Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
After yesterday's revelations for Eldritch Moon, we needed to take some time to re-read the Emrakul Rises story and the Eldrazi threat to the Plane of Innistrad in the form of Emrakul, the Promised End. We've also watched the Eldritch Moon Trailer a few times to let it all settle in and trying to wrap our noodle around how Liliana, and perhaps not the Oath of the Gatewatch Planeswalkers (Gideon, Jace, Chandra and Nissa) may be Innistrad's last hope.
Which brings us to an interesting point. On the Wizards Play Network, geared toward supporting Magic: the Gathering retailers, if one were to select Portuguese and view the large poster choices for retailers, you can see the one poster with the name "Liliana, a Última Esperança". This translates to Liliana, the Last Hope - perhaps the proper card name when finally previewed.
Anywhoos, we do have to catch up with yesterday's news. There were two additional Eldritch Moon cards previewed in addition to that of Emrakul - here they are now -
You may choose an Eldrazi card you own from outside the game or in exile, reveal that card, and put it into your hand.
At Nahiri's call, Emrakul traversed the vast emptiness between the planes and arrived on Innistrad.
illus. Jaime Jones # 51/205
Kimberly Kreines preview. Very appropriately flavoured card when paired with her story 'Emrakul Rises' posted yesterday. Very interesting Eldrazi fetch card - Just keep your binder within reach and you are good to go. Seems good for standard format, but when you open this up to Modern or other formats, you are cooking with gas. At this point, you can now grab Eldrazi non-creature spells - tribal spells, such as Eldrazi Conscription or All Is Dust. Very powerful indeed.
Legendary Creature - Human Werewolf
Whenever this creature enters the battlefield or transforms into Ulrich of the Krallenhorde, target creature gets +4/+4 until end of turn.
At the beginning of each upkeep, if no spells were cast last turn, transform Ulrich of the Krallenhorde.
illus. Slawomir Maniak # 191/205
Ulrich, Uncontested Alpha
Legendary Creature - Werewolf
Whenever this creature transforms into Ulrich, Uncontested Alpha, you may have it fight target non-Werewolf creature you don't control.
At the beginning of each upkeep, if a player cast two or more spells last turn, transform Ulrich, Uncontested Alpha.
illus. Slavomir Maniak # 191/205
Twitter @wizards_magic preview. The ship has come in for Magic: the Gathering players who were pining after a legendary werewolf. Card looks good and time will tell is Standard likes it or an EDH player will go for a red / green 'Fight' decklist with Ulrich here as Commander. We have dreams of Ulrich transforming with Xenagos, God of Revels on the field and swinging in as a hasty 12/12.
Speaking of Ulrich, here is a lovely art from Josu Hernaiz for Ulrich's Kindred from Shadows Over Innistrad