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Oddly enough, I've seen R34 of this art.
Posted By: MicrosizeMe (3/7/2013 8:26:28 PM)


@Memitim - Doesn't work since you both skip the untap step, preventing the clock from doing anything.
Posted By: Tivoko (3/23/2013 1:19:41 AM)


Signed copies of this are more rare than Signed copies of Black Lotus, I believe. Since the Vintage Market skew ENORMOUSLY for Rarity compared to Power Level (be honest- what is the REAL Statistical difference between Black Lotus, Mox Anything, Mana Crypt, and Sol Ring? Not nearly enough for power to justify the price differentials on its own.)

It will take a while for Stasis to catch up to Black Lotus, but I believe it will. Only the Signed ones. But that signature I believe will make that much of a difference. I don't know if any other Alpha-Beta Rares have artists who passed away.

I suppose when Christopher Rush passes, the Lotus will gain back its value. However I'm fairly confident that he's done way, way more signatures than Fay Jones. Rarest signature on a Magic Card?

Posted By: DarthParallax (6/21/2013 2:18:04 PM)


Maybe a little less annoying than if it had cumulative upkeep instead...
Posted By: Superllama12 (8/14/2011 8:26:54 PM)


Best card art ever
Posted By: Sk8er_Boi_1999 (9/9/2011 7:49:50 PM)


This combos with Undiscovered Paradise, or Braid of Fire and Gemstone Array or some other filter. Just have a bit of removal, and draw into a big burn spell.
Posted By: Tynansdtm (1/20/2012 9:05:19 PM)


I use this card with a couple of things, as the trick is not to keep it in play but to bounce it.

Vedalken mastermind lets you bounce it on your opponents turn for one blue mana

isochron scepter with boomerange works too but 4 mana to keep open is kind of a drag for blue.
Posted By: Hyroko (1/25/2012 5:46:17 PM)


Sure does bring back memories. Ultimately I can’t get mad at Wizards for limiting the addition and reprint of certain cards in core sets, etc, it kind of adds a mythical identity to the older cards. At the same time, the effect of Stasis is recreated and elaborated in many versions of different cards, so it’s not like the gameplay has been restricted from us. As of today, Stasis boils down to a pro and con of: Super cheap to play but need to pay 1 blue during your upkeep to keep it. The upkeep is not cumulative, so that’s also a huge plus, and once your lockdown serves your purpose and you’re ready to come out of hibernation for the win, simply do not pay the upkeep. sure, vigilance and things like that, etc, etc. Then again, maybe you just don’t need an untap phase ;) For a little more mana you can achieve the same effect with other spells while not having to pay during your upkeep, especially when you don’t want to be tapping much, and I don’t want to add a dozen cards just to... (see all)
Posted By: Chrs84 (4/10/2012 5:45:42 AM)


@DrJack I am a new player to magic. Just started in New Phyrexia, haven't even been here long enough to be considered an actual planeswalker. But I've seen cards from all sets. They're beautiful. The newer arts on certain cards ( Battle of wits, Fog bank) are in some cases better. But i've still got an appreciation for the surrealistic art of Stasis and foxfire. They're all amazing in their own right, all beautiful works of art that if made into framed pieces, i'd hang each and every one of them on my wall. Well...maybe not Hasran Ogress, but my point still stands.

Fact is, I love all the art, and have enjoyed watching their progression. Heck, there are some cards like Fires of undeath that i play ONLY for the art. It's cards like those that make me lose games, but hell, i don't care. I played Ogre Resister simply for his flavor text, and ... (see all)
Posted By: Averyck (8/14/2012 9:51:25 PM)


To all those people who don't understand the art, let me explain it to you:
The jackel is blindfolded becuase he's blind, and sunglasses don't fit on canines. It's a tragity, because blind people cannot appreciate the miming genious of Marcel Marceau, so the brilliant mime gave the jackel a ball to keep him happy becuase even more then a mime, Marcel is an entertainer first. The jackel with the ball clearly weighs more then Marcel Marceau, but the see-saw remains balanced because everything is frozen. That's also way Marcel's paint pallet is floating even though he dropped it because he is a mime, not a painter. The fact that everything is frozen fits the card's name and function perfectly because it freezes everything.
I hope that clears everything up.
Posted By: Skeletextman (8/28/2012 1:35:19 PM)