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When you cast Oblivion Sower, target opponent exiles the top four cards of his or her library, then you may put any number of land cards that player owns from exile onto the battlefield under your control.

The Eldrazi hunger without limit and consume without pause.



  • asd

    no annihilator? :/

    • Zombie

      Annihilator far enough up the “Storm Scale” that it will likely never see print again in a standard set. It’s possible, but highly unlikely.

      MaRo rated Annihilator at an 8 on that scale, which means it’s ‘possible that it will be reprinted at some point, but not very likely’.

      Annihilator could be in BFZ or its sibling set, but it’s probably not going to happen, or happen any time in the foreseeable future .

      And rightly so, because Annihilator is an incredibly un-fun and overpowered mechanic.

  • Ultramegalord

    This can be broken…… just need a way to exile lands…..

    • BobTheTitan

      karn i guess? doesnt seem strong

      • Ultramegalord

        Ashiok oona,queen of the fae

        • Jaime Hubster

          Yes and YES!

      • Jaime Hubster

        I immediately thought of this in Karn Tron. Lands get exiled with either of Karn’s abilities often, If i manage to get the urza tron on turn 3 I generally exile a land, and always do it if I went first. But then would this guy be an amazing follow-up on turn four… maybe… if my Karn deck gets more Eldrazi Titan heavy.. and if this card gets printed in Modern, which I’m assuming it will soon. Course rather than do all this, I think i’d prefer to just drop a wurmcoil engine and start the beatdown and lifegain.

    • Kasper

      Realm Razer

      • wwww

        Yeah, but it will be hard to keep him alive until you have 6 manas.

        But if you succed to do this, you deserve to win the game, and probably a medal too.

        • Kameenook

          Or float mana/have mana dorks lying around, realm razer value town.

    • JoeSchmoe

      If you’re exiling lands instead of creatures or spells you’ve already won. If you haven’t already won the game and you’re exiling lands then it’s multiple turns into the game and you don’t need lands.

      • KSG-Dan

        Venser PW? I’ve seem seen some strategies that lock you down and this card can just give more lands in that. This card is great for commander.

  • Daniel Behan

    this doesn’t feel like a mythic let alone a mythic eldrazi…

    • Melissa Juice

      Stealing lands? lol

      This feels very mythic.

    • A 6 mana 5/8 that you get value off of just by casting it? How doesn’t that feel mythic.

      • Daniel Behan

        the fact that it’s a 6 mana 5/8 is good but really how often are you going to be able to actually hit a land and it would take quite a bit to build around and i’d rather take lands from my deck thus thinning out the deck allowing me to draw gas easier, to me this doesn’t do enough to warrant being mythic in my oppinion.

        • Delve will be in standard with this. If your opponent delves away any lands before you cast this you get them from his trigger. Not to mention that with the likely return of landfall this will practically turn the lands into free spells. There’s no need to build around if landfall is just as powerful in this block as it was before.

          • Daniel Behan

            I don’t play standard and though landfall is a nice mechanic (that is assuming they include it) I would rather be casting ulamog’s crusher than this

          • Even if you don’t play standard there are already cards in other sets that are just extra value if you happen to be playing with this. Not to build around but to have 2 good cards that are better when played together.

          • Daniel Behan

            All I’m saying is it doesn’t impress me how everyone else feels is up to them

          • Vectis

            At the moment its not really impressive you are right, especially with the high standard set by other mythic Eldrazi. However, I guess there will be more ways to exile lands (not necessarily from the battlefield) added in Battle for Zendikar possibly even being the new Eldrazi-Theme.

        • Melissa Juice

          How many periods had to die to make that comment?

          • Jaime Hubster

            All but one

          • Melissa Juice

            lol

      • Kameenook

        Outside of limited purposes, it’s only mythic in the fact that it has a very unique ability, and then again, I’ve seen some rares with very unique abilities.

        • In non-reprint sets there is no reason for rarities given besides limited impact.

          • Kameenook

            Yet I think almost everyone rates the mythic rarity on flavor.

          • Yes, people that aren’t designing the sets and the limited environment do rate mythics on a flavor standpoint.

          • Kameenook

            I don’t deny that they should, but as far as limited is concerned, it’s nearly impossible to question a rarity, which is something that people want to be doing.

    • wwww

      They probably did that to balance limited.

  • Melissa Juice

    Hot damn. This is fantastic.

  • BobTheTitan

    Thinking about it, it seems this might be a new theme with the Eldrazi… so maybe one will put creatures from exile onto the battlefield? Just a thought

    • Jaime Hubster

      That’d be so much more powerful, what with Swords and Path Utter End and all kinds of creature exile. I’d like to see it happen, but I’m betting that card would be like … 11 CMC with a 6 card milling attached to it.

  • Anon

    Considering the land interaction that we presume will be in this set (landfall and the like) and the land interaction we already have (nissa, zendi’s roil, aggressive mining), this has a good chance to be a valuable card, but as it stands now we can’t say how good it will be. (this cards value is likely going to be based off of the other cards in the set, rather than its stand-alone power)

  • L

    All exiled lands! So ashiok or something else would be great with that card… good EDH card.

    • Robert FakeLastName

      possible busted fetch delve looping?
      nvm can’t do this unless opponent cooperates.

  • Sani

    I’m happy it does not have Annihilator, I hope they dramatically drop the Annihilator rates among the new Eldrazi cards.

    • Dustin Weeks

      i heard they arent allowing annihilator to come back at all

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Holy crap. Let’s break things.

