Throne of Eldraine Spoiler – LSV, Gaby Spartz, and More!
Another whole flurry of spoilers from various sources have been released.
There’s nothing special to write about the card itself, even in limited I’m not too sure I’d ever have this card in my decks. LSV’s love for 7 drops in limited has a long history, which reddit user mirhagk recaps for us:
In case anyone isn’t familiar with the background of why LSV got this card in particular.
LSV used to hugely overvalue hexplate golem (and 7 drops in general). Hexplate golem is a 7 mana 5/7 and is just as terrible as that sounds.
One particular draft game LSV was playing and had a hand with treasure mage (which finds 6+ drop artifacts) and 2 hexplate golems. A teammate commented about how that sucks that he already has the cards treasure mage was going to find and LSV responded with “oh no it’s fine”, casts the treasure mage and finds a 3rd hexplate golem out of the deck
Source: Reid Duke
The more we look at the card, the more it looks like Reid Duke! The flavor of the card is also amazing, we get three modes we get to choose from, similar to other Charm cards in Magic. The card looks like a decent fit for the new Mono White Aggro.
The last ability looks like the most relevant out of the lot – it’s no Flickerwisp, but the wording on the ability allows you to target a creature stolen from you with cards like Agent of Treachery and Mass Manipulation!
Source: Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
Not too sure if Azorius Flyers would want a vanilla 2/1 for 2, but it’s still a relatively flexible card.
Boros is getting a solid support card at Mythic rarity, to pair with cards like Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice for an aggressive deck, or even give some free creature targets in a Feather, the Redeemed deck. Needless to say, this card is also bonkers in limited.
I’m always a big fan of 4 mana 4/4 in limited formats, and the ability adds a bit of fun to the game, as it can turn out great or horribly for you depending your opponent’s hand.