[CON] The Magic Sock Preview Card: Knight of the Reliquary

  • #1
    Check out the 7 minute special podcast of The Magic Sock. Wizards of the Coast sent me an exclusive preview card from Conflux to share with the Magic community.

    Conflux preview card is:

    Knight of the Reliquary

    Knight of the Reliquary 1GW
    Creature - Human Knight (Rare)
    Knight of the Reliquary gets +1/+1 for each land card in your graveyard.
    :symtap:, Sacrifice a Forest or Plains: Search your library for a land card, put it into play, then
    shuffle your library.
    2/2

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    Last edited by Caranthir: 1/23/2009 5:21:08 AM
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  • #2
    That's a pretty neat design. Maybe she and Countryside Crusher could form a tag-team in some RGW deck.

    Wait a minute. Sac a little old Forest or Plains, and get whatever land you want? Untapped? Daaaaamn. Gotta get me a playset.

    And Michael Komarck is quickly becoming my favorite new artist.
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  • #3
    Man, that's a really bad render though... Not pointing fingers or anything. Slant

    Seriously though, why would Wizards give you a preview and not a proper render of the card?
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  • #4
    Can you post the card details or the image as I am at work and the link won't open for me at all.


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  • #5
    This seems like a very good card for older formats. I will look for some stripmines or whatever broken land I want to, thank you very much. Notice how it doesnt say basic or comes into play tapped or the land needs to be untapped. You could sac a tapped forest and get another one and pump out that spell that needed just one more land. Or you could be tapped out and on their turn sac a plains, get another one then path to exile a creature. Ninja Land!
  • #6
    It's like Terravore only somewhere weaker, somewhere sicker. Sure, it counts only lands in your graveyard, not in all, but it searches for land! For any land, not just usual basic and it puts it into play untapped! Temple of False God spam? Sure. Treetop Village rush? Yessir. Total Rishadan Port lock? Yeah, baby. And with works with shocklands & original duals too. Once you've "stabilized" your mana-base it works as a beater perfectly. No trample, but still. Great card.
  • #7
    A chase card appears!

    YAUS. I pumped the fist when I saw the img. If any of the three remaining unknown rares are any blatantly good for Standard, this will be the best set in... well, since Lorwyn, I guess. But I hold the Lorwyn bar really high! Grin



    As for the card itself, it turns Forests into Treetop Villages by tapping? And it GROWS? Terravore meets Crop Rotation? WIN.
  • #8
    Also this "spoiled card" is in no way related to the definition of the term "reliquary". Reliquary tower makes sense, but this ability? This combined with the render makes me doubt it.

    -Corners are jagged
    -Pixelation in the internal border-border
    -Art is also pizelated
    -Expansion Symbol is waay to gradiated and jagged
    -Font isn't quite right
    Last edited by Sigismond0: 1/23/2009 4:24:29 AM
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  • #9
    Quote from optimusprimm
    Also this "spoiled card" is in no way related to the definition of the term "reliquary". Reliquary tower makes sense, but this ability? This combined with the render makes me doubt it.

    Wizards usually send out really bad renders to other sites as spoilers. It happens every rumor season, so get used to it I guess.
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  • #10
    Quote from Sagacious
    Wizards usually send out really bad renders to other sites as spoilers. It happens every rumor season, so get used to it I guess.


    I don't recall seeing anything like this before, but I'll trust your word on it.
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  • #11
    Late game she can really thin out your deck for all the lands you don't want. After you hit say 8 mana for control you can start removing a land per turn while this thing gets huge?
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  • #12
    I posted the text of the card to help people out. As for the bad quality image, Wizards sends me PDFs of the cards and I took the largest snapshot of the PDF I could so that I could make it easier on people to see a .jpg rather than to download and open a PDF (which takes a heck of a lot longer). You can see the PDFs of some of the other Conflux cards I was given. Just look under the Knight of the Reliquary link and you'll see links for:

    - Sedraxis Alchemist
    - Fiery Fall
    - Exploding Borders
    - Fusion Elemental
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  • #13
    Ajani V has a new worst worst enemy Grin

    Assuming he doesn't helix it right away.

    XD

  • #14
    I really like this as a three drop alongside the wrox war monk in the bant decks. This creature turn 2 to power out a 5cmc card turn 3 is good if you didnt get the war monk in your first hand. Late game if you have burned through a few of them they will be big beefy creature that would probably be a 7/7 for 3 mana late game. And blocking with it you could be tech also. Declare as blocker, before damage, tap-sac land-play land, instant +1/+1.
    Last edited by ab33: 1/23/2009 4:37:11 AM
  • #16
    Quote from August
    Ajani V has a new worst worst enemy Grin

    Assuming he doesn't helix it right away.

