Happy Thursday MTG peeps,
We hope all fellow Canadians among our followers have had a pleasant Canada Day yesterday and to our American cousins to the south, we wish a safe 'n' happy Independence Day weekend.
Given the good showing of artifacts and Enchantments in this next and last core set, we hope to be able to go with Thopters (and what-not) during the PreRelease event at our local gaming store, OMG! Games here in Barrie and perhaps even take a run with a Constellation / Enchantment strategy in the new standard. Aywhoos, Let us get straight into Magic Origins spoilers and previews -
Dan Barrett, WotC EU minion does a Magic Duels: Origins digital game walk-through AppSpy Pete which floats out another 15 Magic Origins cards -
Akroan Sergeant - ? red human soldier, first strike, renown 1.
Ampryn Tactician - white 3/3 human soldier, +1/+1 your creatures eotb.
Anchor to the Æther - blue sorcery target creature library top, scry 1.
Bone to Ash - blue creature counter, draw card.
Calculated Dismissal - blue counter unless 3, spell mastery.
Call of the Full Moon - red aura +3/+2, nerf if opp cast 2+ spells.
Consul's Lieutenant - white human soldier, first strike, renown 1, conditional +1/+1 pump to attacking creatures.
Guardian Automaton - 3/3 construct, 3 life when dead.
Knightly Valor - white aura +2/+2 vigilance with 2/2 knight token.
Kytheon's Tactics - white sorcery creatures +2/+1, spell mastery.
Screeching Skaab - blue zombie, self mill 2.
Sigil of Valor - equipment +1/+1 if swinging alone.
Sigiled Starfish - 0/3 tap to scry 1.
Suppression Bonds - white aura threat shutdown.
Totem-Guide Hartebeest - antelope enchantment tutor.
Mage-Ring Responder, 7
Artifact Creature - Golem, Rare
Mage-Ring Responder doesn't untap during your untap step.
7: Untap Mage-Ring Responder.
Whenever Mage-Ring Responder attacks, it deals 7 damage to target creature defending player controls.
illus. Adam Paquette # 232/272
LoadingReadyRun preview - All Hail the DurdleBot !! Big, bulky, akward like that introvert linebacker. You could use a recursion tech like Whip of Erebos or perhaps an un-tapper like Kiora's Follower to reset but we don't think this would pass muster for most.
~Sigil of the Empty Throne, 3WW
Whenever you cast an enchantment spell, put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
When Asha left Bant, she ensured that the world would have protection and order in her absence.
illus. Cyril Van Der Haegen # 31/272
Chinese MTG Facebook preview. We loved this card in Conflux and hope to make the most of the enchantments in Magic Origins and of course with Theros block before rotation, perhaps even floating a constellation build that actually may not be rubbish.
Creature - Human Wizard, Rare
Whenever a creature an opponent controls becomes the target of a spell or ability you control, gain control of that creature for as long as you control Willbreaker.
"Master your mind, or I shall master it for you."
illus. Dan Scott # 84/272
Mothersite preview. Rather interesting and potentially powerful should you fire off a spell targeting multiple creatures like Curse of the Swine or an Icy Blast.
New non-rare Magic Origins cards out today includes -
• Foundry of the Consuls - Uncommon Land tapping for a colorless or paying five, sac and giving two thopters.
Some reprints to be included -
• Celestial Flare - good white combat trick.
• Negate - blue counter staple.
• Nantuko Husk - everyone's fav zombie insect.
• Smash to Smithereens - red artifact hate
• Might of the Masses - solid green pump.