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Conflux Predictions Part 5: Rare X Spells January 21, 2009

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We have seen three rare X spells in Conflux so far, and I suspect that we will have one for every color. We have not yet seen a green, blue, or black X spell. I have already predicted what the green one will be in the first Conflux Prediction article. And now I will predict what the blue and black ones might be like:

There are almost no names of cards that could possibly be a black or blue X spell in Conflux, but Drag Down could be one. We have already seen a black X spell that causes a player to discard cards not that long ago, so I don’t think that will be the focus of the card. “Drag Down” implies bringing a creature down to the earth, so -X/-X is a plausible ability for it to have. Another possible ability would be to return X creatures from your graveyard to your hand, but that doesn’t fit the card name.

“Filigree Fracture” is the only blue card name that I think could be an X spell. We have just seen a card that lets you draw X cards recently, so I doubt it will do that. However, returning X nonland permanents to their owner’s hands is a plausible ability for it to have.

Update (1-25-09)

Filigree Fracture and Drag Down have both been spoiled and neither are X spells. However, I was at least correct that Drag Down is a black spell that gives a creature -X/-X. Since there are very few other card names that black or blue X spells could have, I am no longer confident that there will be any.

The images used for these cards are in the public domain. The image used for Drag Down is from a painting created by William Adolphe Bouguereau entitled “Dante And Virgil In Hell.” The image used for Filigree Fracture is from a painting by Peter Paul Rubens entitled “Woman of the Apocalypse.”


1. James - January 22, 2009

A successful minor prediction: I predicted that Progenitus, the creature with mana cost WWUUBBRRGG would not allow reanimation via Makeshift Mannequin because I suspected that it would get shuffled into your library whenever put into the graveyard as a replacement effect, like Darksteel Colossus. My prediction was posted at http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=145652&page=22 with the username “freunleven.”