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FordPerfect
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Shooting Star Explosion

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Rule of thumb: if an instant costs an amount of mana, it is fair to assume a sorcery with the same effect would cost 1 mana less to cast, and vice versa. The secret while deck building is to know which one is saving you more time.

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Also, there are times where not being an instant or costing one more mana can be deal breakers. For me, 2 mana per point of damage is clearly a deal breaker.

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Cupcake Blast

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Flame Slash is a perfectly balanced card, I just think planeswalker is a sheltered permanent type and having something like this Cupcake Blast would make a positive change in the environment. Plus causing an astonishing amount of damage for one mana is exactly what hot cupcakes made of crystal should do.
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Ludo Avarius

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Now, Star’s archnemesis, the greatest threat to the safety of the royal family, the mewmans or even the multiverse as whole! Ludo Avarius.

Ludo is this little green skinned guy with bird-like features but no wings, dressed as a dark lord that’s presented in season one as the joke vilain of the show. His goal? To steal the royal wand, this magical artifact that’s been passed through generations in the Butterfly family and is supposedly capable of destroying the entire universe. Ludo wants it to rule over the universe unrivaled, and since Star brought the wand to Earth unguarded, he won’t spare any effort to seize it.

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As one could expect from a joke vilain, Ludo is unable to fight, or basically do anything by himself (therefore 1/1). He heavily relies on his minions, whom he treats badly and is willing to sacrifice for the sake of his goals. He is also quite cowardly and childish.

After the events of “Storm the Castle” (end of season one, GREAT episode) Star throws Ludo into a dimensional portal, leading him to a life alone in the wilderness where he learns how to take care of himself, but not really fixing much of his power-hungry, desperate-to-prove-himself personality.

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An interesting background information not presented in the show is that the Avarius family was long ago chosen to rule over the monster population of Mewne through elections organized and rigged by Star’s Ancestor, Crescenta Butterfly, because it served her overachiever political agenda in some way.

The idea of Ludo’s card is to represent his joke villain aspect by piecing together many bad or obsolete effects in such a way that it looks weak, but is actually a strong card.

“Minions you control have banding and haste.” Haste is here because Ludo is always behind, giving orders and rushing his minions into desperate attempts to seize the wand. Banding represents his general “combat strategy” and helps explain how Star and Marco could block Ludo’s entire army by themselves, which would normally not be possible by MtG’s rules but happens all the time.

“{r}: Target minion you control gets +1/-1 until end of turn.” further represents Ludo mistreating and over exhausting his minions in combat.

“{2}{b}: Put target non human creature card from your graveyard on top of your library.” Here represent Ludo regrouping his minions after a defeat, similar to cards like Reinforcements and Misinformation. Not like the more usual necromantic thing.

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