12/31 DailyMTG Previews: Deathpact Angel, Illusionist's Bracers, lots of small stuff

  • #36
    OMG I love everything about Burning-Tree Emissary. OMG

    The cost. The name. The artwork. The beautiful woman. The action of the bystander in the art. The brilliant flavor text responding even to my own previous commentary on the Gruul guild.

    Neat card.
  • #37
    Quote from Senior Gomez
    Can't decide if I'm going Boros or Gruul for the Prerelease still... Definately building Naya though, haha.

    Protip: looking at the product page, it seems last week's spoilers will be our prerelease promos.


    You'd think so, but it seems to me that they are all creatures (with the p/t bar in the bottom right). But it seems clear that the Orzhov and the Simic are the same, while Dimir looks, like, a Gigapede? No clue for now.
  • #38
    I'm not sure how I feel about the Angel. It seems like it could be really awful or really good depending on the situation.
  • #39
    REALLY happy that they didn't just make Bloodrush straight power and toughness boosting. Limited is going to be crazy playing against Gruul. Combat will be very unpredictable, sounds great!
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  • #40
    I REALLY hope that they print at least a couple good, decently costed creatures with Bloodrush. I love the mechanic, I love creatures that can double as combat tricks.
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  • #41
    Quote from KolbaneX
    Dimir's promo has a P/T so it's a new card


    Hmmm... So it is, seems like the rest were previewed last week though. new players like their creatures... >_>
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  • #42
    Quote from Wustin
    I'm not sure how I feel about the Angel. It seems like it could be really awful or really good depending on the situation.


    If you have that late-game extra six mana, when is that extra 5/5 not good?

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  • #43
    Illusionist's Bracers might be one of the most fun cards I've seen in quite some time.
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  • #45
    Aluren meet Burning Tree Emissary.

    I can see the grapeshots now...
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  • #46
    I want to play with Murder Investigation on grounds that it has awesome flavor alone. Strong casting cost on it with such an 'X' ability as it possesses. I like this in EDH.
  • #47
    These are some great spoilers! Loving the new angel. What a unique ability.

    The 1/1 Evolve guy and the Burning-Tree Storm Enabler are quite awesome as well.
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  • #48
    Just noticed that Experiment One is a human, makes it that much better
  • #49
    Quote from Wustin
    I'm not sure how I feel about the Angel. It seems like it could be really awful or really good depending on the situation.


    How realistic do you think it is that you'll be able to loop it? I'd probably rather just have Undying.
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  • #50
    Quote from wingkon
    These are some great spoilers! Loving the new angel. What a unique ability.

    The 1/1 Evolve guy and the Burning-Tree Storm Enabler are quite awesome as well.


    I agree. These are some of the best, most bountiful mothership spoileries of all Magic time.
  • #51
    Bracers could be nasty in limited. Now to to use in constructed will be hard.
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  • #52
    I absolutely love burning Tree Emissary, especially how it let's you cast green spells in a mono red deck. Tin Street Market is also a sweet toy for mono red EDH.
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  • #54
    Quote from Cha Cha
    Aluren meet Burning Tree Emissary.

    I can see the grapeshots now...


    ohhh dear... Aluren + Cloudstone curio + Burning-Tree Emissary = shenanigans
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  • #57
    Looking at Boros Elite and Experiment One only serves to make more more giddy for Battalion and Evolve. I can't wait to see what the rest of this set does for those keywords. They may be among some of my favorite in a long time.
  • #58
    Is anyone able to make out the promo cards. I can confirm that they are not the holiday preview cards, as they are ALL creatures.
    ATTACHMENTS
    • MTG PROMO
    Standard
    RGPolukranosRG

    Commander (EDH)
    WBRKaalia of the VastWBR
    WRGMayael the AnimaWRG
  • #59
    That flying 3/1 Trampler seems like a nice way to curve out with your one drop evolve (and hopefully two drop evolve guy too). The green one is really good, but the blue one also doesn't seem too shabby.
  • #60
    Anyone hoping that there are more Experiment <number>? I would like to see just how their experiments got better.
  • #61
    Am I the only one who thinks that Angel is incredibly mediocre?
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  • #62
    Wow. Not one but two Simic one drops. That Gruul shammy is nuts. Flavor text showing Gideon as a Boros member on that one drop. Even that Orzhov common looks spiffy.

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  • #63
    Lol @ "Human Ooze". I bet they had a field day coming up with odd type combinations for Simic. I love the flavor all around here, especially the city-esque cards.
  • #64
    Quote from Spaz350
    ohhh dear... Aluren + Cloudstone curio + Burning-Tree Emissary = shenanigans


    How is that different from Priest of Urabrask?
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