Pure Gold

Hey all! As you might have noticed before I can’t stop adding new projects to my plate. Most recently I’ve started to take interest into streaming, and am also working seriously on bringing you a new version of my magic companion app. This plus other professional matters are making me consider my options for this blog.
It is a good time for me to put a different formula to the test; I’m going to try writing much less every week, and see how single card articles work with readers, as they should be easier to digest. I’ll probably switch around, and still write long ones some times, but I want to test with only one card.
Today we are going to take a look at something that could be very fun to play with in constructed formats.

aetherbackslashAether Backslash was inspired by the recently reprinted Stifle, which can counter basically any effect that isn’t a spell. Land ability that doesn’t make mana? Enter the battlefield effect? Death trigger? Yes to all of those!

Backslash, though, it will only work for abilities that originated from creatures. But it will also kill that creature!

I think we can keep the cost for that card low because you need a creature triggering its ability to be able to even cast your spell against it, but who even plays vanilla creatures these days?

Restoration Angel, Snapcaster Mage, Voice of Resurgence… Even Flametongue Kavu, they will all hate Aether Backslash. Thragtusk not so much but a vanilla 3/3 – if you kill the beast when its enter the battlefield ability triggers – will be much easier to deal with.

Since it’s my first week doing shorter articles, and also because I have a design that is both cute and deadly, I offer to you as a bonus the feared Unikittenfly!

unikittenfly

 

Unikittenfly is – quite obviously – inspired from its illustration. As you ca see, – and as you certainly knew already – there’s some pretty wild stuff on the Internet!

It’s design is based on the infamous Phelddagrif, but only cuter, and probably better as well.
The abilities are in flavor as well, lifelink for cat, flying for butterly and lure for unicorn.

 
Aren’t those gold cards awesome? I hope you liked them because it’s your dose for the week! Have tons of fun and see you around next time.

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