Greetings, TechRaptor readers and fellow Magic: The Gathering fans! It’s Saturday, August 20, and the fifth official day of spoiler season just passed us for Conspiracy: Take the Crown. Make sure to check out Thursday’s spoilers if you’re just joining us. Due to an unforeseen unavailability of the Magic: The Gathering Staff Writer, TechRaptor was unable to cover Friday's spoilers, and we are thus posting them a day late. We apologize to our readers for the inconvenience.
Our first spoiler for the day is one of the most iconic cards in Magic: The Gathering history. Birds of Paradise (spoiler courtesy of Top Level Podcast) is a 0/1 Bird which can be cast for one Green mana. It, naturally, has the Flying mechanic, and can be tapped to add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
Our next card was shared on the Magic: The Gathering Asian-Pacific Facebook page; Regal Behemoth is a 5/5 Lizard which costs four generic and two Green mana to cast. It has the Trample mechanic, and when it enters the battlefield you become the monarch. While you're the monarch, whenever you tap a land to add mana to your mana pool, you can add an additional mana of any color as well.
Wizards of the Coast, of course, shares their spoiler card in an article on their main site; their card is Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, a 2/3 Legendary Elf Scout. Selvala costs one generic and two Green mana to cost, and by paying one Green mana and tapping it you can add X mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control. In addition, whenever another creature enters the battlefield, its controller can draw a card if that creatures power is creature than every other creatures.
Splitting Slime was a spoiler card revealed by Magic: The Gathering website Manaleak.com, and is a 3/3 Green Ooze Creature which can be cast for three generic and two Green mana. By paying four generic and two Green mana, you can activate its Monstrosity ability, which gives it three +1/+1 counters. When Splitting Slime becomes monstrous, you get to put a copy of it onto the battlefield, only this copy doesn't have the Monstrous ability, nor does it have the +1/+1 counters from activating the originals Monstrosity ability.
In an article about developing complexity, Wizards of the Coast spoils Stunt Double, a 0/0 Blue Shapeshifter with a casting cost of three generic and one Blue mana. It has the Flash mechanic, allowing it too be cast at Instant spell speed, and when it enters the battlefield it becomes a copy of any creature that's on the battlefield.
Elaine Chase, Senior Director for Global Brand Strategy and Marketing for Magic: The Gathering, shared a spoiler on her Twitter account. Palace Sentinels is a 2/4 Human Soldier which costs three generic and one White mana to cast; when it enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
The Wizards Play Network app again shares a spoiler card with us, this time the Conspiracy Incendiary Dissent, which begins the game face-down and requires you to secretly name a card. Creatures with the name you chose have an additional ability; by paying one Red mana, you can give that creature +1/+0 until the end of turn.
Rounding out our spoilers from Wizards of the Coast, the European Twitter account shared the second Mythic-rarity Conspiracy today, Hymn of the Wilds. You can't cast Instants or Sorceries, but the first Creature spell you cast each turn costs one generic mana less.
Our final spoiler for the day is from the podcast Gathering Magic; the bring us Caller of the Untamed, a 2/4 Elf Shaman which can be cast for three generic and one Green mana. Before you begin shuffling your deck to start the game, reveal Caller of the Untamed and exile a creature card that you drafted, but isn't in your deck. By paying X generic mana (where X is the converted mana cost of the exiled creature), you can put a copy of that exiled card onto the battlefield.
The full Conspiracy: Take the Crown spoiler will be available Monday, although as the Games Laboratory pre-pre-release event is happening this weekend, we'll likely see the full set spoiled before then.
Stay tuned to TechRaptor for further news on Conspiracy: Take the Crown, and all things Magic: The Gathering.
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