  • Vectis

    My guess is that this will be the new Eldrazi mechanic: exiling your opponents lands (not necessarily from the battlefield) and returning them to the battlefield on your side.
    I haven’t read the story of Zendikar, but as far as I know that would perfectly fit (Eldrazi try to destroy Zendikar I think ?).

    • XC

      EAT IT.

      They are consuming the land.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Well this belongs in my Circu edh.

    • Jaime Hubster

      You looked at Circu for EDH … and saw Oona as well and said “Nope, Circu it is!” ?? either way, I’m loving the oblivion sower for the build.

      • Dr. Burn Crow

        I like Circu better. No activation cost plus can stop some staple cards.

  • tyke5140

    I must have it. I will make a deck around it. This breaks every rule of deck making but I must do it.

  • Happy The Cat

    well, this is going in my temur cloning deck
    now I just need a commander for it

    • This doesn’t interact with cloning very well.

      • Vectis

        “when you cast Oblivion Sower”

        • Like I said, it doesn’t work with cloning.

          • Vectis

            sry, i should have replied directly to “Happy the cat”

    • EVERYdayImMEH

      Clone creatures/effects aren’t “cast” as copies of that creature, they just enter the battlefield already a copy.

      tl;dr
      cloning works with etb, not casting bonuses

    • Matt86

      Cloning doesn’t work on this.
      Riku of two Reflections.

      • Happy The Cat

        no no the deck can also chain spell and put three or four of these in at once

        • Matt86

          Spell cloning works only with instants and sorceries. I know how Riku works, I play the deck myself. Plus, it sure as hell doesn’t copy the CAST. The only thing, to my knowledge, in magic that does that is the strionic resonator, which I recommend for that kind of deck.

  • Lawlstatus

    This feels a lot like Sundering Titan, although I think Titan is just straight up better.
    This could be a “fixed” attempt at that card. Cool design and fairly powerful.

    Control decks will be playing this. Seeing how it can instantly turn on Ugin sitting in your hand. Cool card.

    • wwww

      I don’t understand the comparison.

      Sundering destroys lands. This gives you lands that where in your opponent’s exile.

      • Kameenook

        7/10, 5/8, colorless, both say lands, close enough.

  • What the

    So you got 6 mana and cast this… and somehow getting a chance for even more mana (from 4 cards…) is .. “fairly powerful” “fanstastic” “”going into my X”

    Face it, this is just another tame mythic that will never see any play in any eternal format. When you got 6 mana there are a bazillion better things to do than dropping a 5/8 and hoping for even more lands….

    And to the people trying to “break” it: how are you not already winning if you can exile your opponents lands?

    • Ultramegalord

      Flicker flickerform skybind cloudshift etc. Also cause it’s funny. You know like memnarch and infinite mana, sure I can fireball you but, it’s funnier to take your stuff

      • Kychow17

        Doesn’t work like that, since the effect only activates when you cast it, whereas cloudshift etc is just putting it back on the battlefield.

        • Ultramegalord

          Yup, your right thought it was an etb ability……

      • Dr. Burn Crow

        Exactly. It’s a game. Not every card has to move mountains. Some just need to be fun and weird.

        • Sam Chi

          Funny that the strongest card in Magic would think so.

          • That’s Dr. Strongest card in Magic to you.

    • James Sweet

      ETERNAL FORMATS ARE THE ONLY FORMATS. THE STUFF I LIKE IS OBJECTIVELY BETTER THAN THE STUFF I DON’T LIKE, AND EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG. LIMITED DOES NOT EXIST.

      • What the

        Just because you write all caps and built some strawmen you aren’t right.

        Limited does exist. But it is only a fraction of the game. And a good card is a good card. If something is a generally well designed card it will work in limited as well as in the eternal formats.

        The point is, that this card is a wasted mythic slot and has a boring, uninteractive and underwhelming ability. The point, that they print something like this at mythic just shows how MTG is currently just about riding the hype of older (more well designed) sets and arcs.

        People like you act as if there can be no badly designed cards or sets.
        But let me take away your answer “NOSTALGIA GOGGLES, EVERY NEW SET IS ALWAYS BAD”

        tl;dr
        This card is a bad bad mythic and a bad card overall.

        • EVERYdayImMEH

          Nice opinion there, friend. It’s a shame you’re trying to teach someone about why its better than theirs, on top of the fact that you’re replying to a comment that’s meant to tease people who think cards are bad because they don’t see any play in eternal format.

        • Zendikar’s story was great, yes, but the block came out and the design team came out with 3 things that weren’t very well put together or thought out. Zendikar had Stoneforge, which if wizards had thought about what the next block was already slotted to be they wouldn’t have made SFM the way that they had. Worldwake gave us the infamous Mindsculpter which was rushed through design and wasn’t well tested. Lastly, Rise of the Eldrazi gave us a great tribe with a “great in concept, bad in paper” mechanic of Annihilator. Annihilator was a mechanic which wasn’t fun to play against and made both limited and constructed unfun formats to play. How exactly was Zendikar more well designed than 1 card that already has fixed one of the 3 biggest design mistakes from the original block?

          • What The

            Seriously Shadow921, don’t you have nothing better to do than to defend this card here in the comments with like a dozen posts?

            And talking about fun and formats: SFM is a strong and interactive card that is a staple in an eternal format. And somehow it is a badly designed card because it wrecked a standard format? Yeah, no, it is still a better card than this abomination of a mythic, that no one will be talking about ever again once it rotates out of it’s standard.

