• Fin

    nb

    • Hedronal

      What?

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Crikey hell. I think I’m in love.
    Niv Mizzet has a new best friend, he’s a 20 feet tall self-resurrecting bug man that brings his own little bug friends.

  • Chaospyke

    Expensive for the color combination, but so worth it.

  • Pie Pie

    Oh. My. God.
    Literally. It’s a god.
    Imagine the chaos this will cause in a wheel deck.

  • ‘Viktor’y

    Can go infinite with Beck // Call and any card draw to get it started :)

    • name moniker

      If it goes infinite then you deck out and lose, but yes I understand the implications

      • salmonking007

        It’s may draw a card…

  • Eli Eyal Broide

    Nekusar is pleased

  • galen150

    kefnet has a new buddy >:D

  • Kasper Haagensen

    the new god’s have Nicol bolas coler !! so we have red and blue, and red and black so that leave us with black blue ?? if it is true XD

    • Aurore

      It’s been confirmed, so yes, the Scarab God will be U/B

    • NC

      Correct.

  • Aurore

    Well as Commanders go he’s nothing ground breaking. Solid card, but I’m not too inspired to build a deck around him like I am the Scorpion God.

  • Nyos

    Was anyone else expecting the Locust to be u/b, Oona-style mill?? Like thematically, they consume and reproduce. Don’t get me wrong, I love the card, and I’m glad r/b finally has a viable aggro general in EDH; it’s just not what I expected.

    • Aurore

      “Viable aggro general”
      “CMC 6”

      • Nyos

        Lol talking casual edh of course; it could definitely see play in less competitive playgroups.

  • Jacob Kodicovic

    I think my Nekusar deck just preordered every copy of this card in existence.

    • Justin Kelso

      Right here same .

  • Aurore

    This + Niv-Mizzet the Firemind + Murder of Crows + Warstorm Surge = Death

  • Tolle

    Hello Locus god, meet Nin, she’s a pain artist. I think you two will get along just fine.

  • Jaime Hubster

    My God! Skullclamp into a phyrexian/ashnod’s altar….look upon your Izzet boardstate as card draw triggers go wild.

  • Lantern

    JAMMING THIS IN CASUAL ARJUN RIGHT NOW

    • Thomas Porter

      Jamming Arjun in this

  • Shagoth

    I need more “Whenever you draw a card effects”
    I’m surprised the Locust was Izzet. Seems like the most black of the bunch.

    • DarthinvaderIX

      Black has scarab-making cards and a scorpion card

    • Hedronal

      Plus what Darth said below, locusts eat a lot, which is as much a red thing as black.

    • Kahai

      As i told Zombie, Decimator Beetle.

  • ShammySham

    Welcome to Infinity, Skullclamp.

    • Gord

      Throw in phyrexian alter too and really go to town

    • Shagoth

      Oh great, Skullclamp totally needed to become splinter twin to become broken.

      That reminds me, that really makes this into Niv-Mizzet 2.0. It might be better, actually.

      • Sascha Nax

        needs 3 cards though. however a as a niv miz player i have to agree that locust is better simply because he has a better costed and the combo pieces he needs are colorless as well.

        • Shagoth

          Wait, so does the whenever you draw trigger both of the draws with skullclamp? If so then it’s way better. Also, commander tax is negated.

  • Gregory Walter

    I knew it! Once again, another 2 color combination from Bolas’s Grixis colors! If the last god’s B/U, I’ve got bingo! :D

    • Edward

      It has been confirmed for a couple days that the gods will be in combination of Grixis colors. On the article on the official Magic The Gathering site that revealed this card it even referred to the 3 gods this set as “The Grixis Gods”

      • Gregory Walter

        HAHA! Bingo! I’ve got bingo! >xD

        • Edward

          I really just hope the UB god isn’t mil. I want to build a non-mil UB deck Commander deck but there is no good commanders to do so unless I build UB Zombies.

          • Gregory Walter

            No idea. Maybe it’ll eat zombies while producing scarab swarms. Who knows.

  • Blahblahblahbla

    Needs extra text: “When The Locust God enters the battlefield open Youtube and play ‘The Locust – Live From The Russian Compound’ at maximum volume.”

