raidersspoils

Raiders’ Spoils is a 3B enchantment that gives all of your creatures +1/+0.

Pretty straight forward for a set where black is an aggressive color due to the war-faring nature of the block. Instinctively, I want to say this card should have a Mardu watermark, but this card decidedly doesn’t; mainly because that Mardu and Abzan both would like this kind of buff, while Sultai seems as if power isn’t as necessary for them.

Now, what else does it do? Well, whenever a Warrior you control deals combat damage to a player, you may pay 1 life. If you do, draw a card. This feels a little more Sultai than the first ability, as the blue aspect of Sultai feels like it would want to draw as much as possible. However, it’s hard to say how many Warriors belong to the Sultai clan as of yet. For the moment, we already know there’s tons of Warriors in Mardu, and a few in Abzan.

While it’s limited to Warriors, the card is definitely solid in limited and as an anthem effect could see play in standard and possibly Commander. Without that second ability, a mono-black anthem without tribal limitation on the +x/+x is something a few decks are looking for.

Until next time,

– SolemnParty

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