Exclusive Kaladesh Preview Card! Torrential Gearhulk

Hareruya Media Team

Hareruya Media Team

Written by Hiroshi Okubo / Translated by Tsubasa Tomita


 "You may cast target card without paying its mana cost"

 Read as these honey sweet words grab our feelings in this game.


 Imagine.

 Cascade, and revealing a spell. Feel the freedom of this spell being launched free in to the open.

Bloodbraid ElfShardless Agent


 We play in a world. A world where it would usually say to pay its mana cost.

 If you look at a card and it said, reveal a card, you may play this card paying its cost, you might be a little disappointed (it still sounds strong though).

 When you play this game, you want to be ahead of your opponent. In tempo, in board advantage, in card advantage.

 In EVERYTHING!


 Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present you.

 A card from the fascinating Kaladesh, that will make your dreams come true!

 Here is the《Torrential Gearhulk》!!

《Torrential Gearhulk》

(4)(U)(U) Artifact Creature – Construct

Flash

When Torrential Gearhulk enters the battlefield, you may cast target instant card from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

5/6

 A creature that has flash and also use spells that are in your graveyard. Does this creature remind you about 《Snapcaster Mage》? Well, this artifact creature can only cast instant spells from the graveyard, but still can cast them for free. This might be closer to 《Sins of the Past》.

Snapcaster MageSins of the Past


 Not like 《Snapcaster Mage》, this creature might be used to swing games around, and to win the game.

 With a body of 5/6, small creatures have no chance of defeating this monster. Also has a big enough body to speed up your clock. Once this creature goes on the field, it might be just a beat stick, but with 6 toughness, this can survive《Kozilek's Return》strigger from the graveyard which might be useful.

Grasp of DarknessNegateAnticipateEngulf the Shore


 In standard this creature will be casting popular instant spells like 《Grasp of Darkness》, 《Negate》, and 《Anticipate》.

 With this type of effect that refers just to instant spell, modern might be the format to break this creature.

Gifts UngivenCryptic CommandKolaghan's Command


  Just casting《Lightning Bolt》or《Spell Snare》seems fine, but since you‘re not going to pay mana, let’s get greedy and cast 《Gifts Ungiven》, 《Cryptic Command》, 《Kolaghan's Command》 to gain as much of an advantage as you can.

 Personally after dumping a lot of instant spells to the graveyard, I want to abuse this ETB trigger as a game plan, casting 《AEthermage's Touch》 and 《Supplant Form》(besides from the fact that it might not be very powerful).

AEthermage's TouchSupplant Form


 So, what do you think of this shiny new artifact creature? Will this creature make an impact in modern or standard?

 I’m definitely excited to see it happen!!



 

 Well how was this article? Did you all have fun?

 Kaladesh will be available on Friday, September 30, 2016 at your local game store!



 Look forward to playing all sorts of wonderful artifacts that are born in Kaladesh!!

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