Happy Friday MTG peeps,
Today's post title is unimaginatively named 'M13 Spoilers 1', which may be somewhat à propos as we just received a batch of Magic 2013 Core Set spoilers and previews which should make a lot of Magic the Gathering players rather happy. The card count on the M13 spoiler list is now up to about 40 / 249 which does include the 20 basic lands for the set. Contributions to the list is from a variety of locations including the official Card Image Gallery for the Magic 2013 from the Mothersite (linky here) as well as from other sources.
First up -
Russian Forum user 'V_S_' posted these three images which appears to have been lifted from a promotional video. The images include the de rigueur five Planeswalkers including the addition of Nicol Bolas, dragon bad-a$$. There are images as well for Talrand, Sky Summoner (Rare Blue Merfolk Wizard) as well as Serra Avatar (White Mythic Rare Avatar Creature).
A variety of cards (both known and unknown) are unofficially confirmed for Magic 2013 from either the Duels of the Planeswalker digital game or from the mothersite directly. We are rather excited to see Vampire Nocturnus return (as standard Vampire decks may benefit greatly) as well as Captain of the Watch (simply because the MTG Realm group already has a deckset and this card rocks).
• Captain of the Watch (Creature - Human Soldier), 4ww, Vigilance, +1/+1 and Vigilance to other soldiers, three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens, 3/3, Rare
• Archaeomancer (Creature - Human Wizard), 2uu, 1/2, Common
• Clone (Creature - Shapeshifter) 3u, 0/0, Rare
• Jace, Memory Adept (Planeswalker - Jace) 3uu, +1, 0, -7, Mythic
•Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis (Legendary Creature - Demon) 4bb, Flying, Exalted, 5/5, Rare
• Servant of Nefarox (Creature - Human Cleric) 2b, Exalted, 3/1, Common
• Vampire Nocturnus (Creature - Vampire) 1bbb, top card, black, +2/+1 and flying, 3/3, Mythic
• Xathrid Gorgon (Creature - Gorgon) 5b, Deathtouch, 2b, t, 3/6, Rare
•Chandra, the Firebrand (Planeswalker - Chandra) 3r +2, -1, -6, Mythic
• Chandra's Fury (Sorcery) 4r, Common
• Dragon Hatchling (Creature - Dragon) 1r, Flying, r,, +1/+0, 0/1, Common
• Firewing Phoenix (Creature - Phoenix) Flying, 1rrr, 4/2, Rare
• Flames of the Firebrand (Sorcery) 2r, Uncommon
• Searing Spear (Instant) 1r, Common
• Arbor Elf (Creature - Elf Druid) g, t, Forest, 1/1, Common
• Garruk, Primal Hunter (Planeswalker - Garruk) 2ggg, +1, 3/3 green Beast creature token, -3, -6, 6/6 green Wurm creature token, Mythic
• Predatory Rampage (Sorcery) 3gg, +3/+3, Rare
• Primordial Hydra (Creature - Hydra) xgg, X +1/+1 counters, trample, 0/0, Mythic
• Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker (Planeswalker - Bolas) 4ubbr, +3. -2, -9, Mythic
Magic 2013 PreRelease go down on July 7th with the official release date on July 13 (yeah - that's a Friday the 13th so we definitely need to get some gaming in).