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[UST] Unstable - FULL SPOILER

[UST] Unstable - FULL SPOILER

I'm very disappointed that we didn't get a second Killbot for Mary.

We now know one thing that Urza does: make 0/1 Goats! No other card in the spoiler does, and it's one of the tokens of the set, not a generic double-sided one.

[[Dr. Julius Jumblemorph]]

The running theory is that the land that cares about watermarks has 5 variants.

Half-Squirrel, Half-Pony Combo is Banned

Half-Squirrel, Half-Pony Combo is Banned

According to the new FAQ from Maro, the broken combo is now erratted out of existence at release:

Ordinary Pony - But wait, doesn't this go infinite with Half-Squirrel, Half-?

In fact, it does. Half-Squirrel, Half-Pony allows you to replay any creature with an enter the battlefield effect (which includes all host creatures) as many times as you want. Black-border shies away from power-level errata, but silver border is more lenient when doing so creates more overall fun for everyone involved. Therefore, as Un-Rules Manager (with full blessing of the editing team),I'm officially changing Ordinary Pony's Oracle text to:

When this creature enters the battlefield, you may exile target non-Horse creature you control that wasn't put onto the battlefield with this ability this turn, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control.

This will allow you to flicker any creature once each turn. It just doesn't let you go infinite.

Guess I have a reason to maindeck [[R&D's Secret Lair]]

I'm not convinced that this is not a planned jab at the Copy Cat situation.

Every time they look at it, it leaves the battlefield and returns as a new game object.

Unfortunately, it’s not. The set was finished by 2014 and was originally scheduled to release in 2015, way before Copycat even existed. From mtgsalvation wiki:

The design of the set was finished in 2014. It was originally scheduled for summer of 2015, but was pushed back a year to make room for Modern Masters 2015. It was then scheduled for summer of 2016, but the concern theat its steampunk influence made it too similar to Kaladesh, pushed it back yet another a year. It was then scheduled for summer 2017. After Conspiracy: Take the Crown got squished in, its release was pushed back to December.

[UST] Unstable FAQAWASLFAQPAFTIDAWABIAJTBT

[UST] Unstable FAQAWASLFAQPAFTIDAWABIAJTBT

Dang, I was hoping from the [UST] that FAQAWASLFAQPAFTIDAWABIAJTBT was the name of a card.

Half-Squirrel, Half-Pony joins Hostage Taker for Day 0 errata.

When this creature enters the battlefield, you may exile target non-Horse creature you control that wasn't put onto the battlefield with this ability this turn, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control.

Now that I think about it, does the errata even work? Shouldn't HSHP 'forget' the target creature as it entered the battlefield as a new object?

Yes. You're even allowed to compliment multiple opponents. Not just for this card, by the way, but for life in general.

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But having R&D's Secret Lair out means MaRo's ruling means NOTHING! evil laughter

[UST] Five-Finger Discount (MTGMintCard preview)

[UST] Five-Finger Discount (MTGMintCard preview)
[UST] Five-Finger Discount (MTGMintCard preview)

Visibly different. The Agents of S.N.E.A.K. are really bad spies.

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Five-Finger Discount 4UU

Sorcery (U)

Put target nonland permanent into your hand. You may spend mana as though it were mana of any color the next time you cast that card.

"Dognapping is such an ugly word. I would characterize this as a unilateral redistribution of pets.

Watermark: S.N.E.A.K.

The creature in the art is wearing a hat.

Five-Finger Discount 4UU

Sorcery (U)

Put target nonland permanent into your hand. You may spend mana as though it were mana of any color the next time you cast that card.

"Dognapping is such an ugly word. I would characterize this as a unilateral redistribution of pets.

Watermark: S.N.E.A.K.

The creature in the art is wearing a hat.

I'm angry it doesn't cost 5 mana.

The creature in the art is wearing a hat.

Ah yes, the most important part. Just as Maro intended.

[UST] Oddly Uneven

[UST] Oddly Uneven

In a twist of fate [[Void Winnower]] is even.

In one of his articles, Maro mentions that one of the early ideas for Eldrazi mechanics in BFZ/OGW block was caring about odd and even numbers, an idea which now survives only in Void Winnower. He mentioned that there was briefly an enchantment that said "Even numbers are odd." When I saw the name of this card, my first thought was "oh my god, he did it, he put the 'even numbers are odd' card into Unstable."

