Happy Monday MTG peeps,
Before we get into the post, make sure you check out the Commander CONTEST were are having (details HERE on page bottom). Righto - back on track -> We have some amazing Magic the Gathering spoiler news to share. The source is none other than Wizards of the Coast Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 electronic game. Deep within the bowels of game code, enterprising fans have found hidden decklist files including card art and text from what is strongly suspected to be future cards to appear in upcoming sets Magic 2012 and Innistrad.
These lines of codes are thought to be files intended to be unlocked at some point in the future. We think that there may be a few game developers which may be in the hot seat this week with Wizards. Anywhoos - We urge readers to treat all this as hearsay / rumour until officially previewed on the mothership site. For now, let's feast on tantalizing nuggets of spoiler goodness . . .
From Ajani's decklist ()
Three new cards : Spectral Rider, Wreath of Geists, and Angelic Destiny (thought to be a Magic 2012 card)
From Liliana's decklist ()
Two new cards : Moan of the Unhallowed, and Bloodgift Demon
From Ral Zarek's decklist ()
Two new cards : Skirsdag Cultist and Murder of Crows
Ral Zarek is thought to be a new Planeswalker in Innistrad.
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Creature - Spirit Knight, Uncommon
Never a word. Never a warning. Only the sound of hoofbeats along the crossways, and the screams of the avenged.
Artist: Igor Kieryluk
Wreath of Geists,
Enchantment - Aura, Uncommon
Enchanted creature gets +X/+X, where X is the number of creature cards in your graveyard.
Before you travel the woods of Kessig, get permission from those who died trying. Artist: Jason A. Engle
Angelic Destiny, 2
Enchantment - Aura, Mythic Rare (likely from M12)
Enchanted creature gets +4/+4, has flying and first strike, and is an Angel in addition to its other types.
When enchanted creature dies, return Angelic Destiny to its owner's hand.
Artist: Jana Schirmer
Moan of the Unhallowed, 2
Put two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield.
Flashback 5 (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
For a ghoul, every village is a buffet and every disaster is a reunion. Artist: Nils Hamm
Bloodgift Demon, 3
Creature - Demon, Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, target player draws one card and loses 1 life.
He relishes the devotion of his Skirsdag puppets and their belief that it will earn them immortality. Artist: Peter Mohrbacher
Skirsdag Cultist, 2
Creature - Human Shaman, Uncommon
Tap, Sacrifice a creature: Skirsdag Cultist deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
"Within blood is life. Within life is fire. Within fire is the path to our master's glory!" Artist: Slawomir Maniak
Murder of Crows, 3
Creature - Bird, Uncommon
Whenever another creature dies, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.
Even more than carrion, they crave the last words of the dying. Artist: Drew Baker
Let's talk . . .
First off - looks like Flashback is returning - this is very cool. Secondly - Did you see Angelic Destiny ? Totally awesome - everyone - build your own Baneslayer ! Thirdly - Innistrad has this 'Van Helsing' (vibe on the gothic horror / pirate zombie) feel to it and we are so pumped to get these cards into our hands and onto the game table. Pipe in - let us know - are you as giddy as we are ?
Lastly - a very kewl contest run by our friends over at MTG Mint Card