Let the Theros preview season begin!

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    Let the Theros preview season begin!

    Post by Rodrigo on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:37 am

    With 5 new awesome cards!


        

        



    BONUS: Thassa, God of the Sea!

    Thassa, God of the Sea
    Legendary Enchantment Creature - God
    Indestructible
    As long as your devotion to blue is less than five, Thassa isn’t a creature. (Each  in the mana costs of permanents you control adds to your devotion to blue.)
    At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.
    : Target creature you control can't be blocked this turn.
    5/5

    Things to notice:


    • Enchantment Creatures confirmed, and all of them will have that starry border; thus, the Gods are also Enchantment Creatures
    • Up to now, all the Monstrous creatures are more efficient P/T wise than its mana cost suggests, on average
    • Devotion is Chroma, remade


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    Re: Let the Theros preview season begin!

    Post by .Rai on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:53 am

    I liked Monstrosity since Polukranos was previewed, but I still hate how it's worded. Why is a keyword action a noun? Others are all verbs for good reason. To scry, to fight, to attack, to block, to populate...to monstrosity? If it wasn't worded so weirdly, I'd probably love the mechanic.

    Devotion is some weird-a** mechanic. It's obviously the retweaked mechanic as teased (since it's a simpler Chroma). I'm on the fence with this, but this is mainly since I like really clean mechanics like Flashback. Still, Abhorrent Overlord looks like a hilarious Mono-Black finisher, although probably bad.

    Heroic's good, Bestow's awesome (reworking Licids is amazing).

    So, what the last mechanic is the returning one? According to rumours, it might be scry. Edit: Well, you just ninja'd me on that.


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    Re: Let the Theros preview season begin!

    Post by Kira on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:59 am

    And, worth a mention though probably known by now, no Elves on Theros.


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    Re: Let the Theros preview season begin!

    Post by HiveNet on Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:02 pm



    Image of the God.

    As for the rest of it: I love Bestow, it could be really really good as it plays out. Just a question: Since there's one of the 5 colours for each of these promo's, are these going to be the cover cards ofthe starter decks?


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    Re: Let the Theros preview season begin!

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:06 pm

    Yes! This is awesome!

    I declare this set my favorite just from this.

    I mean, Bestow makes your auras not useless if your creature dies so that's great.

    Devotion sounds strange but cool too.

    Whenever I see 7 I usually think bad for standard, but that Demon just sounds great.


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    Re: Let the Theros preview season begin!

    Post by Capricorn El Cid on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:26 pm

    Somebody saw this?


    Its...kinda OP...

    HiveNet wrote:

    Image of the God.

    As for the rest of it: I love Bestow, it could be really really good as it plays out. Just a question: Since there's one of the 5 colours for each of these promo's, are these going to be the cover cards ofthe starter decks?
    Those are exactly what they are


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    Re: Let the Theros preview season begin!

    Post by .Rai on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:32 pm

    The Legendary Kraken is definitely fake. Islandwalk reminder text is wrong, Monstrosity itself is wrong, and there are a couple of overall wording mistakes.


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