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Innistrad Spoilers 8

Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

As of today, we have a total of 145 of 264 Magic the Gathering cards up and listed in our Innistrad spoiler list giving us confidence that this soon to be release set will just simply rock.

As all the WoTC folks had promised, this set is not just dripping with flavour, it's soaked with it . . . think wet socks and the elevator scene from the Shining. Anywhoos - onto today's installment of the latest Innistrad spoilers 'n' previews.

Geist of Saint Traft, 1
Legendary Creaute - Spirit Cleric, Mythic Rare
Whenever Geist of Saint Traft attacks, put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield tapped and attacking. Exile that token at the end of combat

So, for three mana, one could potentially swing for six damage? We approve. The downside of course is that you have to commit to combat with this 2/2 hexproof legendary to score your 4/4 Angel. Chances are that the quarterback here will get toasted but if you could get some evasion on him (like Sword of Feast and Famine, etc.), you should be smiling. MTG fans are already working on ways to cheat the token out and keep it via Sundial of the Infinite.


Charmbreaker Devils, 5
Creature - Devil, Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, return an instant or sorcery card at random from your graveyard to your hand.
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Charmbreaker Devils gets +4/+0 until end of turn

For seven mana you have an opportunity to recur a cheap burn spell (like Geistflame) and get this guy to swing in for eight damage - Dang - that's not too shabby. If you don't have an instant or sorcery in your bone pile, then sad panda time and not worth the mana.

Stensia Bloodhall
Land, Rare
: Add 1 to your mana pool.
, : Stensia Bloodhall deals 2 damage to target player.

The rare land cycle in Innistrad is just amazing (maybe perhaps with the exception of the blue / black land). Bloodhall is decent - sure it's still five mana for two damage but its still colourless, unblockable damage and should be great in Command or late-game standard constructed. If this was a mana cheaper and gave you the choice of target player or creature, we would be going nutz.


Splinterfright, 2
Creature - Elemental, Rare
Splinterfright's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard
At the beginning of your upkeep, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.

Dang. This is Boneyard Wurm's big brother and is just itching to get played in any Green-X deck. Wether its white to use Day of Judgement to load up your graveyard or blue, using Curse of the Bloody Tome or Derranged Assistant to self-mill / ramp, this looks to be an excellent finisher. We can't wait to build a casual jank deck with this, Kessig Cagebreakers, Mulch, and Spider Spawning.

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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