What's your favorite MTG card?

madwarper

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babinro said:
Why does pro red save me from Lightning Bolt but not pyroclasm?
What do you mean "not pyroclasm"?

The 4 things Protection from X does is DEBT.
Prevent Damage from X sources
Cannot be Enchanted/Equipped by X sources
Cannot be Blocked by X Creatures
Cannot be Targeted by X sources

While Pyroclasm doesn't target, the 'T' isn't applicable, it does try to deal Damage and Protection from Red would prevent it.
 

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[mtg_card=Quirion Ranger]

If in doubt, add Quirion Ranger, it was amazing how many decks that guy would make work, and how many strategies he'd foil. Occasionally I'd taunt people with "Why are you trying to do things, I have Quirion Ranger. This is in addition to being a flat out amazing mana generator of course.

Sinces we're mentioning Flavour text though [mtg_card=Carnival of Souls]
 

JEBWrench

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babinro said:
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Why can Oblivion Ring target Emrakul?
*erases everything he just wrote*
It's because Oblivion Ring's ability works when O-Ring has already been cast, and thus is a permanent, not a spell. It's an odd quirk of Emrakul's ability.
 

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Lilting Refrain, Urza's Saga

why? i like its title in german (Beschwingter Refrain) - which funnily is not a good translation (beschwingt is more something like elated, lively, in high spirits - you get the picture), BUT... yeah, well i like it

i'd also love to be a little bit more beschwingt, uni has been a b***h recently :D

captcha: hit the sack
okay...

@op: great idea for a thread! (instead of all these "so x is y", "i'm done with z", "what's the big fuss about [letters]" :p )
 

thedoclc

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[mtg_card=Wall of Putrid Flesh]

Just the card name is horrible enough to make it stand out.

[mtg_card=Boomerang], [mtg_card=Deflection], and all their variants, simply because you never know what they'll be useful for, but they will find a use.

[mtg_card=Ray of Command], another old favorite. Way too many options there.


I left the game after Mirage, and recently came back because a friend dragged me. I have to say the game seems like a better -game- now (IE: more balanced, less terrible rules, etc), but the current card-sets don't affect me the same way. Maybe age? Who knows.

And that's odd, because I love everything cheesy Hammer-style horror, so the recent sets should have had me excited.
 

babinro

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madwarper said:
babinro said:
Why does pro red save me from Lightning Bolt but not pyroclasm?
What do you mean "not pyroclasm"?

The 4 things Protection from X does is DEBT.
Prevent Damage from X sources
Cannot be Enchanted/Equipped by X sources
Cannot be Blocked by X Creatures
Cannot be Targeted by X sources

While Pyroclasm doesn't target, the 'T' isn't applicable, it does try to deal Damage and Protection from Red would prevent it.
I actually knew this one...don't know what I was thinking in the post.
I meant to illustrate an example like Wrath of God vs Protection from white creatures.
Since we're talking red I should have said Obliterate instead of Pyroclasm.
 

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Teeka's Dragon [http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3268]: never got a chance to play it, but i wanted to, oh how i wanted to use it with a Lure [http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226905] on some twat running a 1/1 pinger deck >:D.

Sundering Titan [http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=212631]: two reason, the artwork, and the effect. I have friends that hated that card to, but i have another one they hated more .....

Voracious Cobra [http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=23203]: >:D i have 4, they made up the bulk of my defensive line, and if they didn't have flying or firststrike they where fucked :D,walls? fuck that, i killed the problem out right, didn't matter how big it was.

Thorn Elemental [http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=15240]: these where behind my Cobras :3 even if they where killed during the block they still did their job


yeah, my deck wasn't what I'd call .... subtle
 

Pyrignis

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Ponder
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brainstorm

They extend your hand and optimize your draws. For one mana. (and I like the art)
 

Zepherus14

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I think it's called the 'Rocket powered Turbo Slug'. That thing is awesome! Mind you I don't play Magic the Gathering, so being able to name off one is an accomplishment for me.
 

Adultism

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Uhhh, I'd have to say Crush Card Virus is my favorite card guys. I use it a lot.
 

Megacherv

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Lightning Bolt guys, 1 mana for 3 damage will always be wonderfully cheap
 

ThreeWords

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[mtg_card=Brainstorm] is a card that has few rivals for sheer utility. If only it were standard.

Other than that, [mtg_card=Dash Hopes] and [mtg_card=Temporal Extortion] are beautiful.
 

Macgyvercas

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Zhukov said:
Man, it's been about ten years since I played MTG.

Anyway...



Always a classic.

"I put out my 15/15 with trample and unkillable-ness."
"Counterspell."
"I burn your everything!"
"Counterspell."
"I execute my mega combo that plays every card in my deck in a single turn!"
"Counterspell."
Infinite damage at your face with [mtg_card=Banefire]. WHERE'S YOUR GOD NOW!?!

OT: I can't really pin down a favorite, but one card I've been using a lot recently in my Modern red burn deck is this bad boy:

[mtg_card=Goblin Guide]

Swinging for two on turn one and getting to see your opponent's next draw? Yes please.
 

Macgyvercas

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Mark Bloomer said:
it is my opinion that blue is the best colour because of unsummon (also standstill).
[mtg_card=Unsummon]? If you're running that, why not just use [mtg_card=Vapor Snag]. Same cost, same effect, with the injury of a ping added to the insult.
 

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[img/]http://magiccards.info/scans/en/6e/195.jpg[/img]

This one dont know why but love this card its pretty op though. I always put 4 in any red deck I make when its legal in standard, I do prefer the ice age edition mountain goat as nothing beats the original.

Other cards I really like would be Serra Angel (the original) for the art, Phage the Untouchable for the awesome ability, Dakkon Blackblade for the art and flavor text, Nicol Bolas for the abilities (both versions), Mirror Universe because its great fun and Necropotence because I loved playing that deck. There are going to be loads of others I have missed out as well.
 

KefkaCultist

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5 mana for a 6/6 that gets bigger, can regen for only a B, and can get around any pro-color or target-color stuff for only G.

SOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD.

I mean, a vanilla 6/6 for 5 CMC would be good enough for most decks honestly.

EDIT: only thing that'd make this thing super-awesome-amazing-sauce would be having trample. Wait, what's this? A [mtg_card=Rancor] in my hand?!
 

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[img=This one... Sadistic choice if I ever saw one...]http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=88803&type=card[/img] This is one of the most brutal, sadistic cards I've ever seen... I wish it was viable in my deck.

Other than that, I really like the vampires. Pretty much fell in love with Vampire Nighthawk [http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=185707] the moment I saw it. Other than that...

Haunted guardian. [http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=279613] Good art, like the flavour text, really good defensive card. :D

Blood artist [http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=240178] is another one of those good in effect, art and flavour.

Skeletal grimace is just hilarious... [http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220387]

And this [http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220387] is a really fun troll, if you have the opportunity.