Happy Sunday MTG peeps,
We had to work all day Saturday (and a chunk of Sunday) which means we were not in front of all the Battle for Zendikar spoilers 'n' previews coming out of PAX Prime in Seattle. Fear not, as we are going to summarise all the lovely Magic: the Gathering news from PAX as well as from other previewers over the weekend.
First up - get a load of the Battle for Zendikar trailer !
We should also tell you about the 'Six things you need to know about Battle for Zendikar' from MTG EU co-ord -
Righto - Let's get to some of the new Battle for Zendikar cards -
The rare dual lands is templated after this fashion - Add X or Y to your mana pool. Z(land card) enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.
Prairie Stream - The continent of Ondu is a vast plateau criscrossed by deep trenches and meandering rivers.
Sunken Hollow - On the continent of Tazeem, rushing waters plunge through narrow canyons into mist-cloaked lakes.
Smoldering Marsh - The continent of Guul Draz is a geothermal swampland reeking of heat and decay.
Cinder Glade - On the volcanic continent of Akoum, bizarre vegetation clusters around gas vents, and jagged mountain peaks rise high into the air.
Canopy Vista - The continent of Murasa lies beneath a blanket of dense vegetation, its enormous branches tangled so thickly that some inhabitants never see the ground.
. . . . And now for some of the other cards !
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, 2WW
Planeswalker - Gideon, Mythic Rare
+1: Until end of turn, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar becomes a 5/5 Human Soldier Ally creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.
0: Put a 2/2 white Knight Ally creature token onto the battlefield.
-4: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +1/+1."
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, 10
Legendary Creature - Eldrazi, Mythic Rare
When you cast Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, exile two target permanents.
Whenever Ulamog attacks, defending player exiles the top twenty cards of his or her library.
A force as voracious as time itself.
Omnath, Locus of Rage, 3RRGG
Legendary Creature - Elemental, Rare
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a 5/5 red and green Elemental creature token onto the battlefield.
Whenever Omnath, Locus of Rage or another Elemental you control dies, Omnath deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
Ruinous Path, 1BB
Destroy target creature or planeswalker.
Awaken 4—5BB (If you cast this spell for 5BB, also put four +1/+1 counters on target land you control and it becomes a 0/0 Elemental creature with haste. It's still a land.)
Radiant Flames, 2 R
Converge — Radiant Flames deals X damage to each creature, where X is the number of colors of mana spent to cast Radiant Flames.
Oran-Rief Hydra, 4GG
Creature - Hydra, Rare
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Oran-Rief Hydra. If that land is a Forest, put two +1/+1 counters on Oran-Rief Hydra instead.
Blight Herder, 5
Creature - Eldrazi Processor, Rare
When you cast Blight Herder, you may put two cards your opponents own from exile into their owners' graveyards. If you do, put three 1/1 colorless Eldrazi Scion creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add 1 to your mana pool."
Barrage Tyrant, 4R
Creature - Eldrazi, Rare
Devoid (This card has no color.)
2R, Sacrifice another colorless creature: Barrage Tyrant deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target creature or player.