Can't wait for someone to try to argue that 0 isn't even. Gonna have to carry around an Ashling's Prerogative to show them the reminder text.

I had the enchantment backwards, but it's from here:

Void Winnower

This card is a relic from an earlier part of design where the Eldrazi had a fascination with odd numbers. The wordplay of Eldrazi liking "odd" things tickled my funny bone, and I appreciated them caring about something that no one else ever cares about. How often do you build a deck and go, "Oops, I need more creatures with odd converted mana costs"?

My favorite card from this time period was a colorless enchantment that simply said "All odd numbers are even."

[UN3] Goblin Haberdasher

[UN3] Goblin Haberdasher

"My Innistrad tribal deck is coming along nicely!" "Which Innistrad tribe? Vampires, Werew-" "No, no, just Innistrad tribal."

This + [[Summon the Pack]] for an Innistrad pack seems pretty strong.

Was this spoiled today by LRR? because this is an Auto-Include in Tribal Hats

LRR's response to the WotC challenge to get this spoiled was priceless.

[UST] Infinity Elemental (Mythic Vanilla)

[UST] Infinity Elemental (Mythic Vanilla)

Yes, but how infinite is it? Is it countably infinite? Uncountably infinite? Bigger or smaller than P(Z+)?

Power has always been a member of the set ℚ so I'm guessing it's countably infinite.

That's no 4 mana 7/7

Here's a list of fun things to do with this card:

[[Fling]] to kill someone

[[Ajani Unyielding]] second ability to give yourself infinite life (Dazzling Reflection does this as well and is easier to cast)

Any card that grants trample+[[Lightning greaves]] to kill someone

[[Mayael's Aria]] to win the game

Trigger Evolve on any creature (clearly the most broken thing this card can do)

[[Altar of Dementia]] to mill someone's entire deck

[[Ambuscade]] or similar one-sided fight cards to kill any creature

[[Assault Formation]] and some power-toughness switch effect to get an infinity/infinity vanilla creature

[[Backlash]] and [[Donate]] (or any similar such effects, there are tons of both) to kill someone with style

[[Berserk]] to get TWO TIMES INFINITY POWER (also trample)

[UST] Infinity Elemental (The Vanilla Mythic)

[UST] Infinity Elemental (The Vanilla Mythic)

That's no 4 mana 7/7

Is the official ruling that this has infinite flavor text? Because if so, that has some additional weird interactions.

Then the player dies. That's not the tricky interaction here. The tricky interaction is what happens when one gets hit by a [[Swords to Plowshares]]? If I have infinite life and then take actual infinite damage (from another Infinity Elemental), what actually happens?

Yeah, but it's not game-breaking until you introduce lifegain. Otherwise you just rule by intent- this is just super-deathtouch that applies to players & planeswalkers as well as creatures.

But once you gain infinite life (and actual ∞, not the typical Magic shortcut of "ridiculously large"), then you risk having infinities interacting with infinities. Intent becomes muddier, because you have an actual unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. Unless we're supposed to just substitute ∞ as a sort of counter that says "can only be removed by an opposing ∞", which mathematically doesn't work but at least renders the game playable again.

[UN3] Vanilla Mythic: Infinity Elemental

[UN3] Vanilla Mythic: Infinity Elemental

UNLIMITED POOOOWER!

Seems balanced. A little on the weak side, if anything.

So if you plow it, does that mean it's controller can never lose the game from life loss?

It can if you throw another Infinity Elemental at them.

I can't wait for my Infinity Elemental to trade with five squirrel tokens.

[UST] Three New Spoilers From iO9, Chittering Doom, Steel Squirrel, and Squirrel Dealer

[UST] Three New Spoilers From iO9, Chittering Doom, Steel Squirrel, and Squirrel Dealer

Do you like Squirrels?

Anyone who answers "no" to this is dead to me.

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"Do you like squirrels?"

"Hell yeah they are delicious"

If I answer like this do I get to roll for intimidation?

Squirrel Dealer and half-squirrel, half-pony.

I will get the answer I want or I will annoy the living hell out of everyone else around me.

Try one of these subthreads