Quick Glance at Worldwake

I think at first glance, my favourite card is easily [card]Abyssal Persecutor[/card]. Abyssal Persecutor

4 to cast 6/6 flying trample - with a drawback black can easily deal with. I'm not so sure about its viability in tournaments, but it's certainly a chase mythic (unfortunately).

First, let's take a short glance at white. White hasn't really gotten much of a boost, and the only thing that interests me now (because it's Extended season, if I'm not mistaken) is a timeshifted version of [card]Kird Ape[/card] too. It's called [card]Loam Lion[/card].

Loam Lion

Other notable white cards are [card]Rest for the Weary[/card] and [card]Stoneforge Mystic[/card].

They printed a counterspell for instants - which isn't too bad, considering the number of good instants in the current metagame ([card]Lightning Bolt[/card] and [card]Path to Exile[/card] come to mind.)


I don't know what to think about [card]Jace, the Mind Sculptor[/card]. It's still an awesome card with plenty of power, but as I've learned with planeswalkers - the one time a turn thing can really bum you out sometimes.

Other notable blue cards are [card]Mysteries of the Deep[/card]. [card]Selective Memory[/card], [card]Thada Adel, Acquisitor[/card] and perhaps, [card]Treasure Hunt[/card].

Besides [card]Abyssal Persecutor[/card], I think [card]Death's Shadow[/card] and the reprinting of [card]Smother[/card] is interesting.

Death's Shadow

As for red, [card]Bazaar Trader[/card] is interesting, being a [card]Donate[/card] that ignores enchantments (and planeswalkers). Although, I think my favourite red card is:

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

In green, there's [card]Canopy Cover[/card], although I'd imagine the all green version of [card]Woolly Thoctar[/card] (I know it's not exactly the same - but the idea is the same.) is the most interesting green card to me.

Leatherback Baloth

[card]Everflowing Chalice[/card] is useful in many of my decks, although in many cases I would play [card]Gilded Lotus[/card] instead. [card]Basilisk Collar[/card] is also interesting, and although I'm not sure how good it is, I'd sure like 4 copies of it.

Among the five new dual colored manlands, [card]Celestial Colonnade[/card], [card]Creeping Tar Pit[/card], [card]Lavaclaw Reaches[/card], [card]Raging Ravine[/card] and [card]Stirring Wildwood[/card], I like [card]Celestial Colonnade[/card] the best.

Celestial Colonnade

And that concludes my quick look at Worldwake. I'll post more once I've actually played with the cards. No time to go to the prereleases yet again, sadly.