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  • #1
    Here's 4 more cards plus the flavor text from the Staff of the Flame Magus!

    Windreader Sphinx 5UU
    Creature - Sphinx Mythic
    Flying
    Whenever a creature with flying attacks, you may draw a card.
    3/7

    Trained Condor 2U
    Creature - Bird Common
    Flying
    Whenever Trained Condor attacks, another target creature you control gains flying until end of turn.
    2/1

    Scourge of Valkas 2RRR
    Creature - Dragon Mythic
    Flying
    Whenever Scourge of Valkas or another Dragon enters the battlefield under your control, it deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is the number of Dragons you control.
    R: Scourge of Valkas gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
    4/4

    Minotaur Abomination 4BB
    Creature - Zombie Minotaur Common
    4/6
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    Last edited by TK-421: 5/21/2013 12:22:01 AM

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  • #2
    The Windreader Sphinx is the most unoffensive and Core Set-y mythic I've ever seen.

    The Dragon seems fun.

    Nothing for me here, but solid core set material.
  • #3
    I love the Sphinx in Multiplayer since it doesn't have the "attacks you" or "attacks another player" clause.
  • #4
    Love that Sphinx. I can see that getting out of hand quickly.
  • #5
    I feel like that dragon is probably hinting at something in theros, but then again, maybe not
  • #6
    Another dragon for my collection. And this one isn't on the level of Thundermaw so getting a foil for my collection hopefully won't be too hard. Also I guess this means Thundermaw is out, despite all of the predictions that it would stay.


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  • #7
    Remember when sphinxes were like riddles and there was some effort to figure out to make the best use of them?
    I miss that.
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  • #8
    More Minotaurs. More Zombies Good.
    Windreader Sphinx will become a multiplayer staple quite quickly. Very good with a Wonder in your yard. In limited it will be fine, but it seems really bizarre that it doesn't combo with Trained Condor very well, since its ability doesn't see the airlift.

    Dragon seems fine. It's no Thundermaw (which this card pretty much says isn't in there), but maybe I find space for it in my Karrthus deck. Seems nasty with Patriarch's Bidding.
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  • #10
    Quote from hairlessThoctar
    Remember when sphinxes were like riddles and there was some effort to figure out to make the best use of them?
    I miss that.


    They also only showed up once every 3-4 years.
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  • #11
    So.... the Windreader Sphinx + Isperia = Opposing fliers won't attack ever?

    Trained Condor looks nice.

    The Dragon is also ok, though quite surprisingly low-powered for a mythic these days. Had this been mythic in Alara, I could've believed it.
  • #12
    Dat dragon! I need some new blood in my Jhoira "Dragon Souffle" EDH deck and this guy fits the bill. Plus I'm a fan of the Scourge type of dragon. Kekeke

    I kinda like the Sphinx because it has an interesting design and just seems perfect for a core set. Nice interaction with Niv-Mizzet, which is small but you can have your cake and eat it too when this is in play.
  • #13
    Any chance of getting Dawnstriker Paladin confirmed as well?
  • #14
    That dragon looks nasty in multiples... Should have haste though. All dragons should have haste...
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  • #15
    Wizards is going to have a lot of fun spoiling most of the cards we already know of.
  • #16
    Quote from prosistheplumber
    That dragon looks nasty in multiples... Should have haste though. All dragons should have haste...


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  • #17
    Why do we get another of these sphinxes? These arent like the older ones, that involved at least some guessing or flavorful design. Draw two cards whenever my opponent draws one? Draw when I'm attacked? Draw when a flier goes into the red zone? Where's the flavor?
    The dragon isnt too exciting outside of limited
  • #18
    Scourge of Valkas's ETB ability isn't that spectacularly consistent compared to Thundermaw Hellkite's unless you play Dragon tribal...

    ...On the other hand, this is a dragon that can kill stuff like Bob, Tiago, or mana dorks when it ETB alone.
  • #19
    Inb4 Dragons are a thing in Theos.

    Also love thats Sphinx. Its better than it looks.
  • #20
    Quote from Lectrys
    Scourge of Valkas's ETB ability isn't that spectacularly consistent compared to Thundermaw Hellkite's unless you play Dragon tribal...

    ...On the other hand, this is a dragon that can kill stuff like Bob, Tiago, or mana dorks when it ETB alone.


    I'd rather have Bogardan Hellkite , feels more Mythic
  • #21
    Quote from jhneoh
    Step 1: Scourge of Valkas
    Step 2: Progenitor Mimic
    Step 3: Profit!


    OH GOD! That's the best combo with Progenitor Mimic out there, since it can actually kill the opponent in a reasonable time frame. curves nicely too.

    I kinda wish this thing did a riff on haste by doing damage equal to its power, but I'll deal with it for now. It's a cool dragon, and combos nicely with Dragonstorm.

    Though if Theros has an alara-like dragon tribal thing going for it, I'd be super happy too.
  • #22
    Heh, what a self-defeating win-moar condition. A tribal effect that comes down at 5 cmc and needs to come first for full effect, necessary overextension on a tribe of 5-8 cmc finishers. Its just an akoum boulderfoot with flying and firebreathing for a little less than one less mana. Multiples mean diddly in constructed at 5+ cmc when its not retroactive, like demigod. Christmasing out 2 finishers should get you more than what one hardcast Bogardan Hellkite does
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  • #23
    OH GOD! That's the best combo with Progenitor Mimic out there, since it can actually kill the opponent in a reasonable time frame. curves nicely too.

    I kinda wish this thing did a riff on haste by doing damage equal to its power, but I'll deal with it for now. It's a cool dragon, and combos nicely with Dragonstorm.

    Though if Theros has an alara-like dragon tribal thing going for it, I'd be super happy too.


    If that's the case I could see a reprint of Crucible of Fire
  • #24
    Inb4 Dragons are a thing in Theos.

    Also love thats Sphinx. Its better than it looks.


    Spoiler alert! Theros will have 1 rare or mythic and fairly uninspired red dragon per set.
    PSA- With BNG having many 'opponents choice' effects and not just in tribute, it helps to know how to evaluate such mechanics:

    Whenever a mechanic gives an opponent his choice of one of multiple options, the ability is overall worth less than the least of these options, made worse by how different the options are and better by your ability to manipulate this choice. In most cases you have no meaningful way to influence your opponents choice.
  • #25
    Pretty sure that Dragon is just terrible. I am often willing to give dubious Mythics the benefit of the doubt, but come on, a 4/4 flyer for 5 is already pretty mediocre. Unless Dragons is a tribe that fits drops 1-4 in the future, being able to spend 5 mana to do 1 damage is incredibly underwhelming.

    The sphinx seems generally good, if you ever cast it. Also, what is with the Mythic 7 drops? 6 is a pretty achievable spot on the curve in many decks, but 7 is a lot more difficult, and hard to justify playing more than a 1-2 of in any deck. Unless there is some pretty crazy ramp or cheating into play type effects, I am having a hard time fathoming how many or any of these see competitive play.
  • #26
    Two mythics are spoiled and I've most excited to see common birdy...
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