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New Keyword: Infect

Post  Slyphidine on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:20 am

Ok, so go to the arcana on magicthegathering.com, scroll to the bottom, and click on the die a few times at the bottom.

You will see this:

Spoiler:


Yup, Poison is back!

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Re: New Keyword: Infect

Post  MidniteEffort on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:39 am

when i opened my M11 rules sheet and saw poison mentioned like 3 times, i knew it would be back. i don't know how i feel about this yet; i think i yet need to see the mana cost to P/T ratio on a spoiled card before i can offer a sound opinion.

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Re: New Keyword: Infect

Post  MidniteEffort on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:43 am

this seems a little cleaner than Poisonous though. alleviates the noob problem of a creature with Snake Cult Initiation attached: "so i hit you for 1 damage, but you get three poison counters?"

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Re: New Keyword: Infect

Post  Slyphidine on Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:25 am

MidniteEffort wrote:i think i yet need to see the mana cost to P/T ratio on a spoiled card before i can offer a sound opinion.

I would imagine it's not what one would call ideal. I wonder if Ohran Viper would be a good paradigm.

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Re: New Keyword: Infect

Post  Zuty on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:17 pm

Wither + Poison = Zuty likey!

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Re: New Keyword: Infect

Post  redxxii on Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:17 pm

Slyphidine wrote:
MidniteEffort wrote:i think i yet need to see the mana cost to P/T ratio on a spoiled card before i can offer a sound opinion.

I would imagine it's not what one would call ideal. I wonder if Ohran Viper would be a good paradigm.

Ohran Viper is still a damn powerful card (and used in the Cube),so a 1/3 or a 2/3 might not be too bad, especially in limited. It depends if it comes with any other abilities other than Infect.

A 1/2 creature with Flying and Infect would be great in limited (with a reasonable cost).

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Re: New Keyword: Infect

Post  Slyphidine on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:24 pm

Yeah, what I meant was a 1/3 for 1GG. Typically that's less than desirable, but with witheroisonous (my new name for the ability) would it be playable/overpowered. A lot to think about.

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Re: New Keyword: Infect

Post  Zuty on Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:59 pm

Would multiple instances of this ability stack? From the current wording I would think so.

Double Poison, Double Wither. VERY NICE!

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Re: New Keyword: Infect

Post  Slyphidine on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Wither and Lifelink don't stack, so neither does this. Double instances would say, in effect:

"This deals damage to creatures as -1/-1 counters, and to players as poison counters. It also still deals damage to creatures as -1/-1 counters, and to players as poison counters."

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