PAX West is still ongoing, and as promised by Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater, there are plenty of Kaladesh spoilers coming from Wizards of the Coast and their various Community Ambassadors at the event. If you’re just joining us, make sure to check out our coverage of the Kaladesh spoilers from yesterday; quite a lot of very interesting cards were spoiled, including some of the new Magic: The Gathering mechanics making an appearance in Kaladesh.
Our first spoilers for the day are ones that were posted last night, the first of which is the Game Day version of Cultivator of Blades, an Elf Artificer featuring the new Fabricate ability word. While the version of the card that players can expect to find in their Kaladesh Booster Packs hasn’t made an appearance, the Game Day version was spoiled on the Wizards of the Coast Tumblr. Cultivator of Blades is a 1/1 Creature with a high casting cost of three generic and two Green mana and has the previously mentioned Fabricate keyword, specifically, Fabricate 2. Whenever Cultivator of Blades attacks, other attacking creatures you control get +X/+X until the end of turn, where X is Cultivator of Blades power.
The next spoiler from yesterday was posted to the Twitter feed of Japanese player @kanpero0709; the card they posted is Skyship Stalker, a 3/3 Red Dragon with Flying and a casting cost of two generic and two Red mana. It has three abilities, all with separate activation costs of one Red mana; for one red Mana, it can get +1/+0 until the end of turn, gain the First Strike ability word until the end of turn, or gain the Haste ability word until the end of turn. Again, this is not the art that will be found in Booster Packs but instead the variant that players get from participating the Buy-a-Box promotion.
Our final spoiler from yesterday is this source-less Japanese card (although an English version of the card briefly appears in the beginning of this video), which was posted to reddit; credit for the cards translation goes to reddit user Schwitter. The card’s name is Filigree Familiar and is a 2/2 Artifact Creature with a casting cost of three generic mana. When it enters the battlefield, you gain two life, and when it dies, you draw a card.
This Russian Kaladesh coverage video contained a spoiler card around the three minute mark and is the first spoiler from today. Verdurous Gearhulk is a 4/4 colored Artifact Creature with a casting cost of three generic and two Green mana and has the Trample ability word. When it enters the battlefield, you distribute four +1/+1 counters among creatures that you control.
If you happened to be at PAX West and caught the Inventors’ Fair Parade as it went by, you might have seen our next spoiler, Woodreaver’s Puzzleknot, an Artifact with a casting cost of two generic mana. When it enters the battlefield, you gain three life and also three energy counters; by paying two generic and one Green mana, and tapping and sacrificing Woodreaver’s Puzzleknot, you can gain another three life and three energy counters.
Magic: The Gathering Community Ambassadors Magic: The Amateuring had a spoiler to show off at PAX West – Live Fast, a Black Sorcery-speed spell that gives you two energy counters, lets you draw two cards, and causes you to lose two life in exchange for two generic and one Black mana.
Another of the Magic: The Gathering Community Ambassadors invited by Wizards of the Coast to PAX West, Tolarian Community College, posted a video on his YouTube channel of his spoiler, Die Young. Die Young is a Sorcery-speed spell with a casting cost of one generic and one Black mana that has you choose target creature. You get two energy counters, and then may spend any amount of energy counters to give target creature that many -1/-1 counters until the end of turn.
Spanish Twitter user @yonkisllanowar’s spoiler is Territorial Devourer (credit for translation goes to reddit user Moruitelda). Territorial Devourer is a 2/2 Gremlin with the Trample ability word and a casting cost of three generic and one Red mana. Whenever you obtain one or more energy counters, Territorial Devourer gets +2/+2 until the end of turn.
A partial reveal of Larger than Life, a Green Sorcery-speed spell, was seen at the Inventors’ Fair at PAX West. This Sorcery gives target creature +4/+4 and the Trample ability word until the end of the turn. What else Larger than Life does won’t be known until Monday, when the Kaladesh spoiler season begins in earnest.
A Portuguese spoiler was allegedly seen at PAX West as well (credit for the translation goes to mtgsalvation user joeyb11223). This card has been translated as “Demon of Shady Schemes,” a 5/5 Demon Creature with the Flying ability word and a casting cost of three generic and three Black mana. When it enters the battlefield, all other creatures get -2/-2 until the end of the turn, and whenever a creature dies you get one energy counter. By paying two generic and one Black mana, and four energy counters, you can put target creature from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. (When a better quality screenshot comes out this article will be updated, but unfortunately the below image is all there is for the card at the moment).
Our Italian Magic: The Gathering readers got a sneak peak at a card of their own on Facebook (an English version of the card has also emerged); Ghirapur Orrery is an Artifact with a casting cost of four generic mana. Players can play an additional land on each of their turns, and if a players hand size is zero during their upkeep, they get to draw three cards.
Wizards of the Coast staff and Magic: The Gathering channel The Mana Source have revealed the five dual-color lands that will be making an appearance in the Kaladesh set; they will be the enemy-aligned “fast lands“, completing the cycle that began in Scars of Mirrodin. The names and colors that these lands produce are as follows: Concealed Courtyard (Black and White), Spirebluff Canal (Blue and Red, pictured below), Blooming Marsh (Black and Green), Inspiring Vantage (Red and White), and Botanical Sanctum (Blue and Green). These lands enter the battlefield tapped unless you control two or less lands.
Another Artifact that’s surfaced is Panharmonicon, which has a casting cost of four generic mana; when any Artifact or Creature that enters the battlefield and causes a triggered ability you control to trigger, that ability will trigger an additional time.
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