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Journey Into Nyx – Spoiler – Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

Hello Nurglings!

The spoiler season for the next Magic The Gathering set is upon us, and as a old card gamer I need to look at every single card released every single day and say: BU or YAY! And even tho I’m not a huge fan of the current standard/type 2 format in MTG, I still await the moment when the change comes and stuff looks more fun and appealing. Cause appeal is truly everything when I play card games (I still miss the Zendikar vampires btw).

So on to the card!

MTG Spoiler - Planeswalker - Ajani Mentor of Heroes

Yes a new Ajani and he is now a dual colored card, and not surprisingly: Green/White. Even if it kinda makes me sad that Elspeth didn’t get her chance in the G/W zone it makes sense that it happened to Ajani instead. He’s a cat and he’s mean, a green white machine… Enough of that and on to the card with a mana cost of … 5! So okay let’s not panic, as long as he has some controlish elements to him he should be fine as a 5 cost planeswalker.

[+ 1] Distribute three +1/+1 counters among one, two, or three target creatures you control
The sad part about his first ability is that it’s one of those that demands that you have creatures out already. I’m a bigger fan of creating small creatures to defend himself with. Putting out three counters every turn is not bad, but I bet you will mostly use him for his second ability which is…

[+1] Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal an Aura, creature, or planeswalker card from among them and put that card into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
So this is a planeswalker that not only draws you a card, but lets you look at the top 4 cards to find it. Tho you are limited to Enchantments, Creatures and Planeswalkers I don’t think this is a huge setback. If you play him you clearly create a deck that has a good amount of targets for this ability, and even his first ability is a sign that you want to have some creature focus.

[-8] You gain 100 life.
You gain 100 life. So, as long as you’re not playing against infect in some other format or dare I say it: The Maze! Not a great ability not a horrible ability, but 100 life will surley give you time to stabalize or make your opponent deck-out before the game is over. Or you know you can just punch him in the face while you take some damage (not sure if 100 is alot in the current format tho).

Overall I think Mr ajani will see some play like almost all Planeswalker… except for that one, you know, the 2 mana evil devil guy. His + abilities are clearly formed out for the green/white with enchantments and creatures to control the board. Question is wouldn’t you rather have an elspeth on the field turn five?

So what do you think about this lovley new form of our cat lord Ajani? Good, bad or ugly?
Leave a comment and let me know!

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Nurgleprobe Sig

Pictures of – SDCC Black on Black Promos

Hello Nurglings!

I’ve been waiting for proper images of these cards for so long, and finally somebody somewhere opened a box to show us. Here ya go, the black on black Planeswalker cards. 🙂

Black On Black Promo - Ajani Caller of the Pride

Black On Black Promo - Chandra Pyromaster

Black On Black Promo - Garruk Caller of Beasts

Black On Black Promo - Jace Memory Adept

Black On Black Promo - Liliana of the Dark Realms

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Nurgleprobe Sig

Tier Nurgle – EDH ZOO DECK

Welcome to this new and awesome segment of this blog! Tier Nurgle, where I visit and examine my own mind for deck ideas that probably won’t work, that I create for the fun of it, and well, I share with all of you! So let’s take a look at the very first deck that will be posted here!


In legacy I’ve been attempting to build a ZOO deck, I’ve never really been that involved with legacy and I’m lagging behind in getting the cards I need. So for the hell of it, I built myself a EDH decklist, most of the cards being in my collection, except all the lands that I’ve just thrown in there and you can probably switch to what you want/have. Remember this is in not a deck to play if you want to kick ass, it’s a deck you want to play to have some fun. You will probably love the expression on your opponents when you play that Schyte Tiger. Yea you heard me… Scythe Tiger.

Here comes the creatures!

Creatures: 27
Balefire Liege
Boartusk Liege
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Nobilis of War
Wilt-Leaf Liege
Quasali Pridemage
Quasali Ambusher
Knight Of The Reliquary
Wolly Thoctar
Student Of Warfare
Kird Ape
Loam Lion
Wild Nacatl
Bloodbraid Elf
Dwarven Miner
Nimble Mongoose
Viridian Shaman
Stoneforge Mystic
Goblin Bushwhacker
Goblin Guide
Hero of Oxid Ridge
Hero Of Bladehold
Eternal Witness
Thrun, The Last Troll
Gaddock Teeg
Scythe Tiger

Now let’s quickly jump in to the spells, artifact and enchantments of the deck. This is a ZOO deck so of course I’m staying true to what kind of spells they usually play, spot removal, spot removal, and some random spells! Followed by a few buff enchantments like Gaea’s Anthem so my creature won’t be all to small during the game. The spell I’m most excited about to play is probably Lightning Bolt. Imagine killing a player with a lightning bolt! Without duplicating it or casting it forever! I’ m looking forward to that oh yes. Hell I’ve even thrown in the Punishing Fire – Burnwillows combo!

Spell: 12
Lightning Bolt
Krosan Grip
Path To Exile
Sword To Plowshare
Chain Lightning
Ritch’s Charm
Red Elemental Blast
Glimps Of Nature
Punishing Fire
Lead The Stampede

Artifact: 3
Relic Of Progenitus
Lightning Greaves
Umezawa’s Jitte

Enchantment: 7
Beastmaster Ascension
Glorious Anthem
Marshal’s Anthem
Glorious Anthem
Gaea’s Anthem
Mirari’s Wake

Lastly, I threw in some Planeswalkers, but only a few. More like, eleven of them, not staying very true to the old ZOO deck here but hell, it’s EDH. Throwing in some awesome Planeswalkers when you can is a part of it! I will just post the the lands here as well since I really don’t have any comments on them except: play whatever lands you like!

Planeswalker: 11
Ajani Goldmane
Ajani Vengeant
Chandra Ablaze
Chandra Nalaar
Elspeth Tirel
Elspeth, Knight-Errant
Garruk Wildspeaker
Gideon Jura
Koth of the Hammer
Karn Liberated
Sarkhan Vol

Land: 39
Windswept Heath
Vivid Crag
Vivid Grove
Vivid Grove
Terramorphic Expanse
Tectonic Edge
Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
Evolving Wilds
Ancient Ziggurat
Arid Mesa
Boros Garrison
Fire-Lit Thicket
Grove of the Burnwillows
Gruul Turf
Hall of the Bandit Lord
Jungle Shrine
Reflecting Pool
Rith’s Grove
Rootbound Crag
Rugged Prairie
Rupture Spire
Selesnya Sanctuary
Arctic Flats
Ancient Amphitheater
Elfhame Palace
Stirring Wildwood
3x Forest
3x Mountain
3x Plains

Okay one more thing, I’ve saved this for last! The Commander, FEAR HIM! JOHAN!