Happy Saturday MTG peeps,
We've been way up in Northern Ontario communing with nature and donated blood to about a million mosquitoes. Now that we are freshly returned to our lair and the modern conveniences of wifi, we have a whole bunch of catching up to do with a slew of Magic Origins spoilers and previews. Sit tight and let's dig into some pretty awesome Magic: the Gathering cards -
Kytheon, Hero of Akros, W
Legendary Creature - Human Soldier, Mythic Rare
At end of combat, if Kytheon, Hero of Akros and at least two other creatures attacked this combat, exile Kytheon, then return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control.
2W: Kytheon gains indestructible until end of turn.
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Planeswalker - Gideon, Mythic Rare
+2: Up to one target creature an opponent controls attacks Gideon, Battle-Forged during its controller's next turn if able.
+1: Until your next turn, target creature gains indestructible. Untap that creature.
0: Until end of turn, Gideon, Battle-Forged becomes a 4/4 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.
Game Informer preview. We don't think many gamers will argue too strenuously against a one-drop 2/1 which can flip into a 'walker without too much difficulty. White weenie just got another very decent choice in the arsenal.
Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, 2GG
Legendary Creature - Elf Warrior, Rare
Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen attacks, you gain 1 life for each attacking Elf you control.
"This is our land. We will not allow eyeblights to poison its beauty."
Escapist Magazine preview. We don't know exactly what a Daen may be, but we'd like to imagine it a Welsh Lord. If you were in the market for a mono-green Commander that lends itself to elf-ball shenanigans, look no further.
Pia and Kiran Nalaar, 2RR
Legendary Creature - Human Artificer, Rare
When Pia and Kiran Nalaar enters the battlefield put 2 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying onto the battlefield.
2R, Sacrifice an artifact: Pia and Kiran Nalaar deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
TouchArcade preview. Say hi to Chandra's dear mum and dad - and just like Batman, I think they're dead. Anywhoos, four mana for four power across three creatures (two of which are flying) is pretty damn good. In a pinch latter game you can push through extra lethal and burn face with a sac. We approve.
Some other Magic Origins spoilers 'n' previews out now -
Sphinx's Tutelage, 2U
Whenever you draw a card, target opponent puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. If they're both nonland cards that share a color, repeat this process.
5U: Draw a card, then discard a card.
"You've never considered the implications of dealing with another telepath, Jace."
Elemental Bond, 2G
Whenever a creature with power 3 or greater enters the battlefield under your control, draw a card.
"I want to help Zendikar. Show me the way." —Nissa Revane
Infernal Scarring, 1B
Enchantment - Aura, Common
Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has "When this creature dies, draw a card."
One who is marked by a demon in life is sure to be remembered as one in death.