Happy Monday MTG peeps,
As of Friday, last week, the entire Oath of the Gatewatch set has now been previewed and may be viewed over on the mothersite's Card Image Gallery (linked here). We spent any free time we had over the weekend going through the new cards to evaluate just what we wanted to pick up for Standard and Commander, as well as what to look to build with in our PreRelease pool.
To get the when / when / what of PreRelease, ask at your local gaming store or pop on over to this page over on the mothersite. Our only advice for you on the PreRelease for this post is to realise that there are a number of really solid cards which may be very suitable to build around / incorporate in your decklist. As most of your pool will be commons and uncommons, look for creatures with evasion such as Makindi Aeronaut (a 1/3 flyer for 1W) or perhaps Goblin Freerunner (3/2 creature with manace that has an alternate casting cost with the 'surge' mechanic). Modal spells which give you a choice such as Warping Wall, or spot removal such as Spatial Contortion are solid choices as well. Also make certain you do not trade away high value cards such as Thought-Knot Seet, Oath of Nissa, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar or Kozilek, the Great Distortion unless you are getting a fair deal out of it.
Prerelease: January 16–January 17, 2016
Prerelease Pack Contents:
• 4x Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs
• 2x Battle for Zendikar booster packs
• 1x randomized, date-stamped, premium promo card (this may from any rare or mythic rare in the set).
• 1s Spindown Life Counter
• 1x deckbuilding advice insert
Oath of the Gatewatch also features 20 more very rare Zendikar Expeditions cards. Should you crack one of these open, we suggest you go crazy and act like you've just won the lottery.
– 12:00 am(Friday Midnight)
– 10:00 am
– 3:00 pm – Two-Headed Giant
– 7:30 pm
– 11:00 am
– 4:00 pm – Two-Headed Giant
For just $35, there is also really great support for the prize pool -
4-0 record receive 16 packs OGW
3-0-1 record receive 12 packs OGW
3-1 record receive 8 packs OGW