Creature - Salamander Rogue "The amphin have long built their society in secret. While surface dwellers squabbled over trivial borders, they patiently expanded, building ammonite temple-caves. Now amphin priests eye the shore, and amphin hunters gird for war."
-Gor Muldrak, Cryptohistories
Ill Howard Lyon
Circle of Flame
Whenever a creature without flying attacks you or a planeswalker you control, ~ does 1 damage to that creature. "Which do you think is a better deterrent: a moat of water or one of fire?"
Ill Jaime Jones
Alluring Siren(#42), Goblin Chieftain(#138), Manabarbs(#150), Reverberate(#152) are also in.
Salamanders =) too bad he's a vanilla, but better than normal stats for that cost.
Circle of Flame seems really really good for limited. But I like cards that punish people for doing what they have to do in limited (playing creatures and attacking) Don't know how many X/1s are in this format though. Haven't gotten that far yet.
Also, is this the first time the last card left to spoil is a mythic? It always seems to be limited common stuff in large batches.
Manabarbs is kind of cool. It's pretty good for aggro decks playing against control or ramp. Reverberate is pretty boring. Goblin Chieftain is expected, but welcomed nonetheless. Circle of Flame is interesting. I suppose it could be good if Kuldotha Red becomes big again.
And the Salamander Rouge is awesome. We haven't seen a salamander ever printed in the new boarder, and it's a pretty fun flavor. I want a foil one.
This gives us everything except card #77, correct? Which is likely Time X ?
Huh. If it's Warp, it's going to be a loooong summer, lol.
I know it isn't confirmation but Time Warp is one of the cards in Jace's DotP2012 deck. To me it looked like all the cards in the regular games decks are either current standard legal or are from M2012.
Man, I hope so! There's a really neat Lovecraftian "Deep Ones" vibe from this card, and that would be awesome if it showed up in Innistrad as well. But I don't think there's a precedent for that, so maybe not.
I'm totally stoked to see Manabarbs coming back!
It was one of my favorite tools to use against control decks in M10 and I'm sure I'll be sideboarding it again against control decks for the next year. Although it's definitely at the tip top of RDW's mana curve, it's just a great all around solution for RDW type strategies to deal with anything a control deck might try doing. No matter what the control deck's specific strategy, the solution to the problem is usually "play a Manabarbs"
Also good to see that Goblins got their latest lord back again. I'm not sure I like Circle of Flames though. I have a feeling I'll be seeing control decks splashing red for it (and the new Chandra) to hose weenie aggro and RDW type strategies.