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Thu, 2015-06-11 20:39
Yoshi
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Fiery Rejection Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant Common
As you cast Fiery Rejection, any player may have it deal 5 damage to him or her. If they do, counter fiery rejection.
Counter target spell.
"I've got an idea for you! How about you shut up?"

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Thu, 2015-06-11 21:13
Carn13
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Yoshi, what card is that shifted from?

Thu, 2015-06-11 21:18
Yoshi
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December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Tue, 2015-06-16 14:27
Carn13
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Judging:

Scribbl
I still feel like this might be abusable, but the inversion is cool and flavorful. One thing that might make it a little more like the original is a limit on who can cause the life loss or damage- Rain of Gore limits the restriction on lifegain to spells that benefit their controllers, while you could solve the Griselbrand issue by specifying "cause another player to lose life/take damage."

MrShinyObject
I see what you were going for here, but a straight colorshift doesn't work for Dovescape. None of the card feels red or black, as neither get counters, and demons are almost never that small. I think that if you tried to break away from the original card, and tried to turn something else into tokens, maybe damage or life, it could fit into its new colors and feel like Dovescape without being an exact duplicate.

orp
This works surprisingly well for a straight shift of Gaddock Teeg. It hoses blue and black's enemy color very nicely, and without big creatures, it becomes very difficult for green to deal with.

Daij_Djan
This color choice, in my opinion, fits Sekki better than the green it was printed in. It's a little incongruous in mono-black, but certainly a solid card with very functional flavor.

Neottolemo
The anti-search effect feels perfect in white, and while it doesn't have much mainstream use, the shift fits the card perfectly. You may have been able to do more with the card, however- the only change made was one color, and while that works under the rules, there's not much for me to judge.

Flo00
The rebalance done to work with the new mana cost makes it very close to but not exactly like the original, and the ability cost decrease it a very elegant solution. The color choice works very well, especially with the change from enchantments to artifacts, and it's always nice to see more vedalken.

fluffyDeathbringer
The red addition is very cool, but the fact that there's only one possible time to cast it makes it pretty unintuitive. I also don't see the black in this card; the attacking warriors are red, while the idea of mass token production is white, but black just feels tacked on to make it Mardu. Of course, there's not much green (or blue, for that matter) in the original.

yoshi2001
I'm always a sucker for Browbeat-style effects and interesting counterspells, and they're perfect in Fiery Rejection. It almost feels like this could be the original card that Dash Hopes was shifted from, which (if intentional) is a very cool take on the challenge.

Winner
Congratulations to yoshi2001, with Fiery Rejection!
Runner-ups are orp with Phellok Lieg and Scribbl with Rain of Plenty.

Tue, 2015-06-16 20:38
Yoshi
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Thanks for the win!

LIMIT #129: What a wannabe! Your card cares about a card type that it isn't! (Thanks, Marioware2!)
LIMIT #25: Don't bust this one: your card's a mythic!
LIMIT #143: You can walk through walls, right? Your card is a shade, a spirit, or something supernatural in origin! (Thanks, Yoshi2001!)

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Tue, 2015-06-16 20:53
Daij_Djan
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Glad you liked my card - and congratz to the winner!

Rather simple combination of limits this time - if only I'd be good with mythics Big smile

Btw: Updated initial post with the three most recent limits.

Wed, 2015-06-17 01:08
Carn13
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Ectoplasmic Ooze 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Spirit Ooze Mythic Rare
Whenever ~ attacks, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Whenever an artifact dies, you may put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
Whenever an enchantment dies, you may gain 3 life.
3/4

Thu, 2015-06-18 01:52
Celebi
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Naiyma, Eternal Enchantress 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Spirit Mythic Rare
Hexproof
Enchantment spells can’t be countered.
Whenever you cast an enchantment spell, if Naiyma is in your graveyard and you control an enchantment, draw a card.
1/1

Revered as a guardian of the forest, Celebi appears wherever beautiful forests exist.

