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Eventide Blue/Red August 5, 2008

Posted by Norm in Casual, Eventide.
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Part of my Eventide exploration, here is my review of selected blue/red hybrid cards, found on the full visual spoiler.

Crackleburr
I think this is an extremely dynamic card. It gives blue some burn abilities and it gives red some traditional control. I think the casting cost is awesome for this guy as well as the first ability for two mana. I think playing both abilities on the same turn before attacking is very doable. Solid card that can really deal some damage. 

Dominus of Fealty
“Who is your daddy!” is what the flavor text should have read. I can see this guy fitting into a few decks right now. Taking control of another players liege or big guy really can mess with a game plan. 

Mindwrack Liege
I’ve been on the fence about this liege ever since it was spoiled. Don’t get me wrong I think the activated ability is really amazing, but the casting cost is over the top compared the other liege cards. I don’t think this ability is overpowered compared to the others. His only advantage is that he is harder to kill but that isn’t going to protect it from unmake or other removal. One you get him in play dropping a giant dragon or some some other beast for four is pretty awesome. I see this guy as being great in casual play that is extended.    

Noggle Bandit
Hands down the best of the Noggles. In draft there are only two or three other creatures who could potentially block this guy. Equipped with Clout of the Dominus this bandit can make it hurt.  

Shrewd Hatchling
One of my favorite blue/red cards in this set. I think this is an amazing card for four mana. The single mana cost of the activated ability makes it easy to target a number of creatures to slip in 6 damage. As always with this cycle of creatures he is vulnerable right out of the gate, but the fact that he can deal with Wither creatures is a pretty good deal.

4th of July Eventide Roundup – Part 2 July 4, 2008

Posted by Norm in Eventide, Spoilers.
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So I should have checked my email before writing all that about cards in the Official Spoiler. Here is some stuff not there, yet. 

UGO.com has a new one. Shrewd Hatchling. A pretty serious little big guy for four mana.  

Blogger, Geek Dad, on Wired.com got a card, Stillmoon Cavalier. I was expecting to see Zombies in Shadowmoor and we didn’t. Here’s one now. The Orb reports only 2 in Eventide. Beware Ichabod Crane.

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