Happy Friday MTG peeps,
It may have been -20ºF this morning outside our igloo, but things are heating up with another great batch of Magic: the Gathering spoilers 'n' previews. We've got the latest Dragons of Tarkir cards loaded up on the interwebs below and also want to give you a heads up that latter this afternoon, we should have some more exciting news from the MTG Panel at PAX East Boston. The presentation from WotC is planned to be streamed live here.
Dragonlord Atarka, 5RG
Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon, Mythic Rare
When Dragonlord Atarka enters the battlefield, it deals 5 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or planeswalkers your opponents control.
No doubt that this is worthy of the mantle of Elder Dragon. We would love to ramp the heck into this monster in standard.
Assault Force, 4RR
Sorcery, Mythic Rare
Destroy any number of target creatures. For each creature destroyed this way, it's controller puts a 4/4 red dragon creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
Korean spoiler - unknown source. This is a pretty powerful card late game. We would love to drop a bunch of gobby tokens, perhaps with Purphorus on board and then wipe for upgrade.
Blood Chain Fanatic, 1BB
Creature - Orc Warrior, Rare
1B, Sacrifice another Warrior: Target player loses X life and you gain X life, where X is the sacrificed Warrior's power.
Asia-Pacific MTG preview. Warrior tribal just gets a bit better here. Bloodsoaked Champ says hi and Grim Haruspex / Athreos wants in on this action too. Great card.
Silumgar's Command, 3UB
Chose two —
• Counter target noncreature spell.
• Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
• Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.
• Destroy target planeswalker.
This is another nice command. Rather happy to see it did not receive an obligatory 'blue must mill' treatment. All four abilities are relevant / decent effects.
Shorecrasher Elemental, UUU
Creature - Elemental, Mythic Rare
U: Exile Shorecrasher Elemental, then return it to the battlefield face down under its owner's control.
1: Shorecrasher Elemental gets +1/-1 or -1/+1 until end of turn.
Megamorph 4U (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up at any time for its megamorph cost and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)
If you were a fan of mono-blue devotion, then this one has your number. Certainly not Aetherling but we are definitely OK with that. Suggested pairing includes Master of Waves.
Ultimate Price, 1B
Destroy target monocolored creature.
"The realization that one is dying is far more terrifying than death itself." —Sidisi, Silumgar vizier
illus. Jack Wang # 124/264
Roast does 5 damage to target creature without flying.
"Intruders in the lands of Atarka have but two choices: be consumed by fire, or be consumed by maw." —Ulnok, Atarka shaman
illus. Zoltan Boros # 151/264
Cunning Breezedancer, 4WU
Creature - Dragon, Uncommon
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, Cunning Breezedancer gets +2/+2 until end of turn.