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Worldwake Previews 1-19

Happy Tuesday all,
We are now firmly placed on day two of week one ofthe official Worldwake previews. Today netted us a lovely mythic rare beasty, a white Ally, and a much-maligned vampire. To boot, Ken Nagle also tweeted the community about that monstrous three drop green critter.

All that and a bag 'o' chips - Let's go . . .

Novablast Wurm, 3
Creature - Wurm, Mythic Rare
Whenever Novablast Wurm attacks, destroy all other creatures.

mmmOK . . . Does this look like a Day of Judgement on legs ? Big legs at that - and a repeatable effect. This looks like one of those Mythics which are actually mythic and we wanna get me some ! It would have been nice to have Enlisted Wurm cascade into this but that would be rather greedy. If you are going to play this, ensure you have a Dauntless Escort out and ready to sac to exponentially increase the epic pain you are about to deliver.

Abyssal Persecutor, 2
Creature - Demon Mythic Rare
Flying, trample
You can't win the game and your opponents can't lose the game.

This was slid over to the community via twitter. You know - this looks kind of good. We suggest that when you play it, protect the heck out of it with Indestructibility or that new Canopy Cover - anything - and then when you finally have that strong board condition, sac it via Bone Splinters, Gatekeeper of Malakir, whatever for the win.

Hada Freeblade,
Creature - Human Soldier Ally, Uncommon
Whenever Hada Freeblade or another Ally enters the battlefield under your control, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Hada Freeblade.

Is it just us or are the Zendikar / Worldwake Allies kinda boring ? Don't get us wrong - a well constructed deck can be an effective weapon in the right hands but it just seems that the 'fun factor' is a bit lower on this quasi tribe than other popular casual constructed decks.

Pulse Tracker,
Creature - Vampire Rogue, Common
Whenever Pulse Tracker attacks, each opponent loses 1 life.

This had popped up on the forums and was immediately dismissed as pure fakery. Apparently many commentators charged that the card was fabricated from details distilled from the customary 'Name and Number Crunch' shortly after it went up. Some others also made some comments as to the art. Not only are these folks eating their foots, the artist is likely crying too - way to go guys. As for the card - we say good in sealed and forget about it in constructed.

Leatherback Baloth,
Creature - Beast, Uncommon

Yep - there's that power creep. Proper mana acceleration via Birds of Paradise or Noble Hierarch guarantees you drop this on turn two. We suggest you throw the new Worldwake Aura, Canopy Cover on this to make your opponent squirm. We have had this thing for some time ever since a store owner gave away this as a DCI (alternate art) promo to a card store customer in East Asia. We now have the real art not sure which one we like best - perhaps the promo this time.
Now for something else which was on the radar recently . . .

Apparently, there may be a very slim possibility of scoring this nice little piece of swag if you hit up a Worldwake Pre-Release. For the moment however, it appears that the only place confirmed to have it is Cascade Games who are organising the pre-release events out in Seattle . . .

Yep - that there is a Worldwake 'make-it-yourself' deck box. We LOVE arts & crafts time !! If you click on the image to get a larger image, you will note some card arts we have yet to see . . . very cool.
And lastly, some MaRo Worldwake tidbits from Twitter . . .

Tweet : In #Worldwake, there is a 6/6 demon with flying and trample for four mana. He does have a bit of a wicked drawback though.

Tweet : There is a card in #Worldwake with the following snippet of text: "Kraken, Leviathan, Octopus, or Serpent".

Tweet : Phyrexian Dreadnaught is the one-drop creature with the largest power/toughness (12/12). Until #Worldwake releases that is.


Unknown said...

I don't know why you're bashing the new soldier allies. I have a soldier deck that has rocked FNM plenty of times and I need some more soldier allies to pump the kazandu blademaster. Can't wait for worldwake to hit the shelves, I pre-ordered 2 boxes from my local card shop not even realizing some of the power that it will bring to ALL of my decks

Mr Dude said...

oh no! a dual colored creature!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the benefit of the new Demon. You can't win and your opponent(s) can't lose... that isn't bad? Wouldn't you want it to say that you can't lose and your opponents can't win?

Anonymous said...

Obviously, a 6/6 flyer with trample for a measly 4 mana needs to have a serious drawback. That's why it won't let you win the game. It's still an awesome card that just screams for a good combo. Luckily there are more than enough cards that can get rid of it. Bone splinters and Fleshbag Marauder come to mind first.