There seems to be no end to the Worldake Magic: the Gathering spoilers today! Earlier today we received Avenger of Zendikar and Treasure Hunt. Here’s a slideshow of Everflowing Chalice, Amulet of Vigor, Quest for Ula’s Temple, and Explore. Several additional Worldwake Magic: the Gathering cards have been spoiled in the past few hours, including Terastodon, Strength of Tajuru, Creeping Tar Pit, Jwari Shapeshifter, and Pilgrim’s Eye.
Creature – Elephant
When Terastodon enters the battlefield, you may destroy up to three target noncreature permanents. For each permanent put into a graveyard this way, its controller puts a 3/3 green Elephant creature token onto the battlefield.
Terasodon is a versatile creature. One could opt to destroy an opponent’s troublesome permanents, or their own to get “more beef” into play on their side. One way to take advantage of Terasodon’s disadvantage is by playing with cards that want to be destroyed, such as Hatching Plans and Rukh Egg. The lack of trample is a bit of a dissapointment, however a Primal Rage or Rancor can easily do the trick.
Creeping Tar Pit
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Creeping Tar Pit
Creeping Tar Pit enters the battlefield tapped.
Tap: Add U or B to your mana pool.
1UB: Until end of turn, Creeping Tar Pit becomes a 3/2 blue and black Elemental creature and is unblockable. It’s still a land.
Creeping Tar Pit is yet another man land in Worldwake. So far we’ve seen a cycle consisting of Raging Ravine and Celestial Colonnade. While Creeping Tar Pit does not seem as powerful as either the other man lands, its activation cost is cheaper and it is unblockable.
With access to to Shards of Alara’s tri-lands, M10’s new dual lands, and Zendikar’s fetchlands, there is plenty of competition for slots in a Black Blue deck. Is the extra ability worth it’s drawback when there are other optimal choices? It will depend on the deck.
Strength of the Tajuru
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Strength of the Tajuru – XGG
Multikicker – 1
Choose target creature, then choose another target creature for each time Strength of the Tajuru was kicked. Put X +1/+1 counters on each of them.
Strength of the Tajuru can be directly compared to Worldwake’s Comet Storm. Everything that has been said about Comet Storm applies to Strength of Tajuru, although the cards do different things. One will want to wait until they have seven to nine mana, and ideally will play both cards either during a combat step or end of turn step.
Pilgrim’s Eye – 3
Artifact Creature – Thopter
When Pilgrim’s Eye enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your libary.
There is no doubt that Pilgrim’s Eye will see play in limited, and in casual decks as a mana fixer.
Jwari Shapeshifter – 1U
Creature – Shapeshifter Ally
You may have Jwari Shapeshifter enter the battlefield as a copy of any Ally creature on the battlefield.
Jwari Shapeshifter will see some play in Ally Decks, as a very cheap Clone knockoff. Outside of Ally decks, Jwari Shapeshifter is a deck card.
Worldwake is the highly anticipated next Magic: the Gathering expansion, and is the second set in the Zendikar block. Magic: the Gathering players around Boston can attend the Worldwake Pre-release on January 31st at TJ Collectibles, located at 160 Main St, in Milford, Ma. View their website for more details or call them for more information at: (508) 473-5874.
Don’t want to drive to Milford? Contact other places to play Magic in Boston for Worldwake release events.
Worldwake’s Avenger of Zendikar and Treasure Hunt
Worldwake’s Anowon, the Ruin Sage and Urge to Feed
Worldwake’s Raging Ravine, and Omnath, Locus of Mana
Worldwake’s Chain Reaction can blow up casual games
Worldwake’s Dragonmaster Outcast
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John Baichtal “GeekDad Exclusive Worldwake Spoiler”, Wired.com 1/22/2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010 from http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/01/geekdad-exclusive-worldwake-spoiler/
Erik Friborg “State of the Program – January 22nd 2010”, puremtgo.com 1/22/2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010 from http://puremtgo.com/articles/state-program-january-22nd-2010
Reinharts “[WWK] Pilgrim’s Eye – Tom Lapille’s Twitter”, MtgSalvation.com 1/22/2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010 from http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=214951
Staff “Creping Tar-Pit”, quietspeculation.com 1/22/2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010 from http://www.quietspeculation.com/2010/01/creeping-tar-pit.html
Ed Grabianowski “Exclusive Worldwake Spoiler – Jwari Shapeshifter” RobotViking.com 1/22/2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010 from http://www.robotviking.com/2010/01/22/exclusive-worldwake-spoiler-jwari-shapeshifter/