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Friday, April 9, 2010

Newbie News: Rise of the Eldrazi Spoiler

Q: What is Rise of the Eldrazi?

A: Well M.T.G.(Magic the Gathering) releases new cards in sets. Rise of the Eldrazi is the newest set. Well, actually, it's not out yet.

Q: What is a spoiler?
A: Spoilers are basically a preview for a new set that hasn't come out yet. It tells about new things like cards and other stuff, but mostly cards.
Q: What's new in Rise of the Eldrazi?
A: Rise of the Eldrazi brings several new abilities including: Annihilator, Rebound, Totem Armor, Level Up, Colorless Eldrazi creatures and spells.

So the set is called Rise of the Eldrazi, right? So where's the Eldrazi? Got it right here for ya'. Readers, meet Emrakul. Oh, yeah. LOOK AT THAT BEEF!!! Annihilator means that when the creature attacks, the defender sacrifice's that many permanents.(A permanent is a land, creature, enchantment, planeswalker, or artifact.) That is pretty sweet! And, when it attacks, he has to sac 6 -yes, I said 6- permanents. It doesn't even matter if it does damage, just so it attacks. What the card SHOULD say is: "When you play Emrakul, you win the game." Cuz' that what happens! You might think Emrakul is hard to get, but you can get one at the prerelease just for entering!

Those level up creatures are so AWESOME!!!!! That Student of Warfare is UNBELIEVABLE. A 3/3 first strike that can swing on turn two!? Magic has gone mad. This does also mean that you have put all of your effort into this one guy, but what a guy! Level Up creatures can be found from Commons to Mythics, and everything in between. Leveling has to be done "at Sorcery Speed" (or only during your turn) so knowing if or when is a real skill to develop. But the big man is the awesome Beastbraker of Bala Ged! This dude can become a 6/6 trampler on turn six. They shouldn't be able to do that until turn seven!!! Again, the madness. But, it will have to do.(Giggle)

Rebound is a special ability on spells that let you play them twice. Yes, twice! Just look at Virulant Swipe. When you play it, it makes your creature bigger and gives it Deathtouch. Then, at the beginning of your next turn, you can play it AGAIN for FREE! That is pretty hot! Rebound is a "may" ability, so if you don't want to, you don't have to cast it the second time. For instance, if you cast a rebound spell that kills a creature, and next turn all the creatures are yours, you don't have to kill one of them.
Totem Armor is a new ability that basically enchants a creature with the spirit of an animal.Take Drake Umbra, for instance. Most drakes in Magic are 3/3 fliers. So Drake Umbra gives the creature +3/+3 and flying. But the cool part is that if the creature is destroyed, the animal spirit sacrifices it's life and the enchantment is destroyed, but sadly taking the bonus with it. This prevents the "two for one". When an enchanted creature is destroyed, the enchantment is also destroyed. But with Totem Armor, only the enchantment is destroyed, preventing card advantage for your opponent.

Q: Want to see even more?
A: Of course. Check out the official spoiler from Wizards of the Coast, or the unofficial spoiler provided by MTGSalvation. Oh, and thanks for reading The Newbie News, telling the stuff, so you don't have to.

1 comment:

Beverly said...

Hey, Tater. Great post. You have a talent for writing, and it is good that you can use that talent to write about a game you enjoy.