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  • #1862

    Dapperghast
    Community Member

    So I’m still building my first decks and probably have no idea what I’m talking about, but shouldn’t this card be on the banlist? It the classic “degenerate planeswalker combo” card. Maybe the format is too fast for it at the moment, but I feel like it could become a problem if the format slows down.

  • #1902

    MistahBoweh
    Community Member

    You can play The Elderspell in your command zone. The kind of power level the format has is a bit higher than Doubling Season.

  • #1919

    Dapperghast
    Community Member

    The Elderspell requires setup and buffs one of your boys (Granted you can cast it multiple times but it takes BB each time plus whatever additional cost). Doubling Season lets you cast Samut from the command zone, immediately ult into Chandra Nalaar and Bold Pyromancer and deal 20 damage to your opponents face.

     

    Again, the singleton format might make it too janky (Although I’d try gamble as a sigspell and then load up on mana ramp and regrowth effects in case you discard it), and I’m still far too new to make any bold claims, I’m mostly just surprised it wasn’t even mentioned, like even an FAQ entry that’s like “Yes we obviously tested DS in our Planeswalker focused format you egg.”

    • #1961

      MistahBoweh
      Community Member

      Casting doubling season before your oathbreaker is setup. Casting your oathbreaker and then the elderspell is also setup, but costs less mana in total, is easier to do at once, is removal on top of a win condition, can sit in your command zone, and doesn’t lock you out from casting your ob beforehand.

      Elderspell wants other walkers in play to be a win condition, usually two. But this is a multiplayer, planeswalker-centric format. I’ve played a lot of games with and against the elderspell and it always seems to find a way.

      In fact, I’d argue that deepglow skate is better than doubling season for Oathbreaker. It’s easier to tutor for, is a flying body on its own, and because you cast it after your oathbreaker and not before, you can actually go off with the ob already in play, and have access to your sig spell, which might tutor, or blink skate for even more options.

      I don’t disagree that doubling season is a strong card, but as someone who plays on the spikier end of the spectrum, it’s not amazing.

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