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I had recently come accross a card that just Blew my mind. I thought to myself holy! WHY is this card not 5$?! it was 75cents at my local shop and for that I will not stand for it! This card can go in pretty much every deck KNOWN TO MAN and get a HUGE amount of mileage out of it. Its specifically good with every card in standard that costs more then about 5$ with the exceptions of planes walkers. I know the standard is Super fast red kill kill kill and dont have the spare mana. but I think people will be pleasantly surprised by what they can get out of this card First thing to really know is How abusable is this card. and to understand that we need to remember what is a triggered ability. as the card states “When,” “Whenever,” or “at” “at” —- is the easy one “At the beginning of your upkeep” so ya. there are more cards like that then you might know “Whenever” —- “Whenever a a creature dies” this will be not so great as a lot of “whenever you play a red spell gain one life” so coping the trigger wont help nearly as much “When” —- “When X enters the battlefield” Every ETB card can be effected by Resonator. and once again, it goes in any color. ONE THING TO NOTE: If an ETB trigger TRACKS the card that came into play. copying the abblity will still track the same card. if you play creature X. and using the resonator you exile cards A and B until card X leaves the battlefield. Both effects track X as a card. it will come up later lets start with Master of Waves

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Some argue the best blue card in the game right now. if your running mono blue this 4 drop can easily dump 5+ 2/1’s into play witch is no joke. Now, assuming you have the spare mana of 6 and your betting they are not gonna top deck a doomblade Why not copy the ETB effect? Sure you’ll take 10+ 2/1’s and probobly swing for game next turn. becaues unless they have some crazy shannigans, 20 damage will take em out. Now remember he counts for a devotion himself so haveing 4 other blue symbols is super easy to get. and on that note

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This game is all about control, be it counter spells or damage, controlling the good cards is how this game stays fair. for 4 mana, this card now comes into play, and permanent taps DOUBLE the amount of cards Now here is the part I had to note. Copying the triggered effect will still track Tidebinder mage, so if she dies, both creatures get to untap ONTO OTHER COLORS: now I could go on and on, but im just going to point out some of my favorites

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now these are cards i thought about FIRST when I was thinking of the resonator, When you play these you get to pick TWO targets?! doubling the effectiveness of single cards from being good, to being compleatly broken. dention sphere is a little harder needing 5 mana, but Chained to the rocks, for 3 mana getting to exle two creatures is just ridiculous lets Get into Boros really quick, as that has the best stuff

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so, at first it looks like this card does not work as it says “first time” so the trigger effect looks for the first time she attacks. (sorta) but when you copy the effect just pretend the wording is printed on the card twice. if you attack the first time, you will get two combats. but sadly they will not untap each time, just the first. mostly useful for things with Vigilance like the angel herself

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some people say if this enchantment hits the battlefield then its pretty much over. now make it double speed. at the upkeep copy the trigger, and first one will be 3 tokens, then the second go around will be 7. and 11 and so on. That is pretty much just flat out insane

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This…. This… This…. This is the reason the Resonator should be 5$ at LEAST. when you can Double the damage coming from his effect is a little bit stupid. block a 5/5 force the opponent to take 10 damage… please and thank you

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pretty self explanatory, now if only you could untap resonator…

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pretty self explanatory, now if only you could untap resonator…

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yes. oh and EVERYTHING involving Evolve For the last one, here is a kicker

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Even though its a spell… it creates a trigger at your mainphase that you can copy, so yes. if you copy a spell for 5 mana, you can copy it next mainphase, and then have 8 mana floating and only down two lands Doubleing the trigger on this one causes a butt load of damage on a trampling creature. lets go back to Kalonian Hydra on the turn it attacks, with the resonator it will swing for 20 trample damage 4/4 God trigger 2x bringing it to an 8/8 then a 16/16 Declare attack to double the counters on it  to a 20/20   I think you get the idea so lets throw in all the other cards

The ordeal can copy both / either when the creature attacks and when its sacrifeced

Author: Austin Sutherland

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