Popular Posts


Conflux Spoiler 24

I just got an eMail from Naya Matca League and apparently they want 'Moar Spoilers', so buckle up and let's go.

Just catching up on some recent Conflux spoilers hitting the boards. We have quite a number of new cards being served on the MTG spoiler buffet to put under our scrutiny. There will be ample time to fully evaluate all the cards latter but let us have a brief look at the mettle of these and what they may bring to the game.

Mirror-Sigil Sergeant, 5W
Creature - Rhino Soldier, Mythic Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control a blue permanent, you may put a token into play that's a copy of Mirror-Sigil Sergeant.

This super-smash rhino screams for inclusion in your blue-white control decks. Perhaps you could even throw on a Protective Bubble (3U) to give it shroud and make it unblockable to satisfy the token generating condition. Anyway - I'm giving it two thumbs up for fun.

Scattershot Archer, G
Creature - Elf Archer, Common
Tap : Scattershot Archer deals 1 damage to each creature with flying.

As there is such a hatred of Bitterblossom tokens, this archer is much welcome to the fray. It is a one drop for a healthy 1/2 and provides a tim-shot to keep the skies clear of those pesky faeries.

Scaellum Archers, 2G
Creature - Elf Archer, Uncommon
{R}{W},Tap : Sacellum Archers deals two damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

Scaellum Archers . . . meh. I was hoping for something more along the lines of Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile - maybe I'm just greedy.

Aven Squire, 1W
Creature - Bird Soldier Common
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Although some may say 'meh', a two-drop for a 2/2 is still a decent card, when you also consider this fills out a very critical space for an early-game flier, why now your cooking. This promises to see action in most exalted type or even bant-ramp decks.

Gluttunous Slime, 2G
Creature - Ooze, Uncommon
Devour 1

Wait . . . Wha ? Flash ? - Can ya scream 'Surprise Blocker' ! This flash / devour thing could get interesting play -

Grixis Illusionist, U
Creature - Human Wizard, Common
Tap : Target land becomes the basic land type of your choice until end of turn.

This sort of mana utility card promises to be standard fare in most decks sporting those crazy multi-colour rainbow critters and spells.

Corrupted Roots, B
Enchantment - Aura, Uncommon
Enchant Forest or Plains
Whenever enchanted land becomes tapped, its controller loses 2 life.

Since Sigil of the Empty Throne was spoiled early this month, I know players have been looking into busting as many cheap enchantments into their decks as possible. This card unfortunately does not really deliver considering the significant decrease of basic lands being played but may still find its way into sideboards.

Asha's Favor, 2W
Enchantment - Aura, Common
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has flying, first strike, and vigilance.

I'm a big fan of auras and I like what I'm seeing here.

Telemin Performance, 3UU
Sorcery Rare
Target opponent reveals cards from the top of his or her library until a creature card has been revealed. Put all noncreature cards revealed this way into that player's graveyard, then put the creature card into play under your control.

Like many other Conflux rares we've seen, this card will only find a home in s fairly specific deck or as a defence against a spefic deck. The rules on this card might well as read 'Destroy target opponent's Creatureless Control deck'. If you are running a 5CC or planeswalkers type of deck, watch out for this card - it may hurt. This may also be tweaked into in a Sanity Grinding deck perhaps.

Stay tuned for more MTG Conflux spoilers and I'll see ya at FNM tonight.

No comments: