Magic 2013 Spoiled!

Posted on July 7, 2011

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Tim Aten reporting.

In an exciting but somewhat disheartening development, a significant number of rares from next year’s Magic 2013 have already been leaked. Sources say the culprit was Mauro Bongiovanni, who received a pdf of the set early so he could review it for the print magazine Mox Bleu. May Mr. Bongiovanni rot in Hell, but in the meantime…let’s look at the cards!

the “harbinger cycle”

Harbinger of Aeons  3UU

Creature – Avatar

Flying

When Harbinger of Aeons enters the battlefield, take an extra turn after this one.

5/5

Harbinger of Rapture  3WW

Creature – Avatar

Flying, vigilance

When Harbinger of Rapture enters the battlefield, each players chooses an artifact, creature, enchantment, and land and sacrifices the rest.

5/5

Harbinger of Desolation  3GG

Creature – Avatar

Trample, hexproof

When Harbinger of Desolation enters the battlefield, put two target lands on top of their owners’ libraries.

5/5

Harbinger of Coals  3RR

Creature – Avatar

Flying, haste

When Harbinger of Coals enters the battlefield, it deals 2 damage of up to three target creatures and/or players. If you have seven or more cards in your graveyard, it deals an additional 2 damage to those creatures and/or players.

5/5

Harbinger from Below  3BB

Creature—Avatar

Intimidate

When Harbinger from Below enters the battlefield, discard your hand, add an additional card to the ante, and draw seven cards.

5/5

the “leyline legends”

Vesuvius the Ever-Present  4UU

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Vesuvius is in your deck, you may reveal him and put him into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library and skip your next draw step.

Flying

When Vesuvius enters the battlefield, you may return target creature to its owner’s hand.

6/6

Marius the Insurmountable  4WW

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Marius is in your deck, you may reveal him and put him into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library and skip your next draw step.

Flying

When Marius enters the battlefield, you may exile target permanent. If you do, when Marius leaves play, return that permanent to the battlefield under its owner’s control.

6/6

Verdurus the Ubiquitous  4GG

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Verdurus is in your deck, you may reveal him and put him into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library and skip your next draw step.

Trample, hexproof

When Verdurus enters the battlefield, target creature gets +7/+7 until end of turn.

7/7

Pyreus the Demoralizing  4RR

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Pyreus is in your deck, you may reveal him and put him into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library and skip your next draw step.

Flying, haste

When Pyreus enters the battlefield, destroy target land. If you do, Pyreus deals 2 damage to each creature your opponent controls.

6/5

Excrucius the Recurring  4BB

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Excrucius is in your deck, you may reveal him and put him into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library and skip your next draw step.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Excrucius is in your graveyard, you may return him to play.

Haste, intimidate

Sacrifice Excrucius: Destroy target nonblack creature.

6/5

the planeswalkers

Gideon Repentant  3WW

+1> Tap up to two target creatures. They don’t untap during their controller’s next untap step.

-2> Put a Baneslayer Angel creature token into play. Treat this as a 5/5 Angel with flying, first strike, lifelink, and protection from Demons and Dragons.

-10> You win the game.

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Nissa, Nature’s Chosen  2GG

+1> Untap all basic lands you control. Until end of turn, when you tap a basic land for mana, add an additional mana to your mana pool of any type that land could produce.

-1> Up to two target Forests you control become 4/4 beasts with trample until end of turn.

-6> You win the game.

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Jaya Ballard  2RR

+1> Jaya deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

-3> Jaya deals 9 damage to target creature or player.

-7> You win the game.

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Liliana Ascendant  BBB

+1> Destroy target nonblack creature.

-2> Choose a number. You lose that much life. At the beginning of your end step, draw that many cards.

-8> You win the game.

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Jace, the Asshole  1UUU

+1> Target opponent skips his or her next draw step.

-1> Target opponent cannot play spells during his or her next two turns.

-6> You win the game.

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confirmed reprints:

Phyrexian Processor

Power Matrix

Chaos Orb

Catastrophe

Deathless Angel

Parallax Wave

Sphinx of Magosi

Sphinx of Jwar Isle

Upheaval

Living Death

Massacre Wurm

Visara the Dreadful

Flameblast Dragon

Rolling Thunder

Narcissism

Thornling

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A few pros have already weighed in on this information. Conley Woods says the limited environment looks “fun and interesting,” while Noah Swartz says it looks “interesting and fun.” Ben Stark has been in the garage warming up his car since he heard the announcement, and as such could not be reached for comment.

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