We got a few more spoilers for today:
Soul of Innistrad is the next creature in the Soul of insert-plane-here cycle, and is yet another strong one.
For 4BB, you get a 6/6 avatar with deathtouch – very reminiscent of Grave Titan in that sense.
Now, for the Soul ability:
3BB: Return up to three target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.
3BB, Exile Soul of Innistrad from your graveyard: Return up to three target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.
Yet another fantastic ability. I personally prefer Soul of Shandalar, but I can definitely see playing this card in the near future in my own decks.
While it’s a little unusual to see this in the core set before any slivers being confirmed for printing, next up we have Sliver Hive, a rainbow land for slivers that can also make 1/1 slivers for 5 mana if you already control a sliver. As Quiet Speculation mentions, it’s a very narrow card, which is very, very good for this card, actually. As it is specifically for slivers, it gives them an edge. Between this and Cavern of Souls, 5-color slivers is extremely viable in modern; though 4 and 3 color are more consistent, you have that option with 8 lands that get to enter untapped.
This is also very good news, as people were expecting that Liliana of the Veil was going to get reprinted, and she started to take a nose dive, dropping from 70 to 62 over the last couple of weeks. However, we’re likely to see that price creep back up now that the reprint of Liliana Vess has been confirmed.
Vess being back in standard should be an interesting experience to say the very least.
As more spoilers come out, I’ll be writing about them.
Until next time,