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forest -> elvish spirit guide -> channel -> soul conduit -> rod of ruin

Turn 1 win with a rod of ruin = extra style points.
Posted By: roguepariah (6/4/2011 6:45:13 AM)


No one mentions Channel/Mirror Universe eh? Probably because it doesn't work much anymore. You dont need a lotus though.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/10/2011 12:46:00 AM)


People keep saying the original combo used a mountain.... The original deck didn't have any lands. Twenty of Black lotus, Channel and Fireball. Then they could mulligan until they had a fireball, Channel and two black lotuses. There weren't any limits to the number of a single card you could play in a deck.
Posted By: Beastlygreen (6/14/2011 8:52:13 AM)


This was the old school combo that everyone feared. Bertrand Lestree won the first round of the last match of the first worlds tournament with a channel/fireball. Show some respect for the old school stuff, you youngins.
Posted By: gasimakos1 (8/10/2012 11:49:10 AM)


"NOT BANNED IN VINTAGE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!!"

They don't ban cards in Vintage, save for Ante and 'dexterity' cards (ex. Chaos Orb).
Posted By: scumbling1 (4/12/2011 4:38:18 PM)


No shame in using this for a big burn to seal the deal. To have more life than your opponent is the definition of winning. That's Magic.
Channel's not broken. Counter whatever spell gets cast with it and the Channel caster is out however much life.
Posted By: jfre81 (4/26/2011 4:18:50 PM)


The first-turn win is classic, but Channel/Fireball is also pretty cheesy at any point of the game based on the simple basis of "If I have more life than you, I win." Not a tough prospect in a deck running direct damage.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/11/2010 9:26:58 PM)


The channel-ball working you need four cards, two of which are restricted and one (mountain) available in multitudes. I need two cards: one that's unrestricted (Force of Will) and anoter blue card. No need to ban Channel.

Good card though.
Posted By: tavaritz (6/10/2011 11:37:06 AM)


Even better, try the ones that actually worked best...
Black Lotus, Mountain. Sac Lotus for three green, channel nineteen life, one more green, and activate fireball/disintegrate with mountain.
Posted By: papajew (3/12/2009 7:27:42 PM)


channel is an epic card.. no doubt about it...
the picture doesnt reflect its awesomeness as well as i hoped though...
Posted By: spoonish (5/10/2009 12:52:39 PM)