• Shagoth

    Did we see this in the rare sheet? Either way it’s kind of weak. It’s like the world’s slowest and mana intensive black lotus in which you scry a bit, but I don’t think it’s worth it.
    EDIT: Missed the transform clause, it does make it marginally better.

    • Mini Zem

      Don’t think it was in the rare sheet, but I do have to say this is the most flavorful thing we have seen in a set for quite a while, a treasure map leading you to treasure. Is it good? No. Is it fun? Yes.

      • Cory Matthew

        this is EDH gold Jerry! Gold!

  • TogetherAlone

    Honestly really unsure how to feel about this card. I guess best case scenario this says scry 1 three times and draw three cards or get 3 mana of any color for 5 mana total. Seems pretty bad when you consider to flip it it will still be tapped so you cant cash in tokens right away.

  • Mike Seppy

    How could the treasures have both abilities? Mana or card drawing? Only one side of the card can be face up?

    • Hedronal

      The treasures are simple tokens, generally like the Etherium Cells from Aether Revolt. The sac treasure to draw cards ability is Treasure Cove’s ability, not the token’s ability.

      This is a double-faced card, meaning that it starts on this face (with the mana cost), and uses this face for everything (except color identity) when off the battlefield. When its ability activates and tells it to transform, it turns to its back face, Treasure Cove, and is then a Treasure Cove for as long as it’s on the battlefield.

      Did that answer your questions?

      • Mike Seppy

        It seems to me the treasures could only be used on the coves
        ability to draw cards. The artifact transforms before the tokens are even created.

        • Hedronal

          No, once made the tokens are independent of what made them. They’re the same as any other treasure tokens, and still have their own ability.

  • Hedronal

    I am loving the art/flavor on this.

  • kmk888

    I think this card is a sleeper. It’s slow, but it both ramps and draws cards for fairly low investment. It just seems like an auto-include in midrange strategies to me. Abrade may hold it back a bit, but it’s very powerful.

    The thing that would really put this card over the top is if there’s a 5 or 6 mana threat that’s powerful on its own and generates treasure. That way you can use all 3 treasure tokens from this card the very turn you flip it to ramp and still have treasure laying around to draw cards when you untap Treasure Cove. It also combines well with Skyship Plunderer (just like half the set).

  • Unicornsareevil

    What happens if you copy this with mirage mirror and get to three landmark counters? Does it remove the counters, five you treasure and fail to transform? What a bout a token copy of treasure map produced with mechanised production?

    This, mirage mirror, mechanised production and revel in riches looks fun.

    • Robby

      701.25a Only permanents represented by double-faced cards can transform. (See rule 711, “Double-Faced Cards.”) If a spell or ability instructs a player to transform any permanent that isn’t represented by a double-faced card, nothing happens.

      The ability will resolve, giving you the tokens, but the transformation will do nothing. Meaning, that if you could somehow untap this repeatedly for 1 mana or less, you could theoretically get infinite mana. Good luck with doing that, though.

      • Unicornsareevil

        paradox engine???

        • Robby

          Against the Odds time. Playing some Treasure Map Storm. Iiiiiin Standard.