  • Ulrich Markov

    The last god will be a ub zombie/pharaoh god, remember the booster pack art leak months ago

  • Edward

    It may not be the most interesting card but it is still good and will see play in commander. I mean why wouldn’t you play this in Arjun or any Wheel deck?As a Commander itself though it is lacking which is disappointing but I still like it a lot. Now let’s just hope the UB god isn’t mil based. We don’t need another mil based UB god. I want a cycling/ discard based one

    • Sascha Nax

      how the hell is is it lacking??? you basically draw your whole libarary with ashnods altar, skull clamp and this dude on the board. if anything he is damn powerful

      • Edward

        The card isn’t lacking by itself but as a Commander it is expensive and requires a lot to be good. The ability to come back almost infinitely is great but overall it is going to be difficult to play as a Commander. It is expensive and can be a major threat so it will usually get removed immediately so you can’t just overrun them with tokens. I just feel it is better as a support card to other decks like Arjun or any wheel deck.

  • Ryū

    I believe I’ve found my next commander.

    • Gregory Walter

      For the Swarm!

  • Joseph Myles

    I’ve figured out that so far the two gods synergize with one another, Scorpion creates -1/-1 and when that creature dies, draw a card, Locust is whenever you draw a card put a 1/1 on the field so that means that last one HAS to be whenever a creature enters the battlefield put a -1/-1 on target creature.

    • Hedronal

      I hope it is some variant of that ability now, that sounds like a fun chain of card draw.

  • Zombie

    I was definitely expecting B/G for a Locust….

    Huh.

    Neat card tho. Reminiscent of Niv-Mizzet.

    • Kahai

      Decimator Beetle says hi.

      • Zombie

        It says hi, I say bye.

    • Justin Kelso

      there doing three gods on girixis. i was expecting B/G as well but there wanting to help nicol be over powered not like he needed the help.

      • Zombie

        That means bolas gets his green buddy Garruk when he fights the inevitable “Gatewatch Somehow Is Back” buddies.

    • Happy The Cat

      well, these are Bolas’es creations, they might be locked to a combination of red, black, or blue. and considering out of the theros brand gods ru, ub and rb generally are the least flexible for what you would realistically play them in it does make up for the lack of diversity. we also need a card for what happened to Hapatra, so that might be your bg legend.

      • Zombie

        Another Hapatra creature card immediately following her first printing in the prior set would be hilariously awkward for both Limited and flavor reasons.

        • Edward

          There is a chance they do what they did in Dragons Of Tarkir and make Mono-colored versions of Legendaries from earlier in the block. We already have 1 with Neheb so it isn’t impossible although I think it is unlikely

        • Grant Jacobson

          she may be either losing or gaining a color like neheb the eternal losing black and samut the tested losing white?

          • Zombie

            Samut lost color identity White but she definitely kept the flavor of White in her PW card.

            Her first ability is a White ability, very similar to Ajani, Caller of the Pride’s.

        • Happy The Cat

          cause Samut and Neheb already doing it means it’d just be crazy.
          Wizards has taken a liking to the before and after contrast they can do with legends, so it’s quite possible we’ll see Lady Totally-a-Gorgon-or-at-Least-a-Snake get a new card for this set

  • Kaiser

    New Perspectives + This guy is pretty GG in the correct deck. I think is awesome. Yeah pretty high cost for win with his stats but the locus army cycling for 0 can destroy the oponent. Grixis cycling approve.

  • Hedronal

    This will see play in commander forever.

  • Happy The Cat

    so… Beck // Call, Dire Undercurrents, or River Kelpie with some setup, so far both gods are capable of picking their decks. his tokens have haste so Locust can kill with his loops but he can’t be the commander and play those two.

  • Insight66
  • Bolas

    My Fevered Visions Drake Haven deck might be viable now. Just needs a lot of early game control/burn, but there’s plenty of that :)

  • eltratzo

    this is the first izzet commander i really want to build a deck arround. I love it.

    • DJ Pad

      No Mizzix, Nin or Jhoira?

      • eltratzo

        Strong commanders, yes. but not my cup of tea. I like token strategies and having a board presence. not things izzet focuses on, i know. this one makes that possible though an therefore appeals to me.

  • Jude

    I like it. Idk if id use it /as/ a commander but i definatepy use it in one. Wheel decks, control punishment, weird temur creature based draw effects like edric or biomantic decks. Itd make a decent commander but it runs into the issue of it costs you basically a turn to use. A turn you may not have.

    Standard will probably toy with it but i dont see competitive decks playing

  • kmk888

    He’s expensive but very good even without support. Comboriffic too- he serves as a win condition for any number of constructed decks that seek to draw cards since the tokens have haste. In standard he will be dwarfed by Torrential Gearhulk in shells that aren’t trying to abuse his triggered ability.

