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Zendikar Spoilers 9-11

First off, I want to take a line to remember victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the United States. Al tough I am a Canadian, and was nowhere near the catastrophe, I do have a brother living in NYC and working near the towers whom I am glad is still with us. Unfortunately for the families of the 24 Canadians who perished that day, they will never regard September 11 as simply another day in the calender.
Back to something more pleasant . . . Magic the Gathering Zendikar spoilers / previews ! We have SIX for you today courtesy of PureMTGO, Top8Magic, StarCity Games, DeckBuilder Radio, and WoTC.

Strap in and let's go . . .


Archive Trap, 3
Instant - Trap, Rare
If an opponent searched his or her library this turn, you may pay 0 rather than pay Archive Trap's mana cost.
Target opponent puts the top thirteen cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

So, are you thinking what I'm thinking . . . Yep - why exactly 13 cards ? Why not 12 or 14 instead ? I think a WoTC game designer took too much cold medication when deciding this number. Beyond the odd number, this is a great card for any milling deck . . . We suggest you play this right after they use a Fetchland or you use Path to Exile on one of their critter . . then just laugh at them.

Baloth Woodcrasher, 4
Creature - Beast, Uncommon
Landfall - Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Baloth Woodcrasher gets +4/+4 and gains trample until end of turn.

Green landfall decks are starting to be formulated with this guy and the other powerhouse Rampaging Baloths. We are very pleased this is an uncommon and will rock your game board with landfall friendly cards like Harrow, Terramorphic Expanse, and the new Fetchlands and promises to be considered by every format out there for inclusion.

Blade of the Bloodchief, 1
Artifact - Equipment, Rare
Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on equipped creature. If equipped creature is a Vampire, put two +1/+1 counters on it instead.
Equip 1

Looks like we just got some Vampire equipment. We suggest pairing this with the M10 card Vampire Aristocrat to bring on some vamp bad-a$$ery. Expect to see this in just about every mono-black / vampire deck at Friday Night Magic.

Geyser Glider, 3
Creature - Elemental Beast, Uncommon
Landfall - Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Geyser Glider gains flying until end of turn.

A 5 drop for a conditional 4/4 flier my not be everyones cup 'o' tea but it might see some inclusion in casual landfall budget decks . . . dunnu - go blue and play Windrider Eel instead.

Needlebite Trap, 5
Instant - Trap, Uncommon
If an opponent gained life this turn, you may pay {B} rather than pay Needlebite Trap's mana cost.
Target player loses 5 life and you gain 5 life.

Huge white hate-on here. We don't think that Baneslayer angel will NOT like seeing this card or any other deck featuring lifegain. We would like to see a game where someone takes a hit with a lifelinking Vampire Nighthawk, the opponent plays Needlebite and the attacker plays his own Needlebite . . . it will be like dividing by zero and the universe will cease to exist.

World Queller, 3
Creature - Avatar, Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may choose a card type. If you do, each player sacrifices a permanent of that type.

You can expect the guy sitting across the table from you to name 'Planeswalker' to totally mess your game up. Whatever happens, you can bet your sweet bippy that you have only one turn to kill this thing before it will cause you grief. This can also be a great divisionary tactic if used properly.
Remember to stay tuned to our continually updated Zendikar spoiler list HERE.


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Lord Helmet said...

Needleblight Trap is an uncommon, they REALLY want you to play black, don't they?

Anonymous said...

Robot Viking thank you for that soldier spoiler it was awesome. I love your suggestions for the archival trap (mill) card hahaha!!! I was laughing so hard...I must be really slow today because I was thinking when would a player search their library in standard? Then I forgot that everyone and their mother and grandmother will play fetchlands and path to exile hahaha still laughing!

Dave said...

Lest we forget. Truly a day that will live in infamy.