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All throughout the Multiverse, there is a Sorcerer Supreme who works to protect, dismantle or even devour to the best of their ability! Maybe you've heard of them, maybe they work in the shadows or maybe, just maybe, you've never heard of them at all. In the spirit of Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, we wonder just what you think a Sorcerer Supreme would look like if they were... say... from House Dimir or some other Ravnican Guild? How would a Mardu Sorcerer Supreme behave? What would you expect from the Esper Sorcerer Supreme? Show us your best Legendary Sorcerer, Witch, Wizard or Warlock that exemplifies a Sorcerer Supreme in the realm of MTG and MTG Cardsmith, then submit it to the FORUMS for a chance to earn a Feature. And remember, it's a Multiverse of Madness out there, so they don't have to look like Doctor Strange!


Let's check out the Featured Cardsmiths for May!




First came "The Prestige" of being one of the first Cardsmiths to make 50 Mystery Box points. Now, hot on the heels of that milestone comes another great honor; That of Cardsmith of the Month for May! Jadefire has become one of our most creative and exciting Cardsmiths, so it's only fitting that we celebrate this achievement in grand fashion! Please enjoy these and many other cards from this Cardsmith!

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If you are not familiar with our second Featured Cardsmith of May, we think you might actually know them under one of their various Set accounts, such as TGBC_Gakuren_Zelthorn, TGBC_Corrinella or one of the various other TGBC sets they've created. We've dropped a few cards down below that we think you'd enjoy, so make sure to give them all some favorites!

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Each month we're excited to highlight a few Cardsmiths that have helped make MTGCardsmith the best interactive online Card Creator. We hope you'll take some time to check out their creations!




By: Corwinnn, Tomigon, Ranshi and jpastor

May 02, 2022 by Corwinnn, & Tomigon
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CCC: The Future is Now: Part IV

Remember: We're discussing the likelihood that these cards might see print in a Planar Set (A set with a fixed location, not a Masters set) and what planes they might be from! I may have missed Time Spiral Remastered but I definitely keep my promises! So let’s get into it! (Possibilities on a scale of 1-10)

Lucent Liminid

Lucent Liminid 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 5

It’s a pretty basic card, but this came out pre-Theros so Enchantment Creature was a big deal. As of now, it’s just a 3/3 with flying for five that’s actually easier to kill. It’s safe to reprint, but the fact that it’s an Enchantment Creature means the set will have to call for that specifically.

Possible Plane(s): ???

It’s not Theros, we know that by the mention of the “Sun Goddess”. Unless Heliod transitions or gets deposed, I think we’ll just have to wait and see where our horse friend here truly hails from.

Mass of Ghouls

Mass of Ghouls

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 6

It’s a 5 mana 5/3…I mean it’s not bad but why would they reprint it?

Possible Plane(s): Dominaria 10

Mass of Ghouls has been reprinted twice..for some reason, once in Tenth Edition and once in Time Spiral Remastered. In both printings the flavor text refers to an “Onean Scout.” Oneah is a country on Dominaria and the residents are referred to as Onean, thus placing Mass of Ghouls on Dominaria.

Whip-Spine Drake

Whip-Spine Drake

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 6

Whip-Spine Drake is just a pretty decent card. It’s got solid stats and the Morph ability means it can synergize if it were put in a Morph limited format. Not a high pick, but I’d like to see this again in a new Morph set.

Possible Plane(s): ????

Originally I was gonna say either Dominaria or Ravnica since the flavor text refers to Skyknights which we’ve only ever seen on those two planes, but at the end of the day that’s barely anything. There’s no real evidence here so I don’t feel good trying to place it.

Deepcavern Imp

Deepcavern Imp

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4

If it weren’t for the Echo ability this would be higher, it’s a good card but Echo is never coming back.

Possible Plane(s): ???

With no flavor text on any printing, and since most planes have caves, there’s not much to go on here.

Death Rattle

Death Rattle

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4

It’s a good card, and I’d welcome seeing again, but magic seems to be moving away from Doomblade and cards that say stuff like “Nongreen.” Still, I think we could see Death Rattle again sometime.

Possible Plane(s): ???

Same as above, no flavor text and no art hints. Love the big snake skellies though.

Henchfiend of Ukor

Henchfiend of Ukor

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4

Echo…echo…echo…ech, oh no.

Possible Plane(s): ???

