Card of the Day - April, 2013

Posted in Feature on April 1, 2013

By Mike McArtor

Mike first played with Ice Age and became the copy editor for DailyMTG.com in December 2011. Before DailyMTG, he was an editor on D&D's Dragon magazine for four years.

Council of the Absolute
Council of the AbsoluteDragon's Maze mythic rare. From the Dragon's Maze FAQ :

If you name half of a split card with fuse, and then you cast both halves, the cost reduction will apply to the total cost of the spell. This is true even if the half with the chosen name requires only colored mana to cast.

Blood Scrivener
Blood ScrivenerDragon's Maze rare. From the Dragon's Maze FAQ :

Any time you are instructed to draw more than one card, you draw them one at a time. For example, if you control Blood Scrivener and have no cards in hand and you're instructed to "draw two cards," your first card draw is replaced by drawing two cards and losing 1 life, then you'll draw the second card from the original instruction. In total, you'll draw three cards and lose 1 life.

Maze's End
Maze's End Dragon's Maze mythic rare. Since we brought up the Gatekeepers on Tuesday and the Guildgates yesterday, it only stands to reason we show off the card that lets you fetch all those Gates. This is the promo card.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is complete! Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28! (The Prerelease Primer can also help you get ready for it, so check that out as well!)

Boros Guildgate
Boros GuildgateDragon's Maze common. As this set has all ten guilds represented, it only makes sense to have all ten Guildgates represented. Right? But to make them extra-special for Dragon's Maze all the Guildgates have new zoomed-out art. What does that mean? Check out this cool Arcana!

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is complete! Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28!

Golgari Cluestone
Golgari Cluestone Dragon's Maze common. With all ten guilds vying for space both in the set and in Limited decks, R&D knew mana was going to be an issue. Fortunately, they provided us with these spiffy Cluestones to help out. Thanks R&D!

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is complete! Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28!


Opal Lake GatekeepersDragon's Maze common. The Gatekeepers cycle features five monocolored 2/4 creatures that cost four. Marshall Sutcliffe talked about the cycle in this preview article.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is complete! Every card in Dragon's Maze is in there! Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28!

Maze Sentinel
Maze SentinelDragon's Maze common. The Maze creatures are five monocolored cards that cost six. Marshall Sutcliffe talked about the cycle in this preview article.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is complete! Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28! (Oh, and the Prerelease Primer is also up today, so check that out as well!)

Emmara Tandris
Emmara Tandris Dragon's Maze rare. Aside from being the Selesnya Conclave's maze runner, Emmara is also a friend to Jace Beleren, as shown in The Secretist, Part Two .

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Tajic, Blade of the Legion
Tajic, Blade of the LegionDragon's Maze rare. Tajic leads the Warmind Initiative, a collaborative effort with the Izzet to create more impressive weapons, and he also acts as the Boros Legion's maze runner.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker
Mirko Vosk, Mind DrinkerDragon's Maze rare. House Dimir's maze runner, Mirko Vosk, commands a small network of human and vampire agents, as is hinted at in this Uncharted Realms story.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Varolz, the Scar-Striped
Varolz, the Scar-StripedDragon's Maze rare. The Golgari Swarm's maze runner is covered with a symbiotic fungus that immediately repairs his wounds, replacing Varolz's skin with tough scar tissue and making him stronger with every battle he enters.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch
Exava, Rakdos Blood WitchDragon's Maze rare. The Cult of Rakdos's maze runner, Exava, is also said to be the favorite bloodwitch of the demon Rakdos himself.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
Teysa, Envoy of GhostsDragon's Maze rare. Teysa is the politically powerful maze runner for the Orzhov Syndicate. You can read more about her in this Uncharted Realms story.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Lavinia of the Tenth
Lavinia of the TenthDragon's Maze rare. Lavinia rose to prominence as a highly quotable arrester for the Azorius Senate before becoming the guild's maze runner.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Vorel of the Hull Clade
Vorel of the Hull CladeDragon's Maze rare. Vorel originally was a member of the Gruul Clans but now serves as the maze runner for the Simic Combine.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Melek, Izzet Paragon
Melek, Izzet ParagonDragon's Maze rare. The Izzet League created Melek specifically to act as the guild's runner for the Implicit Maze.

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
Ruric Thar, the UnbowedDragon's Maze rare. Ruric Thar is the two-headed maze runner for the Gruul Clans. See how he got his start in this Uncharted Realms story!

The Dragon's Maze Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Be prepared for the Prerelease on April 27–28, 2013!

Remote Farm
Remote FarmMercadian Masques common. The market-filled Mercadia City stands atop an inverted mountain that dominates the small plane of Mercadia. The filth of the city's burgeoning markets (as mentioned in Cloud Sprite's flavor text) explain why Mercadians keep their farms far from the city. Speaking of farms, the generated by Remote Farm can be used to activate Farmstead's ability. Combo!

Cartel Aristocrat
Cartel AristocratGatecrash uncommon. The Orzhov are known for their wealth and greed, but they are also patrons of the arts. They commission architecture, objets d'art, and (at least in some cases) performance art extolling the virtues held dear by the guild. Many, such as their aristocrats, maintain extensive museums and private collections.

2691
HipparionIce Age uncommon. The horse-like hipparions are real animals—or, rather, they were. The hipparions of Earth roamed across the Northern Hemisphere for millions of years. The Hipparions of Dominaria were, as General Jarkeld suggests in the flavor text, not good mounts for warriors.

Zodiac Pig
Zodiac PigPortal Three Kingdoms uncommon. According to folklore, the Jade Emperor of China invited animals to race across a river to be placed in the zodiac. Pig, who was sometimes depicted as lazy and sometimes just as a bad swimmer, came in last and claimed the twelfth and final position.

Flock of Rabid Sheep
Flock of Rabid SheepUnglued uncommon. As a card from an Un-set, Flock of Rabid Sheep is legal in every sanctioned format that allows silver-bordered cards... which is zero! However, if you are putting together a deck in, say, Modern or Commander that requires a creature with the Sheep subtype, you are in luck.

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