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Blightsteel Madness

Late afternoon post MTG peeps,

If you're joining us now, please be sure to check out this morning's round up here. This afternoon, Wizards set us up the Mirrodin Besieged bomb. In fact, it is so bombtastic, we fully expect a movie, a book, a mini-series and perhaps a slew of cameos on cr@ppy reality shows where at random moments Blightsteel comes in, eliminates a participant, and leaves a big mess.

Anywhoos - this is a one-golem act and a one-turn kill. Players will be building around this monster. Let's have a look at what is truly a Mythic . . .

Blightsteel Colossus, 12

Artifact Creature - Golem (MR)

Trample, infect

Blightsteel Colossus is indestructible.
If Blightsteel Colossus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Blightsteel Colossus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.


Yeah - we know - 12 mana is som fairly serious aether dough, but let's not forget the many ways a player can get this piece of awesome out on the game table . .

Shape Anew and Kuldotha Forgemaster just got popular.

And let's not forget about using ramp - including Koth of the Hammer - Koth's second ability will allow you to double your mana which will unleash this Fatty McFattster on turn six.

Essentially this may be considered a 22/22 because of it's infect ability and should this land unimpeded damage to your opponent, it is a one-turn kill. We suggest you use Venser's second ability or a Distortion Strike.

Also - some notes on Blightsteel - this is obsiously the Phyrexian's answer to Darksteel. There are four returns on the Orb of Insight so be prepared to find one more Blightsteel artifact before the Mirrodin Besiged spoilers wind up.

One last warning - becuase this golem is indestructible, we suggest your stock up on a deck set of Revoke Existence or something similar like Arrest.


Anonymous said...

Actually, Blightsteel Colossus has four instances of Blightsteel on it: one in the name and three in the rules text box.

Anonymous said...

Mitotic Manipulation could bring him out very fast, as long as you another golem on the battlefield. Also sticking with the bleu theme you can then use Distortion Strike the next turn pound you opponent into dust in less then five turns. Awesome? I think so. Can't wait until Mirrodin Besieged hits the shelves.

Anonymous said...

Blightsteel is referenced four times on the card itself, so it won't be making any other appearances this set.

CopySix said...

Dammit! - Reading is tech - sorry guys - dang you are nit-picky. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Anon2, read Mitotic Manipulation. There'd have to be a Blightsteel Colossus on the field already. But hey, if you already have one and drop a second, that's definitely game over.