Spectral Apparitions: Ghosts and Spirits of the Magic multiverse

Geist of Saint Traft by Daarken

Obzedat, Ghost Council by Svetlin Velinov

Soulsworn Jury by Zoltan Boros and Gabor Szikszai

Strangleroot Geist by Jason Chan

Belfry Spirit by Daren Bader

Blessed Spirits by Anna Steinbauer

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Magic Easter Eggs

Now and again, Wizards R&D hides an extra bit of flavor in the cards they design. Let’s look at a few.

Just your average spirit, but wait, there’s more..

As an acronym, Geist of Saint Traft becomes G.o.S.T. (Ghost)!

And here is another from Dissension.

Check out that mana cost!

Green / Blue / Blue becomes G/U/U or Goo! Isn’t that fitting?

What other Magic the Gathering easter eggs have you found?

jylichan  asked:

If it's not too soon for another request, please make a Geist of Saint Traft featuring one of those strange, wonderful angels of yours. :)

Here you go!

And here he is in hi-res, to soak in all those lovely details:

His backstory is amazing, he deserves a much cooler pose than just kneeling.

A lot of my weird angel ideas come from Peter Mohrbacher’s project of illustrating all the weird angels he can think of, which I highly encourage you to check out. He’s done some great stuff for Magic too, and I love seeing him get cool, high-profile commissions.

Enjoy beating down with your faithful Avacynian cleric!


#14: Ephara, God of the Polis (f*ck da polis!)
Alright! Sorry I’ve been gone, I had to take a break for various tests and schoolwork but I’m back to start the two color generals! It’s going to be fun featuring all sorts of things you wouldn’t expect! And stay tuned because I’ve heard rumors all over the place about a very interesting possible rule change! So here we go, Ephara! (Warning, there is a card that has been spoiled but not released)
Yay! Card draw! Yay flicker motivation! Ephara is a beautiful God(des? It doesn’t say that on the card so it isn’t sexist.) She inspired me to really change the way I think about playing the game and it’s led to some interesting things. First of all, the Combo of the day is right in this picture set! It is dead-eye navigator (who is not banned, I quadruple checked) and great whale! This allows you to tap seven lands over and over and over! Also it’s in mono-blue (wow, blue doesn’t see any combos I know! (Sarcasm)) because of the nature of our commander the tendency is going to be towards flickering. This allows reliable card draw and other effects that you can mix in such as +1/+1 counters, life gain or whatever! Wheee! Also, white blue is excellent at control so I suggest that you check out a few cards such as detention sphere (not shown) which will eliminate your opponents tokens and is great emergency removal. Also, you’ll notice people in Ephara like Brimaz (not shown) or Geist. This is because they give you a free creature and therefore card draw when you attack! I’d Also definitely recommend Psychosis Crawler (not shown) to turn that card draw into damage! Have fun with Ephara guys! She’s awesome!

Tier: 5

Card of The Day #1 - Modern - Geist of Saint Traft

This card is brewing a huge storm through modern right now! 3 CMC for a 2/2 Hexproof that also creates a flying 4/4 when it attacks?! This Guy essentially swings for 6 total on turn 4! 4 of that damage is flying which will usually go through right away! The hexproof on this guy is just priceless too! With all the spot removal that is ever so popular in modern (Path to exile, Lightning Bolt, etc.) This guy manages to protect himself from all that! Most people would argue that being 2/2 is a hug turn off, but if played smart and with the correct card combination, this card is a force to be reckoned with!

American Midrange.

75 cards, 15 sideboard
1 Mountain
1 Island
1 Plains
3 Clifftop Retreat
3 Glacial Fortress
3 Sulfur Falls
3 Steam Vents
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Hallowed Fountain
23 lands

4 Legion Loyalist
4 Skyknight Legionnaire
4 Invisible Stalker
3 Geist of Saint Traft
3 Tajic, Blade of the Legion
2 Thundermaw Hellkite
1 Aurelia, the Warleader
21 creatures

4 Searing Spear
4 Spectral Flight
2 Legion’s Initiative
3 Boros Charm
3 Azorius Charm
16 other spells


1 Boros Charm
1 Azorius Charm
2 Rest in Peace
2 Supreme Verdict
3 Syncopate
3 Pillar of Flame
3 Render Silent
15 sideboard cards

So this is the American midrange I came up with. I like most of the main board but I think I need help with the sideboard for sure. Any and all suggestions are welcome.