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Samuel Carrier Samuel Carrier - September 9, 2015

Battle for Zendikar Promos

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Battle for Zendikar Promos

All week long during each week of September, the WotC R&D team brings us new spoilers from the long anticipated Battle for Zendikar. Today was no exception and delivered us new additions to the actual spoiler with all the promos available from the release of the new set.

Gift Box Promo

Scythe Leopard

Scythe Leopard is clearly a nerf from the past referencing to Plated Geopede and Steppe Lynx as the Landfall ability used to be +2/+2 until end of turn. This card will be played in limited and draft as a fill in but I don’t think it will be standard at all even with fetches.

Buy-a-Box

Ruinous Path Buy-a-Box Battle for Zendikar Promo

Then, as Hero’s Downfall was there to help us manage creatures and plainswalkers, Ruinous Path say “No, we will manage them and even more!!!” given the possibility of making a 4/4 creature out of a land and it has haste. I think control gained quite a great removal just by the fact of having a 4/4 threat late game. Even if the spell is in sorcery, it will still be a format defining card in standard.

Release Events Promo

Blight Herder Release Events Promo Battle for Zendikar

With the comeback to Zendikar, they clearly had to create new Eldrazi in this set. They made no mistake by creating Blight Herder here. This creature as alot of upside being a 4/5 colorless creature that as the possibility of putting 3 1/1’s for a total of 7 power. Although, the condition of having 2 exiled cards of your opponent to put into their graveyard creates a necessity to using the other Eldrazi in the set which have the ability to exile the top card of their library.  I think this card will be limited bomb if you get the cheap eldrazi as well in your pool/draft.

Game Day Promo

Stasis Snare Game Day Promo Battle for Zendikar

Since Wizards let it all out with the big guys, they had to create cards that can manage them. After Ruinous Path, they made us a Journey to Nowhere with Flash. This is definitely a 2 to 4-of depending if it’s a control/midrange deck in Standard. I think Esper control decks will make a comeback in the top tier with those 2 removals. A card I look forward playing with!

Game Day Top 8

Radiant Flames Game Day Top 8 Battle for Zendikar

Since Anger of the Gods is rotating, the R/x deck was going to suffer from that. Well, not anymore! Radiant Flames will fix the problem because, even as Anger of the gods was exiling the creatures, it was an irrelevant ability as not alot of creatures had graveyard abilities. Also, the fact it only costs one red is really good. I see it as a 2 or 3-of as early mass removal to support Crux of Fate or Languish here.

Battle for Zendikar Game Day

Battle for Zendikar Playmat

As the previous gamedays, this nice dark horde playmat will be given to the 1st place of the gameday event.

Overall, way to go wizards!  R&D really rocked it and it is probably the best set since Return to Ravnica. I wish all of  you will enjoy a lot of drafts and capture these great promos ’cause you know…gotta catch’em all! 😉

By Samuel Carrier

@infiwill on Twitter

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Avatar Gregoire Thibault - March 4, 2015

Dragons of Tarkir promos

Dragons of Tarkir promos

The third installment to the Tarkir block is right around the corner. Prereleases, launches and Game Days at Local gaming stores (LGS) all around the world will be packing up with followers of different broods of Dragons. Tons of Dragons of Tarkir promos will be given away at LGS everywhere. We’ve seen some of the Dragonlords and Regents the new dragon cycles in Dragons of Tarkir spoiler gallery. Now let’s take a look at all the promos.

 

Launch promo

Deathbringer Regent - Launch Promo

 

Buy-A-Box

Ojutai's Command - Buy-a-box promo

 

Game Day promos

Scaleguard Sentinels - Game Day PromoThunderbreak RegentDragons of Tarkir promos Game Day top 8 Playmat

 

 

Dragonfury Game Prerelease promos

[still waiting on alternate art]

Dragon Fodder Dragonlord's Servant Evolving Wilds Foe-Razer Regent

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Avatar Gregoire Thibault - January 10, 2015

Fate Reforged Promos

Fate Reforged Promos

(link to Fate Reforged full spoiler list)

 

Launch event January 23–25, 2015

Sandsteppe Mastodon is not the most exciting promo card. Especially being such a high casting cost Green creature. It`s an elephant that stops fliers though, that`s quite a feat.

Sandsteppe Mastodon Launch Fate Reforged Promos

 

Game Day February 14–15, 2015

Mardu Shadowspear is a much cooler promo reminding me of a very cool vampire Pulse Tracker. It was an auto include in almost all the Vampire decks. Cheap casting cost and guranteed 1 point of damage after each attack. The new Dash ability is very interesting as well, there could be some Enter the Battlefield shenanigans possibly with this new ability.  Yep this is one of the  Fate Reforged promos I’m looking forward too.

Mardu Shadowspear - Game Day Fate Reforged Promos

 

Game Day Top 8

Supplant Form one more of the cooler Fate Reforged promos. This instant comes with two nifty abilities, bounce a creature and clone it for 6 mana though. It maybe too expensive for other formats other than EDH/Commander. It still a cool promo that may see some play.

