Buy-a-Box Promo: Nightveil Specter

  • #1
    I just put in for the Buy-a-Box promo and come to find out the card is called Nightveil Specter. Sounds like a Dimir card.

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  • #2
    It sure does, but here's to it being Orzhov ( and my bias.)
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  • #3
    The last few buy-a-box promos have been good. Hopefully random discard makes a return! Yeah B!

    On second thought, it sounds like something along the lines of Shadowmage Infiltrator..? Maybe a combo of the typical Specter ability and unblockability or evasion?
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  • #4
    Sounds Orzhov to me, but I can see it being Dimir or just black.
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  • #5
    Yeah! Gatecrash! Grin

    Most specters have the opponent discard cards, so If I had to pick a guild, I'd say Dimir.
  • #6
    Specters are nearly always monoblack. Those which aren't have a clue to the other color in their name, with the exception of Doomsday Specter.

    So I'd say 90% chance of being monoblack.

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  • #7
    I'd guess it associates with Orzhov more than Dimir...what with the ghost stuff those crazies are into and all
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  • #8
    The a spector seems to fit into orzhov more than dimir, but dimir could definitely have something like that. It could also be guildless, but I don't think they would do that.


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  • #9
    Quote from fnord
    Specters are nearly always monoblack. Those which aren't have a clue to the other color in their name, with the exception of Doomsday Specter.

    So I'd say 90% chance of being monoblack.


    Blazing, Sedraxis, and Blizzard would like a word with you. It's more like 75% chance lol.

    Also we have Shimian Specter right now for "extraction."
  • #10
    Quote from bfellow
    Blazing, Sedraxis, and Blizzard would like a word with you. It's more like 75% chance lol.


    All of those have the other color(s) clear from the name.

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  • #11
    Sounds like they're falling behing on the "all buy-a-box promos are white" front...unless it's Orzhov.
  • #12
    UB
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    My guess. Maybe a bit good, but I think 3 mana for a 2/2 to only discard 1 card isn't good enough in today's game. a 1/1 for UB (hard to cast) that makes discard sounds a lot better in my opinion.

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  • #13
    Quote from fnord
    So I'd say 90% chance of being monoblack.


    I'd agree with you normally, but this is a multicolour block, so I'm banking on it being multicolour.
  • #14
    Quote from Colorous_Pius
    UB
    1/1
    Flying
    When ~ Deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card at random.

    My guess. Maybe a bit good, but I think 3 mana for a 2/2 to only discard 1 card isn't good enough in today's game. a 1/1 for UB (hard to cast) that makes discard sounds a lot better in my opinion.


    A bit? 2 mana and random. I'd reason it's a bit more than a bit too good.

    Also that's hardly blue.

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  • #15
    "Nightveil" definitely makes me think Dimir. Color is less definite, either black or blue-black, but almost certainly Dimir-aligned either way.
  • #16
    Nightveil could also easily be Orzohv. They have a dusk-y feeling.
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  • #17
    Quote from Ramenth
    Nightveil could also easily be Orzohv. They have a dusk-y feeling.


    "Veil" implies being hidden or obscured, though, which is very much Dimir.
  • #18
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    A bit? 2 mana and random. I'd reason it's a bit more than a bit too good.

    Also that's hardly blue.


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  • #19
    Quote from Small Child
    A bit? 2 mana and random. I'd reason it's a bit more than a bit too good.

    Also that's hardly blue.



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  • #21
    I want to see this specter.

    cheap enough to matter.

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  • #22
    Thanks for the information.

    If it's anything to go by, RTR's buy-a-box promotional card was Supreme Verdict. If the guys up there want to continue the trend set by one card for one expansion, it's a potent multicolored card.

    Maybe that's reading too much into it, though.
  • #23
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  • #24
    Nightveil Specter sounds like a Dimir card to me. If for no other reason, the name makes me think of Vela the Night-Clad.

    Fun to speculate on! Smile
  • #25
    When I first saw the name I thought Orzhov, and now that I think of naming conventions I am starting to think Dimir. Mainly for what veiled has been in the past (phasing, unblockable, shroud, etc...) which were very much blue. I then remember that we have a veil in M13 Veilborn Ghoul. This may be a graveyard manipulator flyer which may be guild associated, but could be simply mono-black. Well, that's my 2 cents. Cool name, but can't pass judgement till I know what it does.
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