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Sun, 2016-01-24 22:08
Flo00
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@Nazsmith: Staff of Rage: "... to a player, ~ deals X damage to ..."
Staff of Death: "... target player reveals ..."

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Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Mon, 2016-01-25 04:06
Nazsmith
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Thanks, I changed it. Also, Flo0, isn't the black one... terrible? In comparison to a BUNCH of cards... like... I think you are over valuing your cards abilities.

The Black part of the cycle doesn't even stand up to Relic of Progenitus, the Green is also very weak on the scale (Though im unsure if +1/+1 counters would be broken but i think it'd be fine.). The rest are all within balance imo

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Sat, 2016-01-30 17:22
Celebi
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I don't know if this fits the challenge but here it is:

Spoiler:
Vision of Grace 7 mana symbol
Creature - Eldrazi Rare
Annihilator 1 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices a permanent.)
Whenever an opponent sacrifices a white permanent, choose one:
• Put two +1/+1 counters on Vision of Grace
• You gain 7 life.
7/7

Hearing of the Genius 7 mana symbol
Creature - Eldrazi Rare
Annihilator 1 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices a permanent.)
Whenever an opponent sacrifices a blue permanent, choose one:
• Draw two cards.
• Return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
7/7

Voice of the Wicked 7 mana symbol
Creature - Eldrazi Rare
Annihilator 1 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices a permanent.)
Whenever an opponent sacrifices a black permanent, choose one:
• Return two target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.
• Destroy target nonblack creature or planeswalker.
7/7

Touch of the Berserker 7 mana symbol
Creature - Eldrazi Rare
Annihilator 1 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices a permanent.)
Whenever an opponent sacrifices a red permanent, choose one:
• Touch of the Berserker deals 2 damage to each other creature.
• Destroy all noncreature artifacts. They can’t be regenerated.
7/7

Savor of the Nature 7 mana symbol
Creature - Eldrazi Rare
Annihilator 1 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices a permanent.)
Whenever an opponent sacrifices a green permanent, choose one:
• Search your library for two land cards and put those cards onto the battlefield tapped. Then, shuffle your library.
• Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
7/7


Because... Idk. lol

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Mon, 2016-01-25 23:08
Flo00
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@Naz: I tried of each one just to use a scaled version of the enchantments. But you are right. I'll let the black one just exile target card.
I think the green one is ok, since you can do it repeatedly.

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Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Mon, 2016-01-25 23:20
Nazsmith
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Keep in mind sacrificing a permanent is much weaker then discarding a card. Which is why i put up my thoughts

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Tue, 2016-02-02 19:26
Ziolang
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White Rock 1 mana symbol
Artifact Common
Tap symbol: Add Half W Mana to your mana pool.
Throw ~ at a target: ~ deals 1 damage to whatever it hits. Then sacrifice ~.

Blue Rock 1 mana symbol
Artifact Common
Tap symbol: Add Half U Mana to your mana pool.
Throw ~ at a target: ~ deals 1 damage to whatever it hits. Then sacrifice ~.

Black Rock 1 mana symbol
Artifact Common
Tap symbol: Add Half B Mana to your mana pool.
Throw ~ at a target: ~ deals 1 damage to whatever it hits. Then sacrifice ~.

Red Rock 1 mana symbol
Artifact Common
Tap symbol: Add Half R Mana to your mana pool.
Throw ~ at a target: ~ deals 1 damage to whatever it hits. Then sacrifice ~.

Green Rock 1 mana symbol
Artifact Common
Tap symbol: Add Half G Mana to your mana pool.
Throw ~ at a target: ~ deals 1 damage to whatever it hits. Then sacrifice ~.


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Sat, 2016-02-06 10:39
MrShinyObject
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I keep meaning to judge this but don't so I'm just going to come out and say it

Winner: Nazsmith
Runner-up: Flo00

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Sun, 2016-02-07 22:39
Nazsmith
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Cool, I don't think I've won this contest so yeah me Big smile

I've been thinking what would happen if there was an Allied cycle of swords, and would would they do? (I suppose they don't have to be swords)

Make a allied base equipment cycle similar to that of the Mirrordin Swords

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Mon, 2016-02-08 02:33
Celebi
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Spoiler:
Sword of Faith and Knowledge 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from white and from blue.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, look at the top two cards of that player's library. You may put one of those cards on the bottom of that player's library and you return target permanent card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Sword of Beginning and End 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from blue and from black.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, look at the top five cards of your library and put them back in any order and exile all cards from that player’s graveyard.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Sword of Death and Love 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from black and from red.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, destroy target nonblack, nonartifact creature that player controls and you exile the top two cards of your library. You may play those cards this turn.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Sword of Ruin and Progress 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from green.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, destroy target artifact or nonbasic land that player controls and add Red mana symbolGreen mana symbol to your mana pool.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Sword of Might and Meak 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from green and from white.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, exile target permanent with converted mana cost 5 or more that player controls and put a permanent with converted mana cost 2 or less from your hand onto the battlefield.
Equip 2 mana symbol

I'm not sure about the power level. All I can say is that this is a real challenge.

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Mon, 2016-02-08 03:21
digiman619
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So you have swords. You know what you're missing? SHIELDS!

Spoiler:
Shield of Moon and Tide 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from white and from blue.
Whenever equipped creature blocks or is blocked by a creature, you gain life equal to that creature's power and that creature doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Shield of Cold and Shade 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from blue and from black.
Whenever equipped creature blocks or is blocked by a creature, put the top three cards of that creature's controller's library into their graveyard, then exile that graveyard.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Shield of Self and Others 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from black and from red.
Whenever equipped creature blocks or is blocked by a creature, its controller discards a card and you draw two cards and discard two cards.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Shield of Wrath and Tranquility 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from green.
Whenever equipped creature blocks or is blocked by a creature, destroy up to one target artifact and up to one target enchantment. Whenever you destroy an artifact this way, CARDNAME deals damage equal to its converted mana cost to its controller. Whenever an enchantment is destroyed this way, you gain life equal to its converted mana cost.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Shield of Growth and Culture 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from green and from white.
Whenever equipped creature blocks or is blocked by a creature, put a 1/1 green and white druid token with "Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature" onto the battlefield. Then search your library for a basic land card and put onto the battlefield tapped, and shuffle your library.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Tue, 2016-02-16 03:41
jufriiu

digiman619: Protection looks weird if the point is getting blocked.

Spoiler:
Scepter of the Priest
Artifact — Equipment, 2 mana symbol (2) Uncommon
Equipped creature gets +2/+0
As long as equipped creature is white, it has vigilance
As long as equipped creature is blue, it has "Tap symbol: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if you gained life this turn."
Equip 2 mana symbol

Hood of the Rogue
Artifact — Equipment, 2 mana symbol (2) Uncommon
Equipped creature gets +2/+0
As long as equipped creature is blue, it has hexproof.
As long as equipped creature is black, it has “Whenever this creature deals combat damage to an opponent, that player discards a card.”
Equip 2 mana symbol

Cleaver of the Butcher
Artifact — Equipment, 2 mana symbol (2) Uncommon
Equipped creature gets +2/+0
As long as equipped creature is black, it has lifelink
As long as equipped creature is red, it has “Tap symbol: This creature deals 2 damage to another target creature or player.”
Equip 2 mana symbol

Brass Knuckles of the Fighter
Artifact — Equipment, 2 mana symbol (2) Uncommon
Equipped creature gets +2/+0
As long as equipped creature is red, it has haste
As long as equipped creature is green, it has “Tap symbol: This creature fights another target creature.”
Equip 2 mana symbol

Hoe of the Farmer
Artifact — Equipment, 2 mana symbol (2) Uncommon
Equipped creature gets +2/+0
As long as equipped creature is green, it has trample
As long as equipped creature is white, it has “Whenever this creature deals combat damage to an opponent, exile target artifact or enchantment that player controls.”
Equip 2 mana symbol

Tue, 2016-02-16 03:52
Nazsmith
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I didn't to say it.... but yeah.... someone said it digi.....

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Tue, 2016-02-16 16:52
digiman619
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@Nazsmith & jufriiu: What would you use a shield for if not protection? That's what they're designed for! To shield you from harm! Besides, they also trigger when the equipped creature blocks.

Tue, 2016-02-16 19:43
Ziolang
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Swords
Sword of Word and Deed 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from white and from blue.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, exile target nonland permanent. Return it to the battlefield tapped under its owner's control at the beginning of its controller's next upkeep.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Sword of Oath and Creed 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from blue and from black.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles the top card of his or her library. You may cast spells exiled with ~ by paying its converted mana cost.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Sword of Blood and Tears 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from black and from red.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, put a -1/-1 counter on each of up to two target creatures. For each creature that would die in this way, its controller loses 2 life.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Sword of Want and Need 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from green.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player sacrifices a land and you may play an additional land this turn.
Equip 2 mana symbol

Sword of Earth and Sky 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from green and from white.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, put a 2/2 green wolf creature token and a 1/1 white Bird creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
Equip 2 mana symbol

@Digi: I believe they're referring to the fact that the equipped creature can't be blocked by the two colors it has protection from. It's not a bad trigger choice, it's just a little strange~


