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MBS Previews 1-21

Happy Friday MTG peeps,

Week one of Mirrodin Besieged spoilers 'n' previews is quickly coming to a close and at the time of this post we have 91 of 155 cards accounted for which means players are starting to develop a good idea of the set's potential and how the current standard game may change.

As we typically only post once per day (unless there's epic news), we suggest you follow us in Twitter (user - CopySix) as we provide fairly up to date news on rumors and confirmations of new cards under the '#mtgmbs' hashtag. Alternatively, drop by our Mirrodin Besieged spoiler dump page where we have the latest arts posted or our Mirrodin Besieged text spoiler which is also maintained very well.

Anywhoos - straight into the spoilers now and if you are heading out tonight to Friday Night Magic, have a blast.

Sword of Feast and Famine, 3
Artifact - Equipment, Mythic Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from black and from green.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card and you untap all lands you control.
Equip 2

This greatly aniticpated equipment has now been previewed over at StarCity Games. We had speculated about this sword about three weeks ago. Jason who had commented on the post was spot on in guessing the colours but we don't think anyone quite expected the discard / mana untap ability. If one were able to drop this in limited play and have it stick it would certainly be bombtastic but for standard constructed, we seriously think that it may only live in sideboards. Please do not pay more than $15 for this as it is just not worth it.

Psychosis Crawler, 5
Artifact Creature - Horror, Rare
Phyresis Crawler's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your hand.
Whenever you draw a card, each opponent loses 1 life.

This is the foil rare expected in the Doom Machine (
/) Intro Pack. This is an interesting card - a Phyrexian horror without the 'di rigeur' infect ability which most players will not like. We suggest that this still could work with the Phyresis infect aura but have to admit that being in the hole for seven mana is not worth it. We say meh for the standard environment and unless you have a strategy for massive card draws, this is not worth it.

Hero of Oxid Ridge, 2
Creature - Human Knight, Mythic Rare
Battle cry (Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.)
Whenever Hero of Oxid Ridge attacks, creatures with power 1 or less can't block this turn.

Having a hasty 4/2 come down on turn 4 or 3 (if you had some ramp) is decent. Being able to give a +1/+0 battlecry pump to your team is decent. Being able to shut down chump blockers with a power of 1 or less is bonkers. Wall of Omens is a popular card in our local meta-game right now - but not for long when Mirrodin Besieged gets released and the folks from Oxid Ridge sweeps in for some serious damage.

Creeping Corrosion, 2gg
Sorcery, Rare
Destroy all artifacts.

Dang! - Simple and effective. WoTC did a great job here in trying to balance the set. With such a mass of artifacts filling the slots in Scars of Mirrodin and Mirrodin Besieged, a mass removal was required. We loved the preview of Crush the other day - a common destroy all non-creature artifacts for one red was sweet but we suspected something better was on the way. Creeping Corrosion is all that and a bag of chips. We would be happy to open up this sorcery in a pack. We had a soft spot for the Shadowmoor Fracturing Gust but it was a card before it's time. This green Shatterstorm promises to see a lot of play in casual constructed and will be a bomb in limited.

White Sun's Zenith, X
Sorcery Rare
Put X 2/2 Cat creature tokens onto the battlefield. Shuffle White Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.

Sorry not officially previewed yet so consider this a rumour. We fairly certain that the art for this card was featured in the Mirran Orb of Insight. Anywhoos - let's yatter about this . . . SUDDENDLY - CATS! and a lot of them.

In fact quite a large litter is possibly and would be lovely to see this stick late game but if you were to have X equal anything less than four, the effect would be less than impressive and waaay to expensive for the kitties you would churn out. As Bob Barker always said spay and neuter your critters, unless you are sure to dump some serious mana into this feline token generator.

Finally, don't forget to plan your purchases - we suggest you always support your local store (so ya have a place to go when you're skipping class) but if there isn't one in you neck of the woods, get a good on-line retailer whom you can put in your Mirrodin Besieged pre-orders.


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