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"All heil Lord Egoist."
Posted By: Bursama (5/20/2011 9:06:50 AM)


I'm already in love with this card. Chord of Calling is my top favorite card in all of Magic, and this seems to come really close.

Edit: Built a deck, and my is it powerful. Just pick three colors (I picked green white blue), put in some early acceleration, then pick the best enter-the-battlefield creature of every color and every casting cost from 3 to 6. And of course four of these Pods.

My choices:
1 - Birds of Paradise x4
2 - Wall of Omen x3, Overgrown Battlement x4, Perilous Myr, Spellskite
3 - Seaside Oracle x3, Trinket Mage, corrupted Viridian Shaman
4 - Phyrexian Metamorph, Glimmerpoint Stag, Obstinate Baloth x2
5 - Acidic Slime x2, Precursor Golem
6 - Wurncoil Engine... (see all)
Posted By: Gabriel422 (5/22/2011 2:14:14 AM)



When you pay the cost to activate the Pod, it's effect will resolve completely before any other effects placed on the stack can resolve. So, you pay to activate the Pod by sacrificing Viridian Emissary. Emissary goes to the graveyard, but you will not get to find a basic land until you first search for a creature and place it onto the battlefield. Then, you can find a basic land and put it onto the battlefield (tapped).

I am usually well-versed in rules involving the stack, but If I made a mistake interpreting the scenario, someone will correct me.
Posted By: apollogod (5/23/2011 4:32:48 PM)


You're almost right Apollogod

Once the Pod's ability cost has been paid (mana, tap, sacrifice), it's ability (search for a creature and put it onto the battlefield) is put onto the stack. Then, as each player would receive priority before the pod ability resolves, the emissary's trigger is put on the stack ON TOP of the already existing pod ability. Therefore, you would resolve the emissary trigger first, putting a land onto the battlefield, and then search for a creature.

Really, no functional change in the current scenario, but it could be relevant in another.

As for my thoughts on Birthing Pod: it looks cool, but also looks slow and will probably fall prey to the soon-to-be rampant artifact hate.
Posted By: LiXinjian (5/27/2011 6:20:18 AM)


Play Phyrexian Obliterator in any color deck.
Posted By: PhyrexianFryCook (5/28/2011 4:52:44 PM)


Turns Merfolk Looter into Scrib Nibblers
Posted By: Splizer (5/29/2011 4:14:12 AM)


So I just noticed the specificity of what you can search for. It says "search for a creature card with CMC equal to 1 plus the sacrificed creatures CMC..."

So it makes me think that you can't search for any creature other than exactly one plus the sac'd creatures CMC. In other words you have to sac a 3 CMC creature for a 4 CMC creature, and you can't sac a 3cmc creature for a 1 CMC card... Is this news to everyone or just me cuz it looks like a few other people have been thinking what I had previously also.

And that scenario does change things, lixidaan. If the crab enters before the land does then I get to mill 3 cards... So that does matter lol.

If I can't search for my crab with the higher cost creatures then I guess ill put in ornithopters and memnites... And maybe mincrank? Idk I just don't draw the crabs enough... Any other suggestions?
Posted By: Vakyoom (5/29/2011 6:06:37 PM)


Works well with splicer decks, you sac the artificer and keep the golem.
This is a fun card, worth building decks around.
Posted By: Sironos (6/6/2011 5:47:30 PM)


@Vakyoom: you can sac a token to get the Hedron Crab out since it would have a cmc of 0. Like one provided by khalni garden or something
Posted By: pm11 (6/12/2011 3:19:39 PM)


Did this card just make Mercenaries more playble?
Posted By: Mr.Wimples (6/16/2011 10:22:58 AM)