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Innistrad Spoiler 1

Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,

The latest Magic the Gathering set, Innistrad, is now being officially previewed on the mothership but fans of the game have been busy speculating and pouring over the odd spoiler for some time. If you're just getting your head into the new spoiler season, ensure you catch up by dropping by our continually updated Innistrad Spoiler List as well as checking out recent entries like the Innistrad Minisite post.

Today we wish to yatter about the new rare cycle of enemy colour dual lands. These new lands are similar to the current cycle of allied colour lands we've played with since the M10 Core Set in that they are nonbasic lands that produces two colors of mana and will come into play tapped unless the player already controls one of the two lands they tap for.

The Innistrad dual lands are:

Clifftop Retreat – /
Hinterland Harbor – /
Isolated Chapel – /
Sulfur Falls – /
Woodland Cemetary – /

Enough yattering - let's look at the amazing art on these . . .

Moving on, we have two other cards from today's preview on the mothership -

Mentor of the Meek, 2
Creature - Human Soldier, Rare
Whenever another creature with power 2 or less enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay 1. If you do, draw a card.

A 2/2 for 3 mana just simply sucks but the ability to draw a card or 'cantrip' when you drop a weenie, things heat up considerably. Imagine having Mentor in play, casting Puresteel Paladin then drawing two cards - dang! If you're lucky, that Germ token will draw you yet another card. This cards looks great.

Reaper from the Abyss, 3
Creature - Demon, Mythic Rare
Morbid - At the beginning of each end step, if a creature died this turn, destroy target non-demon creature.

Here is a showcase of the new Innistrad ability word 'Morbid' which simply provides a stated effect to a creature if another creature died teh turn this came into the battlefield. At the beginning of each end step, Reaper will kill off a non-demon creature - meaning that this will make your opponent feel uncomfortable - this also means that if your opponent's last creature took a dirt nap, this effect will come looking for you and you had better hope you only had demon creatures on your side of the game table. Altough we like this card, we would rather just stick with a core set Titan which not only is cheaper but also does not have a such a challenging trigger.

That's it for now - if we come across any Innistrad spoiler tidbit we will pass it along via TWITTER, alternatively, just drop by again tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel.

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