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Prepare for trouble!

And make it double!
Posted By: SCJ (6/16/2011 9:41:28 PM)
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Linvala does nothing to stop Riku since his abilites are triggered and not activated.
The rules tells us how to identify the difference between the two:

602.1. Activated abilities have a cost and an effect. They are written as "(Cost): (Effect). (Activation instructions (if any))."

603.1. Triggered abilities have a trigger condition and an effect. They are written as "(Trigger condition), (effect)," and begin with the word "when," "whenever," or "at." They can also be expressed as "(When/Whenever/At) (trigger event), (effect)."
Posted By: S-r-ex (8/18/2012 9:55:57 AM)
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A very strong card. Personally I'd like to kill him using a Rite of Replication or Clone just to wipe that smirk off his faces.
Posted By: Wizard-of-the-Toast (6/19/2011 11:52:19 AM)
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I don't think Linvala does anything. Riku's ability doesn't seem to be an activated ability of his. It's more like he passively grants you the ability to replicate spells. Can anyone confirm?
Posted By: Arachnos (8/15/2012 2:28:21 PM)
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@ lonesouldier:

Notice the word "Whenever." This means that you can only use that ability when, and as many times, as the trigger occurs. So because a creature only enters the battlefield once (at a time) then this can only be played once at that time. I hope that makes sense.
Posted By: SarpNasty (7/7/2011 8:54:12 AM)
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Cast Bribery
Copy Bribery
Search opponents' libraries for any two creatures and put them under your control
Copy each of those creatures as they enter the battlefield
Posted By: Veteripont (6/17/2011 9:18:12 AM)
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FINALLY, Brother's Yamakazi can finally see EDH play!
Posted By: UsagiYojimbo (7/11/2011 10:25:50 PM)
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UG General? Copies spells? The designers turned the douchebag meter up to 1000 with this one.

Time warp
temporal manipulation
walk the aeons
regrowth
recollect
call to mind
relearn

And many more!

Any reasonable EDH player will kill Riku expediently and enthusiastically each and every time he shows his smirking face.
Posted By: metalevolence (6/16/2011 6:19:38 PM)
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Goes infinite with Palinchron.
Posted By: eskan (6/17/2011 10:49:23 AM)
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This card is amazing. Giving you double of every one of your spells (except artifacts, enchantments, and planeswalkers) is so powerful. There are some very powerful things that can be done with this card:
-Mulldrifter. Paying for the evoke cost then duplicating will leave you with a 2/2 flyer that drew you four cards. FOUR CARDS. For five mana. Thats Tidings with a free 2/2 creature. Or you could just play it for seven mana to get two creatures.
-Flametongue Kavu. Now this is crazy. You're paying six mana for two 4/2 creatures and two free Fireblasts. That kills just about anything else that costs six mana and some things that cost more. That is a lot of card advantage.
-Trinket Mage. Now this interaction is amazing in the commander format. Think about a curve like this:
Begin turn five with four lands in play, then play a land and cast Riku. On your next turn, you can play a land t... (see all)
Posted By: Pillow676 (6/17/2011 3:10:16 PM)
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