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Khans of Tarkir Spoilers – Soundclaw Mystic

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Soundclaw Mystic

Awwww yiss. While this card doesn't need Morph, like, at all, it is the mana fixing creature I'd hoped for. The real question is whether this will be a Noble Hierarch or a Druid of the Anima.

With the morph ability seemingly tacked on hastily, the real question is whether there will be a card, possibly in Temur, possibly just somewhere in the set that reduces Morph costs, either to play them facedown or to flip them. If you could play this guy for 1 mana facedown then flip him to net two mana, that could be very cool. He flips up for 2 and gives you 3 plus he can tap when he flips up if he was in play facedown at the start of the turn, so there are potential shenanigans here. Still, he's mostly likely just a solid mana fixer. He has fewer toughness and much less hexproof than Sylvan Caryatid which means he is likely extra copies of Caryatid if needed until roptation unless there is some significance to his morph ability. Turning colorless mana into colored mana in a configuration you can't designate one time isn't stellar, but it may be the ability we'll need.

In a vacuum, this card is tad underwhelming so far, so we'll have to see what the rest of the set gives us.

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2 thoughts on “Khans of Tarkir Spoilers – Soundclaw Mystic

  1. Awwww yiss is right. If you play a mana dork on turn one and play this as a 2/2 creature on turn two, you will be able to drop a six mana effect on turn three. Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t know that we have had this kind of ramp in standard since turn one mana dork into turn two Lotus Cobra into turn three fetchland followed by titan.

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