    Other forums have suggested the UB god lets you use creatures to generate -1/-1 counters so that Bolas’s pets together form an infinite combo. I’d love to see that.

  • Julna Buras

    The three gods will make a combo like those artifacts from Kaladesh, I just know it. Prediction: the third god will say “Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, you may pay 1. If you do, put a -1/-1 counter on that creature.) That way, you can draw a card with Scorpion, make an insect with Locust, then kill it with the third one to draw as many cards as you want.

  • Jude

    So if you play this in a grixis deck with dire undercurrents, you can either draw your deck and win, or force another person to draw out. You can do the same thing but jankier in nonblack with cathars crusade and fathom mage

    • Jude

      Nvm you cant cause someone to draw out unless you have two of the envhantments and can make your creatures black

      • Happy The Cat

        you could also just draw your deck with Dire Undercurrents and kill them with your army of 1/1 flying hasty tokens. then have Laboratory Maniac as a one of if they blow up your board at instant speed or have too much life to cut through.

  • Animar, Elemental Master

    So if all three gods link to form an unending loop, here’s how it will go.
    Scorpion draws card when -1/-1 counter creature dies
    Locust makes creature when you draw
    God 3 places -1/-1 on creature when one enters the battlefield

  • ColorCaptain

    I mean it’s another UR wheel commander. Pretty cool tho.

  • Will

    Would be nice if this god was either more “insect” or “human” as the proportions in the art are something awful. When I imagine this characters voice, I get the voice of Mort Goldman from the “Family Guy” stuck in my head.

  • Ziembski

    Great for commander but after checking few other cards that matches theme, he is just too combo enabling. EDH is for fun, not to instakill whole table as soon as he hit the board. Too many infinite combos.

    • DJ Pad

      Instakills are ok when the game goes too long, but annoying if someone goes off on like turn 4.

  • Frankthetank

    I want this for Zedruu. That can become quite a good win-con.

  • Marcus Jensen

    his last effect as a commander does not cost him more mana when he dies.

    • DJ Pad

      Assuming you choose to not to put him in the command zone when he dies (which you wouldn’t in 99.9% of instances)

      • AlaAlba

        Unless you’re good at Magic, and like it when your cards are effective.

  • DJ Pad

    Kind of random to include red. Locusts seem more like U/B, W/B, G/B creature to me.

    • Kaiser

      Random? haste little tokens are very Red. Draw and discard is a blue and a red thing.

      • DJ Pad

        I mean sure, you can put vigilance on a demon and make it white, but that doesn’t mean it really fits the creature type that well. Seems like they were pushing to get the 3 gods fit the grixis colors a little too hard.

        • Kaiser

          Locust that devour magic sounds very red to me. Devouring enchaments like the Hekma or Artifacts. I mean, this insects have 0 black mechanics not even feels green.

          • DJ Pad

            As it’s currently written, sure. However, it just so happens the only “locusts” previously in magic are green and black.

          • Jalais

            We didn’t have mono white zombies before either.

    • Insight66

      Red’s had cards like Sowing Salt and Skin Invasion. It’s less about what they are and more what they do.

      • DJ Pad

        What is it about Sowing Salt or Skin Invasion that you think is out of color?

        • Insight66

          It is in color. Red messes up landscapes and has some insects, therefore I know locusts (which are are known for messing up crops) is fine for Red flavor-wise. Now this card doesn’t destroy lands, but it does discard. You could say, much like a plague of locusts, you’re eating up resources to further the swarm. They’ll have a hard time keeping this Locust God and his tokens under control, much like a real swarm of locusts.

          • DJ Pad

            I would agree, except his does nothing to lands. If it allowed you to sac some amount of locusts to destroy a non-basic land or something, sure, then I would get it. Even if the second ability said “discard a card: put a locust into play” it would fit more with the them of “eating up resources”.

            Literally the only thing strictly red about it is haste on the tokens, which seems tacked on. Looting is primarily blue ability (especially as it’s written on this card, where the draw is first).

          • Insight66
  • Dr. Burn Crow

    I’m now debating creating a Looter Madness EDH to take full advantage of this glorious insanity.

  • Alexandre Donnart

    Lots of artifacts in Standard for this guy. Key to the City, Prophetic Prism, Cultivator’s Caravan, Hedron Archive, Sunset Pyramid…

  • Animar, Elemental Master

    He is orchestrating.. your DOOM!

  • Márcio Siqueira

    gonna make a janky enter the infinite OTK.

  • Scott Fridinger

    Nekusar

  • Hedronal

    What?