Fri, 2015-06-26 10:34
Flo00
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Zur Reincarnated 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Spirit Wizard Mythic Rare
Flying, vigilance
Whenever Zur Reincarnated attacks or blocks, search your graveyard, hand, and/or library for an Aura card that can enchant Zur Reincarnated and put it onto the battlefield attached to Zur Reincarnated. If you searched your library that way, shuffle it.
1/4

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Mon, 2015-06-22 06:26
MrShinyObject
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Shadow of the Locus Black mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Shade Mythic Rare
Whenever you tap a land for mana, ~ gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the amount of black mana that land produced.
"Omnath's light casts many into darkness."
1/1

On a mission to find every card in the game with the word or image of a crossbow. For reasons.

Thu, 2015-06-25 08:37
Scribbl
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Can an Elemental be supernatural?

Dogarn the Earth-Trembler 7 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Spirit Mythic Rare
Haste
When Dogarn the Earth-Trembler enters the battlefield, Mountains you control become 4/4 red Spirit creatures with haste until end of turn. Untap those Mountains. They're still lands.
4/4
Governors cower in the wake of sovereignty.

Alrighty, he can be from Kamigawa then.

Keep it simple, friend!
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Thu, 2015-06-25 02:47
Yoshi
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@Scribbl: Sorry, but no. Here's a list of things to reference/be for your card to be supernatural.
-Spirits
-Shades
-Specters
-Demons
-Devils

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Thu, 2015-06-25 21:37
Scribbl
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I thought Zombies were supernatural. Guess it's all up to interpretation.

Keep it simple, friend!
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Fri, 2015-06-26 01:13
Yoshi
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Sorry. Yeah, add Angels and Zombies.

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Fri, 2015-06-26 01:19
Liz the Goddess
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Junkergeist Blue mana symbolBlack mana symbol

Creature - Spirit Mythic Rare

Flying

When Junkergeist enters the battlefield, choose target artifact you control. It becomes a creature in addition to its other types with power and toughness equal to its converted mana cost.

Black mana symbol: Junkergeist and the chosen artifact get +1/+0 until end of turn.

Blue mana symbol: Junkergeist and the chosen artifact get +0/+1 until end of turn.

1/1

One man's trash is another ghost's home

Also, I'd argue that Werewolves are also supernatural. I'd think pretty much any classic "monster" would be considered supernatural, but in a fantasy setting maybe it's less so?

I like bears.

Sun, 2015-06-28 21:23
Yoshi
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Judging!

Judging
Eternal Demon by fluffyDeathbringer: Love the flavor, but I think it's too strong compared to Crusader of Odric, for example..
Ectoplasmic Ooze by Carn13: Don't get why it's a spirit, but that aside, it's nifty.
Navimya by guhkun: In life, it's fine. When it dies...no...just no...probably too strong IMO.
Zur Reincarnated by Flo00: Probably too abusable. Don't get why it's undead effect-wise.
Shadow of the Locus by MrShinyObject: Probably too weak, but it's a flavor home-run.
Dogarn by Scribbl: This just screams bomby mythic to me. Could be too weak or too strong, but something at 7 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol should be ending the game for you.
Junkergeist by Marzen64: A bit strange, but I think it's nifty to say the least.

And the victor is...
Scribbl! Assign the next challenge!

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Tue, 2015-06-30 11:56
Scribbl
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Glad you like the card Yoshi, thanks!

Onto the next challenge. Here are your returning limits!

LIMIT #50: Take a stroll down memory lane. Pick and choose any previous entrant-created limit from this thread! (Remember to tell me which limit you're using!)
LIMIT #16: Here's a monster of a challenge: your card's a creature!

And for your new challenge...!

LIMIT #144: The jury's verdict: innocent! There are no sentences in your card's text box! (Although you may include reminder text and flavour text!)

Good luck combatants and competitors! Let's make this a great challenge!

Keep it simple, friend!
- Formerly JaceMC88
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Mon, 2015-06-29 11:12
quarryking103
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I used LIMIT #58: Tap dancers will like this: your card has a Tap symbol ability! (Thanks, Elmdor!)

Phyrexian Lich 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Uncommon
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol: Proliferate (You may choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)
2/1

What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?

Mon, 2015-06-29 11:19
Yoshi
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I used LIMIT #103: You got chocolate in my peanut butter and my peanut butter in your chocolate! Your card has two different card types! (The card types are Artifact, Creature, Enchantment, instant, land, planeswalker, sorcery, and tribal!) (Thanks, Sakon!)

