Scourglass September 25, 2008Posted by Norm in Shards of Alara, Spoilers.
Tags: Magic: The Gathering, Scourglass, Shards of Alara, Spoilers, Wrath of God
We get our first official look at the new “Wrath of God” today. Scourglass is a little more specific in how it destroys leaving you the chance to clean the board except for your game winners.
In the preview article Mike Flores suggests that Scourglass will single-handedly put a stop the Faeries. While it has the potential to seriously turnaround a fae matchup I think that it has the same potential against any deck. I think that with a new wrath effect in white we’ll just have to make sure we are packing some sort of counter spell.
Scourglass is still two white mana to play so we needn’t fear it too much because we will only see it in white decks. With Shards of Alara’s crazy three mana requirements we may see situations where finding two white sources to be difficult.
One thought I do have with Scourglass is that it does have a nice little home in Scarecrow decks. I’ll have to dust off that one when I get a few copes of this card.
I do have a question, are shapeshifting creatures also Artifacts? If so Scourglass could have a bit more relevance. Does anyone have any thoughts about the use of this card in Extended?