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klducks
12th December 2005, 11:46 PM
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Bubble Matrix - Weatherlight. Rare
4: Artifact
All damage dealt to creatures is reduced to 0.
"This device was commisioned by a king who desired peace. Unfortunately, the royal artificer was also the king's jester."
-Hanna, Weatherlight navigator.


I like this card. The first that comes to my mind when I look at this card is burns to the face. Have some tiny creatures that are able to chump block flyers, fear, etc. Have alotta Lightning Bolts, Lava Axes, etc, you got the game won.

4 mana cost is kinda hard, but it should be fast enough for you to set up creatures for 3 turns.

The Duck's Rating: 2.5/5

Shadow Trainer
13th December 2005, 1:34 AM
A decent card, kinda makes it hard for you to win if your main win condition is beating down with creatures, but that should not be a problem if your able to overwhelm you're opponent with creatures or draw removal like Chainer's Edit etc.It is a nice card to use if need to protect creatures like Platinum Angel for some wacky combo. 2/5

~RaikouRider243~
13th December 2005, 5:08 AM
2.5/5

I really don't like this card outside of a heavy flying/landwalk deck. This works extremely well with creatures that have "You may deal combat damage to the opponent as if the creature weren't blocked", such as Lone Wolf in green. Still it's iffy, but 4 mana is nice. Of course, if you're playing against green or white, Naturalize/Disenchant will REALLY mess you up big time.

skiboydoggy
13th December 2005, 8:21 AM
Hmm... I would love to see this against a Crowd Control deck.
Screams Unblockability all over. Fly! Landwalk! Whispersilk Cloak!
And works beautifully with burn decks as well.
(Block, burn, laugh.)

Sergay Wang
13th December 2005, 11:46 PM
Bubble Matrix is fairly pointless.

So what? My creatures don't take damage. This ultimately means whoever has the most creatures or the biggest tramplers basically wins. Ultimately it means it's a creature race. Or you'll have to race the creatures with direct damage.

I'd rather run Ensnaring Bridge in a burn deck and just combo it with Bottled Cloister or Grafted Skullcap.

OVERALL: 2/5

klducks
14th December 2005, 1:45 AM
So what? My creatures don't take damage. This ultimately means whoever has the most creatures or the biggest tramplers basically wins. Ultimately it means it's a creature race. Or you'll have to race the creatures with direct damage.
That does seem intriguing. Have super tramplers with vigilance to block. Seems very fun IMO.

skiboydoggy
14th December 2005, 7:00 PM
Makes sense. Should probably wait for you to post in COTDs first from now on to prevent utter n00bishness from showing. Anyway, super-tramplers are fun, but I was under the impression that you have to destroy a creature first before Trample kicks in.
Damn.

klducks
14th December 2005, 11:31 PM
but I was under the impression that you have to destroy a creature first before Trample kicks in.
Damn.
Super Trample = Direct Damage


You may have ___ deal damage to target player as though it weren't blocked

have Privileged Position so you dont get owned by Boomerang/Terrors and proceed in equiping to pump or auraing to pump.

Seems very very fun now in casual.

Sergay Wang
14th December 2005, 11:43 PM
In order for trample to take effect, the blocking creature must be dealt damage greater then it's toughness, not necessarily destroyed. So, if you attacked with a 3/3 trampling War Mammoth and your opponent blocked with a 2/4 Giant Spider, you could have War Mammoth trample over if you cast Shock on Giant Spider before combat damage is dealt.

If the damage is prevented, the creature can still trample over. So a 4/4 Arrgant Wum can still hurt a player if it gets blocked by a 1/1 Coast Watcher, Arrogant Wurm woul deal 3 damage to the defending player.

Basically, if you have more damage assigned to the blocking creature then it has toughness, the trampler will trample over.

klducks
14th December 2005, 11:53 PM
howd the talk of trample become when this card totally regards trample? =S

Sergay Wang
15th December 2005, 4:09 AM
From my understanding of Bubble Matrix, creatures still trample over other blocking creatures if they have greater power.

Just because the damage is reduced to zero, you can still assign damage greater then their toughness to trample over. Like with protection.

If a 1 toughness creature blocks a 4 power trampler, the trampler can still deal 3 to a player whether the 1 toughness creature took damage or not. Understand?