    XD


    Naw. What're they gonna do, attack with it? Ajani doesn't think so!

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    I posted the text of the card to help people out. As for the bad quality image, Wizards sends me PDFs of the cards and I took the largest snapshot of the PDF I could so that I could make it easier on people to see a .jpg rather than to download and open a PDF (which takes a heck of a lot longer). You can see the PDFs of some of the other Conflux cards I was given. Just look under the Knight of the Reliquary link and you'll see links for:

    - Sedraxis Alchemist
    - Fiery Fall
    - Exploding Borders
    - Fusion Elemental


    Sorry about that, then! And I do so hate calling fake...

    Anyway, I really like the flavor text and art. Freaking awesome.
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  • #19
    I really like this card, not so great in standard but in older formats with fetch lands it comes out as a pretty huge creature and its search ability can fetch any broken land you want it to(and better still it doesn't come into play tapped). In standard only Terramorphic Expanse and Quicksand are easy to put in your graveyard and there's no land particularly worth searching for, but it still might be decent to help fix mana and make the domain. In limited it's a great card which is sure to help with mana fixing.

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  • #20
    Quote from August
    Ajani V has a new worst worst enemy Grin

    Assuming he doesn't helix it right away.

    XD


    I'd think Nicol Bolas is his worst worst enemy, figuratively, literally and gameplaywiseally. Grin
  • #21
    Considering what the Knights do in Bant, I would have guessed she gets +1/+1 for each land AND +1/+1 for each artifact... but as is she's pretty cool. I like that Elspeth actually has something to say!
    She does have a crazy ability though... I'll sac this Plains to get a Reflecting Pool? Treetop Village?

    I like her!
  • #22
    Lol this is good.
    You can flood the mana for a forest,then sac it and bring another to get more mana.
    You can also fetch a manland for sudden block..
    Also thins your deck.
    One GOOD card Smile .
  • #23
    Quote from Mohan

    Knight of the Reliquary

    1GW
    Creature - Human Knight

    Knight of the Reliquary gets +1/+1 for each land card in your graveyard.

    T, Sacrifice a Forest or Plains: Search your library for a land card, put it into play, then
    shuffle your library.

    2/2


    That's a bit odd, I would have expected a domain type of ability. So it counts all basic land types in the graveyard. The way it's worded now it is very easy to abuse with Panorama's, Terramorphic Expanse and such. Not counting extended lands.

    In today's MaRo column, he is hinting at a green/white domain spell, which is eating something. Could this be it?
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  • #24
    This is THE card of the set. I really like the design, the way how interacts with other cards, and how can be powerful in a loam deck with crusher on his side. Sure, it's not Terravore as this thing doesn't trample (and that hurts) but it's awesomely good in such kind of deck. I seriously want 4x of this thing.
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  • #25
    Hmm. I'm not sure i'm dissapointed or happy...

    I wanted Knight of the Reliquary to be good and it is, but no Exalted, No pro black. Not what i was hoping for. But still, awsome picture, Powerfull effect, possibly usable in my knight deck. Definately not the worst. At least it's no Jhessian Outrider

    If i can get my hands on afew of these, I may want to see if i can get afew more Ruins of Trokair too. Hmm. 4th turn, play ruins of trokair, tap for mana, use the knights effect, sac ruins of trokair, get a plains from the sacked trokair and another land all untapped so that would be....6 possible mana floating. Interesting.

    I hope I don't see too many people playing this card in nasty depressing combos. That would really be a downer to see a card representing a noble knight being used for ignoble combos.


    PS: Another amazing artwork for Michael Komark! I love that he's doing so much Bant art. He is my favorite artist and does Knightly art so very perfectly.
    Last edited by Master of White's Knights: 1/23/2009 4:45:53 AM
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  • #26
    Thats... Thats... WOW OMG

    Mana accel, self pumper, mana fixer, deck thinner and so on. It is quite good with Karoos.

    [edit]OHH, another card for EDH with Thawing Glaciers (fetch a forest/plains (off glaciers), tap this, find a karoo land, return glaciers, replay glaciers=2 more lands each turn (efficently anyway))
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  • #27
    Oh, you and your ideals and notions of nobility and honour. This card was made to be abused. I guess I'll build a huge deck out of it with, say, Zuran Orb, for instance. Bahahahaha.
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  • #28
    This guy will be awesome in decks using small CMCs, once you get to like 5 mana or so you can start to pop lands to search for more. making him bigger and thinning deck. seems good. This guy could make Terramorphic Expanse look pretty good.
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