Monday, April 15, 2013

Dragon's Maze Spoilers Part 6

Golgari Guildgate

Art in the card frame. Moving on.

Renegade Krasis

Interesting... Shouldn't be too hard to evolve this creature at least once...

Far & Away

Make a player return a creature and sacrifice a creature with one card. Not bad...

Flesh & Blood

Flesh is costly but powerful and could be pretty useful. And Blood combined with it? Completely awesome. I'd probably just use this for Blood and forget about Flesh (except in a Jund deck, probably Commander/EDH).

Goblin Test Pilot

Interesting card... 3 mana for an 0/2 that flies and can be tapped to deal two damage randomly to a creature or player... I assume this includes all creatures and players... So maybe Stuffy Doll and Boros Recokoner should be paired with this so your opponent and their creatures will be almost always guaranteed damage, even if it doesn't initially hit them.

Azorius Cluestone   Boros Cluestone
Dimir Cluestone   Golgari Cluestone
Gruul Cluestone   Izzet Cluestone
Orzhov Cluestone   Rakdos Cluestone
Selesnya Cluestone   Simic Cluestone

Ah, the Cluestone cycle. Definitely far worse than the signets. With that, you could pay 2 mana, and then pay one mana to make two colored mana. Here, you pay 3 mana and can only create one. Let's consider advantage:

If they can be tapped for mana the turn they are played, let's look at this:
  • Signet: -2 to play, -1 for filtering, +2 output = -1 mana
  • Cluestone: -3 to play, +1 output = -2 mana.
Next turn:
  • Signet -1 for filtering, +2 output = 1 mana (with deficit from previous turn) = 0 mana
  • Cluestone: +1 output = 1 mana (with deficit from previous turn) = -1 mana
So overall. signets are worth it, Cluestones not in the long run. Plus, instead of a cluestone, I'd much rather have a Keyrune. Drawing a card may be useful, but Keyrunes and Signets are far better.

So... you copy a creature, and at the beginning of your upkeep, if Progenitor Mimic isn't a copy of a token, you put a token on the battlefield that is a copy of this. They had to do this so the tokens don't start multiplying and so we don't have an exponential explosion of creatures.

Give is pretty sweet. a +1/+1 per mana and it all goes onto one creature... Take isn't too bad either, especially if you've used a Zameck Guildmage to pull all counters from Strangle Root Geists multiple times... Simic needs to play with Tamiyo so you can have unlimited hand sizes, I think...

Event Deck

No spoilers set as to what is in it, but for the same $25 MSRP, they will have just one event deck, but 10 rares inside. And if you can't tell, we'll be seeing a Selesnya Event Deck

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