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Origins Spoiler 6-25

Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

Another slew of Magic Origins previews out again today which should make Magic: the Gathering players rather happy.  Perhaps the big news from the mothersite is what we are to expect for this core set's rare land cycle - so let's read on !
Demonic Pact, 2BB
Enchantment, Mythic Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, choose one that hasn't been chosen —
• Demonic Pact deals 4 damage to target creature or player and you gain 4 life.
• Target opponent discards two cards.
• Draw two cards.
• You lose the game.
illus. Aleksi Briclot # 93/272

Twitter Preview (Walk the Planes?).  This design reportedly based upon the WotC 'You Make the Card' (YMTC) event.  Great design and all modes are very cool, including the last one.
Helm of the Gods, 1
Artifact - Equipment, Rare
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each enchantment you control.
Equip 1
The blessings conferred by it rival the number of stars in Nyx.
illus. Anthony Palumbo # 230/272

Big Magic Preview.  Ermagherd Enchantress artifact goodness, and yes, we will want a few copies of this one.

Archangel of Tithes, 1WWW
Creature - Angel, Mythic Rare
As long as Archangel of TIthes is untapped, creatures can't attack you or a planeswalker you control unless their controller pays 1 for each of those creatures.
As long as Archangel of Tithes is attacking, creatures can't block unless their controller pays 1 for each of those creatures.
illus. Cynthia Sheppard # 4/272

Gathering Magic preview.  Mythic Rare is mythic and promises to have an immediate impact as soon as it lands and sticks to the battlefield.
Woodland Bellower, 4GG
Creature - Beast, Mythic Rare
When Woodland Bellower enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a nonlegendary green creature card with converted mana cost of 3 or less and put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.
illus. Jasper Sandner # 207/272

Magic EU Twitter preview.  We like this but cannot imagine very much influence this may have upon standard constructed when the tutor is limited to a 3CMC.
Exquisite Firecraft, 1RR
Sorcery, Rare
Exquisite Firecraft deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
Spell mastery - If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, Exquisite Firecraft can't be countered by spells or abilities.
illus. Chase Stone # 143/272

Mothersite Preview.  Rather decent burn with conditional 'un-counterable' text.
Alhammarret's Archive, 5
Legendary Artifact
If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.
If you would draw a card except the first one you draw in each of your draw steps, draw two cards instead.
It contains the totality of Alhammarret's notes, theories, and ponderings.
illus. Richard Wright # 221/272

Mothersite Preview.  We are much excited to apply this to a Commander deck we have. 

Enemy colored painlands: five rare dual lands with "Tap: Add 1 to your mana pool. Tap: Add C or D to your mana pool. This card deals 1 damage to you." Here, C and D are enemy colors of mana — Caves of Koilos, Shivan Reef, Llanowar Wastes, Battlefield Forge and Yavimaya Coast (reprinted from Magic 2015).
Out today as well are these non-rare cards -
Citadel Castellan, Valeron Wardens and Unholy Hunger.


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