Ether-Wing Shrieker 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Bird Horror Rare
Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom in a random order.)
Flying, deathtouch, menace
A shriek that lures. A shriek that beckons. A shriek to fear.
3/2

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Mon, 2015-06-29 23:07
Kixleart

i used LIMIT #95: Gone forever! Your card exiles something. (Thanks, Neottolemo!)

Eldritch Drake 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Drake Uncommon
AEtherbreach (When this creature enters the battlefield, each player exiles a nonland permanent they control chosen at random.)
Flying
4/4

Mon, 2015-06-29 19:28
Liz the Goddess
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I went with LIMIT #110: HULK SMASH! Your card has a power of five or greater! (Thanks, Nighthawk!)

Hulking Rogue 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol

Creature - Ogre Rogue Uncommon

Protection from walls

5/5

Not too keen on this, I might change it up. I just couldn't think of anything good right now.

I like bears.

Tue, 2015-06-30 08:42
Flo00
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I'll take an easy one: LIMIT #1: Think green: Your card is to have at least two evergreen keywords.
EDIT: OK, then it's LIMIT #57: My Newt: Your card has a CMC of 3 or less! (Thanks, lordofthetoasters!)

Swifthoof Boar Red mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Boar
Haste, hexproof
2/2

@Kixleart: I don't think you can have other players do something as an additional cost. You should make it either "When you cast" or "When this enters the battlefield"

@Marzen64: 4 > 5 ???

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Mon, 2015-06-29 18:52
Daij_Djan
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@Flo00: Actually LIMIT #50 asks you to reuse an entrant-created limit, so numbers 51 and above Winking smiley

Good thing I just updated all limits - will ponder about an entry!

Mon, 2015-06-29 19:24
Celebi
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LIMIT #113: We've all seen it coming: Your card uses or cares about a futureshifted mechanic! (Like Delve, Aura swap, Fortify..) (Thanks, Daij_Djan!)

Rakshasa Aberration 8 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Cat Demon Uncommon
Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for 1 mana symbol.)
Deathtouch
"Never confront a cat. Especially if it fights for the sultai brood."
8/8

Revered as a guardian of the forest, Celebi appears wherever beautiful forests exist.

Tue, 2015-06-30 23:10
MrShinyObject
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The new one is really though but very clever

LIMIT #138: Keep up! Your card has an effect that happens at the beginning of your upkeep. (Thanks, Udelude!)

Teferi's Puzzle Solver 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Rare
Cumulative Upkeep - Scry 1
"Just a moment, please. Glorious mind at work."
1/4

On a mission to find every card in the game with the word or image of a crossbow. For reasons.

Tue, 2015-06-30 15:36
DGoldDragon28

@MrShiny: Wow. After a couple turns that will really get annoying.

Tue, 2015-06-30 23:10
MrShinyObject
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@DGold: Yes and no. since its only ever scry 1, once you find a card you like, you just leave it on top. It just gets risky with time. Also changed the cost

On a mission to find every card in the game with the word or image of a crossbow. For reasons.

Mon, 2015-07-06 03:52
Scribbl
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Judging underway complete!

quarryking103
Phyrexian Lich 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Uncommon
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol: Proliferate (You may choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)
2/1

This guy is pretty neat. I'm sure it would've helped a bunch in sealed events in the Scars block seeing as there are only two black cards with proliferate. As a Viral Drake variant, it's got its ups and downs. It's less expensive and has an extra point in power, which makes for a decent early game beater that can sit back late-game and churn away with its activated ability. At the same time, it's a lot less durable than the drake which evens up its early-game power. The combination of the effects is a little unsynergistic on paper though. Being a 2/1 infect beater, it wants to attack a lot, but its activated ability makes it want to attack less often. The tap symbol in its ability could lead to some over-thinking, but it's probably necessary to stop it from dominating games. I'm thinking you could take Black mana symbol out of the ability and it'd still look fair to me, but that's a minor thing. Altogether it's a nice card!