            Also your point of this card “fixing” anything is just stupid. It does not fix annihilator. It does not fix any design mistakes. It just gives an alternative design to Eldrazi, and a very bad one on top of that.

            You actually do exatly what James Sweet posted. You base the value of this card on fringe formats that are only played during a limited timeframe. Magic was never about standard or limited, no matter how much WotC tries to make us believe that – it was always about constructed. Deal with it and grow up.

          • 1) Contradiction #1: “doesn’t fix any design mistakes. Gives an alternative design”, seriously? That’s exactly how you fix a tribes design mistakes. Contradiction #2: “Magic was never about standard… it was always about constructed”, again, seriously? Standard isn’t just a constructed format, but also the most played format worldwide. How is that not Wizards saying that standard is the format that they care about the most. Also, they completely design sets for limited now, in case you hadn’t noticed.
            2) I’m just responding to comments because people like you are only concerned about Vintage, Legacy, and Commander. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, those are the eternal formats that you originally posted that this card will never see play in.
            3) I’m saying that SFM should never have been printed with the stats that it had with WotC knowing that an entire block devoted to powerful equipment and artifacts was coming up.
            4) James Sweet’s comment was a joke about you saying that a card is bad if it doesn’t see eternal format play. Sure, I base a cards value in the format that it will be played in. Weird concept, I know.
            5) Ah man, I’ve never been told to grow up by a guy that I don’t even know over the internet before. You know what, I’m still a kid and already more mature than the guy that is telling me to grow up over a disagreement, over a card in a card game.

        • Kameenook

          The increase in number of times this would show up by making it rare rather than mythic, compared to how big limited actually is, shows that you don’t know how limited plays a role in design.

      • Matt86

        THIS! Thanks! I’ve read through so many shitty comments hating on a card when they have no idea about its meta. Because obviously, every mythic has to be at least 10 $ and impact on the eternal meta like this is a modern masters set…

        For my part, I know, top of my head, 5 EDH decks of mine that want to play this, actually, I don’t know a lot of decks that wouldn’t give this a shot, as usually, there are about 10 lands removed from the game by the time you want to cast this. A big blocker usually is more important in EDH than a big attacker, so I like this. No return of anihilator also makes me like this.

    • the happy one

      casual edh stuff? like in my edh deck, there are plenty of things which trigger by every land entering and leaving the battlefield. sure, especially in edh are way better 6 drops but we dont have to play the very best thing in every slot. this is a funny eldrazi, fairly costed with a big big butt. i’m happy:D

    • Melissa Juice

      This card is fantastic. Excellent design, fun to play, will likely be played in Standard.

    • Kameenook

      Commander is eternal….

  • Rest In Porpoises annihilator, I will miss you. Shame they went from wanting to limit it to straight up removing it.

    • Iamahairybutt

      They’ve literally spoiled one card so far, how can you be for certain that annihilator is gone? Did someone say that?

      • OrphanSlayer

        Mark Rosewater said so, so yeah.

        • Melissa Juice

          Source, please?

      • Wizards did, it was unhealthy, and now that the standard meta is bigger they are easier to pull off.

  • marco

    I think this is good for control vs control decks, you get a 5/8 for six mana and you can get lands from the opponent UNTAPPED and cast counters for protection, even in aggro vs control could work

  • Kychow17

    Loving the artwork for this so much

  • Zombie

    It’s a really cool effect but its potential is severely limited due to the Casting restriction.

    It can’t be juggled with Flicker effects, though I think that’s because it would be too strong.

    Still really cool, and at only 6 mana this could see some Standard play in a Ramp deck.

    • Colorless colour

      For sure! It’s like a lucky bridge between early ramp fatties (3-4 turn 6 drop) to faster ramp inton more expensive fatties (the future eldrazi legends?). And yes: annihilator was way too powerful and disliked by many player so exiling stuff directly from the library would be an interesting replacement for this.

      • Vectis

        pretty sure that is a new theme. Normally that effect would always read “You may put any number of land cards EXILED THIS WAY onto the battlefield und your control”. Thats an obvious tell imo

    • Marvin Sürig

      But it works well against counters you don’t need to cast him successfully. Well I know what your opponent shouldn’t do. Play remand^^.

      • Zombie

        True, it kinda refunds you a bit by still having his ability go through.

        I don’t really know where it fits in Standard, though. Unless Delve becomes huge in the meta again I can’t really see Oblivion Sower being able to abuse anything.

        Oblivion Sower’s best case scenario is you ramping to it very early and catching a large amount of land that your opponent Delved away, likely for a Gurmag Angler or Tasigur.

        This is only useful, however, if your opponent is playing similar colors to you. If you’re playing a Green/X Ramp deck and your opponent is playing U/B, the lands you get will basically be colorless for your purposes, essentially meaning that you won’t be able to follow up your Oblivion Sower with anything color intensive in your deck until the following turn.

  • Anonymous

    My thoughts on the card: It’s a 5/8 for 6 that can go in any deck, pretty good by itself. Also, screws with delve/self-mill a bit. Finally, exiles four cards from your opponent’s deck. Cast it when your opponent scrys and leaves something on top, and you’ve just exiled at least one card they’ve signalled they need. Who cares if you can play that card or not? Very interesting card and if land-based strategies come back (such as landfall) could be helpful. Also, exiling stuff could be the Eldrazi’s new thing with the dismissal of Annihilator. Meaning he’d have quite a bit more use.

    • David Kirby Dean

      Landfall is indeed returning (at least in the same set). Take a look at the new Avenger of Zendikar!

      http://www.magicspoiler.com/mtg-spoiler/avenger-of-zendikar/

      • That is just the face card for the Duel Deck as far as we know. What he is referring to is Battle for Zendikar.

