Card of the Day - December, 2012

Posted in Feature on December 3, 2012

By Monty Ashley

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The Ultimate Nightmare of Wizards of the Coast® Customer ServiceUnglued uncommon. The flavor text of The Ultimate Nightmare... is no longer accurate, both because the phone number has changed and because Game Support is only on duty until 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. In the United States and Canada, (800) 324-6496 will work. Outside those countries, use (425) 204-8069, go to wizards.custhelp.com, or talk to @wizards_cs on Twitter!


Mishra's Workshop – MTGO Holiday Cube. You can play Mishra's Workshop on Magic Online right now through January 2 by participating in the Holiday Cube (more details). And you can get a wallpaper of the great new art in today's Arcana!


Moat – MTGO Holiday Cube. You can play Moat on Magic Online right now through January 2 by participating in the Holiday Cube (more details). And you can get a wallpaper of the great new art in today's Arcana!


Mana Vault – MTGO Holiday Cube. You can play Mana Vault on Magic Online starting on December 19 by participating in the Holiday Cube (more details). And you can get a wallpaper of the great new art in today's Arcana!


Library of Alexandria – MTGO Holiday Cube. You can play Library of Alexandria on Magic Online starting on December 19 by participating in the Holiday Cube (more details). And you can get a wallpaper of the great new art in today's Arcana!


Black Lotus – MTGO Holiday Cube. You can play Black Lotus on Magic Online starting on December 19 by participating in the Holiday Cube (more details). And you can get a wallpaper of the great new art in today's Arcana!

Tsabo Tavoc
Tsabo TavocInvasion rare. In the storyline, Tsabo Tavoc gets killed by Gerrard Capashen. That doesn't work perfectly in card form, because Tsabo Tavoc is pretty good at fighting other Legendary Creatures.

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Wrecking BallDissension common. The name "Wrecking Ball" is actually a pun. Because instead of being one of those giant metal balls that knocks down buildings, it's the kind of "ball" you have in a ballroom. But because it's Rakdos, the ballroom ends up getting knocked down anyway.

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Avatar of DiscordDissension rare. Note that Avatar of Discord requires that its caster actually have two cards to discard. If it said "When Avatar of Discord enters the battlefield, discard two cards," then you could get away with casting it as the last card in your hand. But you can't!

Rix Maadi Guildmage
Rix Maadi GuildmageReturn to Ravnica uncommon. The "Rix Maadi" in the name of Rix Maadi Guildmage means that the guildmage is associated with Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, the Dissension card that represents the Rakdos guild hall.

Rakdos, Lord of Riots
Rakdos, Lord of RiotsReturn to Ravnica mythic rare. The Rakdos Cult is made up of Rings, which are informal groups of people who pay tribute to Rakdos. But the only real organization is that Rakdos is the undisputed leader.

Phantom General
Phantom GeneralReturn to Ravnica uncommon. From a flavor standpoint, there's no difference between a creature represented by a token and a creature represented by a card. But for the purposes of Phantom General, ghosts mean tokens. Just for this one card, though!

Skyline Predator
Skyline PredatorReturn to Ravnica uncommon. You can tell the difference between a drake and a dragon in Magic art by counting the legs. Dragons have four legs (and wings), while drakes are missing the front pair. Of course, if it's a creature card, you also have the option of looking at the type line.

Downsize
DownsizeReturn to Ravnica common. The creature being shrunk in Downsize looks like it could be an Indrik, as seen in Dissension as Indrik Stomphowler and in Return to Ravnica as Towering Indrik.

Chromatic Lantern
Chromatic LanternReturn to Ravnica rare. The power of the Chromatic Lantern is shown in its art: it appears to be casting off multiple colors of light at once. In fact, what it's actually casting off is mana! And also regular light, because you never know when you'll want a good lantern.

Avenging Arrow
Avenging ArrowReturn to Ravnica common. Not all cards in Return to Ravnica belong clearly to one guild or another. Just because this Avenging Arrow came from a Selesnya archer doesn't mean there couldn't be others that were from the Azorius. They also like punishing wrongdoers, after all!

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