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Oath of the Gatewatch Previews 1-05

Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,

This is the second post today to MTG Realm so we can cover off the new Oath of the Gatewatch previews out today.  For our earlier post (linked over here), we shared a rather juicy bit of speculation over a possible card art suggesting another run at Conspiracy's Plane of Fiora.  Here are today's offerings !

Thought-Knot Seer, 3♢
Creature - Eldrazi, Rare
When Thought-Knot Seer enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it and exile that card.
When Thought-Knot Seer leaves the battlefield, target opponent draws a card.

MaRo Tumblr Preview - nice enters-the-battlefield 'Castigate' effect here and a solid body.  Second ability may be sweet in a multiplayer (2HG) game when you owe your teammate a favour.

Inverter of Truth, 2BB
Creature - Eldrazi, Rare
Devoid, flying
When Inverter of Truth enters the battlefield, exile all cards from your library face down, then shuffle all cards from your graveyard into your library.

Hareruya MTG Preview - This certainly will certainly nerf an opponent's mill strategy won't it.  On the surface it appears combo-rific with Laboratory Maniac for an alternate win condition.  Weird one and we like it!

Sylvan Advocate, 1G
Creature - Elf Druid Ally, Mythic Rare
As long as you control six or more lands, Sylvan Advocate and land creatures you control get +2/+2.

Magic Show Preview - nice late game pump and a solid addition to those venturing to build with an Ally theme or one with man-lands.

Drana's Chosen, 3B
Creature - Vampire Shaman Ally, Rare
Cohort — t, Tap an untapped Ally you control: Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.

The Magic Tutor Preview - This vamp is the queen of mediocrity of meh-ville.  At the very least the toke could have come into play tapped.  We will cry if we bought a pack and found this in the rare slot.

Gold enemy-colour uncommon creature cycle - Baloth Null, Cliffhaven Vampire, Weapons Trainer, Void Grafter, and Weapons Trainer.  We love all of these and would be happy to get these in limited play.   At first glance we were hesitant on the Boros coloured one or the Simic coloured one but each of these have a redeeming stat.

Mothersite Previews include the following:

Hedron Alignment - begs you to brew a list for this weird 'n' wacky alt-wincon.

Fall of the Titans - more interesting due to the flavour here - were the Eldrazi defeated?  Otherwise, nice 'X' costed burn.

Oath of Chandra - Chandra's oath flavour text should go straight onto the tee-shirt.  The card itself seems misplaced as a rare.

Reality Smasher - Seems very strong and packs some added protection.


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