Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
If you've been following the MTG Realm blog for any time you will likely know that since we first started yattering about Magic: the Gathering online back in 2008, our group has a thingy for spells which generate token creatures. Playing inexpensive spells which churn out token creatures and following up with an anthem effect to pump those critters makes us happy.
Currently in Journey into Nyx there are several spells which can embiggen yer token creatures temporarily or permanently (until that card is removed) like Ajani's Presence, Dictate of Heliod, Aerial Formation, Cruel Feeding, Rollick of Abandon, Rouse the Mob, Colossal Heroics, Setessan Tactics, Desperate Stand, and Hall of Triumph. Some of these are good, others not so much.
The trick is to get a permanent out which is not easily removed, like an enchantment (Spear of Heliod) or even better - a Planeswalker's emblem such as Elspeth, Sun's Champion ultimate - "Creatures you control get +2/+2 and have flying". Long gone from standard format are the very lovely 'Honor of the Pure' and 'Tempered Steel' - but hey - there is always Modern. Speaking of Modern, we're thinking of picking up a few cards from MTG Mint Card to start toying with a B/W Tokens starring our fav 'Intangible Virtue'.
Anywhoos, the Magic: the Gathering community typically gets treated to tokens on the Mothersite just ahead of the set's full reveal but we've just received these via Trick Jarret's post to Magic Arcana today - better late than never we say. Let's have a look now. The "*" symbol below indicates that there is no new token printed specifically for that Journey into Nyx card so make sure you keep close the token card printed in either 'Theros' or 'Born of the Gods'.
* Launch the Fleet - 1/1 white Soldier creature token
Hour of Need - 4/4 blue Sphinx creature token with flying
* Rise of Eagles - 2/2 blue Bird enchantment creature tokens with flying
Ritual of the Returned - */* black Zombie creature (p/t = t of exiled creature)
Flurry of Horns - 2/3 red Minotaur creature tokens with haste
Hydra Broodmaster - X/X green Hydra creature tokens
Renowned Weaver - 1/3 green Spider enchantment creature token with reach
Pharika, God of Affliction - 1/1 black and green Snake enchantment creature token with deathtouch
* Revel of the Fallen God - 2/2 red and green Satyr creature tokens with haste