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Innistrad Spoiler 2

Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

We have again for you today three brand-spanking new Magic the Gathering cards which you can throw on the Innistrad spoiler pyre to light your imagination. It is a bit difficult to judge a card without the other missing pieces - is it jank, standard / extended constructed worthy, or will it fit nicely in a Commander deck? We leave you to decide and flavour the posts with our own brand of wittless inanity.

Stromkirk Noble,
Creature - Vampire, Rare
Stromkirk Noble can't be blocked by Humans.
When Stromkirk Noble deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
"A responsible king walks among his subjects." Illus. James Ryman

This art is supreme and begs to accompanied with the text 'Haters gonna Hate'. This Anne Rice Lestat vampire is totally pimpwalking through the humans here. Yep - right in the middle of day too and not going all disco like Twilight's fang-faced Eddie Cullen. Anywhoos - we like the idea of a one-drop vamp. We also like that with humans being a major trbe in Innistrad, this may balance things out a bit. What we are unsure of is just how to play this - should we draw out a opponent's kill / removal spell or will there be a Whispersilk Cloak available in the new set to allow this 1/1 fang-banger to grow into a monster.

We've seen this guy before - featured as a Persian bang-chucker in our favourite anachronistically incorrect film '300' where he lobs holy hand grenades for King Xerxes. Apparently, he now works for the Skirsdag cult on Innistrad spawning demons . . . kewl.

Skirsdag High Priest, 1
Creature - Human Cleric, Rare
Morbid - {T}, tap two untapped creatures you control: Put a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying onto the battlefield. Activate this ability only if a creature died this turn.
"Thraben's pleas fall of deaf ears. Ours do not." Illus. Jason A. Engle #117/264

Here's a preview from Channel Fireball featuring that new 'morbid' tech. We would count ourselves among the unhappy should we pull this from a booster pack's rare slot. It is not very practical in the standard environment for one - kill off a critter and ensure you have the High Priest and two other creatures available to tap. Now - when we consider a Commander build with this fella, we most whole-heartedly approve - this will make a splash.

Rooftop Storm, 5
Enchantment, Rare
You may pay 0 rather than pay the mana cost for Zombie creature spells you cast.
"Let those idiot priests tremble! A new era in unlife begins here and now. Oglor, raise the lightning vane!" -- Stitcher Geralf Illus. John Stanko #71/264

Our socks got wet with all the flavour sloshing out of this card. Mad scientist, dark evening, and BAMF! - suddenly Zombies. Again - this would totally suck to get stuck with this in a limited or constructed game as it is arriving simply too late for the party but dang - this is really screaming to be a key card in a Zombie Commander deck.

That's it for now, ensure you keep checking back often for updates on our Innistrad Spoiler List and our Twitter feed. MTG Mint Card also does a great job keeping up to speed to deliver the latest new cards on their Facebook Page.


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