I was gonna say maybe Kamigawa because it’s an Ogre and being a “Henchfiend” to me could mean that it worshiped a demon, probably one named Ukor, but now that Kamigawa is a neon cityscape…I doubt this guy would still be kicking around.

Bitter Ordeal

Bitter Ordeal

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 2

Gravestorm is something that I’d love to see return…but I don’t think that Wizards agrees with that statement. As a mechanic it tends to be pretty narrow and swingy, if we do see it return though I doubt Bitter Ordeal will be among those cards. It absolutely picks apart combo decks with the right deckbuilding and generally just isn’t healthy for a meta.

Possible Plane(s): ???

I saved a lot of these cards for last to give me time to research every last bit of them, but as you might be able to tell from these question marks…didn’t go well.

Nimbus Maze

Nimbus Maze

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 7

Okay it’s not good reasoning, but my logic here basically boils down to “why not?” A cycle of Nimbus Mazes seems pretty good and it’s a dual cycle I think people would love to see.

Possible Plane(s): ???

It’s a maze in the clouds, that’s pretty generic fantasy so it really could be anywhere. I feel like I remember reading something about it being on a plane years ago, but I couldn’t find it again. If any of you know, feel free to sound off in the comments.

Tombstalker

Tombstalker

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 5

If you’d asked me a few years ago I would’ve said no, but with modern Magic design Tombstalker doesn’t feel as good as it used to. It still has the potential to be a very early evasive threat due to delve + Self Mill + Fetches, but honestly, and this makes me sad, I think Tombstalker has just been outpaced.

Possible Plane(s): ???

Big demon boi. Art’s a bit too generic to really place though and with no flavor text, we’re left with no clues at all.

Logic Knot

Logic Knot

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4

I think in a world where standard legal nonspecific counterspells are usually at three mana, Logic Knot is just too good to see print. However…I’d like that to change so I’m hopeful as Logic Knot is not inherently unbeatable or broken, just very good.

Possible Plane(s): ???

I love the original but it’s so abstract. I mean ooh pretty void doesn’t really help me place it though. The newer printing has what I think are birch trees though…so it’s on maybe a birch tree having plane? Cool.

Spellweaver Volute

Spellweaver Volute

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4

Spellweaver Volute is the kind of card I hope to be making if I ever work at Wizards…that is also why this card will never be reprinted and I will never work at Wizards. It’s high concept and, although simple in execution, takes a lot of words to explain.

Possible Plane(s): ???

I googled Volute and it just means spiral, so maybe this actually Quandrix, they do love their spirals over at Quandrix

Arcanum Wings

Arcanum Wings

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 2

Arcanum Wings is really good, but that’s mostly due to stuff like Eldrazi Conscription. On its own Wings is not busted, but it means that the Aura Swap mechanic would have to see print again, and although it’s certainly cool, that’s unlikely as all hell outside of Modern Horizons type things.

Possible Plane(s): ???

I mean the writing on the wings kind of looks like some weird Kanji-esque alphabet but that’s basically nothing in a multiverse with hundreds of languages on even more planes.

Fleshwrither

Fleshwrither

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 1

Ew…also Transfigure has the potential to just be straight up broken. We don’t see tutor mechanics a lot because of this so I can’t say Fleshwrither has good odds here.

Possible Plane(s): ???

Grixis? Innistrad? Grotesque zombies are another generic fantasy staple and there are no planar defining features on this one (Like stitches to show it’s a Skaab). So I’ve got no solid guesses here.

Shapeshifter’s Marrow

Shapeshifters Marrow

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 2

Cool card, definitely could see it in a Commander deck at some point, but it’s a bit of a weird one. I don’t like the odds here, but they do planar commander decks now so maybe.

Possible Plane(s): ???

Given the reference to shapeshifters I could see this on Kaldheim or Lorwyn as those are the big shapeshifter planes, but the art here shows a sleek dragon. Now I only point this out because the dragons of Kaldheim are usually very chunky. This isn’t a joke, I actually looked at them and they’re genuinely thicc lads. And while there are dragons on Lorwyn/Shadowmoor, we only ever see one and it is also a thiccie (Knollspine Dragon)

Whetwheel

Whetwheel

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4

Bad card and it’s a noncreature with morph. L + Ratio

Possible Plane(s): ???

I love the art here, like they just shoved this big menacing wheel in a shop and stuff went so wrong. No clear plane though.

