Alara Reborn – Sphinx of the Steel Wind April 11, 2009Posted by Norm in Alara Reborn, Spoilers.
Tags: Akroma, Alara Reborn, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, Spoiler
The artifact version of Akroma, Angel of Wrath, although we are trading trample and haste for lifelink. Finally a Mythic rare that we can really sink our teeth into. Sphinx of the Steel Wind costs two more than Sharuum and is equal to Sphinx Sovergn. Both of those cards have seen play and are sought after in limited. So by that comparison I would much rather have the Alara Reborn Sphinx over both of those two.
Since this is the equivilant of an artifact Akroma, the casting cost is a lot more difficult. Master transmuter is going to be a huge asset in getting this Sphinx in to play early. Can you imagine a turn 5 Shpinx that need some specific tech to remove. I’ll be surprised if we don’t see this combo at competitive tables as soon as Reborn is legal.