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Card of the Day - February, 2010

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Card of the Day - Friday, February 26, 2010

Death's Shadow Worldwake rare. Death's Shadow is a "shadow avatar," a personal incarnation of a mage's soul, a creature made of magic that represents the mage's innermost power. But this creature has a twist -- the avatar "feeds" from the mage's life force, so it becomes stronger the weaker the mage gets.

Card of the Day - Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sejiri Steppe Worldwake common. It enters the battlefield tapped. It only taps for one color. Did we mention it's common? But the humble Sejiri Steppe was a singleton in four of the eight top Standard decks in Pro Tour–San Diego, jumping out at instant speed—thanks to Knight of the Reliquary—to foil pesky removal spells.

Card of the Day - Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dread Statuary Worldwake uncommon. Raging Ravine, Stirring Wildwood, and friends got a lot of attention at Pro Tour–San Diego, but they weren't the only creature lands in the Top 8. Craig Wescoe's White Weenie deck took advantage of its easy mana to play a full four colorless-producing, hard-hitting creature lands.

Card of the Day - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cunning Sparkmage Worldwake uncommon. At Pro Tour–San Diego, Cunning Sparkmage was employed in combination with Basilisk Collar to deal with pesky Baneslayer Angels!

Card of the Day - Monday, February 22, 2010

Crusher Zendikon Worldwake common. If you put a Zendikon on a land with an "enters the battlefield" ability, you get an extra bonus after the land returns to your hand. Your Khalni Garden could generate a 0/1 Plant token, attack for 4, and then give you another Plant!

Card of the Day - Friday, February 19, 2010

Avatar of Woe Prophecy rare. A special alternate-art foil version of Avatar of Woe will be given out (while supplies last) all weekend at Pro Tour–San Diego. And here's a coincidence: artist rk post will be at the event signing cards!

Card of the Day - Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mysteries of the Deep Worldwake common. Throughout Worldwake, the secrets of Zendikar are starting to be revealed. Some of them are the results of quests (or treasure hunts), and some are just because the roil has decided to reveal a mysterious, half-buried statue.

Card of the Day - Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fledgling Griffin Worldwake common. The flavor text for Fledgling Griffin explains its ability: whenever it sees a new land, it takes flight so it can see better. Then, sadly, it returns to the ground until the next new tourist destination opens up.

Card of the Day - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Eye of Ugin Worldwake mythic rare. Eye of Ugin was predicted way back in Future Sight (or should that be "will be predicted"?) in Ghostfire's flavor text: "Only those gifted with the eye of Ugin, the spirit dragon, can see his fiery breath."

Card of the Day - Monday, February 15, 2010

Razor Boomerang Worldwake uncommon. The unfortunate recipient of a Razor Boomerang to the neck appears to be a Minotaur, which means that this card fits neatly in the ongoing series of cards that show Minotaurs being hurt.

Card of the Day - Friday, February 12, 2010

Horizon Drake Worldwake uncommon. "Some never touch the ground from birth to death." Get it? It's got protection from lands, so it never lands!

Card of the Day - Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bestial Menace Worldwake uncommon. One thing that helped Bestial Menace get printed in Worldwake was the fact that two of its tokens (Wolf and Snake) had already been printed in Zendikar.

Card of the Day - Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ricochet Trap Worldwake uncommon. Ricochet Trap is unusual in that it's a red card showing a blue mage casting a spell. But the spell is looping around the hedrons and coming back to hit the mage instead of its intended target! This was a cleaner way to convey the spell than attempting to show a red mage engaged in redirecting a spell.

Card of the Day - Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Marsh Threader Worldwake common. Marsh Threader parallels the very similar (in name and ability) Zendikar card Cliff Threader. In fact, a careful examination of the art suggests that they might be the very same threader, just relocated from the mountains to the swamp.

Card of the Day - Monday, February 08, 2010

Quest for Ula's Temple Worldwake rare. Originally, Quest for Ula's Temple only worked on Krakens, Leviathans, and Serpents. Then the presence of Lorthos, the Tidemaker in Zendikar forced R&D to add "Octopus" to the list of affected creature types.

Card of the Day - Friday, February 05, 2010

Wrexial, the Risen Deep Worldwake mythic rare. From the Worldwake FAQ: If you cast a card "without paying its mana cost," you can't pay any alternative costs. On the other hand, if the card has additional costs (such as kicker or multikicker), you may pay those.

Card of the Day - Thursday, February 04, 2010

Abyssal Persecutor Worldwake mythic rare. From the Worldwake FAQ: Effects that say the game is a draw, such as the Legends card Divine Intervention, are not affected by Abyssal Persecutor.

Card of the Day - Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Bazaar Trader Worldwake rare. From the Worldwake FAQ: This effect has no duration. The targeted player retains control of the targeted permanent until the game ends, the permanent leaves the battlefield, or an effect causes someone else to gain control of it.

Card of the Day - Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Death's Shadow Worldwake rare. From the Worldwake FAQ: If your life total is less than 0 and an effect (such as the one from an opponent's Abyssal Persecutor) is keeping you from losing the game, Death's Shadow's ability will actually increase its power and toughness. For example, if your life total is -2, Death's Shadow gets +2/+2.

Card of the Day - Monday, February 01, 2010

Walking Atlas Worldwake common. From the Worldwake FAQ: The word "artifact" was inadvertently omitted from Walking Atlas's type line. The card has received errata to correct this omission; it is an artifact creature.

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