yoshi2001
Ether-Wing Shrieker 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Bird Horror Rare
Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom in a random order.)
Flying, deathtouch, menace
A shriek that lures. A shriek that beckons. A shriek to fear.
3/2

This guy has a lot going on! It definitely feels like an Esper creation at first glance. I've never seen the Menace keyword on a card before, so I'm not too sure about the power levels of this combination of mechanics, although pairing menace with flying seems a little redundant, and pairing it with deathtouch screams "This creature can't be blocked". Cascade on a five-drop was a worry to me at first, since the four mana slot is where most control decks start to get really powerful, but the chance of getting a lower-costing guy or a counterspell seem a lot higher in an Esper control deck, so it's probably balanced. I also like how the flavour text seems to mirror the creature's keywords. All in all, I don't think your card would see much competitive play, but it definitely feels like it'd be a fun addition to a Sealed format deck. I like it!

Kixleart
Eldritch Drake 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Drake Uncommon
AEtherbreach (When this creature enters the battlefield, each player exiles a nonland permanent they control chosen at random.)
Flying
4/4

Here's a more complicated entry. The first thing your card reminds me of is Esperzoa, which wasn't too beastly in its time. It gave you a flying beater two turns early for a recurring setback. AEtherbreach is similar, but at the same time it isn't. This guy sets you back immediately and permanently, although it doesn't happen repeatedly like Esperzoa. But since AEtherbreach also hits your opponents the same way, and you choose when you play it, you'll often only play it in a losing situation, and whether or not you end up winning or losing because of it isn't up to anyone to decide. Turning this ability into a keyword was a smart way of getting around my no sentences limit, but realistically this could never be made into a keyword. Randomness on a few cards can make for some fun interactions, but by keywording it, it becomes a central part of a set; the game wouldn't have much to do with skill in a set like this. While I like big beaters with negative effects that justify cheap mana costs, this one's a little too unsavoury for me.

Marzen64
Hulking Rogue 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Ogre Rogue Uncommon
Protection from walls
5/5

I like this guy. I've always pushed for red control, and while it probably won't make its way into many competitive decks, it looks like a fun beater in Sealed events. This guy's mostly a vanilla creature, since walls don't show up all that frequently anymore, but it still makes sense flavour-wise for a big ogre brute to ignore barriers. My main problem with it is that red doesn't tend to get creatures with stats this consistent other than Dragons. It feels more like a green creature in that way. Besides that, Hulking Rogue seems like a printable card. Although, flavour text!

Flo00
Swifthoof Boar Red mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Boar
Haste, hexproof
2/2

A sneaky Rip-Clan Crasher seems decent to me. This guy would definitely be an early pick in Draft events for me at least, although hexproof on small creatures always felt a little strange to me. You won't often want to use a removal spell on something like this. That aside, this guy's a nice and simple take on the challenge that feels like it'd be easy to include in a set. It could definitely use some flavour text to make it more exciting though!

guhkun
Rakshasa Aberration 8 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Cat Demon Uncommon
Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for 1 mana symbol.)
Deathtouch
"Never confront a cat. Especially if it fights for the sultai brood."
8/8

Way to stay true to the flavour and themes of the Rakshasa! This guy definitely seems like a legitimate card from the Tarkir block. Deathtouch on a creature this big has always seemed redundant to me, but Grave Titan is a thing so no worries. This guy feels like he wants trample, but maybe that'd be pushing it for a Delving creature; I didn't play in Tarkir so I don't know how easy it is to make something like this cheap early. That aside, your card feels very balanced and suitable with the rest of the Rakshasa clan. The "Never confront a cat" part of your flavour text sounds a little weird, but it's a minor nitpick. Nice card!

MrShinyObject
Teferi's Puzzle Solver 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Rare
Cumulative Upkeep - Scry 1
"Just a moment, please. Glorious mind at work."
1/4

This is a really great execution of a simple yet game-changing effect. I liked it at four mana, since it'd have to fight a lot of other good cards for a slot in that part of the curve, but I can see how three mana is still fairly balanced. It takes a while to get him to his full potential, and despite his cheap mana cost, he's a very late-game oriented card. Scry's a very successful mechanic, and you've taken that one step further by turning it into a psuedo search engine every turn if you can get him out early enough. The four toughness looks a little worrisome, but considering a player probably won't risk using him to block at all in fear of combat shenanigans, it's not too much of a concern. What I really like is the combination of everything as a whole: the cardname "Teferi's Puzzle Solver" means he's somewhat of a nameless prodigy, but his flavour text suggests he's confident that he'll get noticed as separate from Teferi eventually, if it makes him sound somewhat cocky. The growing power of his ability makes him feel like a simple student to begin with, but he learns fast enough to become threatening in his own right. This is a fantastic card that succeeds in every way for me. Great job!

