Greetings, TechRaptor readers and fellow Magic: The Gathering fans! Welcome to the third day of our ongoing Eldritch Moon spoiler coverage. If you’re just joining us, make sure to check out our thread from yesterday, which contains links to all the spoilers from Wizards of the Coast for Eldritch Moon from the past week of coverage.
Today’s first spoiler comes to us courtesy of MTG Salvation, a forum that discusses everything Magic: The Gathering. Their spoiler, posted to their twitter page, is of the Mythic rarity Tree of Perdition. It has Defender, meaning it can’t attack, only block, but if its controller taps it then target opponent switches their life total with its toughness. This pairs well with Triskaidekaphobia, an unusual win condition from Shadows Over Innistrad where players lose the game if their life total is exactly 13.
The next spoiler comes to us from today’s Magic Story, in which the Planeswalker Liliana finds herself defending the plane of Innistrad after fellow Planeswalker Sorin focuses his energy on killing his once-friend Nahiri. The spoiler from that story is Bloodhall Priest, a vampire who deals two damage to target creature or player, but with some conditions. She can only do so when she enters the battlefield or attacks, and only if her controller has no cards in their hand at the time. She also comes with an aggressively costed madness at one generic, one black, and one red mana, letting players have a 4/4 beater on the field very early.
Next is the delightfully twisted pair of Gisa and Geralf, whose only physical appearance on cards were in the Commander 2014 product line. Their appearance in Eldritch Moon comes along with an article detailing the process behind creating their card. Gisa and Geralf put the top four cards of the controller’s library into the graveyard when it enters the battlefield; then, on each of the controller’s turns, they can cast target Zombie creature card from the graveyard to the battlefield.
The Command Zone, a podcast dedicated to the EDH/Commander format, posted their exclusive spoiler to their YouTube channel and reddit. Soul Separator is an artifact that, for five generic mana, can exile target creature card from its controller’s graveyard. The controller then gets two tokens as a result; one is a black Zombie token that has the original creature card’s power and toughness. The other is 1/1 token with the original creature card’s name, abilities, and creature type, but has power and toughness 1/1, is a Spirit creature in addition to its other creature types, and has Flying.
The next spoiler is courtesy of Wizards of the Coast Game Designer Sam Stoddard, who posted the card to his twitter account. Elder Deep-Fiend is an Eldrazi Octopus that can be normally cast for eight generic mana, or cast with its Emerge cost (for an overview on how Emerge works, please refer to TechRaptor’s Monday article). It has Flash, regardless of how it was cast – Flash allows it to be cast at any time that an Instant-speed spell could be cast – and when it enters the battlefield, it taps up to four permanents that the opponent controls.
The European Wizards of the Cast twitter account has another double-faced card to reveal, after yesterday’s spoiling of Docent of Perfection//Final Iteration. The front side of this card is Curious Homunculus, which can be tapped to generate one colorless mana – this can only be used to cast Instant or Sorcery spells, though. When its controller has three or more Instants or Sorceries in the graveyard, it flips into the Voracious Reader, which has the Prowess mechanic and also makes Instants and Sorceries cast by its controller cost one less generic mana.
Additionally, the European account spoiled this Russian card last night. Credit for the card’s translation go to reddit users X_The_Walrus and greata1exander; the name of the card is “Sticher’s Graft”. It’s an Equipment Artifact card with an Equip cost of two generic mana; when it becomes equipped to target creature, that creature gets +3/+3 and doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step. Whenever Sticher’s Graft is unequipped from target creature, that creature is sacrificed.
Another double-faced card comes to us from Kansas City-based game store WBG Games. Their spoiler is Voldaren Pariah, a 3/3 Vampire that can either be cast for three generic and two black mana, or cast for three black mana via the Madness mechanic. If its controller sacrifices three creatures under their control, it flips into Abolisher of Bloodlines, a 6/5 Eldrazi Vampire which forces the opponent to sacrifice three of their own creatures after its transformation.
German-based VIRUS Magazine has also put their spoilers onto Facebook; translations for these cards are credited to reddit user zukomu. The left card is Haunted Dead, a 2/2 Zombie creature card that puts a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying into play when it enters the battlefield. For one generic and one black mana, and its controller discarding two cards from their hand into the graveyard, it can be returned to the battlefield tapped from the graveyard.
On the right is Ingenious Skaab, a 2/3 Zombie Horror. It has the Prowess mechanic, and for one blue mana it gets +1/-1 until the end of the turn.
Jarrett spoiled three double-faced cards, the first of which is Smoldering Werewolf, which deals one damage to each of up to two target creatures when it enters the battlefield. For four generic and two red mana, it can be flipped into Erupting Dreadwolf, which deals two damage to target creature or player whenever it attacks.
The next double-faced card is Vildin-Pack Outcast, a Werewolf Horror with Trample. For one red mana it gets +1/-1 until the end of the turn, and for five generic and two red mana, it transforms into Dronepack Kindred, a 5/7 Eldrazi Werewolf with Trample. For one generic mana, Dronepack Kindred gets +1/+0 until the end of the turn.
Finally, we have Kessig Prowler, a very basic Werewolf Horror that can transform into Sinuous Predator for four generic and one green mana; Sinuous Predator can only be blocked by one creature.
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