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RTR Spoiler 19

Happy Sunday (evening) MTG peeps,

In today's late day post, we wanted to bring to your attention some right proper Return to Ravnica spoilers.  These are definitely not official previews and come from some questionable sources so please do not take these as 'bona fide' until officially previewed over on the mothersite.

First up, the Rakdos mythic legendary, posted by a Scotty Kelley onto the StarCityGames facebook page.

Rakdos, Lord of Riots, bbrr
Legendary Creature - Demon, Mythic Rare
You can't cast Rakdos, Lord of Riots unless an opponent lost life this turn.
Flying, trample
Creature spells you cast cost 1 less to cast for each 1 life your opponents have lost this turn.

We're sold on the 6/6 flying and trample for only four mana with the not-too-restrictive casting conditions.  EDH fanboyz and standard gamers are likely quite happy with this card.

Next up - a cycle of uncommon artifacts from forum user 'daygl0'.  Again, looks and smells legit and we wouldn't be posting it here on MTG Realm unless we already did a bit of homework on it but still, take with a grain of salt.

Selesnya Keyrune, 3
Artifact, Uncommon
Tap: Add g or w to your mana pool.
gw: Selesnya Keyrune becomes a 3/3 green and white Wolf artifact creature until end of turn.

Izzet Keyrune, 3
Artifact, Uncommon
Tap: Add u or r to your mana pool.
ur: Until end of turn, Izzet Keyrune becomes a 2/1 blue and red Elemental artifact creture.
Whenever Izzet Keyrune deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

Golgari Keyrune, 3
Artifact, Uncommon
Tap: Add b or g to your mana pool.
bg: Golgari Keyrune becomes a 2/2 black and green artifact creature with deathtouch until end of turn.

Rakdos Keyrune, 3
Artifact, Uncommon
Tap: Add b or r to your mana pool.
br: Rakdos Keyrune becomes a 3/1 black and red Devil artifact creature with first strike until end of turn.

These simply rock.  Taps for your guild mana and will animate to either chump or deliver a hit.  Looking forward to limited and constructed applications with these.
From the very same user who posted the keyrunes, here supposedly is the alternate art for Dread Mangler.  Both illustrations from artists Peter Mohrbacher and Svetlin Velinov rock our Golgari world.


1 comment:

cheshire vash said...

took one look at Rakdos, Lord of Riots and immediately started to think of his gamebreaking potential in an artifact creature deck. A bit of a shame that Scars of Mirrodin will be cycling out, so who knows what potential this strategy may have in standard and/or limited, but if you are playing anything else, then imagine all those insane artifact creatures you can play for free with him out on the field!

depending on the ability to build up mana, he should the field by turn three, maybe even turn two if you are doing things right, but gonna assume turn three as the most likely sweetspot. now depending on how much damage you used to get him on the field in the first place, you could play some low cost artifact creatures for free, like say the Myr Superion for a recent example. In one turn you have just dealt 2+ damage, brought out a 6/6 flying trample, and a 5/6 creature by turn three if things worked right. Maybe even another 5/6 or some other equivalant cost artifact creatures.

It's late right now so I really am only being theoretical right now, if someone else wants to break down the turns to see how it could or couldnt work, then be my guest.