Happy Monday MTG peeps,
Hope all had a great weekend. Our weekend kicked off with Friday Night Magic at our local gaming store, OMG! Games here in Barrie, Ontario where our Hardened Scales decklist performed decent and took third place. We certainly did not take the rest of the weekend off but remained ever vigilant for any Shadows Over Innistrad previews being revealed. There was two additional previews over the weekend which was immediately reposted to our MTG Realm blog.
Invocation of Saint Traft, 1WU
Enchantment - Aura, Rare
Enchanted creature has "Whenever this creature attacks, put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield tapped and attacking. Exile that token at end of combat."
Late day preview from Wizards MTG Twitter. The only thing which would have made this excellent nod to the original Geist of Satint Traft is having the aura give the enchanted creature hexproof as well.
Corrupted Tombstone, 2
Corrupted Tombstone enters the battlefield tapped.
T: Choose a color of a card in your graveyard. Add one mana of that color to your mana pool.
Hareruya MTG preview. Great mana rock in a variety of different formats.
Burn from Within, XR
Burn from Within deals X damage to target creature or player. If a creature is dealt damage this way, it loses indestructible until end of turn. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.
MTG APAC preview. Solid burn spell and great spot removal for some of those indestructible critters.
Tireless Tracker, 2G
Creature - Human Soldier, Rare
Whenever a land enters the battlefield under you control, investigate. (Put a colourless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with "2, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
Whenever you sacrifice a Clue, put a +1/+1 counter on Tireless Tracker.
Mothersite preview. If you like Clues, then tune in to this card which is expected to not only generate those clue sac 'n' draw artifacts but also provide a hard counter pump for the Tracker here.
Sin Prodder, 2R
Creature - Devil, Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library. Any opponent may have you put that card into your graveyard. If a player does, Sin Prodder deals damage to that player equal to that card's converted mana cost. Otherwise, put that card into your hand.
Mothersite preview. Not that bad as a potential draw engine - especially for red. The potential snag here is that you may need to put a land you need into the graveyard so plan ahead.
Engulf the Shore, 3U
Return to their owners' hand all creatures with toughness less than or equal to the number of Islands you control.
Pure MTGO preview. Notice Cthulhu saying wassup in that monster wave? This card is certain to be part of control.
Rare allied-land cycle previewed by the MTG EU community managers. These 'Show' or 'Reveal' lands are five rare dual lands that enter the battlefield tapped, unless you reveal a land with the corresponding basic land type from your hand. These could be playable in Modern as one could potentially reveal a dual land (a card with two lands in the type line) to have this come into play ready to tap for mana. Along with the uncommon enemy colour taplands, the set looks great.
Non-Rares revealed today -
• Convene the Race - Orgoglio Nerd (Italian) preview.
• Ulvenwald Mysteries - mothersite preview