Greetings, TechRaptor readers and fellow Magic: The Gathering fans! It’s Thursday, August 18, and the fourth official day of spoiler season for Conspiracy: Take the Crown. Make sure to check out yesterday’s spoilers if you’re just joining us.
The first spoiler for the day is from last nights episode by webcast Magicmics, and is a reprint of Dragonlair Spider, last seen in Planechase (2012) and Commander's Arsenal. Dragonlair Spider is a 5/6 Spider that costs two generic, two Red, and two Green mana to cast, and has the Reach mechanic (can block creatures with Flying). Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you get to put a 1/1 Green Insect Creature Token onto the battlefield.
The Limited format-focused podcast Limited Resources has two spoilers for today, the first of which is Illusionary Informant, a 1/3 Bird Illusion that is cast for one generic and one Blue mana. When you draft Illusionary Informant, you draft it face-up; during the draft, you can turn it face down and get to look at the next card an opponent of your choice would draft. Limited Resources' second card is Spire Phantasm, a 3/2 Gargoyle Illusion that costs two generic and two Blue mana to cast and has the Flying mechanic. When you draft Spire Phantasm, you reveal it, and the next time a player drafts a card from that booster pack, you guess the card. The player then reveals that card. During the game, when you cast Spire Phantasm, you can draw a card if you guessed the card a player drafted correctly.
Next up is the Magic: The Gathering reddit sub-forum's official spoiler card, a reprint of a card last seen in Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, and From the Vault: Exiled, Berserk. Berserk is an Instant spell which costs one Green mana to cast, and has to be cast before combat damage is assigned. Target creature gets +X/+0, where X is that creatures power. At the beginning of the next end step, destroy that creature if it attacked this turn.
Kelly Digges, Creative Writer for Magic: The Gathering, shared her spoiler card today on Twitter. Garbage Fire is a Red Instant spell which costs two generic and one Red mana to cast; when you draft it, you reveal it and take notes of how many cards you've drafted this round including Garbage Fire. Garbage Fire deals damage equal to the highest number of cards you noted for Garbage Fire.
Another employee of Wizards of the Coast, Shawn Main, shared the Red Elemental Chimera Volatile Chimera on his Twitter account today. Volatile Chimera is a 3/2 creature which costs two generic and one Red mana; before you begin shuffling your deck, reveal Volatile Chimera and exile three or more creatures that you drafted but aren't in your deck. By paying one generic and one Red mana, you can reveal at random one of those cards and have Volatile Chimera become a copy of that card (retaining this ability as well).
Up next is Subterranean Tremors, shared by Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater. Subterranean Tremors is a Red Sorcery spell which costs X generic mana and one Red mana; Subterranean Tremors deals X damage to all creatures without Flying. If you paid four mana for the X cost, you destroy all artifacts, and if the X cost was eight mana, you put an 8/8 Red Lizard Creature Token onto the battlefield.
The final two spoiler cards for the day are from Wizards of the Coast articles. The first spoiler card is Skyline Despot, a 5/5 Red Dragon with Flying which costs five generic and two Red mana to cast. When it enters the battlefield, you become the monarch; at the beginning of your upkeep, if you're the monarch, you put a 5/5 Red Dragon Creature Token with Flying onto the battlefield. The second spoiler card is Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, a 2/2 Red Legendary Goblin Rogue. Grenzo costs two Red mana to cast and has two abilities that you can chose from when a creature you controls deals combat damage to an opponent. The first ability lets you Goad target creature the opponent you dealt damage to controls (Goad forces an opponents creature to attack each combat if able to and attacks any player other than you if able to). The second ability exiles the top card of the opponent you dealt damage to; until the end of turn, you can cast that spell and spend mana of any color to cast it.
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