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Best Card of Last Week
Poll ended at Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Contrite 15%  15%  [ 4 ]
Ancient Timepiece 19%  19%  [ 5 ]
Snapping Dextral 11%  11%  [ 3 ]
Koilo Witness 33%  33%  [ 9 ]
Grizzled Bard 19%  19%  [ 5 ]
Fillibuster 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 27
Total voters : 12
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 Post subject: Dec 02 - 08, 2018
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The shadowy Libe made a meal of last week's competition.
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Contrite - :b:
Enchantment - Aura Grudge
Enchant creature
When enchanted creature dies, target player discards two cards.

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Ancient Timepiece
Legendary Artifact (M)
Ancient Timepiece enters the battlefield with twelve hour counters on it.
Whenever a player casts a spell, remove an hour counter from Ancient Timepiece. If you can't, end the turn and put twelve hour counters on Ancient Timepiece.
Even gods must run out of time.

Snapping Dextral
Creature — Elemental
Haste, protection from creatures without haste, hexproof from sorceries
The only way to aim at a dextral is cross-eyed.
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Koilo Witness
Creature — Spirit
You may cast Koilo Witness from your graveyard if there are no creatures on the battlefield.
After the leveling of Halcyon there was dust and silence. Then, after an age: whispers from the depths of Koilos.
2/2

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Creature - Human Shaman | U
, : Grizzled Bard fights target creature you don't control. Activate this ability only if you control an instant or sorcery spell.
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Fillibuster
Instant
Counter target spell unless its controller returns a land they control to its owner's hand.




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  • Cards that have already won CotW are not eligible for future CotWs.
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A Note On Contests:
Many contest holders feel that having an entrant nominated for CotW will skew the results of their contest. To prevent this while still allowing those cards their chance at nomination, any card submitted to a contest is eligible for nomination to CotW as though the date the contest (or pertinent round of the contest) ended was the date the card was posted.

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 Post subject: Re: Dec 02 - 08, 2018
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I'm not sure Grizzled Bard gains all that much from being an activated rather than triggered ability. But I voted for it anyway because the flavour is awesome


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 Post subject: Re: Dec 02 - 08, 2018
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I love how Ancient Timepiece works with Solemnity. 10/10 would play. Also voting for the bard, as I nominated it and still love the flavor and think it decently balanced.

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I love how Ancient Timepiece works with Solemnity.

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I love how Ancient Timepiece works with Solemnity.


So you'd like to never play the game again?

Also grzilled bard should be a bear

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 Post subject: Re: Dec 02 - 08, 2018
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I love how Ancient Timepiece works with Solemnity.


So you'd like to never play the game again?

Also grzilled bard should be a bear

It only triggers on spellcast, so you can still advance your board. Early drops, lock the world, man lands ftw

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 Post subject: Re: Dec 02 - 08, 2018
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seems more fun than stasis

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 Post subject: Re: Dec 02 - 08, 2018
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Exactly. I'm the kind of evil person who plays stasis, but Solemnity/Timepiece Landstill actually allows some counterplay and requires manipulation since preexisting board still functions and instants are time stops.

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I mean, it kinda doesn't though? Once both pieces are down nobody can remove them since ending the turn counters any spells you cast trying to destroy them right? And they come down reaaaally early

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 Post subject: Re: Dec 02 - 08, 2018
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At first I thought the Timepiece was a nice way to fight Storm, but then I saw Solemnity and thought "so it is a harder lock than Counterbalance and Sensei's Divining Top" ...

As much as I support designs that push power-level, there is not a single thing that can answer this once both pieces are resolved outside of an activated ability or ability triggered by landfall ... forget about winning if you have nothing on the board by then.


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I am not terribly surprised to see that my favourites are the cards with the least votes.
Filibuster is a new take on counter spells, and counterspells always need a new take. I mean, once they came out with "unless they pay {mana}" and alt costs, they sort of ran out of ideas. Here we get a powerful counter effect that only really belongs in tempo decks. I appreciate this design.
Snapping Dextral is basically the patron saint of haste. It's a speed elemental. That is cool and if you do not think that then you are not cool like this Dextral is.

As for the Ancient Timepiece controversy, I'm not too worried that there's a particular combo that abuses it. Things like Stasis and Ensnaring Bridge are at least oppressive even outside a combo. I suppose if this counted up the counters, instead of counting down, it would have pulled into the lead by now, wouldn't it?

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i may be biased but i dont even think that a combo that requires you to play two three mana cards that are blank by themselves and requires you to have the board advantage before executing it is even that broken

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 Post subject: Re: Dec 02 - 08, 2018
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Ral's Guildmage

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For each permanent card type, you may return a card of that type from your graveyard to the battlefield. They gain indestructible and hexproof until your next turn.
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I was kinda meh about the ultimatum, but the flavor text is really good.

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Demon spells you cast have Human offering. (You may cast Demon spells any time you could cast an instant by sacrificing a Human and paying the difference in mana costs between the Demon and the sacrificed Human. Mana cost includes color.)
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 Post subject: Re: Dec 02 - 08, 2018
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Brainless Horror - :3::b:
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Kicker :u:
~ gets -1/-1 for each card in your hand.
When ~ enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, draw a card.
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Cytoplast Ultimatum
Creature — Mutant Avatar (M)
Haste
Graft 5
Whenever Cytoplast Ultimatum attacks, if creatures you control have twenty or more +1/+1 counters on them, you win the game.
Momir grinned. Finally—finally—the world would be his.
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Manifest the top three cards of your library, then you may turn one of those cards face-up. (Put them onto the battlefield face down as a 2/2 creature. Turn it face up any time for its mana cost if it's a creature card.)(Instant and sorcery cards can't be turned face-up.)
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