- Oct 25, 2017
Brawl event for Eldraine right now
Seems to be ongoing until set release.
I've had more luck against the Jund sacrifice than the Bant ramp personally, the latter has way too much mana for Smothering Tithe to do anything at all and Chulane gives crazy card advantage.
For the most part it's just some UI changes, Eldraine preorders and older cosmetics rotating back into the shop. The main event is the Brawl event using 4 precons with Eldraine Commanders and a bunch of other Eldraine cards.
Brawl is going to be a godsend for players currently burned out by Standard. It's really coming out at the right time IMO.
30 turn game thing might have some truth to it because the games are longer. But the silly shit part is the opposite I think. Even with singleton there was just a greater emphasis on each card. You didnt just spam 4 of the same type of burn spells over and over. Its just a different way to deckbuild. I like the fact you have to carefully weigh each card to determine the theme of the deck. You can get up to way more silly shit with multiple copies of a card.
Yeah the split of player base is going to people who like EDH and those who don't. I'm not a fan.
Yup. That’s the essence of EDH and Brawl. Personality and customization. Brawl will have less but still far and away more than standard. Sounds like it’s right up your alley.I mean a 30 turn game with a load of silly shit sounds like a lot of fun to me. Does EDH/Brawl tend to have more variation in the decks you face than any given standard? Because at this point I'm just glad for a change of pace from the usual half a dozen decks I face off against in standard constructed. That's why I like the first few weeks after a new set/rotation: standard's up in the air and everyone's experimenting to figure out the next big thing before anyone else.
I don’t agree. It just requires a different type of strategy to use well. It’s worse, but not a lot worse — it’s only worse due to mass removal becoming significantly stronger.
Well if I were Wizards, I'd want the most important cards in a promotional event to be mythic rares from the upcoming set.
If you think Brawl and by extension commander shouldn't rely on the commanders, you probably shouldn't play the format.
I didn't say they shouldn't be good with the commander. I said they shouldn't be garbage without them.If you think Brawl and by extension commander shouldn't rely on the commanders, you probably shouldn't play the format.
The commander is integral, we're talking about a singleton format, the cards ALL should have synergy with the one other card you can guarantee you're going to cast.
If you want to buy thhe master pass, check how long it is still going, ithink it will run out at the end of september, but i am not sure.Just jumped back in after taking a break starting one week after the WAR release. Really enjoying the Brawl event. Also, the mastery pass thing really has its hooks in me, I’m trying to justify purchasing it despite only being level 8 because the extra rewards every level seem super fun... good job monetization designers...
Even if I gain 1 level per day for the next 18 days until the pass closes, I won't hit the level I would need to break even (35). I will probably buy the Eldraine pass though.
No, only Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is rotating, not Teferi, Time Reveler. Sets Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, and Core 2019 are leaving in a few weeks. Details at https://whatsinstandard.com/.
There's gonna be a catch up event sometime this month. Every 2 consecutive wins gives 200 (I think) XP.
So that you can match against more competitive decks if you wish.The new standard event will be starting up later today. You can only use cards from Guilds of Ravnica onwards (including cards won in the Eldraine Brawl event) and you need 2 consecutive wins to get 200 XP (there are no rewards for 0 or 1 win). No entry cost, as far as I can tell, and it can be repeated. Weirdly enough there's a ranked and unranked version of the event.
Remember to pack your instant speed removal, I'm expecting a lot of Simic flash.