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This card was spoiled yesterday:

 

A very far-away picture of a card from our new set, Return to Ravnica! Here’s the card itself:

Deadbridge Goliath 

2gg
Creature – Insect Rare
Scavenge 4{G}{G} (4{G}{G}, Exile this card from your graveyard: Put X +1/+1 counters on target creature, where X is this card’s power. Scavenge only as a Sorcery.)
5/5

Credits goes to mtgsalvation for posting this on their site. You can find their spoiler page for Return to Ravnica here.

Now, Deadbrdige Goliath is a 5/5 for 2GG; a pretty solid card in my opinion. With Rampant Growth he’s an easy turn 3 drop. On top of his 5/5 for 2GG, he introduces the new mechanic for the Golgari, Scavenge. Unlike Selesnya’s Populate (which appears to be confirmed) Scavenger exiles the creature from the graveyard to make the ones you control bigger; in that they give +1/+1 counters equal to his power. In this case, it’s 4GG to put 5 +1/+1 counters on a creature you control.

Sadly, it does have to be all to one creature, but this could be interesting if Birds is reprinted in Return to Ravnica, as our mana-bird didn’t get printed in the core set like usual. I like Deadbridge Goliath, and it appears to be the first FNM promo for the set. I like the card, and I hope the rest of the set will be even better.

While the Validity of this card is still in question at the moment, I thought I should at least mention this card.

For 2W, Rootbound Defenses introduces what seems to be Selensnya’s new mechanic, Populate, which I see to be a very abuse-able mechanic. It creates a copy of any token you control. And then, it makes all of your creatures indestructible, for a whole turn, for only 2W.

Personally, I don’t know if this card is real. It seems rather overpowered for only 3 mana, and in Green/White Tokens (which will be good in standard if this is real) will be broken, dodging board wipes and fatal blocks, and populating their tokens. You can find discussion on the legality of this card here.

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