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CardName: Confishcate Cost: 3uu Type: Sorcery Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: Gain control of target nonland permanent. Its owner creates a 2/2 blue Fish creature token with islandwalk. Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Infinite Potential Well Uncommon

Confishcate
{3}{u}{u}
 
 U 
Sorcery
Gain control of target nonland permanent. Its owner creates a 2/2 blue Fish creature token with islandwalk.
Updated on 24 Oct 2018 by dude1818

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2018-10-22 16:03:05: dude1818 created the card Confishcate
2018-10-22 16:08:40: dude1818 edited Confishcate

I prefer the colorful Fish token to the islanwalk Fish token. I hated islandwalk before R&D made it popular to hate islandawalk though. When in doubt just not put islandwalk on the token?

Inevitable flavor text suggestion: "Sorry I annexed your village. Here's some fish."

I figured the issue with landwalk was the variance, but since you're a blue deck that donates it, that issue goes away. Now it's on you to build around it

Love the development name. Truly great.

Power-wise islandwalk is fine; it's just... normally a kinda annoying slightly-fiddly variant on "unblockable". Here, it's actually kinda interesting. Can I play {u}{u} without playing islands? Or do I just hold on to some unsummon? Or just say "Ah whatever" and only use it on things worse than 2 damage a turn and hope they don't run much equipment?

Could this be downcost to {2}{u}{u}? It hits any permanent, but the downside is potentially quite large.

I figured the issue with landwalk was the variance, but since you're a blue deck that donates it, that issue goes away. Now it's on you to build around it.

But its still an additional keyword mechanic to carry around with you. Depending on the context it might be alright e. g. a Commander card like Teferi's Protection could have a standalone keyword that appears on just this card in a set without being evergreen.

Unless otherwise stated (or implied by specific mechanics e. g. mentioning the planar die) I'm going to assume a context of "Standard release" and there reintroducing islandwalk would be the wrong move either way.

No matter the context though, you still have the option of straight "This creature can't be blocked." How is the build-around value there? Is it your intent to to reward splashing off of artifacts and nonbasic lands? If so, why? Even in the "okay" context of Commander 20XX that's just "acceptable/unnecessary", not "preferable/Impressive".

Quite frankly, I wanted to make a card called Confishcate, without regards to other design rules. It's not a very printable card, but that's not the point

Vitenka: Given Switcheroo and In Bolas's Clutches, I think 5 mana is already pushing the power level

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