Happy Thursday MTG peeps,
Also a very happy 'Fourth of July' Independence Day to our American cousins to the south. MTG Realm might not have a daily post tomorrow as we'll be traveling to London to get to a FNM tournament at L.A. Mood Comics & Games, so perhaps look to any updates this weekend on MTG Realm's Tumblr. Although WotC offices are closed for the holiday, Magic: the Gathering fans have still been treated to some articles and Magic 2014 previews on the mothersite. check out T.J.'s 7/4 article on the Magic Arcana. We also have some interesting illustrations from Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 to share as well, so stay tuned after the spoiler bit. Anywhoos - Here's the round-up of the three new M14 cards which were shown today on the mothersite -
Imposing Sovereign, 1w
Creature - Human, Rare
Creatures your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
This looks like a nice Blind Obedience on a stick and should make some sealed players happy. This looks like it may make the cut into a lot of builds right now. Whether you are playing WW Aggro, humans or something Boros, Imposing Sovereign might find a slot in your stack.
Lifebane Zombie, 1bb
Creature - Zombie, Rare
When Lifebane Zombie enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a green or white creature card from it and exile that card.
Zombies are looking rather lovely in M14. Between Lifebane, Xathrid Necromancer, Undead Minotaur, Minotaur Abomination and Liliana's Reaver, we think that the tribe is well represented. Lifebane Zombie provides some nice control elements. Too bad this comes down a turn after Voice of Resurgence, but hey, at least it turfs Thragtusk and provides a difficult to block threat.
Dismiss into Dream, 6u
Each creature your opponents control is an Illusion in addition to its other types and has "When this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it."
We really don't know if any player will care for this card, even in EDH / Commander. We can easily imagine a player crying and needing to be consoled after ripping this jank out of a pack.
Big thanks to forum member Seba169 who shared these lovely DotP 2014 arts with us. Of course, none of these are guaranteed to see a print in M14, but let's have a looky-loo anyways.
• First - It's been suggested that this may be Cursed Land, as seen in the "Weather the Storm" DotP encounter.
• Second - This appears to be the art for Sliver Construct
• Third - Really reminds us of Warstorm Surger.
• Fourth - Suggested that his is Aether Storm from the same DotP encounter mentioned above.
• Fifth - has been suggested as the art possibly belonging to Inferno.