Scars is completely spoiled and finished its pre-release weekend in Paper Magic! Things we’ve learned and discovered indicate some pretty crazy times ahead!
Thankfully there have been a couple corrections made to tribal errata from last week: Umezawa’s Jitte and Extinction will still be banned for Legacy Tribal… which just makes good sense all around.
Also, the entire Scars of Mirrodin set was spoiled on the main wizards site via the visual spoiler on the Wednesday before the prerelease – a first for that early of a time frame.
Tribal impacts of the set: New creature type! Also… green artificers and horrors. Green gets a taste of horrors from time to time but it’s strange to seem just plopped right in here. Myr tribal has also been pushed very hard and elves no longer need to waste a slot on Overrun, thanks to their newest lord type dude-guy.
Extended chase cards like Bitterblossom 14.50, Mutavault 12.50, Figure of Destiny 17.50, which would indicate that if you’re looking ahead at Extended later, now might be a good time to chase down some staple cards before they re-surge.
Nissa and Garruk have been getting a bit more attention with the new elf lord dude in Scars. Yes, that’s pretty much his name at this point.. Elf Lord Dude.
Whatcha been playin?:
AJ: Took Viashino to a perfect record at the weekend tribal pauper special. Didn’t drop a game despite going down to 1 life in one versus a deck running shadow and horsemanship. This was ShardFenix’s last time hosting the tournament: All the best to him, and to his successor FlippersGiraffe.
Erik: Judged the Pre-release… what a swingy set! Be VERY careful of infect creatures and the +x/+x green common. Life totals become irrelevant in sealed. Just protect and respect the infect!