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Greetings, TechRaptor readers and fellow Magic: The Gathering fans! It’s Tuesday, August 16, and the second official day of spoiler season for Conspiracy: Take the Crown. Make sure to check out yesterday’s spoilers if you’re just joining us.

The first spoiler for the day is from MTGGoldFish; their spoiler card is a reprint of Burning Wish, a staple in the Legacy Deck G/R Belcher. Burning Wish is a Red Sorcery that is cast for one generic and one Red mana and lets you grab any Sorcery card from your sideboard, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Burning Wish is then exiled.

Burning Wish; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

Next up is a card from Japanese website bigmagic; their spoiler card is Guardian of the Throne (credit for translation goes to reddit user tooMany_Monkeys). Guardian of the Throne is a 2/5 White Giant Soldier creature that costs five generic and one White mana to cast. When it enters the battlefield, you become the monarch, and any damage that would be dealt to you can instead be redirected to Guardian of the Throne.

Guardian of the Throne; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

SeibenMTG gets their first chance to host a spoiler card this spoiler season; their card is a reprint of Phyrexian Arena, a Black Enchantment that costs one generic and two Black mana to cast. At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw one card and lose one life.

Phyrexian Arena; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

Custodi Lich is our next card, and was posted to a private Irish Facebook group according to today’s Daily Magic. This 4/2 Black Zombie Cleric costs three generic and two Black mana to cast, and when it enters the battlefield you become the monarch. Whenever you become the monarch, target player has to sacrifice a creature.

Custodi Lich; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

Gerry Thompson of StarCityGames hosted an article detailing the usefulness of their spoiler card in decks like Legacy Death and Taxes. Recruiter of the Guard is a 1/1 White Human Soldier that costs two generic and one White mana to cast. When it enters the battlefield, you can search your library for a creature that has toughness of two or less, reveal it, and put it into your hand, shuffling your library afterwards.

Recruiter of the Guard; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

The European Magic: The Gathering Twitter account posted their spoiler after having a guessing contest. Hallowed Burial is a White Sorcery spell that costs three generic and two White mana to cast; it puts all creatures on the bottom of their owners’ libraries.

Hallowed Burial; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

UK-based gaming store Warez Gaming posted their spoiler card in an article on their site. Desertion is a Blue Instant that costs three generic and two Blue mana to cast. Desertion counters target spell; if the spell countered was an artifact or creature, you can put it onto the battlefield under your control.

Desertion; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

The final four spoilers for the day all comes from this Wizards of the Coast article on developing Conspiracy: Take the Crown. The first two cards we’ll be looking at both feature the new mechanic Melee, which gives a creature +1/+1 for each opponent you’re attacking this turn. The first card to feature this is the 1/1 White Bird Wings of the Guard, which costs one generic and one White mana to cast. In addition to Melee, it also has Flying. The next card to feature Melee is Adriana, Captain of the Guard, a 4/4 Legendary Human Knight. She costs three generic, one Red, and one White mana to cast, and in addition to having Melee, gives all of your creatures Melee as well.

Wings of the Guard; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown Adriana, Captain of the Guard; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

Throne Warden is a 2/2 White Human Soldier that costs one generic and one White mana to cast. At the beginning of your end step, if you’re the monarch, you put a +1/+1 counter on Throne Warden.

Throne Warden; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

Our final spoiler for the day is the Conspiracy Hired Heist, which starts the game face-down and requires you to secretly name a creature card. Whenever that creature deals combat damage, you get to draw a card.

Hired Heist; Magic: The Gathering, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

Stay tuned to TechRaptor for further news on Conspiracy: Take the Crown, and all things Magic: The Gathering.

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Brandon Bobal

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Brandon writes articles with focuses on video and board games, and Magic: The Gathering. When he isn't doing research for his weekly Magic: The Gathering column, he can be found enjoying the outdoors.