Quagnoth

Quagnoth

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 1

The combination of Shroud and Split-Second kills this guy's chances. Which totally sucks, it’s a rad card.

Possible Plane(s): Dominaria: 10

So originally I was like “No clue where this one is from.” but then I realized that “noth” is a common ending word on cards like Galvanoth so I looked up cards that ended with “noth” and found out that Quagnoth is actually a reference to Scragnoth from Tempest, the art clearly depicts a similar creature so I’m willing to say they’re both on Dominaria.

Thunderblade Charge

Thunderblade Charge

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4

Although I think this card is solid and would be fine to reprint, we saw basically a pseudo version printed in Ixalan with Repeating Barrage. That card didn’t really see any play so I don’t think Thunderblade Charge could really see print.

Possible Plane(s): ???

I’ve got no justification here but the art just screams Tarkir to me. I don’t think that’s right, but I did want to say it.

Yixlid Jailer

Yixlid Jailer

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 6

Genuinely, Yixlid Jailer is such a good card. It’s ability will always be relevant in a lot of formats, it’s easy to kill so not really broken in any way, and worse comes to worse it’s a 2/1 for two, so solid stats. I want to see it so I’m biased, but I really do think we could see old Yixxy Jee again.

Possible Plane(s): ???

Okay…big brain, but Yixlid Jailer reminds me so much of the old Cabal from Dominaria. No solid ties, just a vibe. But I don’t grade on vibe so no solid guesses here.

And that’s it! That is every single timeshifted card from Time Spiral analyzed and overanalyzed. If you liked this series, lemme know I’m sure I could do more like it! If you didn’t, also let me know so I can never do another one like it again! We’ll be back to more standard design/game focused articles next month.


As always, you can find me on Twitter @East2Westmtg or email me at East2westmtg@gmail.com.


I’ve been East2West, your resident Yixlid Jailer and Writher of Flesh, and I’ll see you guys on the battlefield.


East2West is a regular contributor here on MTGCardsmith. Be sure to check out more of her articles in our Blog section!

Apr 21, 2022 by East2West
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Dust Your Brooms



Time to Clean Up!

Spring is upon us and Spring Cleaning is a thing! This month we'd like to see things a little neater on the board, so we're looking for cards that destroy, exile and generally remove unwanted things. Be sure to submit your entry to the FORUMS if you want an opportunity to see it earn a Feature this month!




Let's see which Cardsmiths cleaned up this Month!




Our first Featured Cardsmith for April is theirintheattic. A smithing regular for the past two years, theirintheattic understands the game well and creates fun, flavorful and realistic cards, as well as a few legendary creatures. Check out theirintheattic's five cards below and be sure to drop some favorites on them!


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Psyre is our second Cardsmith selection for the month of April. This Cardsmith arrived almost two years ago and has managed to make more than a few cards we think you'll like! Here are just five below, but if you check out Psyre's page, you'll find even more. Be sure to drop a few favorites while you're looking around!


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Each month we're excited to highlight a few Cardsmiths that have helped make MTGCardsmith the best interactive online Card Creator. We hope you'll take some time to check out their creations!


By: Corwinnn, Tomigon & jpastor

Apr 07, 2022 by MTG Cardsmith
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The Prestige



Mystery Box Prestige

The First Three Have Done It!

It only took these three great Cardsmiths a combined 565 Mystery Box entries to achieve this milestone, among many other stats. Without further ado, please help me honor these three great Cardsmiths:

  • Jadefire

  • cadstar369

  • Corwinnn

50 Mystery Box points is all it takes to prestige in the Mystery Box community, but let's take a quick peak at this milestone and these Cardsmiths' journeys to achieve this great feat.

Let's start with... 

Corwinnn

Sitting at 50 points on the dot, Corwinnn has produced a whopping 166 mystery box entries and has earned a grand total of 90 mystery box prizes. Slapping a few points onto the total with 6 duel wins and 5 moshpit wins, Corwinnn has the 2nd most deadline points at 75. In perspective this is 15 first place finished, or 25 second place finishes. ASTOUNDING numbers. The most memorable mystery box moment for me with Corwinnn is when, after exactly 100 pages of dormancy, a perfectly timed entry arrived on page 140. Here's this post, and here's the card. Since then, Corwinnn has gone from not even in the Top 50, to 3rd Place!



cadstar369

Boasting the quickest prestige of any mystery boxer, cadstar has gone from 0 points to 57 points in what seems like 0 to 57 seconds. August 2021 was cadstar's first mystery box. That's 20.625 mystery boxes per month! Unreal participation from this talented Cardsmith. Tallying up at 165 entries, 119 earned prizes, and the 2nd highest competitive rating of any mystery boxer, cadstar's tenacity is ever apparent. Additionally, 18 duel wins and 69 deadline points, puts him in 2nd place all-time among Mystery Boxers. That equates to about 23 2nd place deadline finished, or 14 first place finishes. Astonishing work! Here's that first ever entry!

