symbol but I forgot how brutal a three mana Aura Swap can be, so I buffed the entire cost to 6. Arcanum Wings has the combo for five in just blue colors, but this is a rare and it can be tutored at any time. So maybe it's a more balanced version? Who knows, the card draw is nice either way in synergy with that Aura Swap effect....I also swear each of these spoilers are getting longer and longer with each contest...

So yeah, this card might be a bit powerful, or too weak compared to Aura Swap's only representation right now. Either way, comments on the design are appreciated for sake of balancing it out properly.

Blessing of Butterflies White mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature
Aura swap 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol (2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Exchange this Aura with an Aura card in your hand.)
While you’re searching your library, you may cast Blessing of Butterflies from your library.
If Blessing of Butterflies entered the battlefield without being cast from your hand, draw a card.

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Tue, 2016-11-29 13:11
Inverness
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KalvinHobbez:

This is a great design. My only complaint is that it has a hybrid White/blue mana symbol, I think it would be better as White mana symbolWhite mana symbol or White mana symbolBlue mana symbol. The shenanigans in the mana cost take away from what the card's intent is, I think.

Wed, 2016-11-30 21:22
Mahx Michael
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OK, I'm gonna stick with this one. Maybe I shall make it a doublefaced later on, but need a template for doublefaced gods first...

EDIT: Have made the doublefaced version now!

Old
Spirit of Flight 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Creature - Spirit Rare
Flying
When this creature dies, return it to the battlefield as a non-creature enchantment that has "Creatures you control have flying".
2/2

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