The Podium
Thanks for a great challenge! It's always great to see elegant and innovative yet simple designs! It's funny to see just how much you can do without using sentences. The runner up I've chosen for this week is Quarryking103, whose Phyrexian Lich is a sweet bundle of effects that fulfills a cool niche! I've chosen to give this week's win to MrShinyObject, who had an outstanding yet clean execution of a great idea with Teferi's Puzzle Solver! Congratulations to our winners and all of the entrants, and thanks for playing!

Keep it simple, friend!
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Tue, 2015-07-07 06:34
MrShinyObject
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Nice! Thank you!

LIMIT #109: Your card has a luck or spider theme. (Thanks, Kixleart!)
LIMIT #120: Faction Influence: Your card uses a mechanic commonly used by a faction (i.e: Infect from the Phyrexians, Ferocious from the Temur Frontier or Overload from the Izzet League.) but is not necessarily affiliated with that faction. (Thanks, Kixleart!)

And my addition:
LIMIT #145: I like big butts and I cannot lie! Your card has a positive interaction with toughness. (Thanks, MrShinyObject!)

On a mission to find every card in the game with the word or image of a crossbow. For reasons.

Tue, 2015-07-07 10:53
Flo00
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Radioactive Spider Bite Green mana symbol
Enchentment - Aura Uncommon
Enchanted creature gets +0/+X and gains reach, where X is the number of spiders you control.
Forecast — 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Reveal Radioactive Spider Bite from your hand: Put a 1/2 green Spider creature token with reach onto the battlefield. (Activate this ability only during your upkeep and only once each turn.)

Go Spiderman!!!

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Sat, 2015-07-11 03:03
Yoshi
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Arachnid Spikeshell 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Spider Uncommon
Reach
Metalcraft - As long as you control three or more artifacts, you may have Arachnid Spikeshell assign damage based on it's toughness rather than it's power.
In a world of war, what's a spider to do but to learn how to use the conveniently-sword-like protrusions on it's back?
2/5

Metalcraft from the Mirran Resistance.

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:56
Scribbl
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That's a really clever challenge!

Kin Tree Snarecaster 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Spider Rare
Reach
When Kin Tree Snarecaster dies, bolster 4. (Choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control and put four +1/+1 counters on it.)
2/4
"A sentinel in life, and a tailor in death. Abzan loyalists know no bounds."
- Daghata the Adamant

Giant-er spider?

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Wed, 2015-07-08 17:12
Liz the Goddess
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I'm gonna hope prowess counts, even though it's evergreen now.

Unstable Stormweird Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Weird Rare
Haste, Prowess
1 mana symbol: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, Unstable Stormweird's power becomes equal to its toughness until end of turn. If you lose the flip, Unstable Stormweird's toughness becomes equal to its power until end of turn.
0/5

I like bears.

Wed, 2015-07-08 17:46
Celebi
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Recluse Webmaster 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Spider Rare
Bloodthirst 2 (If an opponent was dealt damage this turn, this creature enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.)
Whenever a creature you control with toughness greater than its power attacks, you may pay Red/green mana symbol, if you do, target creature defending player controls can’t block this turn.
1/2

Render

Image focusing on a human that can't block. xD

Revered as a guardian of the forest, Celebi appears wherever beautiful forests exist.

Thu, 2015-07-09 02:28
Kixleart

@Marzen: as the person who submitted limit #120, i'm gonna say prowess still counts, since it's still been used as a faction's faction mechanic.

Thu, 2015-07-09 03:09
MrShinyObject
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I would too. Also what are the odds both old ones were from the same guy?

On a mission to find every card in the game with the word or image of a crossbow. For reasons.

