Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
Day three of the official Mirrodin Besieged spoilers is now under steam and making its way to a game store near you. Let's check out today's latest cardboard hotness.
Corrupted Conscience, 3
Enchantment - Aura, Uncommon
You control enchanted creature.
Enchanted creature has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Not too bad . . . steal your opponent's fatty and use it's new evil infect power against them. Just make sure your opponent has a critter on the game table or you would have played a very expensive 'give infect' spell on one of your own dudes.
Destroy target noncreature artifact.
With all the artifacts running around in this block, this card was most definitely required. Simple and effective. We will liken this to the new Lightning Bolt for Mirrodin. Also - those of you playing Quest decks should look for answers to this fast.
Distant Memories, 2
Search your library for a card, exile it, then shuffle your library. An opponent may have you put that card into your hand. If no player does, you draw three cards.
We're not sure what's going here with this card. Although it allows a tutor into your hand or a three card draw, we have not seen enough other cards in Mirrodin Besieged that will make us want to play it in constructed.
Creature - Goblin Warrior, Uncommon
Battle cry (Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.)
This little guy is making those casual mono-red aggro Gobby decks more playable. Wardriver has a solid body and things should get cooking nicely when you drop in a Lord.
Lead the Stampede, 2
Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal any number of creature cards from among them and put the revealed cards into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
Nice card is nice. This will provide card adavantage by floating out the correct fatties to your hand when you need 'em or just burying them if you do not. This is what Beast Hunt should have been.
Creature - Cat Cleric, Uncommon
When Leonin Relic-Warder enters the battlefield, you may exile target artifact or enchantment.
When Leonin Relic-Warder leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.
Not that bad at all - we do like the options / non-commitment here that one is not forced to exile upon resolution. Sideboard this tech against Quest mirror-matches.
Spiraling Duelist, 2
Creature - Human Berserker, Uncommon
Metalcraft - Spiraling Duelist has double strike as long as you control 3 or more artifacts.
Given the cost here, we would have liked it better with the double-strike without the metalcraft clause. Limited jank is our final word.
Treasure Mage, 2
Creature - Human Wizard, Uncommon
When Treasure Mage enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an artifact card with converted mana cost 6 or greater, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.
This is most certainly Trinket Mage's big brother and a solid way to tutor out that fatty from your deck to your hand.
Vedalken Anatomist, 2
Creature - Vedalken Wizard, Uncommon
2, : Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature. You may tap or untap that creature.
Tapping down a threat while tagging it with a negative one counter is good - the cost however here is horrendous. We're thinking that Blinding Mage is better, even with proliferate on the game table.
Viridian Emissary, 1
Creature - Elf Scout, Common
When Viridian Emissary is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card and put that card onto the battlefield tapped. If you do, shuffle your library.
We take it that the cease fire talks with the Phyrexians are not going all that well according to the art here. They really did shoot the messenger - poor guy. Meh, but hey this is a common and you do get a land when this guy takes a dirt nap.
As an additional cost to cast Vivisection, sacrifice a creature.
Draw three cards.
There seems to be a lot of creature sacs in the set spoiled so far. Anywhoos being able to draw 3 cards is tech in a limited environment.