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Ascension Rise of Vigil: Full Text & Visual Spoiler

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The newest set to Ascension has arrived and is in our hands! For those of you on the fence or who want to see exactly what cards you’ll be getting, we’ve compiled a complete spoiler list for the entire set – all the text, rarities, costs! Everything except the flavor text because we’re still not 100% sure we can read Mechana!

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Christmas has come early with a Gatecrash spoiler: Simic Fluxmage

I’ve got to hand it to Wizards of the Coast, their marketing is incredible. The most recent episode of Drive to Work talked about the Great Designer Search 2 and the ability Evolve… then this card showed up at a draft:

Happy Gatecrash spoiler season everyone!

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Magic: the Gathering – Modern Masters announced

Over the weekend, Wizards dropped some news about a new set coming out June 7, 2013. Instead of being built for casual players like Planechase or Commander, Modern Masters have one very specific audience: Modern players (and scalpers).

Here is the set summed up:

  • 229 Reprint Cards for the Modern Format, many with new art
  • Cards are reprints from Eighth Edition through Alara Reborn
  • New never before printed tokens
  • 15-card booster packs, one premium per pack, no basic lands
  • Designed to be drafted
  • 24 packs per box
  • $6.99 MSRP
  • English only, global distribution
  • Conservative print run
  • Release date June 7, 2013

Plus the released an image of the one card everyone has been asking about – Tarmogoyf!

We’ll be keeping track of the spoiler like most sets.

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Return to Ravnica is fully spoiled!

The last two cards came through at MTGSalvation (where else?).

Rakdos Ringleader 4BR
Creature – Skeleton Warrior (U)
First Strike
Whenever Rakdos Ringleader deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card at random.
B: Regenerate Rakdos Ringleader

Conjured Currency 5U
Enchantment (R)
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may exchange control of Conjured Currency and target permanent you neither own or control.

Now I get to spend tonight organizing the visual spoiler…

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Full decklists for Izzet vs. Golgari Duel Decks – and five new Return to Ravnica spoilers!

In a surprise announcement, Wizards revealed the complete contents of Duel Decks: Izzet vs Golgari in their entirety today!

Full decklists after the jump, prepare to have your mind BLOWN.

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Ascension Immortal Heroes Previews: Week 7

Ascension Immortal Heroes finally got released this weekend at Gen Con! But a total of three new cards were shown off to round out the previews on the official Ascension Facebook page.

Hedron Pyromaniac continues the mixed messaging of Mechana doing both power and runes, but the self-destructive take makes for a drastically different play experience over the old method of assembling the great machine. Worst case, this is a Mystic worth double honor for only one extra rune.

Spider Witch really shows how far Eric Sabee’s art has come since Chronicles of the Godslayer. But as a card, my gut reaction is to compare this to Flytrap Witch. On its own, this card doesn’t do enough for me. With some extra Lifebound heroes, it can work but unless your strategy is honor ramp (or consistent uniting), this is a card you can leave for your opponents.

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From the Vault: Realms spoiled in its entirity!

The final six cards got revealed for From the Vault: Realms!

While the absence of Wasteland is disappointing, Maze of Ith more than makes up for it. Here is the full visual spoiler of all 15 cards!

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With Gen Con comes new Return to Ravnica spoilers

A few weeks ago, a card showed up randomly that claimed to be from Return to Ravnica. At the time, most of us passed it off as a really good fake because of the copyright line being incorrect. But then the newest IDW promo card showed up and used the same copyright language. So maybe Rootborn Defenses is actually real?

Also revealed at Gen Con Trade day is the Golgari mechanic:

Deadbridge Goliath 2GG
Creature – Insect (R)
Scavenge 4GG (4GG, Exile this card from your graveyard: Put X +1/+1 counters on target creature, where X is this card’s power. Scavenge only as a Sorcery.)

So this brings the spoiler up to 3 Return to Ravnica cards right now, but who knows how many more will show up during Gen Con?

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Ascension Immortal Heroes Previews Week 6

Last week was the final week of Ascension: Immortal Heroes previews since the expansion is coming out this week with the Gen Con release! Sadly, I won’t be able to go to Gen Con (though that means one less person to compete against in the World Championship). All of the reveals this week came from the official Ascension Facebook page.

Aaron, the Godslayer
The original winner of last year’s World Championship, Aaron Sulla, won not only some great prizes but also got immortalized with his own card! Half of Adayu, the Chosen, Aaron shows that Oziah isn’t quite as peerless as he once thought. The ability to kill any creature is a great power that puts him high on the list of need to acquire cards, especially in Immortal Heroes combat-heavy environment.

I really miss the grand machine design of mechana in the first Ascension block. Repurposer is a solid card, but for seven runes it is expensive to use. In the right deck that focuses on smashing construct after construct, this could be interesting. Then again, P.R.I.M.E. is happy with just about any construct.

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Ascension Immortal Heroes Previews: Week 5

After the complete madness that was last week, Ascension: Immortal Heroes continues to shape up in interesting ways. Cards are still getting shown off everywhere (including here!) as we get closer and closer to the release at Gen Con!

From Ascension Official Facebook page:

With The Great Eclipse shown off, there is only one Event left to be revealed. While the artwork is oddly surreal (and unlike any eclipse I’ve ever seen), the potential of this card is amazing. Chaining Lifebound heroes is dangerous thanks to unite, but the real scariness of this card is the fact it doesn’t say “once per turn.”

When combined with the Event Trophy, it allows you to acquire any Hero and put them on top of your deck!

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