Greetings, TechRaptor readers and fellow Magic: The Gathering fans! Welcome to the seventh 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 two weeks of coverage.
Today’s first spoiler is from the folks at MTGGoldfish, a site that covers all things Magic: The Gathering. Their spoiler for the day is Cryptbreaker, a 1/1 black Zombie that enter the battlefield for one black mana. By paying one generic mana, one black mana, tapping Cryptbreaker and discarding a card, its controller gets to put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield. If its controller taps three untapped Zombies they control, then they lost one life from their total life and get to draw a card.
Up next is one of the featured preview cards from Wizards of the Coast. Mirrorwing Dragon is a 4/5 Dragon with Flying that is cast for three generic and two red mana; whenever an Instant or Sorcery spell targets it and only it, the player who cast that spell copies it for each other creature they control that the spell could target. Then each copy targets a different one of those creatures.
The other featured preview card from Wizards of the Coast is in this article by Adam Styborski; his card is Mind’s Dilation. Mind’s Dilation is a blue Enchantment that costs five generic and two blue mana to cast, that lets the controller exile the top card of an opponents library whenever the opponent casts their first Instant or Sorcery spell of the turn. If the card exiled in this way is a non-land card, then the controller of Mind’s Dilation can cast it without paying the cards converted mana cost.
The third card to come directly from Wizards of the Coast is Falkenrath Reaver, which was posted to the Development Tumblr page. Falkenrath Reaver is a 2/2 red Vampire that is cast for one generic and one red mana and has no abilities or mechanics associated with it. This type of creature is referred to as a “vanilla” creature in the Magic: The Gathering community.
Grim Flayer comes to us courtesy of Magic: The Gathering site Mana Deprived. Grim Flayer is a 2/2 Human Warrior with Trample that lets its controller look at the top three cards of their library whenever it deals combat damage to a player. The controller can then put any number of those cards into their graveyard, and the rest on top of their library in any order. Grim Flayer also gets +2/+2 when the conditions for the Delirium mechanic are met.
Following his reveal yesterday of the Legendary Spider creature, Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater has another card to share with players. Permeating Mass is a green 1/3 Spirit creature that can be cast for one green mana, and turns other creatures it deals combat damage to into copies of itself.
Our final spoilers for the day are from the Limited Resources podcast, which specifically covers everything involving the Limited formats such as Draft and Sealed. Limited Resources has four spoilers for today, the first of which is a reprint of Ride Down. Ride Down destroys a target blocking creature, and gives any creatures that were blocked by it Trample until the end of the turn.
Next up is Mournwillow, a 3/2 Plant Skeleton that can be cast for one generic, one black, and one green mana. It has the Haste mechanic, which overrides summoning sickness, and keeps creatures with power 2 or less from blocking the turn it was cast if the conditions for Delirium are met.
The third spoiler for Limited Resources is Mercurial Geists, a 1/3 Spirit creature with Flying. It can be cast for two generic, one blue and one red mana, and gets +3/+0 until the end of the turn whenever its controller casts an Instant or a Sorcery spell.
The final spoiler is Lashweed Lurker, an Eldrazi Horror that can be cast for eight generic mana, or cast with Emerge for five generic, one green and one blue mana, minus the converted mana cost of the sacrificed creature. When Lashweed Lurker is cast, its controller may put target non-land permanent on top of its owner’s library.
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Today’s spoilers brings the spoiler season for Eldritch Moon to just about halfway done. Wizards of the Coast will be putting their full set spoilers out by this Friday, and the pre-release for Eldritch Moon starts next week. Readers can expect coverage of pre-release events as they happen.
What are your thoughts on today’s spoilers? Do you see anything you would be interested in playing in Limited or Constructed formats? Let us know in the comment section below!