Card of the Day - June, 2004

Posted in Feature on June 1, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - mercredi 30 juin 2004

Urza's Bauble

Ice Age uncommon. The Ice Age cantrips originally granted the card immediately. This broke Urza’s Bauble since all decks would have 4, so all cantrip card draws were given a delay in that set.

Card of the Day - mardi 29 juin 2004

Mana Crypt

Promotional card. Mana Crypt is the only card to ever be restricted or banned that didn’t appear in any expansion or core set.

Card of the Day - lundi 28 juin 2004

Iron Star

Alpha uncommon. Despite their poor reputation, Iron Star and Wooden Sphere were both in constructed decks that made top 8 at Worlds 1995.

Card of the Day - vendredi 25 juin 2004

Decree of Justice

Scourge rare. One of the few cards that can produce angel tokens (like Angelic Favor), Decree of Justice is also remarkable for its ability to produce two different types of creature tokens.

Card of the Day - jeudi 24 juin 2004

Silver Seraph

Judgment rare. At 6/6, Silver Seraph is tied with Akroma, Angel of Wrath as largest angel in Magic. (Though if you had both in play with threshold, the Akroma would win the tie!)

Card of the Day - mercredi 23 juin 2004

Guiding Spirit

Visions rare.
Guiding Spirit has the distinction of being the smallest angel. (Angelic Curator and Angelic Page are spirits.)

Card of the Day - mardi 22 juin 2004

Lightning Angel

Apocalypse rare.
The only red angel in Magic, Lightning Angel is also the only tri-colored angel.

Card of the Day - lundi 21 juin 2004

Serra Angel

Eighth Edition rare.
Only one other angel has appeared in as many sets. (Fallen Angel, as long as you count the Beatdown box set.)

Card of the Day - vendredi 18 juin 2004

Engineered Explosives

Fifth Dawn rare.
The designers strongly wanted to have a sunburst “X” spell. This one, inspired by Powder Keg, was the best of the bunch.

Card of the Day - jeudi 17 juin 2004

Skyreach Manta

Fifth Dawn common.
Called Blazon' Pterodactyl in design, the name refers to Emblazoned Golem, which inspired the sunburst mechanic.

Card of the Day - mercredi 16 juin 2004

Lunar Avenger

Fifth Dawn uncommon.
As the name hints, this card was inspired by Urza's Avenger from Antiquities.

Card of the Day - mardi 15 juin 2004

Baton of Courage

Fifth Dawn common.
The second “baton” printed in Magic, this is the only sunburst card that can be played at instant speed.

Card of the Day - lundi 14 juin 2004

Arcbound Wanderer

Fifth Dawn uncommon.
Modular was otherwise Darksteel-only, but the team included one card in Fifth Dawn since it interacts so well with sunburst.

Card of the Day - vendredi 11 juin 2004

Myr Moonvessel

Darksteel common.
Named “Uno-Eins” in playtesting, it means “one” in two languages. The name is similar to Su-Chi (“four” in two languages).

Card of the Day - jeudi 10 juin 2004

Myr Quadropod

Fifth Dawn common.
Though originally part of a cycle, only this card made it into the set. The original ability required blue mana.

Card of the Day - mercredi 9 juin 2004

Myr Matrix

Darksteel rare.
Called Gnome Maker in design (one guess why), the original version gave all Gnomes +1/+1 and made them indestructible.

Card of the Day - mardi 8 juin 2004

Myr Servitor

Fifth Dawn common.
Called Robo-Roach during playtesting, Myr Servitor was loosely inspired by Brood of Cockroaches.

Card of the Day - lundi 7 juin 2004

Coretapper

Darksteel uncommon.
Of all the Myr cards printed in Mirrodin Block, only Coretapper doesn't have the word "Myr" in its name.

Card of the Day - vendredi 4 juin 2004

Yawgmoth's Will

Urza's Saga rare.
Many contend that this is the single most powerful Magic card ever printed.

Card of the Day - jeudi 3 juin 2004

Yawgmoth's Bargain

Urza's Destiny rare.
Intended as a fixed Necropotence, the original version turned in by the design team cost Black ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana but required 2 life per card.

Card of the Day - mercredi 2 juin 2004

Eye of Yawgmoth

Nemesis rare.
The effect from Eye of Yawgmoth was inspired by the Tempest card Altar of Dementia.

Card of the Day - mardi 1 juin 2004

Yawgmoth's Agenda

Invasion rare.
The first translation of this card's title to Japanese actually meant something along the lines of "Yawgmoth's Dayplanner."

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