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Doubling Season and Followed Footsteps? That's pretty much the only non-infinite combo that can feasibly get you over a googol of anything.

You start with a 5/5 creature (Opalescent Doubling Season with Followed Footsteps)
Next turn you have 3 5/5 creatures.
Then you have 11 5/5 creatures.
Then you have 2059 5/5 creatures.
Then you have over a googol 5/5 creatures.

Posted By: SleetFox (8/15/2011 2:09:39 PM)


Doubling Season and Followed Footsteps is fun... but so is Rite of Replication.
Posted By: Platinum_Dragon_Tamer (10/29/2011 3:38:08 PM)


I'm looking forward to bashing some face with a True Conviction a Gratuitous Violence and a Primal Rage. I might aim towards a Homura's Essence for good measure.

@littlebeast (comment on 2010/6/9)
Auras can't attack, even with Mycosynth Lattice and March of the Machines in play. According to rule 303.4d:
"An Aura that's also a creature can't enchant anything. If this occurs somehow, the Aura becomes unattached, then is put into its owner's graveyard."
Posted By: kiseki (4/6/2012 3:20:01 PM)


Attacking with True Conviction is both appropriate and amusing, but the interactions this card has with Bludgeon Brawl are absolutely hilarious.
Posted By: KikiJikiTiki (11/9/2012 12:23:48 AM)


A detailed overview the Doubling Season + Followed Footsteps interaction:

You start with your Opalescence-animated Doubling Season enchanted with Followed Footsteps. Followed Footsteps will trigger at the beginning of your next upkeep and will attempt to put a token copy of Doubling Season onto the battlefield. Your original Doubling Season's replacement effect will modify this and you will instead end up getting two token copies of Doubling Season.

On your next upkeep, the replacement effects from your multiple copies of Doubling Season start chaining together, and the crazy exponential growth begins. This time, Followed Footsteps will trigger and your three copies of Doubling Season will each act on the trigger, each one doubling the previous amount. The first trigger will result in two copies, the second four, and the third eight; 2 ^ 3 = 8. You will put eight token copies of Doubling Season onto the battlefield.

Now, there's an easily fo... (see all)
Posted By: The_Trendkill (2/15/2013 6:46:05 AM)


Combo: Play Humility and Opalescence. After your opponent tries to parse the errata and has their brain explode, you win by default. Whatever you do, though, be careful not to read the errata or start to think about how the cards interact yourself!

I propose an alternative errata: "If a player deliberately causes Humility and Opalescence to be in play simultaneously, their opponent may punch them in the face."

More serious combo: Opalescence + Enchanted Evening turns all permanents into creatures with P/T equal to their casting cost... and then destroys all lands, because they're 0/0. And continues to destroy any new lands that enter play, forever. 0cc artifact mana dies, too. For extra fun, combine with Parapet or Layline of Vitality so you can save your lands.
Posted By: Aquillion (5/17/2013 10:20:18 AM)


This has some really amusing interactions with the Theros enchantment creatures. Near as I can figure, if you play this down AFTER a god, devotion basically becomes meaningless, as all the gods are made into creatures ANYWAY, but their P/T gets nerfed.

If you play this BEFORE a god comes into play, they seem to still require devotion, but will have their P/T nerfed to their casting cost as well.

As far as other enchantment creatures go, P/T gets replaced by CMC/CMC, which is nice for any of them that spend mana on fancy keywords. Still does not affect bestowed creatures, as Opalescence does not apply to auras.
Posted By: SevesDariku (1/8/2014 8:46:08 PM)


oh dear god. That "current interaction between Humility and Opalescence" rules clarification is the closest thing to "how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood" that'll ever appear in Magic rules.
Posted By: Salient (12/30/2011 1:56:36 PM)


This card and Parallax Wave were the basis of, well, not my first infinite combo (which was just playing with two Seekers of Skybreak), but certainly my next dozen.
Posted By: bay_falconer (6/4/2011 1:48:17 PM)


One of several cards that can cause peoples' heads to explode upon coming into play.
Posted By: Nagoragama (6/25/2011 8:21:21 PM)


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