Happy Sunday MTG peeps,
Wow! Last night's Magic: the Gathering previews at the PAX Prime Khans of Tarkir party was amazing. We've got a dozen cards spoiled including Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker and the reprint of Onslaught Fetchlands. You can check out all the new cards in our previous post here.
We were set to take a breather after mad typing / posting last evening but Bazinga!, we've got MOAR Khans of Tarkir previews on the motheriste today we were not expecting - the mechanics of Khans of Tarkir - let's go !
The set centers around wedge colors. Each clan features their own mechanic. In addition all clans feature morph.
The Abzan keyword action is Outlast ((cost), Tap.gif: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.). Cards may have an additional ability whenever you activate the outlast ability.
The Jeskai keyword is Prowess: (whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn).
The Sultai keyword is the cost-reduction Delve, introduced in Future Sight: (You may exile any number of cards from your graveyard as you cast this spell. It costs Mana1.gif less to cast for each card exiled this way).
The Mardu ability word Raid and related cards are all based around a very fast, aggressive strategy for winning. Raid gives an advantageous effect if you have attacked with a creature the same turn.
There are a few interesting twists with morph as well. Icefeather Aven has a triggered effect when it goes face up and Lens of Clarity will allow a sneak-peak at your opponent's face-down card. Given the good number of morph cards in this set, we'll likely be 'auto-including' a few Lens in our sideboard and will pre-order 'em from MTG Mint Card. Definitely very excited to tune in to the Khans of Tarkir world building panel at PAX this afternoon, so stay tuned for additional posts.~