When Cataclysmic Gearhulk enters the battlefield, each player chooses an artifact, a creature, an enchantment, and a planeswalker from among the nonland permanents they control, then sacrifices the rest.
9/20/2016 First the player whose turn it is chooses permanents they control, then each other player in turn order does the same. Each player will know the choices made by players who chose before them. All of the unchosen nonland permanents are then sacrificed simultaneously.
9/20/2016 A permanent with more than one type may be chosen as either of the types or both. For example, an artifact creature may be chosen as the artifact, the creature, or both. Choosing the same permanent twice this way has the same result as choosing it once.
9/20/2016 Cataclysmic Gearhulk will be sacrificed to its own ability if you don’t choose it as your artifact or your creature.
9/20/2016 Lands can’t be chosen and won’t be sacrificed, even if they have other types (such as an artifact land).
9/20/2016 If you don’t control any permanents of one of the types, you’ll still choose the permanents of the types you do control.
I will be playing this in Orzhov control. The possibilities of positive results is pretty high. Its a 4/5 vigilance for 5 which is solid enough on its own, and if you're not playing with many creatures or artifacts it gets even better.
Imagine wiping your opponents board WHILE keeping this card, Kalitas and/or Gideon on the battlefield? For that matter you can choose to keep it as your artifact, choose gideon as the creature (as Gideon's +1 makes him a creature until end of turn) and keep lili as yours plainswalker.
it doesn't hit lands - TA
you don't get to choose - cat
it costs 5 - TA
you can save a walker- TA
it is much closer to TA bro, even if the name is a homage to cataclysm
now i think this will be its own deck archtype.
now this + klaitas is awsome