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Thu, 2016-02-18 00:54
Yoshi
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Blade of the Tortured Angel 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has lifelink and deathtouch. If it's transcendent, that creature is indestructible.
Transcend 6 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol (If this card isn't transcendent yet, put a transcendence counter and it becomes legendary.)
When Blade of the Tortured Angel transcends, exile all creatures, then put a 4/4 white Angel creature token on the battlefield and attach Blade of the Tortured Angel to it.
Equip 3 mana symbol

Talons of Storm's Eye 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has flying and prowess.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, if it's transcendent, cast a copy of the exiled card without paying it's mana cost.
Transcend -- 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol, Exile an instant or sorcery spell card from your hand or graveyard (If this card isn't transcendent yet, put a transcendence counter and it becomes legendary.)
Equip 3 mana symbol

Scythe of the Bloody Harvest 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has lifelink and trample. If it's transcendent, it gets an additional +4/+4.
Sacrifice a creature: Regenerate equipped creature. If it's transcendent, put two +1/+1 counters on it.
Transcend 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol (If this card isn't transcendent yet, put a transcendence counter and it becomes legendary.)
Equip 3 mana symbol

Spear of the Radiant Sun 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has vigilance and first strike.
Whenever equipped creature attacks, if it's transcendent, put two 2/1 red and white Elemental creature tokens on the battlefield tapped and attacking.
Transend 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol (If this card isn't transcendent yet, put a transcendence counter and it becomes legendary.)
Equip 3 mana symbol

Trident of Shimmering Seas 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has hexproof and "3 mana symbol: Regenerate equipped creature."
When Trident of Shimmering Seas transcends, if it's equipped to a creature, put two tokens on the battlefield that are copies of equipped creature.
Transcend 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol (If this card isn't transcendent yet, put a transcendence counter and it becomes legendary.)
Equip 3 mana symbol

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Mon, 2016-02-22 17:53
Nazsmith
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I'll five everyone about one more day or so for entries and edits.

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Wed, 2016-02-24 10:29
jufriiu

Hm, I guess "*bump*"

Wed, 2016-02-24 11:24
digiman619
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@ziolang: Maybe, but it's thematically appropriate and an interesting opposite for the swords.

Thu, 2016-02-25 06:19
Nazsmith
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Was really busy yesterday and didn't even have internet connection either.

If you have a question about my thoughts on your cards, PM for more results.

Winner

Digiman169!!!!!!!

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Fri, 2016-02-26 04:31
digiman619
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Thanks Naszmith! ^_^

Planar Chaos is one of my favorite sets. Make me a cycle of color-shifted legends. Or colorshifted planeswalkers. Or colorshifted legends that flip into planeswalkers! Either way, they all have to be the same kind. It really isn't a cycle w/3 legends and 2 planeswalkers. Extra points for flavor on what changed with them.

Sun, 2016-02-28 09:10
Flo00
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So what if the Dragons from Fate Reforged came along with the clans and dealing with the clans cuase them to change color (keeping the clan's main color).
e.g. Atarka became friends with Temur (Green mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol) and changed from Red mana symbolGreen mana symbol to Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol.

cards
Dromoka, the Final 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Dragon Rare
Flying, deathtouch
Whenever a Dragon you control attacks, it gains lifelink until end of turn.
5/5

Ojutai, Soul of Summer 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Dragon Rare
Flying, flash
Whenever a Dragon you control attacks, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
5/6

Silumgar, the Drifting Corruption 7 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Dragon Rare
Flying, Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for 1 mana symbol.)
Whenever a Dragon you control attacks, defending player sacrifices a nonland permanent.
3/7

Kolaghan, the Storm’s Eye 5 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Dragon Rare
Flying, first strike
Whenever a Dragon you control attacks, it deals 2 damage to target creature or player and you gain 2 life.
4/5

Atarka, World Mender 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Dragon Rare
Flying, trmple
Whenever a Dragon you control attacks, it gains +2/+2 and hexproof until end of turn.
6/4

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Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Mon, 2016-02-29 23:00
jufriiu

I've chosen some of the legendary creatures from the Lorwyn/Morningtide block that didn't get a parallel version in the Shadowmoor/Eventide block.

Spoiler:
Brigid, Traitor of Kinsbaile
Legendary Creature — Kithkin Rogue 3/2, 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol (4) Rare
Deathtouch
Tap symbol: Brigid, Traitor of Kinsbaile deals 1 damage to target creature you don’t control. Activate this ability only if a creature you control died this turn.

Brion Bloodyarm
Legendary Creature — Giant Berserker 4/4, 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol (5) Rare
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, it deals damage equal to its power to each player.
Sacrifice three permanents: Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you this turn by sources you control. Any player may activate this ability.

