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Predicting the Future Part 5: Moxes from M11 to M19 (Part 2) June 28, 2010

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Today I will introduce 3 more Moxes that could be made anytime now. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them within the next 9 years.

mox tourmaline

Mox Tourmaline could become quite dangerous in a deck with large creatures, but I’m not sure if it would be too powerful or not. I doubt it would be very popular in Vintage tournaments.

mox kryptonite

Mox Kryptonite rewards players for playing mono green decks with basic lands in them. It can be active by the second turn, so some pretty scary things could happen with it. It would make mono colored decks much more powerful, which might not be a bad thing.

mox platinum

Mox Platinum has a severe drawback and it is weaker than Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond. This sort of card could have been made at any time and I’m surprised that we haven’t seen it yet. Wizards of the Coast has been trying hard to keep Moxes away from Magic players, probably in hopes that they would stay more exciting in the future.

I have been notified that Mox Platinum should make you exile cards from your hand instead of make you discard cards to prevent it from becoming broken in combo decks.

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1. 神の一手 - June 29, 2010

mox platinum has a super bonus and is bonkers in vintage (consider the fact that people like to use Bazaar). If it said Exile instead of discard, then I would agree that it has a drawback.
Also the templating is wrong…tap, discard/exile a card in your hand: add 1 mana of any color to your mana pool. I guess that changes the functionality since you cannot use it with an empty hand.

Mox Kryptonite would only benefit mono green if it said “basic forests”. As of now, dual lands are super with it.

2. James - June 29, 2010

Yes, I think you should be able to use it with an empty hand. I also did Mox Kryptonite that way on purpose so that it could be more playable in vintage, but basic forests might make more sense in the long run.

3. 神の一手 - June 29, 2010

Platinum needs to Exile cards so it isn’t broken (turn 1 Platinum, tap adding black and discarding Iona/Progenitus/big fat, Reanimate) It is the perfect card for reanimator decks.

4. James - June 29, 2010

Yeah, exiling cards would make more sense.

5. Dr. Strangefart - June 29, 2010

I have an Eldrazi Spawn token maker deck that would crap its deckbox for a set of Mox Tourmalines. That would be bat-crap crazy broken in the current type2. Especialy with every deck worth playing in that color hasa set of Vengevines waiting for a speed boostto abuse. I do like where your head is at on a lot of these ideas though…..