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RTR Spoiler 10

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

Depending upon where you are in the world, this may be the last day of the Labour Day long weekend, signalling the end of summer and the beginning of your school year or perhaps not.  What it does certainly signal for Magic the Gathering players everywhere is the official start to Return to Ravnica previews over at the mothersite.  It has been a very busy weekend for RTR spoilers / previews (our Return to Ravnica Spoiler List is now at 76/274) and if you are just getting back on-line we suggest you catch up by reviewing our 'recent posts' at the top of the page or scroll down to check out the MTG Realm post archive in the sidebar.  You may also wish to start planning your pre-orders over at MTG Mint Card.

Anywhoos - onto today's previews - two mythic rares and a rare . . .
Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius, 2uurr
Legendary Creature - Dragon, Mythic Rare
Whenever Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius deals damage to a player, you may draw a card.
{U}{R}: Niv-Mizzet deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

This dragon has evasion of course with a 'Curiosity' ability which is certainly good tech, especially late game.  The second ability also provides a ping.  Overall a decent card which will find play in Commander but not likely to shine in standard.

Isperia, Supreme Judge, 2wwuu

Legendary Creature - Sphinx, Mythic Rare
Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, you may draw a card.

We rather like this sphinx, but perhaps only as a general in Commander.

Death's Presence, 5g

Enchantment, Rare
Whenever a creature you control dies, put X +1/+1 counters on target creature you control, where X is the power of the creature that died.

This kind of conditional card can really get out of hand to smash your opponent.  Alternatively, it could suck real bad.  Develop your strategies very carefully.

1 comment:

David said...

I like Isperia a lot better than the old one. I think it could find a place in standard, especially if U/W control or some variant is big with the RTR stuff. It might replace Consecrated Sphinx.