Worldwake Spoilers – Omnath, Locus of Mana January 18, 2010Posted by Norm in Spoilers, Worldwake.
Tags: Elves, Omnath Locus of Mana
Today’s Worldwake spoilers are pretty awesome. If you haven’t seen them yet head on over to the mother ship and read Mark Rosewater and Doug Bayer in the Daily MTG section. Right now I want to focus on Doug’s article and spoiler Omnath, Locus of Mana.
This is one of those cards the just make my head spin with possibilities. Initial responses on twitter indicate that this card is cool, but doesn’t work great with green in this standard because it’s lacking enough green instants. True, but if you think about extended or even cards that you have at your disposal for play around your kitchen table we maybe able to craft a deck that can win big with big mana.
In a nutshell, there are a lot of elves that can produce a ton of green mana. A quick example is the elf combo decks that ran rampant last summer. Creatures that combo together, Nettle Sentinel and Heritage Druid, can work to produce a huge amount of mana on a turn and it is possible to almost go infinite with other one mana creatures in extended. Add an Elvish Archdruid and a Whispersilk Cloak to the mix and Omnath can get in for big damage.
If your group plays cards from any set consider adding other surprises like Touch of Vitae, Instill Energy, or Concordant Crossroads. If you can get a card draw/mana pumping combo going Omnath is going to be a huge force to be reckoned with.