      • Zombie

        We dont know if Avenger is in BFZ yet.

        It likely isnt.

  • Derek Niles

    Good card IMO, might find a place in constructed for delve haters. Interesting though there he doesn’t have a keyword ability like annihilator or a new similar one

    • Sam Chi

      Because Annihilator isn’t fun to play against.

      • Zombie

        Pretty much this. It’s incredibly overpowered as mechanics go, and MaRo’s rated it as an 8 on the Storm Scale, with Storm being the benchmark for 10, as in: “Will never see Standard ever again”.

        8 means Annihilator could possibly return, but it’s probably not going to.

      • Derek Niles

        Oh I agree, I’m just surprised they don’t have a keyword ability at all considering last time Every single one had the same keyword

  • Robert FakeLastName

    if this is just a good ramp spell i can imagine that the legendary eldrazi in the set might allow you to cast cards from exile too. or maybe interactions with sacraficing your own lands due to the flavor text. hmm…

    • Kameenook

      I don’t know, that seems pretty standard flavor text for giant flying spaghetti monsters.

      • Robert FakeLastName

        my point is that with the supertype legendary on a card its raw ability can be pushed a bit harder. If there isn’t a legendary eldrazi in this set i will start a riot.

        • Kameenook

          I will join your riot.

  • Guest

    Just so you guys know, for those in the comments who were trying to break this by exiling other lands the opponent controls and then putting them into play under your control, it doesn’t work that way. The lands only enter as the optional part of the resolution of the casting trigger. The card doesn’t affect other exiled lands. Maybe someone already said this, but I’d thought I’d just put it out there.

    • If you exile other lands they control before you cast this you can get any lands that they own that are exiled. It doesn’t say exiled this way, otherwise you would be correct.

      • Jaime Hubster

        Shadow921 has this correct

  • James Rockefeller

    Bojuka Bog anyone?

    • dduuurrrr dddduuuurrrr

      I was thinking that too. Anything that wipes out a graveyard potentially puts a huge amount of fetchlands on the field

  • XXLL

    So now exile and recycle is what eldrazis will do? Because if this guy allows you to play any land exiled it’s almost certain that there will be other eldrazi related cards that help making this more solid, and it matches the eldrazi flavor pretty good too!

    • huehue

      i hope sooo much!!

    • Melissa Juice

      Not necessarily. This ability could be unique to him. We’ll see.

  • wwww

    Could go in Tron (combo very well with Karn), but Tron already have more powerful plays at that cost.

  • Shadowphex

    Seems pretty stinking weak. Weaker than ulamog’s crusher in my opinion. Feels like a rare at best. He does not pack a punch, protect himself, or give you a ton of value. Primeval titan is the same cc, and lets you tutor for 2 lands of your choice guaranteed (like tomb of yawgmoth and cabal coffers). He is not terrible, just terrible for a mythic.

    • He’s a 6 mana 5/8 that can go into any deck. Later in the game lands may, and most likely will, get exiled before you cast this. Now as for your 2 card comparisons, PrimeTime and the rest of the Titans were extremely overpowered for both constructed and limited. Crusher was one of the old Eldrazi that had one very unfun thing about it, Annihilator. There’s a reason that Annihilator is an 8 on the “Storm Scale” to not come back in a standard set, it’s not fun to play against. Those 2 cards aren’t fair comparisons for a card like this.

      • cement dorado

        im gonna go ahead and build a tron land destruction deck around this. XD

    • oblivion sower

      Yeah, lands are the worst. Always hated extra mana

    • oblivion sower

      Also, I protect myself with my colorlessness. I can’t be ultimate priced, sultai charmed or affected by anything with that deals with petty colors, and oh, hello Ugin, long time no see

    • Shadowphex

      Now that Ingest is a keyword, his ability is better and he is better than I had previously thought. Still not meta-breaking.

  • BlahBlahBlahBla

    EDH Jhoira: Suspend Decree of Annihilation and this at the same time. Seems aight.

    • cement dorado

      bajuka bog XD

  • Power9

    This sucks
    By the time you can cast it you should have enough mana to
    Already Have your deck rolling
    And if you cheat it out your land reward will be minimal
    And not giving it annihilator was a very poor decision
    But but annihilator isn’t fun or fair boo hoo
    You want fair go play yugioh

    • In the late game casting multiple spells a turn is what decides a game, and so is whatever you draw. Getting more mana to get yourself to the ability to cast multiple spells and exiling any combination of bombs, lands, and other cards, in both constructed and limited can swing a game hugely in your favor. Annihilator was such an unfun and unfair mechanic that MaRo said that it is extremely unlikely to ever be printed in a standard legal set ever again. Do you seriously think that Yu-Gi-Oh is fair? Almost every good deck in that game is combo.

      • Power9

        Already game tested it in standard, modern and legacy
        It sucks
        And unless there is a 2 cc spell that lets you search your opponents library for
        A land card and exile it this card does very little but get chump blocked
        Enjoy your 50 cent mythic

        • We haven’t seen the standard format that this will be in yet. We literally only know of Oblivion Sower for the Battle for Zendikar. You don’t need to hit a land every time for this card to be playable in the new standard environment.

        • Demonhippie

          You game tested it in a standard that doesn’t exist yet? Can you explain how you came to the conclusion it sucked without knowing any other card from the set, did you factor in the rotation?