 

Jadefire

How do we go about describing the seemingly untouchable Jadefire? 101 mystery box points puts Jadefire's participation level at nearly double everyone else's. 234 cards have been submitted by this Legendary Cardsmith. The most eye-opening stat is that he's one of the only Cardsmiths that boasts more earned prizes than entries submitted, a jaw-dropping 246 prizes in Jadefire's pocket. Tied for the most duel wins at 18 and the most moshpit wins at 5, Jadefire is not only a hard working Mystery Boxer, but a competitive one! Get ready for the eye-watering statistic: 168 Deadline Points. This is more than double the 2nd highest in this category (34 first place finishes, or 56 second place finishes). I'm not sure if there's another Cardsmith in the community that's participated in a discussion more than Jadefire has participated in the Mystery Box Challenges, but who's counting? How can we pick just one mystery box entry from this master Cardsmith? How about just any random old card, from a random old mystery challenge...



The Mystery Box Prestige

Welcome to the select few Jadefire, cadstar369, and Corwinnn. Your participation and commitment motivates me and other community members to keep coming back for more fun. Today, we honor your role as a Mystery Boxer and a valued community member. While you won't be the last to prestige, you were the first to reach that milestone of 50 points. Cheers to your continued endeavors!

- jpastor










Our first Cardsmith this month is hileandr. A member since 2019, hileandr is a very skilled Cardsmith who’s currently working on a custom set with some cool mechanics. Not only that, but hileandr often leaves helpful feedback to others. Please enjoy these cards and be sure to add some favorites on the ones you like!

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Our second Featured Cardsmith is TalentedTalonflame. This Cardsmith has been around for about a year and loves making powerful rare and mythic rare cards, as well as an abundance of land cards. We're confident you'll find something here you find both imaginative and cool. Don't be afraid to check these cards out and put your stamp of approval on them.

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Each month we're excited to highlight a few Cardsmiths that have helped make MTGCardsmith the best interactive online Card Creator. We hope you'll take some time to check out their creations!
Mar 10, 2022 by Corwinnn, & Tomigon
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CCC: The Future is Now: Part III

Only one more to go after this one so let's get right back into it! Remember: We're discussing the likelihood that they might see print in a Planar Set (A set with a fixed location, not a Masters set) and what planes they might be from! I may have missed Time Spiral Remastered but I definitely keep my promises! So let’s get into it! (Possibilities on a scale of 1-10)


Ramosian Revivalist 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 3
Ramosian Revivalist is a return to the old Rebel tutoring mechanic featured heavily in Mercadian Masques. This mechanic is highly regarded as being super horrible. The only reason this isn’t a one is that if it’s the only card in the set with the tutor mechanic, then it’s actually not super broken given the high mana value, mediocre states, and high activation cost. 
Possible Plane(s): Mercadia: 10
The title Ramosian is a reference to this big mechanical dragon that’s basically the Jesus of Mercadian religion. This means that any card titled Ramosian is definitely from Mercadia. Case closed.

 

Bound in Silence 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint:  3
It’s Pacifism with a mostly irrelevant tribe tacked on. If the Tribal supertype wasn’t pretty much dead in the water, I’d actually rate this pretty high.
Possible Plane(s): Mercadia: 4
So it’s a Rebel aura, Rebels are tied to Mercadia. That’s pretty loose though, but there are no hints in the art or flavor text so Mercadia is the best guess we’ve got.


Centaur Omenreader 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 5
Centaur Omenreader is interesting, personally, I like it but there are two reasons I don’t think we’ll see it anytime soon. First, it’s a snow creature. That’s not super bad, we just went to Kaldheim, but as a snow creature it’ll probably have to be printed in a snow set and I’m not sure how soon we’ll get one of those again. Second, the ability is pretty out there. It’s not broken, but it’s a type of design we don’t really see anymore.
Possible Plane(s): Kaldheim: 6
Given the name Omenreader and its snow supertype, my best guess would be the omen and snow heavy plane, Kaldheim. Theoretically Dominaria is also possible, but I definitely get more Kaldheim energy from the Omenreader title.


