Welcome to the seventh official day of spoiler season for the newest Magic: The Gathering set, Kaladesh. Wizards of the Coast has spoiled the majority of the set over the past week, as well as during their time at PAX West – if you’re just joining us, you can find more information about what’s been spoiled by Wizards of the Coast so far in our previous article.
Our first spoiler of the day is Consul’s Power, a White Enchantment from Japanese website weibo.com (credit for translation goes to reddit user Homurayuki). Consul’s Power has a casting cost of one White mana, and causes creatures your opponent controls to enter the battlefield tapped. Additionally, whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your opponents control, you gain one life.
Our next spoiler is from of Wizards of the Coast’s spoiler discussion articles; Scraphead Scrounger is a 3/2 Construct with a casting cost of two generic mana. It can’t block, but by exiling a Creature from your graveyard and paying one generic and one Black mana, you can return Scraphead Scrounger from the graveyard to the battlefield.
Ian Duke, the Senior Game Designer at Research and Development, has yet another card to share, this time in a Wizards of the Coast article. Bomat Courier is a 1/1 Construct with a casting cost of one generic mana, and has the Haste ability. Whenever Bomat Courier attacks, you exile the top card of your library face down; by paying one Red mana, exiling Bomat Courier and discarding your hand, you can put all cards exiled by Bomat Courier into their owner’s hands.
Duke’s article also spoils the fourth and final Planeswalker for the Kaladesh set, Dovin Baan, who has a casting cost of two generic, one White, and one Blue mana and enters the battlefield with three Loyalty counters on him. His first ability, which gives him positive one Loyalty counters, gives target creature -3/-0 until your next turn; additionally, that creature’s activated abilities can’t be activated. His second ability, which cost one Loyalty counter to activate, gains you two life and lets you draw a card. His final ability, which costs seven Loyalty counters, gives you an emblem with “Your opponents can’t untap more than two permanents during their untap steps”.
Magic: The Gathering podcast Gathering Magic has another spoiler card, this time in their “Snack Time” segment; Aetherborn Marauder is a 2/2 Aetherborn Rogue with the Flying and Lifelink abilities and a casting cost of three generic and one Black mana. When it enters the battlefield, you can move any number of +1/+1 counters from permanents you control onto Aetherborn Marauder. Gathering Magic also has a reprint to share, Inspiring Charge, which was reprinted as recently as Battle for Zendikar. For two generic and two White mana, this Instant gives all Creatures you control get +2/+1 until the end of turn
Gameinformer has two new Gremlin Creature cards that they discuss in an article on their site; the first of these is the 2/3 Salivating Gremlin, which has a casting cost of two generic and one Red mana. Whenever an Artifact enters the battlefield under your control, Salivating Gremlin gets +2/+0 and the Trample ability until the end of turn. The second Gremlin is the 1/1 Ruinous Gremlin, which has a casting cost of one Red mana. By paying two generic and one Red mana, and sacrificing Ruinous Gremlin, you can destroy target Artifact.
Up next are spoilers from YouTube channel MTGHeadquarters; he has two spoilers, the first of which is Maulfist Squad, a 3/1 Human Artificer with the Menace ability and a casting cost of three generic and one Black mana. Maulfist Squad also has Fabricate 1, letting you chose between Creating a 1/1 Colorless Servo Artifact Creature Token, or putting a +1/+1 counter on Maulfist Squad. The other spoiler is Whirler Virtuoso, a 2/3 Vedalken Artificer with a casting cost of one generic, one Blue, and one Red mana; when it enters the battlefield, you get three energy counters. By paying three energy counters, you can Create a 1/1 Colorless Thopter Artifact Creature Token with the Flying ability.
Head Designer Mark Rosewater shares a spoiler on his Twitter page; Inventor’s Apprentice is a 1/2 Human Artificer with a casting cost of one Red mana; as long as you control an Artifact, it gets +1/+1.
We also have the second member of the Consul, Padeem, brought to us from the Magic: The Gathering podcast The Command Zone. Padeem, Consul of Innovation is a 1/4 Legendary Vedalken Artificer with a casting cost of three generic and one Blue mana. As long as Pdeem, Consul of Innovation is on the battlefield, Artifacts you control have Hexproof; additionally, at the beginning of your upkeep, if you control an Artifact that either has the highest converted mana cost or is tied for the highest converted mana cost, you draw a card.
Our final spoilers for the day are from Wizards of the Coast and are the exclusive cards that will be a part of the new Planeswalker Deck products, which replace the previous Intro Packs. These cards aren’t considered to be a part of the Kaladesh set proper, but will be playable in all formats (including Standard). If you purchase the Chandra-centric deck, you’ll receive the following cards.
If, one the other hand, you purchase the Nissa-themed deck, these are the cards you’ll find within.
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