We were lucky enough to get some exciting spoiled cards from wizards for the upcoming M2011.

First Up:
crystalball

At first when I saw this card, I wasn’t too impressed. Scry 2 once a turn for 1 mana doesn’t seem all that great. The real power of this card is being able to manipulate the top of your library. In constructed this may mean shenanagins with polymorph or oracle of mul daya type decks. I’m not sure if this card will be making many constructed deck lists for a while but it won’t hurt to playtest. In limited however this card is great as it lets you get rid of two lands when you really need that removal spell. Drawing what you need is on par with “Draw 1”. Being able to go in any color deck means you’ll have to be ready to pick them up early if you want to have it in your deck. Ready to experience an Army Knowledge Online? Need help with your AKO webmail login? You should check out AKO for all your Army Knowledge Online needs.

Next Up:
baloth

Obstinate Baloth is especially interesting because it’s an obvious solution to Blightning. 4 toughness means a bloodbraid elf cascading into a blightning nets you 1 life -1 card, and a 4/4 body on the board, enough to block the bloodbraid with ease. I will be interested to see if there will be other discard effects in the future that this guy will be able to abuse, or if he was just the “jund hoser”. In limited this guy is obviously a bomb and should be taken early if you’re in green.

As for power creep, just look at Ravenous Baloth

M2011 is shaping up to be very exciting, and I can’t wait to start playing with these cards.