Gaddock Teeg, the Frenzied
Legendary Creature — Kithkin Advisor 2/2, 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol (4) Rare
Noncreature spells you cast cost 1 mana symbol less to cast.
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, choose one—
• Gaddock Teeg, the Frenzied deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
• Draw a card, then discard a card.

Maralen of the Evensong
Legendary Creature — Elf Wizard 3/2, 1 mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbol (3) Rare
If a spell or ability would cause you to discard Maralen of the Evensong or another permanent card from your hand, you may put that card onto the battlefield instead.

Wydwen, the Warming Gale
Legendary Creature — Faerie Wizard 3/3, 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol (4) Rare
Flash
Flying
White mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Return Wydwen, the Warming Gale and target permanent to their owner’s hand. That permanent’s controller gains 1 life.

They don't have flavor text because I'm really bad at writing those.

Thu, 2016-03-03 14:25
Celebi
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Planeswalkers from the Alara block:

Spoiler:
Ajani Serene 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Planeswalker — Ajani Mythic Rare
+1 Loyalty: Until your next turn, at the beginning of each player’s upkeep, you may untap up to two permanents you control.
-2 Loyalty: Destroy target artifact or enchantment. If you do, you gain 3 life
-7 Loyalty: Search each player's library for any number of land cards and put them onto the battlefield under your control, then each player shuffles his or her library.
Starting Counters: 3

Elspeth, the Death Knight 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Planeswalker — Elspeth Mythic Rare
+1 Loyalty: Exile a creature card from a graveyard. If you do, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.
+1 Loyalty: Target creature you control gets +2/+0 and gains lifelink and deathtouch until end of turn.
-8 Loyalty: You get an emblem with: “Whenever a permanent you control its put into your graveyard from the battlefield, each opponent sacrifices a permanent of the same type.”
Starting Counters: 4

Arcades Sabboth, Planeswalker 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Planeswalker — Sabboth Mythic Rare
+3 Loyalty: Destroy target creature. If a black or red creature dies this way, draw a card.
-2 Loyalty: Return target permanent card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
-9 Loyalty: Search your library for seven cards and exile them, then shuffle your library. For the rest of the game, you may play cards exiled this way without paying their mana costs.
Starting Counters: 5

Sarkhan, the Shape-Shifter 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Planeswalker — Sarkhan Mythic Rare
+1 Loyalty: Switch target creature’s power and toughness. (This lasts indefinitely)
-2 Loyalty: The owner of target permanent shuffles it into his or her library, then reveals the top card of his or her library. If it’s a permanent card, he or she puts it onto the battlefield.
-6 Loyalty: Until end of turn, each creature you control becomes a blue and red Dragon with base power and toughness 4/4, loses all abilities, and gains flying.
Starting Counters: 4

Tezzeret, Seeker of Truth 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Planeswalker — Tezzeret Mythic Rare
+1 Loyalty: Attach any number of Equipments and/or Auras onto the battlefield to target creature you control.
-X Loyalty: Search your library for an Equipment or Aura card with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlefield attached to target creature. Then shuffle your library.
-5 Loyalty: Until end of turn, creatures you control gain double strike and get +1/+1 for each permanent attached to it.
Starting Counters: 4

I changed Bolas to Arcades Sabboth, they were siblings in the story. I hope that's ok, if not, tell me and I'll change it.

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Tue, 2016-03-01 03:20
digiman619
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@guhkun: I'm just going to head-cannon that Arcades was the sole survivor of the Dragon Wars, and that is what changed your guys' fates.

Tue, 2016-03-01 03:34
Celebi
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Yay! <3

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Tue, 2016-03-01 05:35
Autumnstar00
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Spoiler:
Kothophed, Collector of Souls 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon Rare
Whenever a creature you control dies, gain 1 life for each creature card in your graveyard.
6/6

Kiran and Pia Nalaar 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Artificer Rare
Whenever ~ enters the battlefield, put two 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature tokens onto the battlefield.
Blue mana symbol, tap an untapped artifact you control: tap target creature.
2/2

Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Perfect 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary creature - Elf Warrior Rare
Reach
Other elves you control get +1/+1
Whenever ~ attacks, defending player loses 1 life for each non-elf creature they control.
4/3

Hixus, Prison Captain 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Soldier Rare
Flash
Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, deal 3 damage to that creature.
4/4

Alhammarret, Arbiter of Progress 5 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Sphinx Rare
Flying
Whenever ~ enters the battlefield, each opponent reveals the top three cards of his or her library. You may choose a revealed creature card and exile it. You may play exiled card. Whenever this creature would exit the battlefield, put the exiled card on top of it's owner's library.
5/5


All in all, I'm happy with all of them except for maybe Al. It's hard to make a green card with an effect similar to that.