Supplant Form - MTGFRF Game Day promo

 

 

Game Day Champion receives exclusive playmat

The exclusive playmat for the Game Day champion with a fantastic picture of Ugin. It’s a beautiful playmat with an awesome Dragon & Planeswalker, best of both worlds for some.

Fate Reforged Game Day champion playmat

 

Buy-a-Box Promo

I’m not too excited with Shamanic Revelation as a buy-a-box promo, another Green card that may see more fringe play then constructed. It’s draw for Green though so I should not be too quick to judge, let time tell. It’s better than Life’s Legacy. I guess for now it works for EDH/Commander decks where Green is definitely a popular color.

Shamanic Revelation Buy-a-Box Promo

 

 

Ugin’s Fate Prerelease event

Ugin's Fate display - Fate Reforged prereleaseFate Reforged prerelease clan packs

Prerelease Fate Reforged promos ‘Time Shifted Cards’

Ugin's Fate booster

Fate Reforged prerelease will introduce special promo ‘Time Shifted Cards’. During the event you get to pick your  Tarkir Clan and will also receive a special ‘Ugin’s Fate’ booster pack which contains a Token, a Land card and certain amount of ‘Time Shifted Cards’ from a pool of 40 holo foil stamped cards with alternate art which demonstrates how the plane of Tarkir has changed. The PAX Australia panel showcased three of these cards.

  • Smite the Monstrous (exchanging a mastodon for a dragon),
  • Ghostfire Blade (showing that everyone was left-handed a 1000 years ago),
  • Briber’s Purse (showing a pay-off to a tyrannical dragon.

Briber's Purse - Ugin's FateGhostfire BladeSmite the MonstrousHordeling Outburst

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Avatar Three Kings Loot - September 4, 2014

Khans of Tarkir promo – Launch, Game Day, Buy-a-box

Khans of Tarkir promo

All the Khans of Tarkir promo have been announced. The buy-a-box promo Rattleclaw Mystic looks very nice and so does the Game day top 8 promo Utter end. I wouldn’t mind picking up one of each of these promos for my collections. Game Day promos will be available at the event, each participant gets a Heir of the Wilds. Game day top 8 also receive a Utter End while the Champion also gets the Playmat. Rattleclaw mystic you should get with a box depending how the local gaming store (LGS) distributes them, like some only give one per case (6 boxes). The final promo is the Dragon Throne of Tarkir which you can get at Launch on the 26 sept at any participating LGS.

Good luck at your events! May you never have to mulligan and all your packs give you mythic rares.

 

Game Day Khans of Tarkir promo

Heir of the wilds Game DayUtter end - Khans of Tarkir promoGame DayGame Day Khans of Tarkir champion playmat 2

Launch Khans of Tarkir promo Promo

Dragon Throne of Tarkir - Lauch promo

Buy-a-Box Khans of Tarkir promo

Rattleclaw Mystic Buy-a-box

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Avatar Three Kings Loot - July 1, 2014

M15 Promo- Prerelease, Launch, Game Day, Buy-a-box

Game Day Promo

M15 Promo- Game Day M15 promosM15 Promo- Reclamation Sage Game Day M15 PromoM15 Promo- Chief Engineer Game Day Top 8 M15 PromoM15 Promo- Game Day M15 playmat

 

Prerelease Promo

M15 Promo- Resolute Archangel M15 Prerelease PromoM15 Promo- Mercurial Pretender M15 Prerelease PromoM15 Promo- Siege Dragon M15 Prerelease PromoM15 Promo- Indulgent Tormentor M15 Prerelease PromoM15 Promo- Phytotitan M15 Prerelease Promo

 

M15 promo for each color.  Prerelease packs are returning again for this event.  Each Prerelease Pack will include the following:

  • 5 Magic 2015 Core Set Booster Packs
  • 1 Magic 2015 Core Set Seeded Booster Pack
  • 1 premium promo card (five colours available)
  • 1 activity insert
  • 1 Spindown life counter
  • 1 Oversized Garruk Challenge Card
  • 3 Wolf tokens

 

Launch Promo

M15 Promo- In Garruk's Wake Launch Day M15 Promo

 

Buy-a-box Promo

M15 Promo- Goblin Rabblemaster-M15-Promos

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Avatar Three Kings Loot - April 9, 2014

Journey into Nyx – Promos for Prerelease, Launch weekend, Game D...

Prerelease Promos and Hero Cards:

Forged in Glory

Dawnbringer CharioteersSpear of the General

Forged in Intellect

Scourge of FleetsCloak of the Philosopher

Forged in Tyrrany

Doomwake GiantLash of the Tyrant

Forged in War

Spawn of ThraxesAxe of the Warmonger

Forged in Pursuit

Heroes’ BaneBow of the Hunter

Launch Weekend Promo

Dictate of the Twin GodsThe Destined

Journey into Nyx Game Day – May 24-25, 2014

Squelching Leeches

Top 8

Dictate of Kruphix

1st-place winner of Journey into Nyx Game Day

Journey into Nyx - Game day playmat

Buy a Box Promo

Eidolon of Blossoms - Buy-a-box Promo

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