Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
Episode 4 of the Shadows over Innistrad story is up on the mothersite now. WotC staffer Michael Yichao has delivered an outstanding story and we suggest you make tracks over to this page to read. Beyond the cautionary advisement of not to linger too near the dangerous waters, we want to now take you to today's round-up of new Shadows Over Innistrad cards -
The Gitrog Monster, 3BG
Legendary Creature - Frog Horror, Mythic Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice The Gitrog Monster unless you sacrifice a land.
You may play an additional land on each of your turns.
Whenever one or more land cards are put into your graveyard from anywhere, draw a card.
Mothersite preview. We can easily see some Commander players giving this a try in a Golgari landfall strategy. Very interesting and fun build-around challenge.
Altered Ego, X2GU
Creature - Shapeshifter, Rare
Altered Ego can't be countered.
You may have Altered Ego enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield except it enters with X additional +1+1 counters
Sheldon Menery / Magic Judge preview. Very cool slow-roll puzzle piece preview here by-the-way. This seems like a decent enough Simic clone but some would argue it may be a little on the expensive side with 4 cmc. We think that the extra and optional hard counters and the 'can't be countered' ability justifies this cost.
Forgotten Creation, 4U
Zombie - Horror, Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may discard your hand. If you do, draw that many cards.
Ligamagic (Brazil) preview - Portuguese rough translation. Another decent zombie and we certainly appreciate the 'may' discard to help filter the right cards into your hand.
Prized Amalgam, 1UB
Creature - Zombie, Rare
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, if it entered from your graveyard or you cast it from your graveyard, return Prized Amalgam from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped at the beginning of the next end step.
Tolarian Community Colledge preview. Amalgam (not the metallurgical definition) is a combination or blend of diverse thingys. Damn interesting card here which may be a part of a standard constructed repetitive reanimation list with support from the likes of Diregraf Colossus, Geralf's Masterpiece and Relentless Dead. There may also be a shot for Modern as well with Gravecrawler and Stir the Grave. In other news, the Zombie art from Karl Kopinski could be dead Tony Stark.
Inexorable Mass, 2G
Creature - Ooze, Rare
Delirium - Whenever Inexorable Mass attacks and there are at least four card types among cards in your graveyard, put a 3/3 green Ooze creature token onto the battlefield tapped and attacking.
JeuxVideo preview. When you see French text 'engagé et attaquant', get hyped. We love that these decent sized tokens don't evap at end of turn but sticks around. Seems strong with the only downside to ensure you get the delirium tech going to churn tokens.
Scourge Wolf, RR
Creature - Wolf Horror, Rare
Delirium - Scourge Wolf has double strike as long as there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard.
MTG Goldfish preview. Is Umbrella Corporation up to its evil shenanigans again? This is that mutant mutt Ryan Reynolds (character Hannibal King) meets in the 2004 film Blade: Trinity. That or someone forgot to evac Rover during take your pet to work day at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. Suggested serving is in a red deck wins list or perhaps even wolf tribal.
Other non-rare cards out today include :
• Howlpack Resurgence
• Vessel cycle - see below -
All inexpensive Enchantments (cmc 2 or less in the case of the green one) which has an activated cost to sacrifice for an effect.
• White - Vessel of Ephemera
• Blue - Vessel of Paramnesia
• Black - Vessel of Malignity
• Red - Vessel of Volatility
• Green - Vessel of Nascency