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8.30.2010

Scars Mirrodin Sword

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Happy Monday MTG peeps wherever you may be,

Altough the Magic the Gathering spoilers for Scars of Mirrodin have started to slowly filter out and the new card Sword of Body and Mind had been out in the open since last month, it has been only since this last weekend that gamers have been able to physically hold it in their hand with the release of From the Vault : Relics. We're thinking it à propos to give this card a brief review now.


Sword of Body and Mind, 3
Artifact - Equipment, Mythic Rare
Whenever equipped creatuer deals combat damgae to a player, you put a 2/2 green wolf creature token onto the battlefield and that player puts the top ten cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
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Sword of Body and Mind, a Scars of Mirrodin preview card that is being included in the upcoming limited edition box set From the Vault Relics, was revealed at the Magic: the Gathering panel during the San Diego Comic Con. Since then, MTG forum members have been yattering quite a lot about it and speculating just how it may fit in the next set / block.

Sword of Body and Mind is thought to be a wrap-up of the much loved powerful "Sword Cycle" from the original Mirrodin block. Equipment cards these days are given some serious thought as players can now 'tutor' it out of their deck with Stoneforge Mystic and equip it to some decent creature cards which could also be tutored out using Fauna Shaman producing some very exciting games at the kitchen table or your local FNM. Opening this card up in a limited play environment could be quite a bomb - just think of milling your opponent's entire deck in just three (un-obstructive) swings or being able to produce chump blockers.

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So a quick heads up - Scars of Mirrodin pre-orders are now up over at MTG Mint Card, so click on over and planning your set purchases before they are all sold out.
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Finally, a quick look at the name and number crunch as it stands right now - we're thinking quite a few artifacts as expected in the mix and perhaps even a few coloured / multi-coloured ones too . . .

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Elspeth Tirel (Planeswalker - Elspeth), Mythic, Mirrodin
15
Kemba, Kha Regent (Legendary Creature – Cat Warrior, Mythic, Mirrodin
16
Kemba’s Skyguard (Creature – Cat knight), Common, Mirrodin
19
Loxodon Wayfarer (Creature – Elephant Cleric), Mirrodin
24
Sunblast Angel (Creature – Angel), Rare, Mirrodin
27
Vigil for the Lost (Instant, Sorcery or Enchantment), Mirrodin
30
Argent Sphinx (Creature – Sphinx), Rare, Mirrodin
51
Venser, the Sojourner (Planeswalker - Venser), Mythic
61
Carnifex Demon (Creature – Demon), Rare, Phyrexia
65
Indomitable Archangel (Creature – Angel), Phyrexia
69
Memoricide (Sorcery), Rare, Phyrexia
94
Hoard-Smelter Dragon (Creature – Dragon), Rare, Mirrodin
100
[Koth …] (Planeswalker - Koth), Mythic, Mirrodin
119
Ezuri, Renegade Leader (Legendary Creature – Elf Rogue, Mythic, Phyrexia
120
Ezuri’s Archers (Creature – Elf Archer), Phyrexia
150 A Contagion Clasp (Artifact), Uncommon, Phyrexia
152 A Darksteel Axe (Artifact – Equipment), Mirrodin
155 A Etched Champion (Artifact Creature – Wizard), Phyrexia
178 A Mox Opal (Artifact), Mythic, Mirrodin
188 A Platinum Emperion (Artifact Creature – Golem), Phyrexia
195 A Precursor Golem (Artifact Creature – Golem), Mirrodin
200 A Rusted Relic (Artifact Creature – Golem), Mirrodin
204 A Steel Overkite (Artifact Creature – Dragon), Phyrexia
208 A Sword of Body and Mind (Artifact – Equipment), Mirrodin
215 A Wurmcoil Engine (Artifact Creature – Construct), Phyrexia
220 - 228 Artifact / Land
229 - Glimmerpost (Land -Locus), Mirrodin
230 - 249 Basic Lands

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1 comment:

elcon said...

Body and mind, green and blue, health and mana... It's amazing, it will dominate over kitchen tables, it will be "I win"-card in limited and I love artifacts, you know? But isn't it just too powerful?