Greetings, TechRaptor readers and fellow Magic: The Gathering fans! Welcome to the sixth day of our ongoing Eldritch Moon spoiler coverage. If you’re just joining us, make sure to check out our thread from last Friday, which contains links to all the spoilers from Wizards of the Coast for Eldritch Moon from the past week of coverage.
There were a couple of cards spoiled over the weekend, the first of which is from gamerinformer. Their spoiler card is a reprint of Turn Aside, which for one blue mana counters target spell that targets a permanent owned by the caster.
The next spoiler from over the weekend is Summary Dismissal, which was posted to the Japanese trading card game site Duel Portal. Summary Dismissal is an Instant-speed spell, which for two generic and two blue mana exiles all other spells and counters all abilities.
The first spoiler for today is from the folks at The Mana Source; their spoiler is Spirit of the Hunt, a Wolf Spirit that can be cast for one generic and two green mana. It has the Flash mechanic, meaning it can be cast at any time an Instant-speed spell could. When it enters the battlefield it gives all other Wolf creatures a +0/+3 buff until the end of the turn.
Up next is another Asian-Pacific region spoiler, which was posted to their Facebook page. Providence is much like the Leyline cycle, in that if has immediate benefits if it’s in the players opening hand. The casting cost for this Sorcery-speed spell is five generic and two white mana, and sets the caster’s life total to 26.
This week’s Access Magic gives players two Liliana spoilers to fawn over, the first of which is Oath of Liliana, which completes the Legendary Enchantment cycle from Oath of the Gatewatch. When it enters the battlefield, each opponent sacrifices a creature; if a Planeswalker entered the battlefield under the caster’s control this turn, they can put a 2/2 Zombie creature token onto the battlefield at the beginning of their end step.
Liliana, the Last Hope is the last Planeswalker that will be appearing in this set. She enters with battlefield with three loyalty counters for one generic and two black mana; her positive loyalty ability gives one target creature -2/-1 until the beginning of her controller’s next turn. Her negative loyalty ability puts the top two cards of the controller’s library into their graveyard, and then returns a creature card from their graveyard to their hand. Liliana’s ultimate ability gives her controller an emblem that puts X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield, where X is the number of Zombies plus two under the players control.
Kenji Egashira’s article on the Wizards of the Coast homepage contains a spoiler for our next card, Deploy the Gatewatch. Deploy the Gatewatch is a Sorcery-speed spell that costs four generic and two white mana that lets the caster look at the top seven cards of their library and put up to two Planeswalkers directly onto the battlefield. The rest of the cards go to the bottom of the player’s library in a random order.
The Magic: The Gathering Judge Program also posted their exclusive spoiler today. Nephalia Academy can put any of the controller’s cards that were discarded as a result of an opponent’s spell or ability onto the top of the controller’s library instead if the controller reveals the discarded card. Something to note is that this effect is a “may” ability, meaning if the controller would rather have the discarded card in their graveyard they can choose to do that instead. Nephalia Academy can also be tapped to produce one colorless mana.
The podcast Magic the Amateuring posted their spoiler, Incendiary Flow, to their twitter account. Incendiary Flow is a Sorcery-speed spell that costs one generic and one red mana and deals three damage to target creature or player. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, it’s exiled instead.
Mark Rosewater, the head designer for Magic: The Gathering, revealed the long-awaited Legendary Spider creature in his article from today. Ishkanah, Grafwidow cost four generic and one green mana and has Reach (meaning it can block creatures with Flying). It also has the Delirium mechanic, which if the conditions for it are met when it enters the battlefield will create three 1/2 green Spider creature tokens with Reach onto the battlefield. For six generic and one black mana, it can cause target opponent to lose life equal to the number of Spider creatures the owner controls.
The next spoiler is from German Magic: The Gathering YouTube streamer Shibby. His spoiler is Vereinter Widerstand, or in English Collective Resistance (credit for card translation goes to mtgsalvation user Raptorchan). Collective Resistance is a Sorcery-speed spell that can be cast for one generic and two red mana, and features the new Escalate mechanic. There are three modes for the caster to choose from; target player discards all the cards in their hand, and then draws that many cards; Collective Resistance deals four damage to target creature; or Collective Resistance deals three damage to target player. The Escalate cost for additional modes beyond the first is one generic mana.
Our final spoiler for the day is from Japanese trading site bigmagic; credit for card translation goes to mtgsalvation user LouCypher. Their spoiler is Selfless Spirit, a 2/1 Spirit Cleric with Flying that can be cast for one generic and one white mana. By sacrificing Selfless Spirit, other creatures the controller owns gain Indestructible until the end of the turn.
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