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CardName: Manablade Cost: 3 Type: Artifact - Equipment Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: Whenever equipped creature deals damage to a player, return target land that player controls to their hand. Whenever equipped creature deals damage to a planeswalker, exile that planeswalker. Equip {3} Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Infinite Potential Well Rare

Manablade
{3}
 
 R 
Artifact – Equipment
Whenever equipped creature deals damage to a player, return target land that player controls to their hand.
Whenever equipped creature deals damage to a planeswalker, exile that planeswalker.
Equip {3}
Updated on 8 Jun 2020 by dude1818

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2012-05-06 03:08:34: dude1818 created the card Manablade

I really don't like specific planeswalker hate like this, even though Wizards set the precedent with Despise.

Alternatively, I really like planeswalker hate like this, cognizant that it means something, but in a separate context from the rest of the game. I understand Link's annoyance. It is likely, though, that time will favor my opinion. It's really hard not to jump sharks in a game with 40 (?) designers/developers. If precedents are to be set, it's better to set it the right way, as opposed to the Despise way, where it's treated like any other card type.

Oh, that's right. ( ? ) results in {?}.

I like this one. Hit player? hurt them a fair bit. Hit their walker? Hurt the player a fair bit; both by denial of resources.

So it makes sense from flavour, and mechanically it's "You really want to block this creature. Really."

So it works. Personally, I think it's not enough planeswalker hate ("When ~ deal combat damage, remove all planeswalkers from M:tG" perhaps?) but that's a side issue - the land destruction is usually probably nastier.

I think this is quite clever and sensible; I fear it's actually overcosted. {3} and {4} for "must be blocked" is quite expensive (cf Nemesis Mask), and this isn't even consistently "must be blocked".

2012-05-06 13:45:06: dude1818 edited Manablade

Oh, I suppose this doesn't say "combat damage", so it's absolutely terrifying on a pinger, so that makes up for it to some extent. Some equipment are allowed to be (Neko-Te, Basilisk Collar), so that's fine, but perhaps this cost ({3} / {3} as I write) is a reasonable place to stop.

Is this a wishlist item for someone's Zo-Zu the Punisher deck?

That's an awesome combo. :) This is actually top-down design of a manablade from Agents of Artifice. Jace uses one against Tezzeret.

2020-06-08 23:47:59: dude1818 edited Manablade

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