Emblem of the Warmind 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4
While Emblem of the Warmind is a pretty fair and balanced card, it’s also pretty far off from what an aura is really supposed to do. It’s a bit confusing that just having one creature enchanted with this card gives ALL your creatures haste. For entrenched players, this card is a side note, but for new players this could cause some real bad moments. I don’t see it ever getting printed outside of some weird commander precon perhaps.
Possible Plane(s): ???
As for what plane this comes from, that’s hard to tell. The art is generic fantasy and doesn’t give any real hints. The flavor text reads similarly with no real indications. Thus the only real guess I can make is Dominaria, but even then I’m not confident enough to score it.


Imperiosaur 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 6
Decent stats, balanced creature, hell yeah! I think if we ever go to Muraganda, we’ll definitely be seeing this card. Thing is, I kind of doubt we ever will.
Possible Plane(s): Muraganda: 10
Flavor text confirms this card is from Muraganda so we have a solid confirmation here!


Phosphorescent Feast 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 3
Chroma was the precursor to Devotion and a mechanic we’ve seen Wizards' staff not be super hot on. Now you might, rightfully, point out that the original printing did not have Chroma, but if you look at the Oracle text, it has been errata'd to now have Chroma. Even without it, this card is painfully mid, and thus I seriously doubt we’ll ever see it again.
Possible Plane(s): Lorwyn: 10 
We actually did see this card get a planar print on Lorwyn, although interestingly the flavor was changed from a pixie vibe to goblins gorging themselves. I think both arts and flavors fit Lorwyn though.


Mistmeadow Skulk 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 5
Mistmeadow Skulk is a decent card, but it suffers from having Protection, a keyword Wizards doesn’t really use anymore. I think if we ever see Protection return we might see this card again, but even then the plane it hails from holds it back.
Possible Plane(s):  Lorwyn: 10
So not only did we see Mistmeadow Skulk printed on Lorwyn, but Mistmeadow is a location on Lorwyn thus thoroughly tying it to the plane. Unlike other cards with more generic names, we’re unlikely to see this card outside of Lorwyn in the future.


Skizzik Surger 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 3
Damn we’re kind of an outdated mechanic. Skizzik Surger has Echo, a mechanic hated by players and Wizards alike. Echo really shouldn’t return, and even if it does Skizzik Surger is not the kind of card that should return with it.
Possible Plane(s): Dominaria: 10
All the way back in Invasion we saw a card named Skizzik printed, and we saw it get reprinted in Dominaria. These are the only Skizziks we know of, and therefore Skizzik Surger is definitely a Dominarian creature.


Spellwild Ouphe 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 6
I’m biased because I love Spellwild Ouphe. I really want it to see a reprint because it’s such a cool ability on a card with some incredible artwork. The only issue is there’s no reason this would see a reprint anytime soon since it really doesn’t seem like something players are asking for. I have hope, but I can’t really give it any higher than a six.
Possible Plane(s): Eldraine: 2 Dominaria: 5 Lorwyn: 5 
So we’ve seen Ouphes all over the multiverse actually on Eldraine, Mirrodin, Dominaria, and Lorwyn. We know from the flavor text (and context of it being a reprint) on Brown Ouphe that the Mirrodin Ouphes are not native, and even if they were Mirrodin wouldn’t have something called “Spellwild”. The name definitely sounds like Eldraine, but the only Ouphe we see there is Oko’s, and it looks totally different so I’m not sure there. Dominara and Lorwyn could both have whatever  Spellwild is, but the Ouphes there also look entirely different, so we don’t have anything definite here.


Zoetic Cavern 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 7
Zoetic Cavern used to be playable y’know, and for my money I’d love to see it come back. I think if we ever see Morph again, we’ll probably see Zoetic Cavern in the set as an uncommon for draft or something. I look forward to your return, my Zoetic friend.
Possible Plane(s): Dominaria: 5 Rath: 4 Zendikar: 3 
So Zoetic literally means “living”...which doesn’t help us much. We know Tarkir has Morph, but this cave doesn’t really feel Tarkir so we can rule that out. We also know Dominaria and Rath have Morph, but there’s still nothing really tying it to either place. However…I have a crack theory. This card looks kind of like one of the Eldrazi Wastes from Zendikar, what if the cavern is Zendikar, a plane we know is alive, slowly retaking a destroyed area? It’s possible...right?


