Magic: The Gathering Unfinity Previews – Day Five Roundup
- Eternal Cards
- Acorn Cards
The weekend is always the quiet shift for Magic: The Gathering's preview seasons, and Unfinity is no exception. Gone are the heady days of over 20 cards being revealed to pore over, today we're at just eight. That doesn't mean those eight are bad, though – in fact, there's some really interesting stuff going on here.
In day five of Unfinity's previews, we've got a Squirrel token generator for eternal decks, the ability to still triggered abilities, and even a card that gets better the more you're willing to eat. Here's everything revealed on day five of Unfinity's spoilers.
We'[ve only got three Eternal-legal cards today, and none of them are going to be breaking any formats. Squirrel Squatters pumping out Squirrel tokens each turn you roll for an Attraction is great, allowing you to make potentially up to ten tokens every turn. There's also Lineprancers, which gives you two tickets for just two mana and then can be used as way to force your opponent's creatures into dying in combat.
Dee Kay, Finder of the Lost is going to be a great commander for any deck that wants to roll lots of six-sided dice, which, while limited thanks to black-border Magic only rarely caring about d6s, is bound to become more popular thanks to all the support Unfinity gives the archetype.
|Squirrel Squatters||Three generic, two green creature – Squirrel – 4/4:|
When Squirrel Squatters enters the battlefield, open an Attraction. (Put the top card of your Attraction deck onto the battlefield.)
Whenever Squirrel Squatters attacks, create a 1/1 green Squirrel creature token that's tapped and attacking for each Attraction you've visited this turn.
|Lineprancers||One generic, one green creature – Centaur Performer – 2/2:|
When Lineprancers enters the battlefield, you get two tickets, then you may put a power and toughness sticker on a creature you own.
Three generic, one green: Target creature you don't control blocks target creature you control with a power and toughness sticker on it other than Lineprancers this turn if able.
|Dee Kay, Finder of the Lost||One generic, one blue, one black legendary creature – Zombie Employee – 1/4:|
When Dee Kay, Finder of the Lost enters the battlefield, open an Attraction.
Whenever you roll a two, each opponent loses one life and you gain one life.
Whenever you roll a four, you may tap or untap target artifact or creature.
Whenever you roll a six, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
For the Acorn cards today, we have the next two members of Myra's Marvels, with Fluros of Myra's Marvels being a powerful artifact commander that wants you to play lots of spells with the same mana value. There's also Nocturno of Myra's Marvels, which allows you to turn almost any keyword into a viable theme for a deck, provided it's more than five letters long.
Pie-Eating Contest is absolutely wild, requiring you to either sacrifice Food tokens (something this set so far doesn't make in great amounts) or take a bite of actual food. Having people eat over the table at local game stores is dangerous, but there's nothing in the rules about just chewing gum while playing to meet the requirement.
Finally, Trigger Happy is another Acorn card that feels more like a test for things to come. At the moment, the rules only really support copying a triggered ability for yourself, whereas this just straight-up yoinks it from your opponent and gives it to you. It wouldn't be surprising to see this kind of spell maybe make the leap to black-border in some form later down the line.
|Fluros of Myra’s Marvels||Two generic, two blue legendary creature – Merfolk Performer – 3/4:|
As Fluros of Myra's Marvels enters the battlefield, choose a number greater than zero.
Whenever you cast a spell with power, toughness, or loyalty equal to the chosen number, target artifact or creature becomes an artifact creature with base power and toughness X/X until end of turn, where X is the chosen number.
|Nocturno of Myra’s Marvels||Two generic, two blue legendary creature – Vampire Performer – 2/2:|
As Nocturno of Myra's Marvels enters the battlefield, choose a word with five or more letters.
Whenever you cast a spell with the chosen word in its rules text, you draw a card and you lose two life.
|Trigger Happy||One generic, one red instant:|
Choose a triggered ability of target permanent. It triggers. You control that ability.
|Tchotchke Elemental||One green creature – Elemental – 1/1:|
Whenever you create a token or put a counter on a sticker on another permanent, put a knickknack counter on Tchotchke Elemental. Use a unique item that completely fits on Tchotchke Elemental for each knickknack counter.
Tchotchke Elemental gets +1/+1 for each knickknack counter on it.
|Pie-Eating Contest||FOur generic, one green sorcery:|
As an additional cost to cast this spell, goggle X. (Each time you gobble, take a bite of food or sacrifice a Food token.)
X target creatures you control each get +2/+2 and gain trample until end of turn.
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