          • Kaiyla Bradford

            Because it is missing the one thing that made the other Eldrazi good, Annihilator. Without that, what is it worth? Seriously, there’s actually several other cards in the 6 cost slot that’s far better and more efficient, and that includes the current standard.
            Too bad Maro hates Avenger of Zendikar too.

          • oblivion sower

            He’s just salty cause he isn’t an Eldrazi

          • Jaime Hubster

            Right!

        • oblivion sower

          I Will Destroy You

      • Kaiyla Bradford

        imho Maro is an idiot. He thinks jtms is fine, but a stone rain is unfair.

        • Land destruction is unfair and always has been, Brainstorm however is fair in the right format.

          • Kaiyla Bradford

            And Jace is unfair and always has been. Things like stone rain and Acidic Slime slows down greedy mana bases and makes things more fair to players who go mono. Protection from Blue is awesome, and MaRo hates it. He hates hexproof. He hates infect. He hates it when another color slightly bends or breaks the color pie unless it’s blue because blue is allowed to do that. He thinks that even a good mill strategy is unfair. Seriously, I don’t get how people worship the ground he walks upon when he thinks that having Autumn’s Veil is somehow a bad thing.

          • Matt86

            Maro likes mechanics that enable actually playing the game against each other. Most mill strategies don’t give a damn what the opponents decks does, instead only focussing on their own endgame. Land destruction cares only about starting early and locking down every attempt to play magic. Hexproof and infect are dumbed down versions of other keywords because noobs couldn’t handle shroud and because poison had become too weak over the years.

            I don’t agree with some of the stuff Maro thinks, like for example that no keyword should ever be able to stand alone in eternal formats (like dredge, for example), but I also think some people should just learn to appreciate playing healthy magic instead of making the game more broken with every new set.

          • You said everything I was going to and more.

          • Melissa Juice

            No one worships mark Rosewater. He’s just way better at understanding the game than you are, and respected for that understanding.

        • Melissa Juice

          Stone Rain was UNFUN. Big difference. And Maro clearly knows what he’s doing.

      • Angrygnome

        Also, if Landfall is coming back, and it looks like it is from the other mythic spoiled, this could be used to milk triggers.

        • Avenger isn’t spoiled for Battle, as of right now it’s only confirmed for Zendikar vs. Eldrazi.

    • Melissa Juice

      That was a beautiful poem. Nice stanzas.
      Terrible reasoning, though.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, yeah, Annihilator. That one mechanic that Wizards has said is pretty much NEVER coming back. I wonder why it doesn’t have annihilator.

      • jack smith

        i like Annihilator, and there’s no way that the duel deck can be done without it. still, it was a little OP…

    • Kameenook

      Unless you’re playing other eldrazi, then you need more than 6 mana, and hitting your opponent’s lands is one way to do so.

  • Jaime Hubster

    JESTER’S CAP making the comeback like it’s 1995!

    • Zombie

      Why would Jester’s Cap make this any better?

      The whole point of Jester’s Cap is to take the 3 best cards in their deck out.

      Why would you use it to kill 3 lands? Unless you’re playing against a Legacy Lands deck.

      • Jaime Hubster

        I really just wanted to suggest a wacky colorless combo for casual. Good job me :-)

        • Marvin Sürig

          well if you play black/green you could use some Eldrazi Drones play Bitter Odreal sacrife the tokens. Ramp Mana use gravestorm to remove a land for each Eldrazi Drone. Get more Mana by stealing the Lands. Play more Eldrazi stuff^^

      • Michael Moore

        Why do you always have something negative to say about everyone’s thoughts and opinions?

        • Zombie

          You know those things that people think and keep to themselves because they don’t want to upset people?

          Yeah I just say those.

          You need to be critical of someone’s thought process in Magic if it’s going to lead them down a path that makes them a worse player.

          I want people to enjoy the game and excel at it, and if I have to tear down their fragile existence and rebuild them from the ground up then by god I’m going to do it.

          I offer the harsh truths and critical advice to players who need it because I wish someone else had given me the same advice when I was trying to learn how to be a better player.

          • Guest

            At least I really enjoy reading your comments and I think I learn more about the game from you than from someone who is meek and mild about everything…

          • Zombie

            That’s the idea behind my attitude.

            I don’t sugarcoat anything. Not being blunt with someone about what’s wrong or why it’s wrong is not going to help them as a player.

            I make mistakes sometimes too, that’s why I don’t care if people correct me, I’m human and I want people to correct me when I’m wrong so it stops happening. I’ve forgotten the new Standard rotation countless times already and I’ve had people correct me on it. In my defense I’m never playing Standard again anyway because I think it’s a waste of money, but that’s just me.

            I read card spoilers wrong all the time at first glance here, and people call me out and tell me to look at it again – that’s what I want from this. No one learns by being babied or told that what they’re doing is just fine.

            Example: Even when talking to a casual player I won’t hold back comments about what they’re doing wrong or what they could improve. I also like asking people question about stuff they have in their deck. If someone asks you what a specific card is doing in your deck, and you can’t answer them? That card probably shouldn’t be in your deck.

            I don’t believe in coddling bad play and poor choices. That just stagnates what makes a player bad. The more players I can help see the light, even if I have to be frank with them, the better I feel. My goal as a veteran magic player is to help players get better at the game and to help them gain a better understanding of the game. One of the vehicles I try to do this through is this website. I also drop in on the Magic deck building subreddit and give an extensive answer to someone looking for C&C on their deck.

            For anyone reading, always remember: I might sound crass at times, but I only want for people to get better at Magic. The more good players there are in the world, the stronger my opposition and the more interesting the game is to me.