Witch's Mist 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 3
Why does the enchantment tap? WHY DOES THE ENCHANTMENT TAP???? Yeah…I don’t think we’re gonna be seeing this anytime soon.
Possible Plane(s): Dominaria: 2
I mean we have nothing to go on here but the robes she wears kind of remind me of a Samite cleric…and idk maybe the Overmother is a remnant of some cabal magic? Idk, honestly this whole card just hurts me. I love breaking barriers, but why does the enchantment tap?


Boldwyr Intimidator 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 5
We actually saw some Coward/Warrior interaction in the recent Zendikar set, so I think if we ever go back to Lorwyn, we’ll probably see this guy again!
Possible Plane(s): Lorwyn: 10
Similar to Mistmeadow Skulk, this card was printed on Lorwyn and is tied to the plane by name.


Goldmeadow Lookout 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 3
We don’t really see Spellshaper type abilities these days, and even if we ever do again I doubt this card is going to be among them. Tokens of pre-existing cards are slowly becoming more of a thing, but I don’t think anyone’s clamoring for Goldmeadow Harrier tokens.
Possible Plane(s): Lorwyn: 10
Same as Mistmeadow Skulk and Boldwyr Intimidator.


Bloodshot Trainee 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 5
Bloodshot Trainee is kind of an underwhelming card since it’s just a 2/3 for four unless you pump it, but maybe in a set with auras/equipment or focused around Ferocious I could see this making a return.
Possible Plane(s): Mirrodin: 10
Bloodshot Trainee was reprinted in Scars of Mirrodin, but the original art very clearly doesn’t show Mirrodin goblins or setting. For now the best tie we have is Mirrodin, but we could definitely see this guy on another plane at some point.


Edge of Autumn 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4
I love Edge of Autumn, I just wish there was a format where it could truly shine. I think that it’s in that weird power range where it’s good, but too weak by today’s standards. It’s a catch up card in a color that’s always ahead. I could see this being reprinted at some point, but I think design philosophy would have to shift for that to happen.
Possible Plane(s): Pyrulea:4 Lorwyn: 3
Given the forest whimsy of the card, I could see this on Lorwyn, but since the focus character is standing on a massive leaf I’m drawn more towards the towering plane of Pyrulea (See Horizon Canopy)


Lumithread Field

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 6
Okay so Lumithread Field is one of my favorite futureshifted cards. The art, the flavor text, the whole damn card just comes together to create a window into a world I want to see so badly!  It’s too bad that this card is just…medium. It’s one of the cards where the effect, although cool, isn’t something that really excites people enough for it to see print. A toughness buff is sweet, and the morph line is good for limited, but overall it’s just so tepid.
Possible Plane(s): Mirrodin: 4 Alara: 4
So my thoughts on this are muddled a bit. In all likelihood this shows us a new plane we’ve never seen before, but there are two very real possibilities for preexisting planes. The line “Bastion of the Suns” in the flavor text reminds me of Mirrodin, as does the vague techno theme of the art, but beyond that we’ve got no real ties there. The creatures depicted seem almost Esper in nature though, similar to the style of the Homunculi we see on Court Homunculus and on the Homunculus token. Plus to me, Morph would work pretty well for an Alara set given it would help bypass the three color cost of many cards (Similar to how it did on Tarkir).


Patrician's Scorn 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 7
I’m surprised this card doesn’t see more EDH play. It’s a really solid bit of white removal, theoretically wiping all enchantments for free at instant speed! It’s powerful, but balanced and a real contender to be seen again!
Possible Plane(s): Fiora: 5 Innistrad: 5
The flavor of the card itself doesn’t point in any obvious directions, but the vague sort of bougie vibe of the art and flavor text would land it right at home on Fiora. The other more ghostly flavor fits Innistrad perfectly, especially now that we’ve actually seen some enchantment support on the plane.


