Infinity: A Future Magic Set Part 3 July 3, 2009Posted by James in : all, reviews, previews, speculation , trackback
Before reading this, you should take a look at Part 1.
In today’s installment of my Infinity articles, I will present three more creatures. Each will have a different casting cost to help you get a feel for the power level you can expect for different amounts of mana.
Antimagic Sprites is a super flying cantrip Kobold. (Contrast this with last week’s Llanowar Druid, which can deal damage to you.) There are actually a great variety of power levels for “0 Casting Cost Spells.” The weakest of the spells with 0 casting cost are cantrips and are more powerful if you control the appropriate land type. Antimagic Sprites is weak enough to be a cantrip, but as a whole it ended up being one of the most potentially over-powered spells in the set.
Rule of thumb: Zero casting-cost spells in this set are a lot like one or two casting cost spells in Magic 50 years in the past.
Mischievous Sprite is a 3-color hybrid spell. That means it can’t be quite as powerful as a mono-color spell.
I miss Elder Dragons. For three mana, you get a much more powerful creature. Especially when it requires mana from basic lands.
My next article will be posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009.
The image on Antimagic Sprites is by Jannie Sandholm and it licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain License.
The image on Mischevious Sprite is by Chasity e ijames and it is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain License.
The image on Elder Hellkite is by Deligaris and it is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.