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Innistrad Spoilers 7

Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,

We have four additional Innistrad rares for today's post to share with you today. This horror classic themed set may very well be the most flavour-intense Magic the Gathering set we've sunk our fangs into in recent memory. It seems like every evil abomination and holy warrior to grace the pages of books or film screens in the last several decades have mustered to report to the game table. Anywhoos - let's get onto the reason why you've clicked on over to MTG Realm today . . .


Bloodline Keeper
, 2

Creature - Vampire, Rare
: Put a 2/2 black Vampire creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
: Transform Bloodline Keeper.
Activate this ability only if you control five or more vampires.
/ transform /
Lord of Lineage
Other Vampire creatures you control get +2/+2.
: Put a 2/2 black Vampire creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

This Vampire Lord kicks butt and takes name on the games table and promises to be included in every vampire deck players will assemble. Not only does this bomb create 2/2 vampire tokens, they're tokens with flying which means this promises to deliver games in limited. The magic really happens with a player-controlled transform mechanic which provides a +2/+2 pump to all those tokens you just created. We seriously think this has a solid chance in standard constructed, especially since players have the opportunity to drop Swiftfoot Boots on the field and giving the lord hexproof and haste. Expect great things here.

Kessig Cagebreakers, 4
Creature - Human Rogue, Rare
Whenever Kessig Cagebreakers attacks, put a 2/2 green Wolf creature token onto the battlefield tapped and attacking for each creature card in your graveyard.

Here is a preview from the folks over at MTG Cast. Is it us or is there some weird PETA thing going on in the flavour here? Anywhoos, like the fanger before, this card will likely benefit from equipment such as Swiftfoot Boots. We were hesitant at first prefering a EOTB effect but realising that the 2/2 wolf tokens tokens generated when this guy swings is commensurate with the number of creatures in your graveyard. This card promises to deliver a massive swarm of tokens in the correct build.

Nephalia Drownyard
Land, Rare
{T}: Add 1 to your mana pool.
1{U}{B}, {T}: Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Nothing much to see here. We were sort of hoping to see something a bit more for this allied-coloured rare land. The green-white land provides loads of +1/+1 counters, the red-green is pumpn 'n trample, the blue-white provides 1/1 flying tokens, and this just mills three cards . . . what gives ? We guess it may be OK in a limited game but we will pass for now.

Evil Twin, 2
Creature - Shapeshifter, Rare
You may have Evil Twin enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield except it gains "
, : Destroy target creature with the same name as this creature.

What we have here is a classic antagonist with a radically inverted morality to the originally copied creature - no matter how evil the original may have been, this provides a one-up with with a ticking timebomb if not addressed in time. We like that this clone still remains on the field after a tap (no sac!- yah!) to destroy the original. If we could only blink this shapeshifter to rinse and repeat . . .
Lastly, if you have not yet thought about getting in your pre-orders for Innistrad, we suggest you may want to consider dropping by MTG Mint Card.


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