The Eldritch Moon set for Magic: The Gathering (MTG) is right around the corner. With the prerelease festivities starting this upcoming weekend on July 16 and 17, there have been lots of new cards to be excited for through various spoilers. I personally enjoy browsing through these cards, figuring out which ones I want to acquire for my own collection.
My Eldritch Moon Wish List:
Below is one card from each color (including one colorless, multicolor and land) that I want to get my hands on during the pre-release. I will be a happy camper if I manage to get at least a few of these cards.
Note: I based this list on cards spoiled up to this point.
White: Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is one of my friend’s favorite cards ever, so getting a hold of this Thalia is a no-brainer. This card has slick artwork and controls the tempo with her static ability.
Blue: Take Inventory
I love Cantrips in card games – this one is super simple to understand but deceptively powerful. Because it is so common to play multiples of something in a deck, this card thrives with extra copies.
Black: Liliana, the Last Hope
A Planeswalker that comes out early and boasts powerful effects? What a natural pick. Anyone who gets this card during pre-release and decides to use it will have a significant advantage. Not to mention, this card is extremely playable in other formats.
Red: Mirrorwing Dragon
Who doesn’t like dragons? This card is the epitome of a double-edged sword. Its effect can backfire or give either player a significant advantage. At the very least, this card should make some matches fascinating.
Green: Eldritch Evolution
I firmly believe that this card will be a deck strategy of it’s own. The combo potentials are insane, the ability to search and play a big creature from your deck will win you games. Lot’s of them.
Colorless: Emrakul, the Promised End
The big boss creature for this set, Emrakul is a force to be reckoned with in more ways than one. Not to mention taking over your opponent’s next turn sounds like sadistic fun for a card game.
Multicolor: Tamiyo, Field Researcher
Planeswalkers with multiple colors often pack excellent effects to justify their challenging casting requirements. With Oath of Nissa floating around, the color costs would be moot. Nonetheless, this will be a fabulous card for any format, guaranteed.
Land: Nephalia Academy
Cards that exist to counter specific strategies are necessary for card games. Because there will be plenty of ways to force an opponent to discard, this card would be a great defense against such plays.
Overall, I am very stoked about the next set. There are obviously way more cards to be excited for, but pre-release is almost here. Good luck at your Eldritch Moon pre-release events next weekend!
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