Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Keep 'em comming

Hey guys. Another week, another spoiler!

I think wizards is getting to close to finally reprinting counterspell and be done with it. Stoic rebutal is a cancel in many ocasions, but can turn into a counterspell with just 3 artifacts. As Grassa said to me: "It should be called Cancelspell"

"I attack with everything!"
"Ok, fog. Now, my turn, DoJ on your side of the table"

Not that good for a rare, but I guess it would be a great uncommon. Maybe it'll see constructed play in metalcraft decks or something.

Amazing 1 mana 2/2 flyer. If they made the mistake of printing artifact lands, this would be SO broken! :p
Indomitable Archangel seems like a really awesome card, expecially for limited.

Speaking of cards excelent for limited, how about one that spells "I WIN" as it hits play? :p

Not Polymorph again! -.-'
A mind control that targets permanents. Awesome :D

Who doesn't like removal with legs? ^^

Good in limited I guess. I think the black smith is better.

Hehehe, green cantrip removal :p

Wait, so if I Doom Blade this, I'll WoG the table for golems? O.O this sucks AND rules at the same time...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The "I'm running out of original titles for this but, anyway, here's another" SoM spoiler

Bla bla bla, SoM spoilers ahead.
Hum, an artifact that can produce a shitload of those 6/6 wurms with deathtouch and lifelink... Me liky!

Kemba is the successor of Raksha. She says that she's not Raksha and she will never be. Of course she isn't! Raksha was awesome. She's just ok.
Leonin Arbitrer is tired of land-ramp decks and landfall decks, so unless you pay 2 mana for that fetch land, you're gonna be stuck with it in game :p
Good addition to limited play. A 2 mana 2/1 in black is nice, but that pumping in this kind of set is just great!
Wow. Simply...wow.
Did I say wow before? Since I can't use wow for this one I'll use "OH MY EFING GOD!"
I refuse to comment THIS card...
Now this one's funny, especialy with the myr lord. Pump it up, untap them all, pump it up again!
A 5/5 artifact for 4? Oh, ok, only if you control 3 or more artifacts, which in this set is as hard as cutting butter in the summer!
Proliferating goodness :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

And they keep on coming!

Yeap, the spoilers keep on coming!

First, we have Geth. Geth was around by the time Mirrodin had Memnarch. If you want to read more about how he became a puppet of the Phyrexian army, go here.
So, Geth is a 5/5 Intimidating, Reanimating, Milling 6 mana Legendary Zombie. His reanimate/mill ability is just awesome, because he can create more targets for himself each time he reanimates something. And the fact that he doesn't need to tap to do that is simply amazing!

Grand Architect is a blue lord. And also an artifact lord, since he can make artifact creatures turn blue until the end of turn (maybe sticking them into a fridge?). Also, each artifact he converts to the blue side of the force pumps up his secondary ability, giving you 2 mana to play even more artifacts. Nice card, especialy in a set full of artifacts as this is.

Ah, le Champ de Dissipation. Dissipation field bounces a permanent that deals damage to you. Seems a nice card, not over powerfull, but might see some limited play.

And now, a bahroken artifact. This will DEFINILTY see limited play, specialy with the big rare artifacts in the set. And 3/5 is not something to simply ignore. A great weapon for the Mirran arsenal.
Now an easy joke.

Last but not least, the first good red planeswalker. This guy creates big elementals out of your lands, gives you tons of mana and ultimates your lands into a killing machine. Man, I SO want to build a deck that uses this guy!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More news from SoM

Hey guys. More spoilers of SoM on mtgsalvation!
The emperion is an 8/8 beating stick that won't go down easily. And neither will you, since it won't let your life change. Kinda like platinum angel, but with the drawback that you can't pay nor gain life.
Hey, Trinket Mage is back! A needed reprint for an artifact block indeed :)

A HUGE clone in SoM. Seems nice. You have a Baneslayer? I have a 7/7 baneslayer! HA! :p

Replicas seem to be back also. Like their mirrodin counterparts, they are replicas of existing races (or, in this case, classes) tipical of the color their replicating. This one seems nice, since it's removal in this edition :p

Proliferate, then proliferate again? O.O Wow! It puts a -1/-1 counter on each of your opponents creatures also, then proliferating to create a gap for a huge attack, and maybe pumping some of your own creatures with +1/+1 counters if they have any. Very nice.
Nice one. This will be somewhat picked because it's an artifact, I guess. Seems nice with proliferate though...
A Myr lord. Seems that the Myr are going to be a major race in SoM rather than a minor addition, like in Mirrodin. And untap each other Myr? Since you got the Myrs that give mana, with 2 of these Myrs you can go infinite fireball rather easily. Is WotC realy printing this? O.O
Hehe! Mindslaver's back too! :D
And with nicer art!