  • Slim Phil

    I would Play it in my mill deck together with Tormod’s Crypt

  • Exyrea

    if only it was ebt and not cast…..

    • cz

      Actaully, since it is when it is cast that ability can’t be countered.

      • It can be countered, it’s just less likely.

        • cz

          probably can’t be countered in standard

  • Vizzerdrix

    Unbanned edh primeval titan kinda

    • da

      Not nearly as bad as prim time. This one you need to combo with something, or else it’s just an over glorified Ondu Giant. While Primetime can tutor up any 2 lands you want when it enters and attacks.

      • Vizzerdrix

        Yes and it got its self banned for doing so. this possibly grabs 2 lands for being cast and won’t ever get banned for edh so its an ok alternative. i know i will definitley play this is as much as possible in edh. its simply amazing

  • Skitter

    This guy is really good in an Oona, queen of the fae edh deck. It’s also quite strong in any sort of mill strategy that is also running leyline of the void. Even if you just exile their graveyard halfway through the game you get to play all of their fetches. Plenty of ways to make this a great card but folks are just whining about annihilator. It’s 6 freaking mana for a 5/8 in colorless. That’s already par for the course in edh. If combined with all the myriad ways one can hate on the graveyard it can be quite bonkers. Sure it’s not game breakingly overpowered like Ulamog, the Infinite bore but not everything can make people not want to play with you anymore and give you that forever alone giggle fit…

  • Rœkja

    This actually makes me hope that the Eldrazi are going to have a theme of Exile cards then bring back any number of a card type that opponent owns in exile. I like the idea of it, though we’ll have to wait and see. Here’s hoping!

  • Haloshark

    Imagine playing this against someone playing Narset, Enlightened Master… I could see my friends really raging against this one.

    • no

      In EDH If someone already attacked with Narset, they are probably winning anyway. At leas a well built one.

  • SilasFlynn

    i may actually try run 1 of this in a tron deck sideboard (Just as a test) for a mirror, hopefully hit one of its few threats or a tron land

  • Kameenook

    This hits all exiled lands… Pick up Ashiok lands. Pick up Sowing Salt lands. Casual here I come.

    • Angrygnome

      Except when this rotates in, Ashiok rotates out…

      • “Casual here I come.”

      • Kameenook

        There are more formats than just standard, in fact, Sowing Salt is not even a standard card. Not to be too salty, but I also specifically mentioned casual, the greatest format of all.

  • Lord and Savior, Nicol Bolas

    I don’t really see why people are unhappy with this. It’s not obscenely overpowered, sure. But at the same time, it has plenty of uses with the right combo.

    I mean, really, how could they print something that you actually have to think to get it to work best?

    I’m thinking right now that this is likely not a great indication of the Eldrazi mechanics and themes from this set mainly because it is a non-legendary mythic. Mythics tend to either be powerful or do something odd and unrelated to most other cards. I’m thinking that this is going to fall into the second category. It’s not weak, but not mythic worthy if this sort of ability is going to be appearing on many cards, I think.

    • wwww

      There are people that will never be happy with what they get, even if it’s a 21/21 trample haste deathtouch lifelink annihilator 7 super mythic rare for 1 colorless mana.

      This card is perfectly fine. 5/8 body for 6 colorless manas (everyone can play it, litteraly) is already good by itself. They probably put it at mythic to balance limited (this is a relatively cheap bomb that anybody can play in his deck).

    • guest

      i have mixed feelings on this card. yes it does feel like a balanced mythic (and appropriate for a dual deck). but it does not feel appropriate in respects of being a “mythic eldrazi”. until now there were only 3 mythic rare eldrazi. they were all legendary creatures and each had strong abilities -one in particular was way over the top though and that is probably why he is my favorite and why i love sneak show so much lol.

      this guy just doesn’t emit that same vibe and board presence that the original mythic eldrazi did in my opinion. though i have a theory that may justify why this mythic eldrazi wasn’t legendary or as powerful as we all would assume it to be: kozelik and ulomog were both powerful, but not even close to being in the same league with emrakul. i bet, along with this new mythic eldrazi, we will get 2 more; another one that is along the same lines as this one -not necessarily in respects of the same mechanics or any of that; though it will be comparable in respects to how both “feel like a mythic”. the third mythic eldrazi, i assume (as well as really hope this comes to fruition), will be on an entirely different power level than the other two. maybe we will see a planeswalker eldrazi? or just another crazy powerful one with a huge mana cost? or possibility even one with a very low CMC but an incredible and powerful ability!

      that’s just my two cents ;)

      • While most of this is true and plausible, it is impossible for an Eldrazi to be a planeswalker.

      • Lord and Savior, Nicol Bolas

        And then came Newlamog.

        I appreciate that you took the time to type out a well reasoned and phrased version of your opinion. However, there were only three mythic eldrazi before now mainly due to their (the eldrazi) only being in one set. It doesn’t feel like a mythic in comparison to the titans, yes. But the titans were over the top, even for mythics. In any case, I don’t see this getting played much. Maybe a few places in standard. But it will likely see play in EDH just for being a colorless beatstick with a useful ability in a deck that can use it.

  • kmk888

    As someone playing Sultai control… Jeeeez. I mean the normal card gets 1- 2 lands, but against me you get 6-8 because of delve. Dig Through Time players beware; do not let this one resolve.

