Today Aug. 30, 2014 at PAX Prime in Seattle, Wash. Wizards of the Coast spoiled several new Magic: The Gathering cards from their upcoming expert expansion set Khans of Tarkir. Oh, and did we mention the new planeswalker Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker was revealed too? What you want more? How about the Onslaught Fetchlands being reprinted?
There’s a a wealth of knowledge here, lets take a brief look with our initial reactions. Please be sure to check back later for links to a more detailed analysis of each card.
Better in multiplayer games, as it’ll have a much larger impact. One of the biggest drawbacks of cards that make players sacrifice creatures is that they usually choose their weakest. Not with this card. Oh, and they take two damage to boot.
There’s potential here for this creature to become incredibly large, very quick. Cheap combat tricks will make your opponent regret not blocking this double strike creature.
Oh. My. Lord. Feels like this spell belonged in From the Vault: Annihilation as a preview card.
Herald of Anafenza
Slow create an army of tokens, and if that doesn’t work you’ll be left with a large threat to break through your rival’s defenses.
Provided that you attacked your opponent, Mardu Skullhunter is a slightly more aggressive Ravenous Rats. We’ve heard two-for-ones are good.
Narset, Enlightened Master
The key words on this creature is that it reads “without paying their mana costs.” That has an incredible potential to be broken enormously. As a legend, it’s sure to become a Commander staple.
Delve returns, and this creature makes an interesting use out of the resource that is your graveyard.
Check out the new template on this modular card. We love that this versatile card can almost always be used.
This enchantment give you both tempo and card advantage at a low price. Yes, we do believe it’ll see competitive play.
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