Tue, 2016-03-01 22:56
Yoshi
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Spoiler:
Hixus, Keeper of Kruphix 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior Rare
Flash
Whenever one or more creatures deal damage to you, draw a card and add X mana in any combination of blue and/or green mana to your mana pool, where X is the amount of damage dealt this way. Until end of turn, you may cast spells in your hand as though they had flash.
"To survive, one must learn how to turn a negative into a positive; for example, pain into power."
4/4

Alhammaret, Baleful Overseer 5 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Sphinx Spirit Rare
When Alhammaret enters the battlefield, exile target creature until Alhammaret leaves the battlefield.
Flying
Whenever an opponent casts a spell that shares one or more colors with the exiled creature, that player loses 3 life and you gain 3 life.
Imprisoning the strong for an illusion of justice, Alhammaret wanted nothing more than to seize their power.
5/5

Kothoped, Arcana Incarnate 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon Elemental Rare
Flying
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell you own, you may exile target instant or sorcery card in an opponent's graveyard.
You may cast spells exiled with Kothoped. If you cast a spell this way, shuffle it into it's owner's library as it resolves.
"Liliana, I have the knowledge you wish to have. But the question is: Can you defeat me?"
6/6

Pia and Kiran, Necrogardeners 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Shaman Rare
When Pia and Kiran Nalaar enter the battlefield, you may exile two creature cards from your graveyard. If you do, put two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens on the battlefield.
2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Sacrifice a creature: Add three mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool. If a creature is cast with this mana, you may have it enter the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.
In another world, Pia and Kiran were still artificers of trial and error, only using life as their material instead.
2/2

Dwynen, Gilt-Blade Champion 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Elf Warrior Rare
First strike
Other Warriors you control get +1/+1.
Whenever Dwynen attacks, you may pay 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol. If you do, Dwynen deals X damage to target creature or player and you gain X life, where X is the number of attacking Warriors you control.
"Eyeblight or elf, it matters not. All that matters is the willing to fight.
4/3

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February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Tue, 2016-03-01 21:57
Autumnstar00
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@yoshi: so you're going to do this with all the Origins legends? That seems pretty neat. If you follow the same pattern, then I'm interested to see Red/white mana symbol Dwynen and Blue/red mana symbol Kothophed

Tue, 2016-03-01 22:40
Yoshi
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You can find it now 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.

Tue, 2016-03-01 22:52
Yoshi
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Thanks for reminding me, fluffy. Changing.

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, 2016-03-01 22:53
digiman619
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@Yoshi: I wasn't going to say anything about it, but fluffy has a point.

Tue, 2016-03-01 22:55
Ziolang
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Fate Reforged. Should the leaders of that time have turned the dragons away. Or however else you wanna view this.

Daghatar the Dominant 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior Rare
Lifelink
~ enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.
1 mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbol: Put a +1/+1 counter on each other creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it.
0/0

Shu Yun, the Roaring Tempest 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Monk Rare
Double strike
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, you may pay White/blue mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbol. If you do, target creature gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.
2/3

Tasigur, the Crooked Fang 5 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Shaman Rare
Reach
2 mana symbolBlue/black mana symbolBlue/black mana symbol: Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting a spell this turn pays for 1 mana symbol.
4/5

Alesha, Who Walks with Death 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior Rare
First strike
Whenever ~ attacks, you may pay Black/red mana symbolBlack/red mana symbol. If you do, gain control of target creature with power 2 or less until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste and it becomes tapped and attacking.
3/2

Yasova Dragonbane 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior Rare
Hexproof
At the beginning of combat on your turn, you may pay 1 mana symbolRed/green mana symbolRed/green mana symbol. If you do, target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature you don't control.
4/2


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Tue, 2016-03-01 23:12
Autumnstar00
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Is Hixus's flash ability at the end supposed to trigger when he enters or when you take damage?

Thu, 2016-03-03 09:15
digiman619
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Judging in 36 hours. Last call for entries and changes. That means you, TheMartianGeek!

Fri, 2016-03-04 09:50
digiman619
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Judging!

