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Hour of Devastation Spoilers 6-23

Happy Friday MTG peeps.  

It is a friendlier Magic: the Gathering standard format for us after those recent bannings, so we have returned to our fav pastime of innovating some standard rogue decklists which we'll take along to Friday Night Magic this evening to OMG! Games, here in Barrie, Ontario.  For now, check out some pretty sweet flavour text on Torment of Scarabs

Like a carpet unfolding for their god, 
the scarabs poured out of the necropolis.

Today's Hour of Devastation previews assembled here for your review - 

First up - Gathering Magic - Mike Linnemann and Ant Tessitore Preview (link to great podcast right here).

Sinuous Striker - 2U 2/2 SNEK Warrior, U to +1/-1 pump, Eternalize 3UU.  Not too terrible, and certainly welcome later in the game to bring the nope-rope back into play.

Proven Combatant - U 1/1 human warrior with Eternalize 4UU.  Good chump fodder up front, and replay it's zombie mirror late game, if one were to survive turn six.

Nimble Obstructionist
2U, Flash, flying 3/1 BIRB, cycling 2U - when you cycle this, counter target activated or triggered ability you don't control.  A flash flyer with that toughness may lead to a few good combat tricks.  Love that this can put out a Planeswalker activation.

Torment of Hailfire
XBB, Each opponets loses 3 life unless that player sacrifices a non-land permanent or discards a card / repeat 'X' times.  Dman fine finisher in commander and might also see some fringe play in Standard.

2B sorcery, choice (1) target opponent exiles a creature they control, or (2) target opponent reveals and you choose a nonland card to exile.  Flavour text here is delicious.  Promises to be a solid choice in a sideboard.

Struggle // Survive - 2R Instant with a Ground Assault effect to ping a critter equal to the number of lands you control.  Aftermath 1G, plows your yard back into each player's library.  

Farm // Market - 2W Instant destroy target attacking creature with Aftermath 2U to draw 2 / discard 2.

Torment of Scarabs - 3B Curse on an opponent, lose 3 life unlesss they sacrifice a nonland permanent or discards a card.

Torment of Venom - 2BB Instant putting 3 -1/-1 counters on target creature, with the owner losing 3 life unless he or she sacrifices another nonland permanent or discards a card.


1 comment:

Anne Noise said...

Your text for Sinuous Striker has U: +1/+1, but it's -1/-1. :D