Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
It may be 'Taco Tuesday' to Lego-philes but here at MTG Realm, we are serving up more hot 'n' fresh Magic Origins spoilers and previews for all the rabid Magic: the Gathering gamers out there. Here is today's installment as collected from the mothersite and around the interwebs.
Hangarback Walker, XX
Artifact Creature - Construct, Rare
Hangarback Walker enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
When Hangarback Walker dies, put a 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature token with flying onto the battlefield for each +1/+1 counter on Hangarback Walker.
1,T: Put a +1/+1 counter on Hangarback Walker.
illus. Daarken # 229/272
MTG Reddit preview. Apparently we may make use of Windstorm from Khans of Tarkir with all the new thopter critters appearing in Magic Origins. Hangarback scales to late game but does not float our boat.
Gideon's Phalanx, 5WW
Put four 2/2 white Soldier tokens with vigilance onto the battlefield.
Spell Mastery - If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
Magic Japan preview. Too mana-expensive for standard but Commander fans may find the 'spell mastery' tech useful against board-wipes.
Disciple of the Rings, 3UU
Creature - Human Wizard, Mythic Rare
1, Exile an instant or sorcery card from your graveyard, choose one:
• Counter target non-creature spell unless it's controller pays 2
• Disciple of the Rings gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
• Tap target creature.
• Untap target creature.
illus. Clint Cearley # 053/272
PlanetMTG german preview. Nice control options which may sway late game play in your favour. Smells combo-riffic.
Talent of the Telepath, 2UU
Target opponent reveals the top seven cards of his or her library. You may cast an instant or sorcery card from among them without paying its mana cost. Then that player puts the rest into his or her graveyard.
Spell mastery - If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, you may cast up to two revealed instant and/or sorcery cards instead of one.
illus. Peter Mohracher # 78/272
Mothersite preview. Damn fine card here which is certain to see play in multiple formats.
Despoiler of Souls, BB
Creature - Horror, Rare
Despoiler of Souls can't block.
BB, Exile two other creature cards from your graveyard: Return Despoiler of Souls from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Rats and vultures devour. It desecrates.
illus. Chris Staples # 93/272
TCG Player preview. Meh - recursion is nice but not at this price.
Priest of the Blood Rite, 3BB
Creature - Human Cleric, Rare
When Priest of the Blood Rite enters the battlefield, put a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 2 life.
Some will sacrifice everything for but a taste of power.
illus. David Palumbo # 112/272
Mothersite preview. We can get on board with this powerful spell, even with the life-loss - we suggest you kill this priest off to more fully enjoy the token it produces.
Abbot of Keral Keep,1R
Creature - Human Monk, Rare
When Abbot of Keral Keep enters the battlefield, exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you may play that card.
illus. # 127/272
Hobby Consolas revista juegos preview. There may be a sweet place in a blue / red Izzet list which may allow you to manipulate the top of your library.
Scab-Clan Berserker, 1RR
Creature - Human Berserker, Rare
Haste, renown 1
Whenever an opponent casts a noncreature spell, if Scab-Clan Berserker is renowned, it deals 2 damage to that player.
illus. Dave Kendall # 160/272
iPlayMTG simplified Chinese spoiler. Decent card - never underestimate the power of damage generated by static abilities.
Animist's Awakening, XG
Reveal the top X cards of your library. Put all land cards from among them onto the battlefield tapped and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
Spell Master - If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, untap those lands.
illus. Chris Rahn # 169/272
Mothersite preview. Solid mana-ramp tech here - perhaps a green / red build may be beneficial.
Evolutionary Leap, 1G
G, Sacrifice a creature: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card into your hand and each other card revealed this way on the bottom of your library in a random order.
illus. Chris Rahn # 176/272
Hareuya MTG Japan preview. Not a bad way to dig for a creature to answer a stalled board state but perhaps leaving a bit too much to chance here.
Gaea's Revenge, 5GG
Creature - Elemental, Rare
Gaea's Revenge can't be countered.
Gaea's Revenge can't be the target of nongreen spells or abilities from nongreen sources.
illus. Kekai Kotaki # 177/272
WotC Elaine Chase preview. Sweet beater promising to side-step a number of control options - that mana cost though.
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