Happy Thursday MTG peeps,
We'll cover off today's new Return to Ravnica spoilers and previews with this post and follow-up with our regular installment of Tumblr Thursdays latter on featuring Magic the Gathering miscellany from our sister site on Tumblr. Anywhoos - onto today's sweet new hotness which gamers will want to start playing with when the new set releases next month.
Supreme Verdict, 1wwu
Supreme Verdict can't be countered.
Destroy all creatures.
Thank-you Wizards of the Coast. We knew there was a reason why Day of Judgement did not get a re-print for the core set, and we're glad you did get a board wiper back in. We actually like this a lot. How many times were we ready to drop the hammer to reset the game state, only to get it countered. Not anymore, and we don't mind the splash of blue for it's mana cost here either.
Collective Blessing, 3ggw
Creatures you control get +3/+3.
Not sure if we like this as much as the previous card. Without knowing the rest of the Return to Ravnica cards that this will share it's environment with this may kind of suck or perhaps be decent. For now, we would rather use the 2-drop Favorable Winds for a pump / evasion or, if we had to stick with green or white, reconsider our strategy.
Abrupt Decay, bg
Abrupt Decay can't be countered by spells or abilities.
Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.
Decent. Another spell that that cannot be countered. This will certainly take care of a lot of creatures but not many Planeswalkers, but we're certain players who are Golgari fans will love it, especially for two mana. Personally, we would go Radkos with Dreadbore.
Guild Feud, 5r
At the beginning of your upkeep, target opponent reveals the top three cards of his or her library, may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield, then puts the rest into his or her graveyard. You do the same, with the top three cards of your library. If two creatures are put onto the battlefield this way, those creatures fight each other.
We don't think this may make the cut to standard but as casual Magic the Gathering players, we certainly want to funk with our library with something like Mwonvuli Beast Tracker to have the Guild Feud go off more decidedly and nothing left to chance.
Creature - Plant Zombie, Uncommon
Scavenge 0 (0, Exile this card from your graveyard: Put a number of +1/+1 counter's equal to this card's power on target creature. Scavenge only as a sorcery.)
The flavour text here rocks. OK Uncommon which some players may want to pair up with Lotleth Troll to get a bit more mileage (and an additional +1/+1 counter) out of.