Greetings, TechRaptor readers and fellow Magic: The Gathering fans! Welcome to the fourth 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 is one from Channel Fireball, a site and storefront for all things Magic: The Gathering. Their spoiler is the Vampire Horror creature Stromkirk Condemned, a 2/2 which is cast for two black mana. Once per turn, its controller can discard a card to give all Vampires they control +1/+1 until the end of the turn.
Next is an offering from the fine folks at Loading Ready Run. Quite literally; their spoiler card is Harmless Offering, which for two generic and one red mana lets target opponent take control of a target permanent that the caster controls. It is essentially a color swapped Donate as part of Wizards move over the last few years to remove a few things from blue’s giant slice of the color pie and to beef up some of the other color’s like red.
TCGPlayer, one of the biggest marketplaces for buying and selling trading card game products, shared their spoiler in an article on their website. Lupine Prototype is a 5/5 that can enter the battlefield as early as turn two, but can’t attack or block until a player has no cards in their hand.
Similarly, the Japanese Magic: The Gathering store Hareruya has a spoiler card to share today. Credit for translation of their spoiler goes to reddit user IsThisUserAvailable; Hareruya’s spoiler card is Eternal Scourge, a 3/3 Eldrazi Horror creature which can be cast for three generic mana. Whenever Eternal Scourge becomes the target of an Instant or Sorcery spell, it’s exiled from play – but, its controller can cast it from exile to the battlefield.
Popular Magic: The Gathering YouTube channel Tolarian Community College shared their spoiler card in a video segment detailing how to evaluate cards. Their spoiler, Wharf Infiltrator, is a 1/1 Human Horror creature that is cast for one generic and one blue mana, but has some very interesting abilities. Firstly, Skulk means that it can’t be blocked by creatures with greater power than itself. When it deals combat damage to a player, its controller may draw a card, and then discard a card. Whenever a creature card is discarded, its controller may pay two generic mana to put a 3/2 colorless Eldrazi Horror creature token onto the battlefield.
Our next spoiler was posted to the Magic Duels (an introductory service for new Magic: The Gathering players) forum on reddit by a Wizards of the Coast employee. Their spoiler is a reprint of Murder, which for one generic and two black mana does basically what it implies; it kills target creature at Instant-speed. It’s a strictly worse Hero’s Downfall as it doesn’t target Planeswalkers, but it’s still a quality removal spell for black, and will likely see play in Constructed formats.
Masters of Modern, a podcast focused on the Modern format, previewed their spoiler card in today’s twitch stream as well as on their twitter account. Their spoiler is Whispers of Emrakul, which for one generic and one black mana forces the opponent to discard a card at random from their hand. If the requirements for the Delirium mechanic are met, then the opponent has to discard two cards at random from their hand instead.
The next spoiler was posted in a German article on the Wizards of the Coast website by Tobi Henke. The card spoiled in his article is Dezimierer der Provinzen, or in English, Decimator of the Provinces (credit for card translation goes to reddit user RedEchoGamer). It’s a 7/7 Eldrazi Boar that has Haste and Trample, and the new Emerge mechanic. When it enters the battlefield, other creatures on the controllers side of the battlefield get Trample and a +2/+2 buff until the end of turn.
Geier Reach Sanitarium is spoiled by Jacob Van Lunen in his article on outracing the opponent by generating card advantage. This Legendary Land can be tapped as a source for one colorless mana, or if the controller pays two generic mana and taps Geier Reach Sanitarium, allows each player to draw a card, and then discard a card. This effect is commonly referred to as “looting” in the Magic: The Gathering community, after the staple Merfolk Looter.
Wizards of the Coast employee Gavin Verhey premieres his spoiler card, Eldritch Evolution, in his article on making a toolbox for the player’s deck. Eldritch Evolution is a Sorcery that costs one generic and two green mana to cast, and an additional sacrifice of a creature under the caster’s control. This lets the caster search for a creature with converted mana cost of X or less, where X is two plus the converted mana cost of the sacrificed creature. That creature is put onto the battlefield, the caster’s library is shuffled, and Eldritch Evolution is exiled.
Our final spoiler for the day is Grapple with the Past, which was posted by DailyMTG Editor-in-Chief Blake Rasmussen on his twitter account. For one generic and one green mana, Grapple with the Past puts the top three cards of the caster’s library into the graveyard; then, the caster may return a creature or land card from the graveyard to their hand.
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