• galen150

    does ascend trigger when its cast for this guy? or can you just gain it at any time from this guy?

    • Happy The Cat

      yes, this is a resolve trigger. when this resolves you check for permanents to ascend.

      • Christopher Reay

        Not quite right, on a permanent it constantly checks whilst the permanent is on the battlefield

        • AHunter

          Is it a state-based effect? If not when does the permanent/spell check it??On the stack AND on the battefield?
          The way it is worded doesn’t make it very clear, when will WotC tell us the official ruling?

          • Santuli

            It’s always checking number of permanents. WotC already explained the rules on their website in their usual set mechanic article.

  • Happy The Cat

    I was talking about how Ascend could be the edh friendly remake of Fateful Hour.
    this is Thraben Doomsayer, but mana nerfed.

    • squyggly

      This triggers each upkeep, so it’s quite a bit better than doomsayer, somewhere inbetween that and verdant force but i feel like it takes the best part of both of those

  • TezzeretofCarmot21

    So Ascend isn’t an edge mechanic, but more of an “milestone”, “spell mastery” mechanic! I like it much more now!

  • Animar, Elemental Master

    so a better verdant force?? Sign me up.

    • DJ Pad

      Verdant force doesn’t die to shock. I doubt this is better than something like Verdurous Gearhulk at 5 mana unless they print some serious stax effects or saproling support.

  • Blahblahblahbla

    liuasrgiuahsgdiuh… This is a flat bomb at 5 cmc.. Gets better with multiple copies. This is gonna be everywhere in standard.

  • CMK

    Shoot, standard-legal tender.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Jeebles crisp, this thing is nuuuuuuuts.

  • Derek Niles

    Welcome to my Fungus Among Us deck

    • Alexandre Donnart

      …except it’s not even a Fungus. That’s a big problem for my Fungus deck.