• boogers

    Wtf with this art?
    Creature – Mutant Walrus Dragon Bat Horror.

    • nightshade88

      Damn, I’d kill to see that creature!

    • Seth Lanning

      It’s clearly part of Atarka’s brood.

      • boogers

        Right? Except its antlers are growing out of it’s mouth.

        • nightshade88

          Not reallt. If you look closely the worns are on the sides of the mouth and slightly under the mandible.

        • Gareth Martin

          they are horns on the side of it’s head. fyi, “antlers growing out of the mouth are usually called tusks.

      • Gareth Martin

        wrong set buddy.

        • Seth Lanning

          Joke: noun; a thing someone says to cause amusement or laughter

    • Gareth Martin

      I recommend looking at the actual art.

  • EJ

    Surge looks like a really good mechanic. A 4/5 flier with a Lightning Bolt attached to it, for 5 if you already played another Lightning Bolt.

    • Happy The Cat

      they still haven’t spoiled a surge spell that doesn’t look like they went back and changed it to “you or a teammate” I still don’t believe in the whole favoring two headed giant thing

      • EJ

        You’re probably right, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if they were working on some sort of sequel to Conspiracy, and a lot of the teamwork / multiplayer stuff leaked into this set.

        It’s important to remember that Design and Development are different entities. Design is in charge of what the card does. Development is in charge of things like casting cost. Development can “push” certain mechanics by making them cost less or by putting them at lower rarity. And they can kill a mechanic by making it cost too much. Bestow from the Theros Block, for example, seemed like it would be a lot of fun, but the creatures with Bestow just cost so darn much that very few of those cards are playable. OTOH, “Surge” seems to me like it’s been pushed. It works in multiplayer team variants, but it isn’t ridiculously costed so that it would only work in a multiplayer team variant.

  • Jaya

    Could see some play in mid red mby, but nothing that thunderbreak and other dragons alrdy do better tbh. Its kinda of underwhelming for standard and wont see play in commanders, but its great limited pick.

  • Kameenook

    This card is worth itself then some if you can surge it, but other than that it’s not great.

  • Nick Hannah

    C-C-C-C-CRAP RARE!!!

    • Johann Davies

      Looks like it’ll be sweet in two-headed giant limited. Because I’m sure that’ll be relevant beyond prerelease.

    • Melissa Juice

      Designed for limited, as many, many cards are. Fantastic there.

      • Nick Hannah

        Dies to plummet and a bunch of other removal cards at common. Even if you do get the surge, it still isn’t the most impressive body out there and there aren’t too many powerful creatures with a toughness 3 or less.

        • Melissa Juice

          Again, really *really* good in limited, if you can pull off the surge.

  • Robert FakeLastName

    bad flame tongue kavuu if played for normal cmc pretty acceptable version if paid for surge.