Thu, 2015-07-09 04:33
Flo00
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Since you asked: For you the odds where 67/5148 or about 1.3%.
For the next one they are 3/232 which is just a little bit under 1.3%.
By the way this most probably happens because of Grishnax with 10 wins or Daij with 9 wins.

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Thu, 2015-07-09 19:09
grishnax
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Kozilek’s Wagerer 10 mana symbol
Creature — Eldrazi Rare
Annihilator 2 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices two permanents.)
Whenever an opponent sacrifices a permanent, flip a coin. If you win the flip, creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn. If you lose the flip, creatures you control get +0/+1 until end of turn.
Even when it loses, it wins.
8/8

Annihilator counts as a faction mechanic, right? As a side note, balancing Eldrazi is really hard. I'm basing the costing roughly off of It That Betrays, but there's no real good comparison. It's made even harder when you realize there are only nine Eldrazi (not counting Eldrazi Drones) and each rarity of Eldrazi seems to be balanced differently.

Thu, 2015-07-09 19:52
Yoshi
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So many good entries for such hard limits...
Beautiful A happy smile

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Thu, 2015-07-09 21:07
Daij_Djan
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Arachnize 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Untap target creature you control. It gets +X/+X, where X is equal to its toughness, and gains reach until end of turn.
Overload 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

Fri, 2015-07-10 00:55
Kixleart

@Grishnax: i'd say probably not, since factions are usually groups with a mechanic and a watermark, but i guess if everyone else is okay with it, the Eldrazi can count.

Fri, 2015-07-10 01:14
Liz the Goddess
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Personally, and sorry Grishnax, I don't think the Eldrazi count as a faction, cause they're a tribe. A faction isn't a tribe. I dunno if you'd ever call the Changelings, for example, a faction.

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Fri, 2015-07-10 09:24
MrShinyObject
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Considering every single card in the game that features annihilator is an eldrazi (even the aura), I definitely consider it a tribal mechanic. I'd consider it a faction mechanic because they are all very related, and they are definitely a faction in the sense that they are facing off against another faction.

My question is whether bushido counts as a faction mechanic. Or constellation.

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Fri, 2015-07-10 17:19
grishnax
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So does this mean that Kozilek’s Wagerer is a valid card? I have a backup card if it isn't, but I like the Wagerer more than it.

Sat, 2015-07-11 02:19
MrShinyObject
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I'm allowing it, yes.

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Sat, 2015-07-11 02:24
Fermat

Dreamharrow Spider 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature — Spider Horror Uncommon
Reach
Haunt (When this creature dies, exile it haunting target creature.)
When ~ enters the battlefield or the creature it haunts dies, bolster 2. (Choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control and put two +1/+1 counters on it.)
There is no stronger shield than fear.
2/3

Sat, 2015-07-11 02:32
Kixleart

@MrShinyObject: what faction are the eldrazi facing? i thought their main enemies where a handful of planeswalkers and the entire plane of Zendikar, but nether of those seem like factions to me.

Constellation (and by extension Bestow) and Bushido seem like they'd count, since they're from organized groups, but you could easily count Samurai as a tribe rather than a faction.

Sat, 2015-07-11 02:35
MrShinyObject
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"Battle for Zendikar" implies that there is a battle, with sides. I always thought it was allies vs. eldrazi. The card "time of heroes" flavorfully feels very similar to "True conviction," a watermarked card.

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Sat, 2015-07-11 02:41
Liz the Goddess
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@MrShinyObject But the set that features the Eldrazi, Rise of the Eldrazi, doesn't actually have any allies in it. The main faction the Eldrazi are against is literally everyone, I'd say. I'd also say no to Bushido and Constellation, especially constellation. It's in a bunch of different colors and has no real "allegiance" to anyone, as far as I can tell. Maybe Nyx? But would we really call the Gods a faction?

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Sat, 2015-07-11 04:50
Scribbl
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Those mechanics are alligned with a specific group though, so I think you could say they're faction mechanics in a sense. Something like landfall wouldn't be a faction mechanic since it's accessible to everything and represents no group in particular, but I'd argue that Annihilator counts as a faction mechanic.

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