Sporoloth Ancient 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 7
It’s a pretty powerful fungus and people love them some fungus! I don’t think it’s likely we’ll ever truly see a return to the “spore counter” type of Fungi, but if we ever do then I truly believe we’ll see this guy get his day in the sun.
Possible Plane(s): Dominaria: 8
We’ve only ever seen this type of “spore counter” fungi on Dominaria, so to me that means it’s most likely where Sporoloth Ancient hails from.


Thornweald Archer 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 7
It’s a piker with Deathtouch and Reach with a relevant tribal typing, we’ll definitely see this guy at some point.
Possible Plane(s): Lorwyn: 2 Dominaria: 2 Eldraine:2
The art gives Dominaria vibes, but I can’t confidently say that. I’m basically just throwing in Eldraine and Lorwyn since both would also fit the flavor, but really this guy could go in pretty much any set with Elves.


Grinning Ignus 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 5
Grinning Ignus goes infinite with Birgi, and that’s about it outside of limited. In a draft environment it’s decent, it’s ability can soft ramp you and help it avoid removal. Grinning Ignus is the kind of card that’s just waiting to be abused. We’ll probably never see this guy again outside of Masters sets.
Possible Plane(s): Strixhaven:10
Grinning Ignus was printed in Strixhaven! Which is why I’m a bit surprised we haven’t seen a combo deck with it in standard rn. Someone get on that.


Ghostfire 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 3
I love Ghostfire. I’m an avid player of Canadian Highlander and this is one of my favorite secret techs in my Mono-Red burn deck. It may seem like a bad card, three mana for three damage is not a great rate, but the fact that it’s colorless means it gets around a lot of the traditional counterplay to burn strategies. Auriok Champion, Burrenton Forge-Tender, Kor Firewalker, Paladin En-Vec, Sanctifier En-Vec, Fiendslayer Paladin, etc. All of these cards totally fold to Ghostfire (And it’s sibling card Reality Hemorrhage). All of that said though, Ghostfire being colorless is also why it won’t get reprinted. To me that ability is too out there, plus having colorless spells without devoid would likely be a hassle. Sorry Ghostfire, but you’re benched.
Possible Plane(s): Tarkir: 8
I mean it’s a direct reference to Ugin, plus we saw Ghostfire Blade on Tarkir. I’m pretty sure this thing is from Tarkir.


Flowstone Embrace

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 4
Oh good…another enchantment that taps. I like this card, but in most cases it’s a weird immolation and the effect is pretty out there so I doubt we’ll see Flowstone Embrace again.
Possible Plane(s): Rath: 7 Dominaria :7
Flowstone is something we’ve seen before, but only ever on Rath and Dominaria, thus it’s likely this card hails from one of those two places.


Nessian Courser 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 8
It’s a flavorful vanilla 3/3. I’m pretty sure we’ll see this guy in some future Theros set.
Possible Plane(s): Theros: 10
The Nessian Wilds is a location on Theros, plus this card actually saw print in the original Theros set. It’s from Theros.


Sarcomite Myr 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 8
Sarcomite Myr is deceptively good in draft, plus it’s just overall a decent card with great art. I hope we’ll see this guy soon.
Possible Plane(s): New Phyrexia: 9
It’s a Myr, it’s grotesque, and the flavor text references Brudiclad (A myr we know is from Mirrodin). This guy is definitely from New Phyrexia, but he might’ve gone to another plane so I can’t fully endorse that with a 10.


Blind Phantasm 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 8
Strictly worse Nessian Courser.
Possible Plane(s): ???
We’ve got no clues here. The art isn’t exactly distinctive (Despite being awesome). Sorry, but this one’s a big mystery.


Blade of the Sixth Pride 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 8
Another in the set of full art vanilla creatures. This one being very aggressive as a two mana 3/1. Also interesting but we saw this referenced on Imposter of the Sixth Pride in Modern Horizons.
Possible Plane(s): ???
I mean it’s probably Dominaria, but it could be anything.


Fomori Nomad 

Possibility of a Planar Reprint: 6
Another of the vanilla squad, but this is interesting as it’s reprint score is low due to it’s high planar score.
Possible Plane(s): Ir: 10
The Fomori are a tribe of giants from the plane of Ir, which is basically a mana charged plane that is said to be often visited by planeswalkers. We’re unlikely to ever visit Ir, but if we do then maybe we’ll see our friend there.

And that's it for Part III! After the next article, we'll be back to our regular, non-timeshifted content.
I'd love to hear what planes you think these cards might be from in the comments below! 
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Feb 21, 2022 by East2West
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