Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
Due to be released in just another two weeks, our Magic 2014 spoiler list now sits at 184 of 249 known (or strongly suspected) cards. Everyone here at MTG Realm has already found a handful of new cards he / she wants to get a hold of and into a build. Over at the mothersite, this is day two of the only week of previews which means we'll likely get our pre-orders in to MTG Mint Card sometime next week.
For today, we have for your eyes another fresh batch of Magic: the Gathering goodness, along with our initial feelings - let's go -
Creature - Wolf, Rare
Whenever an opponent casts a blue or black spell during your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on Witchstalker.
Preview from Fracnk Lepore at TCG Player. This is a bit reminiscent of M10's Great Sable Stag. We love us some hexproof critters which can upgrade - in this case, with conditional +1/+1 counters. We're already looking to a standard Bant Echant build with this weird-looking wolf.
~Oath of the Ancient Forest (spelling?), 2g
Whenever Oath of the Ancient Forest or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, you may put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
This is a preview from the German site MagicBlogs.de - We're starting to think that the next large fall set, Theros, may have a strong enchantment theme. We are not certain whether there may be a home for this in the current standard constructed environment. Having said that, we know someone in our casual playgroup will pair this card up with Ajani's Chosen in a green / white enchantment / aura deck.
~Path of Bravery, 2w
As long as your life total is greater than or equal to your starting life total, creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever one or more creatures you control attack, you gain life equal to the number of attacking creatures.
From the mothersite's card image gallery - Speaking of green / white enchantments, here's another interesting one - Path of Bravery, previewed on the mothersite today. This looks like a very nice conditional anthem effect with a bonus of some lifegain. We'll need to carefully consider whether Glorious Anthem / Honor of the Pure would be replaced by this in some of our Soul Sisters / white weenie builds.
~Door of Destinies, 4
As Door of Destinies enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Whenever you cast a spell of the chosen type, put a charge counter on Door of Destinies.
Creatures you control of the chosen type get +1/+1 for each charge counter on Door of Destinies.
Mothersite preview. We rather enjoyed this card when we were playing in Morningtide and were certainly one of those 'auto-include' cards we had used in our tribal Elf, Kithkin and Merfolk decks. We're definitely looking forward to the reprint of this card in standard.
Lastly, some rather fun cards from the motheriste - Bogbrew Witch, Bubbling Cauldron, Festering Newt. We suspect these would have been right at home within Innistrad block's theme - and perhaps they were meant to, but Wizards of the Coast just ran out of room. Anywhoos - we don't think that this trio will win a lot of games but we suspect that there's someone at our local gaming store (OMG! Games) who will still brew a stack of cards with this in it.