Spoiler:
Flo00: Very well done. Good lore reason and still feels like the same beings. Nice. My favorite in the cycle is probably Ojutai and least favorite was Silumgar.

jufriiu: I'll be blunt. A cycle is defined as a group of cards, classically 5, that follow a theme and go across the colors. Your card's colors are all over the place. You have one card that's partially grren, but two that are red and two that are black. My favorite among them is undeniably Wydwen. She clearly feels like she swapped her Black mana symbol for White mana symbol. My least favorite is Gaddock, who feels nothing like his canon self.

fluffyDeathbringer: I really like this cycle, but one thing is bugging me about it: Some of them are shifted one color (i.e. Niv), and others are shifted in both colors (i.e. Rakdos). I can see what could make Niv move toward a more militant bend, but I have a harder time figuring what happened to Rakdos. I mean, if he swapped his Black mana symbol for White mana symbol, that could signify that he became a general, or if he swapped his Red mana symbol for Blue mana symbol, that could mean that he needed to be more subtle. Unless he got blasted by the Elements of Harmony, I cannot fathom what made a rapacious Demon into guardian of nature. My favorite in the cycle is Niv, and my least favorite is, well, Rakdos.

guhkun: I really like how you kept the loyalty costs the same. I'll be blunt: These are the best colorshifted planeswalkers I've ever seen, and might be the best colorshifted cards I've ever seen, period! My favorite is Elspeth, who is kinda how I want her to be if she ever gets out of Erebos' domain. My least favorite, while still good, is Tezzeret, who's pretty much strictly better since he can get Auras too.

Autumnstar00: I have to agree with your judgement; Al's the odd one out here. He'd be better if you let us play the cards w/any color mana, else he's problematic. If I wanted to nitpick, Dwynen really should say "Other Elf creatures" rather than "Other Elves", as there are a few tribal elves. Favorite is Kothophed, especially because you didn't change his type. I'm really big on the concept that while you can't change what you are, you can change what you do. And Al's my least favorite

Yoshi2001: Single color to allied color pair is an odd choice for colorshifting, but that's not a factor in my decision. I also like the inclusion of flavor texts. Favorite is Hixus, as he's the one I'd most likely build a commander deck around. Least favorite is Kothoped, as he doesn't feel enough like his canon self.

Ziolang: Interesting in that you colorshifted without changing color identity. Nice touch. As for the cards themselves, my favorite is Daghatar, as he's what most people wanted from him in the first place. Least favorite would be Tasigur, as a) why doesn't he just say "Spells you cast this turn have delve"? and b) the ability makes no damn sense. "Hey, I'll pay more to make it cost less?!?!.

The Podium
Third place
Autumnstar! fluffy was a close fourth. While I like some of his cards better, I had to give it to you because your cycle was stronger.

Second place
Flo00! You had a great lore reason for the change, and they are really neat.

First place
Guhkun! You win because the cards feel like a perfect translation of the abilities to their new colors. Simply superb!

Thanks for your entries. This was a lot of fun!

Fri, 2016-03-04 09:43
Flo00
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My "great lore reason" was like: I want to change the fate dragons. But a story for it? I could change them around the clans, but this sounds stupid. Whatever, let's do that.

Congraz to Guhkun!

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

Fri, 2016-03-04 10:55
digiman619
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@Flo00: By including being the only one to include it somewhere other than flavor text makes you the greatest in that regard.

Fri, 2016-03-04 11:11
digiman619
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@fluffy: I suppose I get that, but if that was the plan, then you should have either chosen all ally color pairs or all enemy color pairs, because it was a bit confusing.

Fri, 2016-03-04 12:20
Yoshi
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@digi: What do you think I could have done to make Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol Kothoped work? I'm just curious; not questioning your judgement, don't worry.

Congrats to the winner!

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, 2016-03-04 13:31
Celebi
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Yay! Thanks a lot digimon, I really apreciate it A happy smile

Your next challenge is to create a vertical cycle (common to mythic) showing some way of evolution. For eg. A coward (common) who started to train (uncommon) and became a soldier (rare) and later a legend hero (mythic).

As long as it keeps with the evolution theme it's fine.
Good luck!

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

Fri, 2016-03-04 20:28
Neottolemo
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Druidical Crook 2 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Common
Equipped creature gets +0/+2 and has "Tap symbol: Untap target land".
Equip 3 mana symbol (3 mana symbol: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
"...It's a stick."
-Duaito Saaveristasoli

What happens, I wonder, if you break a stick in half?

Dual Rod 2 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Uncommon
Equipped creature has "2 mana symbol, Tap symbol: This creature deals 2 damage divided as you choose between one or two target creatures and/or players."
Equip 2 mana symbol (2 mana symbol: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
"Two sticks with weird stuff shooting out of them. Gross."
-Duaito Saaveristasoli

Four-Segmented Staff 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Rare
Whenever equipped creature attacks and isn't blocked, it gets +1/+0 and gains double strike until end of turn.
Whenever equipped creature becomes blocked, exile target creature blocking it. You gain life equal to its toughness.
Equip 4 mana symbol (4 mana symbol: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
"Four sticks. I don't know how you kill with that, but you do."
-Duaito Saaveristasoli

Bundle of Wands 7 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Rare
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, untap enchanted creature.
Equipped creature has prowess and "X mana symbolX mana symbol, Tap symbol: This creature deals X damage to target creature or player. This ability costs 1 mana symbol less to activate for spell you cast this turn."
Equip 1 mana symbol (1 mana symbol: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
"Now
that's just too many sticks."
-Duaito Saaveristasoli

Fri, 2016-03-04 20:25
Waally1
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Spoiler:
WIP

Animist (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may bond it to an unbonded land you control.)