Monday, September 6, 2010

New SoM

Hey. The Mind Flayer's back with some new SoM spoilers, direclty from mtgsalvation.
First of all, new ability: Metalcraft. As we'll see troughout the rest of the spoiler, metalcraft works when you control 3 or more artifacts. In this case, we have an 8/8 trample for 4 as long as you control 3 or more artifacts. In limited play this is going to be awesome. In a set full fo artifacts, metalcraft is easy!
Meh. Well... this might be good in limited play, but only because it costs nothing to activate.
From "meh" to legendary dragon goodness :p
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is a 4/4 flying infector regenerator for 5 that becomes all that and gains haste if you pay 1 more. And, if you ask him nice, I think it makes coffee and toasts too!
It seems the spellbombs are back. For the look of it, the new mechanic is "X, tap, sacrifice: do something and more (probably draw) if you pay 1 specific mana." I think the previous spellbombs were better, but let's wait to see the others.
Proliferating 1/1 flyer for 2. Here birdie birdie birdie! :p
A 6 mana 5/5 flying artifact is nice. A 6 mana 5/5 artifact that breaths fire for 2 is pretty cool. A 6 mana 5/5 flying artifact that breathes fire for 2 and makes Days of Judgement to nonland permanents with converted mana cost X that only your oponent controls... O.O *faint*
Hahaha, me and a friend had a talk about this. A card that simply said Proliferate. And here comes WotC and prints a proliferating instant cantrip! There you go Pedro :p
Ah, our first Planeswalker. Venser the Sojourner. A 5 mana UW planeswalker that seems made for the UW planeswalker control deck. Blink Sun Titan, Day of Judgement, Sun Titan returns, return something from my graveyard. It seems great, and the -1 ability also fits nicely into the UW, letting it attack for the kill with Colonnades and Sun Titans. I dunno about the ultimate, but it also seems nice, although i'm not seeing it get much use.
Another metalcrafter. This time, a "Bear" that becomes 4/4. Nice.
Who doesn't like 0 mana creatures? :p
This seems nice, especialy when your oponent is at 9 poison and swetting :p

This seems a nice addition for the Goblin tribe. A 1/1 trample that get's +2/+0 for each equipment. If the equipment gives +1/+1, it's a 4/2 trample. I'm hopping for some cheap equipments to swing this baby at turn 2 or, at least, turn 3.

An indestructible equipment. Well, equipments were never much the target for destruction, but never the less, the +2/+0 for 2 is not that bad.

Imprint is back, and with it, Clone Shell. A 2/2 for 5 seems kinda bad, but the ability to put a free biggie into the battlefield when it dies compensates for it I guess.

Who doesn't like a 1/1 infecter flyer for 2?

Palladium Myr comes to bring back the ramp into limited. Turn 3 one of this, turn 4 a 6 mana biggie. Nice.

Now on to the imageless cards:
Elspth Tirel 3WW
Planeswalker - Elspeth
+2: You gain 1 life for each creature you control
-2: Put three 1/1 white soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield
-5: Destroy all other permanents except for lands and tokens
Monowhite/XW tokens anyone? :p
Tempered Steel 1WW
Artifact creatures you control get +2/+2.
Bahroken? :p
Ichorclaw Myr 2
Artifact Creature - Myr
Whenever Ichorclaw Myr becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
So so. Good for a common I guess.
Mox Opal 0
Legendary Artifact
Metalcraft - tap: add 1 mana of any color to your mana pool. Activate this ability only if you control three or more artifacts
In a set with this many artifacts, I really don't see Metalcraft hard to achieve :p