    This may be a larger indicator of Eldrazi strategy such as permanent or library exile. Targeted permanent exile with no non-land clause is probably less likely because it’s normally broken good (see Karn), so I’ll just roll with library exile. Here’s a crack at a control finisher with a library exile theme:

    11- Eldrazi Fatty

    Eldrazi Fatty cannot be countered
    Level 22 (when ETB exile the top 22 cards of opponents library)
    Whenever Eldrazi Fatty would deal combat damage, prevent that damage and exile that many cards from the top of opponent’s library.

    11/11

    • Whether or not it resolves doesn’t matter. Unless they print a Stifle effect then you won’t stop it’s ability.

      • kmk888

        You’re absolutely right, I missed that. Given that, this card is absurd against control players.

        I wonder if all the new eldrazi will have cast triggers instead of ETB?

        • The old ones did so I would assume that these ones would as well.

        • EVERYdayImMEH

          None of the older eldrazis had ETB abilities, cast effects only.

          • kmk888

            Yeah, you guys are right. I guess I never notice because I never see anyone cast them, just Show and Tell or Goryo’s Veangeance them. Man I need some more Containment Priest in my life.

    • Happy The Cat

      why not have it be a keening stone on a stick whenever it attacks? with that cmc it comes into the game late so an opponent has stuff in the yard so you can trash that topdeck hard

    • Hedronal

      It turns out paragraph 2 was very close. That said, ingest is somewhat more manageable a mechanic both to design and to use than “Level”.

      • kmk888

        Yep. But the way they wrote it makes it look like you can only ingest 1 card at a time, making mill not a viable strategy. What’s more, the creature has to deal combat damage to trigger Ingest, meaning you couldn’t swarm someone with Eldrazi Spawn (assuming those return) and somehow give them all Ingest, as 0/1s cannot deal damage.

        In fact, Ingest as I see it is almost useless as a mill based strategy, as a 1 power creature is a much faster clock even in limited. Instead, Ingest is almost certainly going to get a bunch more synergy cards and play off of those.

        • Hedronal

          Mill itself not easily, but exile tampering should be something, at least on some small level. Regarding the spawn, I hope for some lord with “Eldrazi creatures you control get +1/+0 and have ingest.”

  • GutH

    MUAHAHAHAHA!!! Muahahahaha!!! Oblivion Sower + Realm Razer, for my Child of Alara EDH Deck. XD XD XD

  • DeM

    Hide your kids, hide your wife!

  • Happy The Cat

    Intruder alarm, Temporal Adept, and a piper plus dorks should work well
    does card work with aggressive mining? Cause sunken hope can chain it off pretty well

    • Piper doesn’t trigger Sower.

      • Happy The Cat

        right cast dam, well just add more dorks. elvish aberration was in vintage masters, gotta have one of those lying around.

        • Animar is also good with that set up.

    • Jaime Hubster

      Should get around aggressive mining and we’re not actually “playing” the lands.

  • Jaime Hubster

    I like the idea of cheap Eldrazi with Eldrazi temple and eye of ugin. Turn 3. 5/8 with land ramp. Please keep the cheap eldrazi comin.

    • Happy The Cat

      how do you expect this on turn 3? sure you could drop mystics as fast as you can but most good decks are going to kill three mystics with one blanket
      also we had cheaper one remember? they had colored mana in their cmc and the expensive ones had the BEST keyword of all time

      • Jaime Hubster

        Well im not looking at standard format so maybe that’s where your confusion comes from.
        T1 Eldrazi Temple
        T2 Eldrazi temple
        T2 Eye of Ugin and This O.Sower.
        My hope is that some really cheap eldrazi can fill in that t1 and t2 gap.

        • Happy The Cat

          Eye and temple are not in standard yet and seeing as ulamog has emerged I think he has his eyes back
          also the best early game eldrazi have color in them
          nest invader into brood birthing was the rg combo to set up broodwarden for army of 2/2s
          tossing a zone down just locked down the board
          the deck didn’t see play though cause aggro only played vamps and early and late control decks has J,MS

          • Djough Smytthe

            Ulamog and Ugin are two very different beings. Ugin has emerged recently too, but the Eye of Ugin was a hedron, not his actual eye. Those were attached to his head the whole time.

          • Happy The Cat

            … you do know that ugin sealed the eldrazi right? Imma give three guesses what/who is sealed in the eye

          • zimbabwe

            someone doesn’t realize the modern format exist, quite amazing.

          • Happy The Cat

            now imma have to ask you to go about three comments up and look at the seventh word right there
            then imma need you to take your hand and put it next to your face, and very quickly move it to the other side

          • Djough Smytthe

            Look one comment above that and you’ll see that the original comment wasn’t about standard. Also, despite the Eye of Ugin being broken in the storyline, the card still exists.

          • The eye of ugin doesn’t have anybody in it. It’s just a regular heron with ghost fire breathed all other it so it becomes more “magical” Then the eldrazi where trapped in the blind eterneties. Except then the eye of ugin was unsealed by Chandra’s ghost fire, allowing the eldrazi to escape. nobody came out when the seal was broken.

          • Happy The Cat

            …no…
            the Blind Eternities is the zone between the planes which,itself having no mana. the Eldrazi moved through the Eternities leeching off planes until Ugin Sorin and Nahiri pulled them into Zendikar to fight them. The three pws couldn’t beat the Eldrazi so they sealed them underground in the “eye of Ugin” which gets that name cause the Eldrazi became worshiped over the years and the names of big three slowly changed.
            the eye was unsealed by the presence of Sarkhan, Jace, and Chandra who used ghostfire from Ugin,which is what let the Eldrazi come back.

