Great Designer Search 3 Finalist – Alex Werner

Posted in Feature on March 9, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Trial 2

Scored 73/75

Trial 3

Design 1

Evolution From Below (rare)
Choose target creature an opponent controls. Its controller may sacrifice it. If he or she does not, search your library for a creature card with the same or less converted mana cost, put it on the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

Design 2

Naila and Hrun, Fused (mythic rare)
Planeswalker — Naila-and-Hrun
+2: Find the lowest number greater than zero such that you control no creatures with that power. Create a green and white elemental creature token with power and toughness equal to that number. Then repeat this process.
-X: You may choose a Naila planeswalker card and a Hrun planeswalker card you own from outside the game. If you choose both, and their combined converted mana cost is X or less, put them onto the battlefield, then sacrifice CARDNAME.

Design 3

Swiftblade Pikeman (common)
Creature — Human Soldier
CARDNAME enters the battlefield with a blade counter on it.
Remove a blade counter from CARDNAME: CARDNAME gains first strike until end of turn.

Design 4

Zyym, Mesmeric Lord (mythic rare)
Legendary Creature — Vampire Wizard
Flying, deathtouch
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, target opponent chooses an order for the cards in his or her hand, then reveals them one by one, until you say stop. That player then discards the most recently revealed card.

Design 5

Goblin Guillotine (rare)
Destroy target creature. If a creature dies this way, create a token creature with the same colors and creature types as the dead creature. Flip a coin. If it comes up heads, your token is named Head and is a 1/1. Otherwise, your token is named Body and is the same power and toughness as the dead creature, minus one.

Design 6

Verdant Ingenuity (uncommon)
Reveal cards from the top of your library until the revealed cards include at least one land card and at least one non-land card. Put a land card from among them onto the battlefield. Put a non-land card from among them into your hand. Put the other revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

Design 7

Astral Containment (rare)
Choose two target creatures. Exile the first creature until the second creature leaves the battlefield.

Design 8

Requiem for the Profane (uncommon)
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, target opponent loses two life and you gain two life.
Whenever a creature dies, you may return CARDNAME to its owner's hand.

Design 9

Blood of the Horde (common)
Whenever you attack with one or more creatures, choose one of those attackers. It gets +1/+1 and gains trample until end of turn.

Design 10

Saheeli, Prodigious Inventor (mythic rare)
Planeswalker — Saheeli
+1: If you control no thopters, create a 1/1 colorless thopter artifact creature token with flying. Otherwise, scry 2.
-2: Target thopter you control becomes a copy of target artifact or creature. It's still an artifact. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)
-8: You get an emblem with At the beginning of your end step, search your library for an artifact card with converted mana cost X or less, where X is two plus the highest converted mana cost among artifacts you control. Put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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