Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
Welcome to day two, week two of official Khans of Tarkir previews. We've got a small haul of new cards to go over for all the Magic: the Gathering spoiler nutters out there so let's get right down to it!
Master of Pearls, 1W
Creature - Human Monk, Rare
When Master of Pearls is turned face up, creatures you control get +2/+2 until end of turn.
WotC TJ Twitter preview. This is a rather nice set up for an alpha strike combat stage but dang that is one hefty price. This does not feel like a rare card.
Butcher of the Horde, 1RWB
Creature - Demon, Rare
Sacrifice another creature: Butcher of the Horde gains your choice of Vigilance, Lifelink, or Haste until end of turn
Mothersite preview. Firstly, let's talk about just how bad-arse the art from Karl Kopinski is on this card - this four-winged, four-armed flying freakshow is holding someone else's arm. We love the utility for sac here.
~Kheru Lich Lord, 3BGU
Creature - Zombie Wizard, Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay 2B. If you do, return a creature card at random from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains flying, trample, and haste. Exile that card at the beginning of the next end step. If that card would leave the battlefield, exile it instead of putting it anywhere else.
Mothersite preview. Kinda meh about this one here. :|
Hooded Hydra, XGG
Creature - Snake Hydra, Mythic Rare
Hooded Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
When Hooded Hydra dies, put a 1/1 green Snake creature token onto the battlefield for each +1/+1 counter on it.
As Hooded Hydra is turned face up, put five +1/+1 counters on it.
Gathering Magic Preview. Perhaps one of our favourite morph cards in the set - and who doesn't like snake tokens?! We'll be picking up one at the very least from MTG Mint Card for a Commander build we have.
Abzan Battle Priest, 3W
Creature - Human Cleric, Uncommon
Outlast W (W, T: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)
Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has lifelink.
MTG Japan preview. We don't usually cover off uncommon or common spoilers during the preview week but have to say we're impressed with this outlast card. Never underestimate the power of a well-timed lifelink strategy.
Khans of Tarkir Banner Cycle
Each of these common-rarity artifacts cost 3 and tap for one colour mana associated with that Clan's colour identity. Each of these artifacts may also provide a card draw by tapping and paying one of each of that Clan's colour. All card arts in this banner cycle have been illustrated by Daniel Ljunggren and feature cool flavour text suitable to have tattooed on you.
• Abzan Banner - Stone to endure, roots to remember.
• Jeskai Banner - Discipline to persevere, insight to discover.
• Sultai Banner - Power to dominate, cruelty to rule.
• Mardu Banner - Speed to strike, fury to smash.
• Temur Banner - Savagery to survive, courage to triumph.