          • But the eldrazi aren’t literally in the eye of ugin. That’s all I was trying to get across.

          • David Fitzsimmons

            Nope nope and so much nope. Before you say someone is wrong research yourself before showing yourself as wrong as well.

            This was all explained recently(past half year) in the lore articles. The ‘Eye of Ugin’ was coined by Nahiri and Sorin as a sort of way to poke fun at Ugin. “So she had made her way back here, to the chamber of the Spirit Dragon, the place she and Sorin had called the Eye of Ugin in a sort of shared joke.” Source is Uncharted Realms: Stirring from Slumber.

            The Eye is not a prison, it is more akin to the lock keeping the inmates in the prison. The entire Hedron network is the prison, why do you think there are hedrons everywhere? The Eldrazi prison is plane wide, it has to be in order to contain an aetherical force like the Eldrazi. Heck you can think of the prison as more metaphorical then physical, since the Eldrazi are beyond material understanding and concept. The Eye is the keystone of this massive network, it all is bound and held together by the eye and the Eye also has other powers to it like allowing any of the three to send a message to the others when the prison fails.

            I really really suggest you read Stirring From Slumber as it really does discuss a lot that I just shared with you. Also as a side note, the Eldrazi’s god names are a total of 6, 2 per Eldrazi depending on if it is Kor or Merfolk traditions.
            Merfolk/Kor are
            Cosi/Talib=Kozilek
            Emera/Kamsa=Emrakul
            Ula/Mangeni=Ulamog

          • George Banks

            God, mtg back stories are lame.

          • David Fitzsimmons

            for the individual characters I do have to agree, but I find the lore of the various planes to be fascinating many times. Phyrexia and innistrad are my favorites so far.

      • guest

        @THExWIND:disqus, you can have this turn 1 with show and tell or some reanimator antics. in standard though i am sure there will be some kind of ramp.

      • Jazzyboy1

        T1: Eldrazi temple
        T2: Eldrazi Temple
        T3: Eye of Ugin. Oblivion Sower

        That’s an ideal hand, but it can be done with mystics and other ramp too.

  • Happy The Cat

    with that name I wish it turned lands into O-rings when it entered or when it attacked

  • ddyfibhaujnkd

    They were smart restricting it to opponents. Now I can’t cheat in my own fetches with dig.

  • ArcaneMelee

    You know, with the Ingest mechanic this guy/girl/thing becomes a lot better. You can choose from ANY land that they have exiled not just the 4 exiled when you cast him.

  • MrAptronym

    Even the name is instructing you to go straight for Sowing Salt.

    I am not a big fan of tampering with exile like this. it is the opponent, and hopefully they restrict it to just big guys like this, but even still. Its super cool flavor wise, but seems like dangerous terrain mechanically. If they push the power level much it could do strange things in eternal formats where exiling is more common and used for a variety of things.

    Still, I may build around these if there are ones effecting things beyond lands. It could be a nice finisher in a slow control deck.

    • If they push the mechanic it’d be more likely to show up in modern, rather than either of the eternal formats, because of Tron.

      • MrAptronym

        When I say eternal I just meant non-rotating. Modern and EDH are what I was thinking of.

        • Eternal and nonrotating formats are 2 completely different things, saying 1 and meaning the other makes no sense.

          • MrAptronym

            Yeah yeah, I used the wrong word. Thats what the explanation was there to clarify. I am ever so sorry.

      • guest

        it would probably be banned in modern before it ever got a chance to really get broken. modern is a joke. it would more likely be abused the most in legacy (maybe vintage). with dig through time and deathrite shaman legal -the latter of which should of never been banned from modern to begin with (though that is a rant i’ll save for a more appropriate occasion); this guy is most likely to be abused in legacy. shaman is always exiling fetches and dig has such a huge delve cost that there is a very high probability that they will be delving out at least 2 lands. not to mention that legendary delve guy and the common black delve guy, both who seem to be getting some attention in legacy. let’s not forget too that many tron elements in modern are prevalent in legacy (namely karn). if this new eldrazi makes any headway in modern i am sure they will ban it swiftly so that modern can stay as lame and stale of a format as possible

        • First of all, I was saying that if they pushed the kind of ability, not this card. This card won’t see any play outside of Tron and Standard, this card doesn’t do enough in Legacy to see any play be cause almost all of the lands would be fecthes that would be almost useless. The delve guys that you are talking about are also seeing significant play in Modern. Now if they push an ability like this to creatures, it would be played heavily in Tron and UW control decks, but would be too slow for legacy. And Karn? Not played outside of MUD.

          • guest

            legacy exiles things much faster than modern. legacy has deathrite shaman, dig through time, and a good deal of delve/ exile cards. i think we need to see this new mechanic play itself out. i bet the bigger eldrazi titans will have a way to abuse this guy or an ability like him for legacy.

            the problem with modern is that every deck gets banned once WotC realizes that there are cards to compete with their modern cash cow (i.e.: goyf)

          • Decks don’t get banned because they can compete with Goyf. Decks have pieces that enable them to consistently win on turn 2 banned. Legacy is doing too many powerful things that would let this kind of ability be relevant. Because legacy is much more unfair already a card with this kind of effect won’t be that scary, in modern though, this kind of effect, if pushed, can be extremely terrifying. Also, we have already been shown the Eldrazi Titan, New-lamog. There are no other Eldrazi Titans on the plane.

          • guest

            btw karn and ugin both can be played in 12 post…..

          • BTW, 12 post isn’t heavily played, and those cost so much that by the time enough relevant things have been exiled the games would already be over.