Obelisk of Urd is a 6 drop artifact with Convoke that gives a selected creature type +2/+2. As we have already seen that the Convoke mechanic is being reintroduced in this set, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to see a card like this being printed.
While this is a fairly standard anthem, it’s likely not going to be fantastic in Limited – but may be playable in Standard, along with the (new?) slivers in M15, which I assume we can expect from Sliver Hive already being revealed.
I see this card doing well in casual decks and Commander decks, however – elves, for example, have no problem playing this early enough game between fast creatures and mana dorks. Krenko can easily utilize this card as all of his tokens can tap to but this into play.
Overall, Obelisk of Urb is a cool card that I’m happy to pick up, but I’m not sure if it will go for a lot.
However – hopefully this means we’re returning to a simpler time of Magic, where tribal decks are honestly a lot of fun. We already have Slivers confirmed for this set, there are a few new Goblins in Goblin Rabblemaster and Goblin Kaboomist, and returning goblins such as Goblin Roughrider, Foundry Street Denizen, and Rummaging Goblin. Just food for thought.
Until next time,