PAX East Spoilers

The Magic panel at PAX East gave us a few new things to think about. A few spoilers from Dragons of Tarkir, 2 from Modern Masters 2015, 1 from Magic Origins, and the announcement of the fall set.

Modern Masters 2015

We got a look at 2 more mythics from Modern Masters 2015: Karn Liberated and Tarmogoy. No surprise at all about Karn as he was the clear choice for a planeswalker to include considering the set has no reprints from newer sets than New Phyrexia. I am a little bit surprised with the Tarmogoyf reprint again even though it was in the original Modern Masters not too long ago. This does change the thought process that none of the cards would be. Perhaps we will also see Dark Confidant, Vendilion Clique, and/or Cryptic Command show up again.

Magic Origins

We saw the new version of Liliana Vess which told us that double faced cards are making a come back for Origins. Expect to see at least the 5 planeswalkers in the set (also Gideon, Nissa, Chandra, and Jace) to have double faced versions as well. I find it extremely unlikely that we won’t get more, possibly even a few reprints. Delver of Secrets perhaps?

Battle for Zendikar

The final big news is that the fall set is titled “Battle for Zendikar”. My guess is that we will finally have the showdown between a band of planeswalkers and the Eldrazi titans. In theory this will also bring about a reprint of the Zendikar fetchlands, which will make modern mana bases even more affordable.

Chris Wendelboe

Chris is a level 2 judge from Ashland, New Hampshire. He enjoys Scapeshift, modern, and putting on the best events possible.