Olem Initiate 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Human
Animist (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may bond it to an unbonded land you control.)
As long as ~ is paired with a land, that land has "3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put a 1/1 green Insect creature token onto the battlefield."
2/3
The first thing the Wild Masters taught me was the everything speaks. We just need to listen.

Olem Mystic Green mana symbol
Creature - Human Druid Uncommon
Animist (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may bond it to an unbonded land you control.)
As long as ~ is paired with a land, whenever that land is tapped for mana, add 1 mana symbol to your mama pool.
1/2
I hear the heartbeat of the world.

Wildfire Mystic 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Human Druid Rare
Animist
As long as ~ is paired with a land, that land has "2 mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol: This land deals 3 damage to target creature or player." and "2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Tap symbol: add four mana of any color combination to your mana pool."
3/4
Everything speaks you heathen, and the land speaks the loudest.

Feil, Wild Master 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - human Druid Mythic Rare
Animist
As long as ~ is paired with a land, that land is a 2/2 creature with indestructible.
As long as you control seven or more lands, ~ and land creatures you control get +2/+2 and have trample.
2/4

He came to the Olem to learn what the land could teach him, then he learned how to draw the power from the land but not how to use that power. Some time later he learned how to bring out that power in various ways before finally being revered as a Wild Master to the Olem people, the highest honor.

Back after a long a hiatus! I want to make cards!
Devout MaRoist. The Color Pie must be upheld at all cost.
On mobile from now on, so my wording will be off. Hopefully it'll get the point across.

Sat, 2016-03-05 03:12
digiman619
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@Yoshi: I think a Blue/red mana symbol Kothoped would let you draw cards and deal damage whenever an opponent casts an instant or sorcery.

Sat, 2016-03-05 03:21
monger
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Spoiler:
Baloth Cub (Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol)
Creature- Beast (Common)
1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol: ~ gets +1/+1 and gains trample until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.
3/2
"Erm, sorry... did you say cub?"
--Kiara Dweran, tourist

Woodrusher Baloth (2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol)
Creature- Beast (Uncommon)
Trample
Whenever a Forest enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol. If you do, ~ fights target creature.
4/3
"As long as the trees are shakin', you're safe. If it pauses- it has your scent."
--Edmun Dweran, guidesman

Baloth Broodmother (3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol)
Creature- Beast (Rare)
Trample
3 mana symbolGreen mana symbol, sacrifice a Forest: Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield.
5/4
"Trust me, you don't wanna know how baby baloths are made."
--Rogal Dweran, naturalist

Ggrgag, Baloth Matriarch (4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol)
Legendary Creature- Beast (Mythic Rare)
Menace, trample
Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand.
Whenever a Forest enters the battlefield under your control, put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield.
6/5
"She keeps movin', keeps makin' more baloths- truly a sight to see."
--Poli Dweran, huntress

Sat, 2016-03-05 03:55
Ziolang
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Spoiler:
Disgraced Maiden White mana symbol
Creature - Human Common
Defender
"You may look like a bride but you'll never bring your family honor!" - Maiden Matchmaker
1/2

Disguised Draftee 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Human Soldier Uncommon
Haste
~ can't attack alone.
"Somehow I'll make a man out of you!" - General Shang
2/2

Reckless Endeavor 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol [BONUS]
Instant Uncommon
~ deals 1 damage to each creature you control and 2 damage to each creature you don't control.
"You are the craziest man I've ever met! And for that I owe you my life. From now on, you have my trust." - General Shang

Dishonored Savior 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Soldier Rare
Vigilance
If a creature you control would die, you may return ~ to its owner's hand instead.
"A life for a life. My debt is repaid." - General Shang
2/3

Fa Mulan, Hero of China 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Soldier Mythic Rare
Double strike, vigilance
Battalion - Whenever ~ and at least two other creatures you control attack, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain first strike until end of turn.
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." - Emperor of China
3/3


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Fri, 2016-03-11 22:52
Yoshi
Community Award
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Zombies
Wandering Creeper 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Common
As an additional cost to cast Wandering Creeper, exile a card from your graveyard.
Hexproof
It wanders amongst humans, taking them unaware, so realistic that it passes as one of them.
2/4

