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Ravnica Allegiance Previews 1-03

Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

There is a whack (wallop?) of new Magic: the Gathering previews out today from Wizards of the Coast as well as a number of other sources.  Here is a quick round-up of all the Ravnica Allegiance previews so far ::

Jaharg, Beefy Ogre Warrior (Bolrac-Clan Crusher), Thop-Thop (Depose // Deploy) are some of the uncommons.

• Ravager Wurm, illustrated by Svetlin Velinov
Griffin - Boom.  Utility Land - Boom.  This Riot Wurm bellows 'Fight Me!'.  Those flipped Ixalan lands now have a target on them, but will there be enough mana acceleration to drop this earlier than turn six in standard ?

• Skarrgan Hellkite, illustrated by Svetlin Velinov
We like the new GloryPinger here, with the nice Riot option of haste or +1/+1 counter as the particular gameplay dictates.  A lot of mythics are flashy but not necessarily easily adapted to standard, this may make the cut.

• Spawn of Mayhem, illustrated by Victor Adame Minguez
A 4/4 flying trample which could potentially get dropped on turn three seems pretty strong.  We could even nuke the board with a Ritual of Soot (<3 1="" a="" as="" be="" bit="" clock="" cmc="" every="" font="" for="" may="" nbsp="" of="" pings="" player="" point.="" spawn="" the="" there="">

• Teysa Karlov, illustrated by Magali Magali Villeneuve
The Orzhov card that we have been waiting for has finally been delivered !  Most definitely picking this up for Commander and am very excited to brew something for standard.  Hopefully there will be an easy sacrifice outlet to get an Aristocrats build off the ground.  Starting with Elenda, Doomed Dissenter and friends.

• Mass Manipulation, Illustrated by Anthony Palumbo

• Seraph of the Scales, Illustrated by Magali Villeneuve

• Amplifire, Illustrated by Dan Scott

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