I have, in the last Lotus noir (french MTG magasine if you don't know what it is), some informations about new cards in Conflux:
Cylian Sunsinger - :1mana::symg:
Creature - Elf Shaman (R)
:symr::symg::symw:: Cylian Sunsinger and each creature with the same name each get +3/+3 until end of turn.
Art by Jesper Ejsing
Conflux - :3mana::symw::symu::symb::symr::symg:
Search your library for a white card, a blue card, a black card, a red card and a green card. Reveal these cards and put them into your hand. Shuffle your library afterwards.
Art by Karl Kopinski
Martial Coup - :xmana::symw::symw:
Put X 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play. If X is greater than or equal to 5, destroy all other creatures.
Art by Greg Staples
In this, the Sedraxis Alchemist is shown as a common, not an uncommon.
Elspeth "we must fight to protect order and justice!"
Tezzeret "No! he will break all my artifacts and stomp my head!"
Vol "powerful dragon must be brought to heel!"
Ajani "**** this Im outta *planeswalks to lorwyn* wow what hell is this place?"
Little lorwyn goblin "this be the place of bad art and Tribes!!!"
All other Alara planeswalkers "hey where did ajani go???"
Oh cool. Martial Coup sounds pretty good, kinda expensive though... Conflux sounds pretty bad since costing 8 mana with all 5 colors wont ever see play. (Or we'll just have to see :). Cylian seems ok, I suppose...
Very cool. We have a bear that pumps itself and other copies of itself if you happen to have them in play... well, I don't think it should be rare, and it doesn't seem *that* good, but it's decent.
Conflux is an 8-mana card that tutors for five cards. Wow. If you could somehow play this cheaply it would be amazing, but at 8 mana, you could have already cast Cruel Ultimatum for something very similar.
I love Martial Coup. Seven mana, wrath the board and give myself an army. Wow. Probably not up to par for constructed, but I like it anyway!
No surprise if I say this, but Martial Coup looks really good.
I remember someone saying that they'd be happy with a XWWW spell that did the same thing. Not only is this cheaper, but you get a board clearer with it.
unless there's tricky ways to make copies of the bear or tutor for all the other copies he's pretty bad, there's already a common white version that only requires green and white
conflux is interesting if not something of an I win more card, if you can cast something that expensive you should have some other combo off already but its a decent casual card
the wrath would be good if it were instant, as it is its another decent casual card, well 5 or more 1/1s is better than these effects have given before maybe some kind of deck can make use of it in block or t2,
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I like this wrath variant, though it costs a lot, I'm certain that edh doesn't care very much.
I do like Cylian Sunsinger for limited since I'm a big fan of relevant 2 drops in general. As another 2/2 for 2 that pumps to 5 power, it's great early game and late game. I doubt that hitting three colors will be that difficult with the other spoiled color fixing. I wish it wasn't rare so it's ability to pump each other with the same name would happen, although even at uncommon it wouldn't happen all that often.
Tutor for 8 mana? Ergh, no thanks. Sunsinger is kinda interesting though I doubt it will see constructed play. Now Coup d'Etat is a great card for monoW control, should one arise. And with Oblivion Ring, Path to Exile, Condemn and Lapse of Certainty, I wouldnt be suprised to see it.
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Yeah, the coup looks amazing to me. Definitely putting at least one in my WW. Mainly cause it's nuts in WW mirror. Could be that I'm overreacting though. It just seems so nuts to me right now. I really hope I don't see it played against me too much :(.
Well technically if that bear doesn't say only once each turn its really dang good.
Mostly because its nantuko shade with the drawback of having to go 3 at a time of 3 colors and the benefit of giving it to all other copies.
Basically you come out the same way as if you would pump shade that many times. Obviously forcing you to spend it in chunks of 3 sucks but they make up for that with the sharing.
The wog is decent 7 mana for that effect is good. You can also use it for smaller effects if needed.
Actually that's a very good way to think of the Sunsinger. I had not thought of the card that way but now that you mention, it does raise my opinion of the card significantly. (Worry not, as the card is printed from the image, you can use the ability as many times per turn as you have the mana)
Conflux is bombastic in any non-competitive constructed format. The card advantage and quality you get from casting this are huge. I'll take one or more for EDH or casual. It helps that here are plenty of ways to play the card without actually spending 8 mana.
Military Coup will be obnoxious in limited. I know a friend who loves tokem decks that will flip for this card too. Solid, solid card.
Oooo... my French is not very good but is the flavor text of "Conflux"... "After years of machinations aimed at changing the world, Bolas is on the eve of his triumph"... Just makes me want to know what Bolas is doing to Alara