EDHREC News Update — C17 Early Previews

Hello everyone! Today we’re covering something that some may find premature, but since the cat-dragon is out of the bag, we decided to address the new Commander 2017 “leaks.”

Check out the photos here.

So yeah, cat dragons. Seriously. Well then, that’s something completely different. The token is pretty cute though. The fiercest and most adorable token to ever take down your foes that is!

I won’t cover too much here since we’ll wait for official spoilers to dig deep, but I did want to point out a few items.

 

We are the Dragons who say ‘Ur’!

From the spoiled The Ur-Dragon:

The Ur-Dragon

4WUBRG

Legendary Creature – Dragon Avatar

10/10

Eminence – As long as The Ur-Dragon is in the command zone or on the battlefield, other Dragon spells you cast cost 1 less.

Flying

Whenever one or more Dragons you control attack, draw that many cards, then you may put a permanent card from your hand onto the battlefield.

Quite a bit going on there. The first thing we notice is the new keyword of “Eminence.” Eminence comes out as a keyworded Oloro, Ageless Ascetic ability functioning while in your command zone and on the battlefield. With this keyword ability we can all expect some array of new abilities functioning this way.

We also are getting five-color dragons as one of the previously announced four tribal decks making up the Commander 2017 series. Dragons may not necessarily surprise anyone, but the 5-color choice certainly may.

 

Will Work for Fish

Our other two new spoilers:

Wasitora, Nekoru Queen

2BRG

Legendary Creature – Cat Dragon

5/4

Flying, trample

Whenever Wasitora, Nekoru Queen deals combat damage to a player, that player sacrifices a creature. If the player can’t, you create a 3/3 black, red, and green Cat Dragon creature token with flying.

 

The Big O

O-Kagachie, Vengeful Kami

1WUBRG

Legendary Creature – Dragon Spirit

6/6

Flying, trample

Whenever O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami deals combat damage to a player, if that player attacked you during his or her last turn, exile target nonland permanent that player controls

Who’s excited to get beat down by an army of cuddly killer kittens? Anyone else? Reddit conversations seem to be all over the place on these, so at least people are talking about them!

We also were given two other cards not linked to the album above.

 

Spell-fu Master

Taigam, Ojutai Master

2WU

Legendary Creature – Human Monk

3/4

Instant, sorcery, and Dragon spells you control can’t be countered by spells or abilities

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell from you hand, if Taigam, Ojutai Master attacked this turn, that spell gains rebound

 

Start Your Engines!

Ramos, Dragon Engine

6

Legendary Artifact Creature – Dragon

4/4

Flying

Whenever you Cast a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Ramos, Dragon Engine for each of that spell’s colors.

Remove five +1/+1 counters from Ramos: Add WWUUBBRRGG to your mana pool. Activate this ability once once each turn.

Taigam from Khans of Tarkir block fame and the card Taigam’s Scheming finally gets his own card! Whatever his schemes were about, I personally think are very cool. Ramos makes all the mana to CAST YOUR OWN Progenitus!!!! What a deal!

Also, since we’re settled into the 5-color dragon theme, this opens up a world of possible reprints coming around too. Among the reprinted dragon-centric cards we see are:

Spellbound Dragon
Tyrant’s Familiar
Steel Hellkite
Broodmate Dragon
Haven of the Spirit Dragon
Crucible of the Spirit Dragon

We also see the five legendary dragons from Fate Reforged in Dromoka, the EternalOjutai, Soul of WinterKolaghan, the Storm’s FurySilumgar, the Drifting Death, and Atarka, World Render.

What do you all think? Are these new cards pretty sweet, overcosted, or overhyped? Any ideas on what some of the other tribes might be? We will be going into more depth on the cards later on, we just wanted to make sure you were in the loop! Let us know what you think of these new cards below!

Selesnya, Naya, Temur, Ink-Treader...whatever you want to call it. Matt knows a good creature-combo deck when he sees it. He is the only EDHREC writer that was sad to see Leovold go. Outside of EDH plays Legacy and Modern and got his first career Pro Point at GP Louisville. Matt lives with his wife and two dogs, but no cats because cats are terrible.