Bellowing Frightmass 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Beast Zombie Uncommon
As an additional cost to cast Bellowing Frightmass, exile two cards from your graveyard.
Trample
Whenever Bellowing Frightmass deals combat damage to a player, put that many cards from the top of your library into your graveyard, then a card at random from your graveyard to your hand.
"So much less subtle, yes, graphing a few Vorapede limbs and werewolf heads on it. But it's worth it. Oh, it's so worth it."
--Stitcher Mulfo

5/5

Mangled Abberation 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Plant Beast Zombie Rare
As an additional cost to cast Mangled Abberation, exile three creature cards from your graveyard.
Reach, trample
Whenever a creature with flying attacks, untap Mangled Abberation.
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Mangled Abberation dies, put a +1/+1 counter on it. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness.
"Flytraps integrated on it's body allow for increased proactivity and allow it to strike angels out of the sky. I'm almost ready for my final experiment."
--Stitcher Mulfo

6/8

Deathwaste Titan 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Giant Horror Mythic Rare
As an additional cost to cast Deathwaste Titan, exile four creature cards from your graveyard.
When Deathwaste Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, each other creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
Whenever a creature dies, look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them in your hand and the rest back on top in any order.
Reach, trample, vigilance
Any Skaab maker knows they have succeeded when their creation can bypass any defense; even their own.
6/6

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.

Sun, 2016-03-06 14:48
ZephyrPhantom
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Spoiler:
Traumatized Orphan 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Citizen Common
~ costs 3 mana symbol less to cast if at least two creatures died this turn.
When ~ enters the battlefield, you may put a 4/4 white Human Citizen creature token named Guardian Butler onto the battlefield.
0/1
"I swear on my life that no other child will lose their lives to criminal scum..."

Blackhood Vigilante 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Human Rogue Uncommon
First strike, intimidate
2/1
"What you have done to Rachy of Godhand? TELL ME!"

Phantasmal Knightmage 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Human Rogue Rare
~ can't be blocked by creatures with converted mana cost 2 or greater.
Whenever ~ destroys a creature, you may attach that creature to ~ instead of sending it to the graveyard. If you do, ~ gains all abilities of the attached creature.
3/3
"Crime can't just be stopped with just the hammers of vengeance. I need to outwit those that are stronger than me."

Wardei, the Phantasmal Knight 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Planeswalker - Wardei Mythic Rare
+1 Loyalty: ~ becomes a copy of target creature or planeswalker until end of turn. If this ability is used to target a planeswalker, ~ may use an additional ability this turn.
-X Loyalty: Target player loses X life. You draw cards equal to half the amount of life lost this way.
-9 Loyalty: Each opponent puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard for each permanent they control. You gain X life, where X is the number of cards sent to the graveyard this way.
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Sun, 2016-03-06 22:05
digiman619
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@Zephyr: I'd suggest wording the rare's first ability as "~ can't be blocked by creatures with converted mana cost 2 or greater."

Mon, 2016-03-07 14:13
ZephyrPhantom
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@ Fluffy - I am trying to get a Batman reference to work into my sets, but it might be in a more feathery form than anticipated.

@ Digiman - Done. Much appreciated, thanks. A happy smile


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Thu, 2016-03-10 18:35
gyoza

Spoiler:

Decided to take 'evolve' very literally, both in definition and mechanic!

Puny Frogling Green mana symbol
Creature - Frog Common
Evolve
The harsh conditions of Vyruk Bog meant that very few froglings ever had the chance to grow past the size of one's palm.
0/1

Vyruk Divegorger Blue mana symbol Green mana symbol
Creature - Frog Bird Uncommon
Flying, Evolve
Whenever a creature dealt damage by ~ this turn dies, you may put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
The fauna of the primitive plane reacted in strange and wonderful ways to the the presence of the planeswalker's spark.
0/1

Sentient Amphibian Blue mana symbol Blue mana symbol Green mana symbol
Creature - Frog Rare
Reach, Evolve
Tap symbol, remove a +1/+1 counter from ~: Draw a card.
From the beginning, the curious Kroakkok knew he was somehow different from the other giant frogs.
2/4

Kroakkok, the Wise 2 mana symbol Blue mana symbol Green mana symbol Green mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Frog Shaman Mythic Rare
Evolve
Other blue creatures and other green creatures you control have Evolve.
3 mana symbol Green mana symbol : Put a 0/8 green Plant creature token onto the battlefield.
"Today we are wildlife no longer, let me lead you through the threshold into a new age for our species."
3/5

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