Weatherlight confirmed on Dominaria!
Posted on Feb. 19, 2018, 10:49 p.m. by clayperce
There's not much of note in the official release notice of the Dominaria art book ... except for this:
"Step aboard the legendary airship Weatherlight and explore the plane of Dominaria ..."
The Hype train is now boarding!!!
Captain Sisay will get a spiritual successor, I bet. Probably something that taps and pays a cost to search for a non-planeswalker legendary card.
February 19, 2018 11:19 p.m.
Martha Wells during interviews this month reveled more information about the return of the Skyship Weatherlight and it's crew. As well as some spoilers about the story and a main villain in Dominaria.
In the original Dominaria lore when the Weatherlight was destroyed a part of it remained inside of Karn. Karn is back in Dominaria.
Martha also revealed that the story of Dominaria starts right after the events of Hour of Devastation. Liliana and Gideon arrive on Dominaria to search for Belzenlok the final Demon who holds Liliana's contract. Belzenlok is a main villain who has taken over The Cabal threatening Dominaria.
February 20, 2018 6:02 a.m.
In the background of the art is the Weatherlight flying and what may be a crashed/destroyed Predator, Flagship behind the three characters. The red color and shape of the torn wing looks like the top wing of the Predator. In lore the Predator was the enemy Phyrexian Skyship that dueled the Weatherlight in Rath.
February 20, 2018 6:46 a.m.
Willing to bet if it gets a card it will be a vehicle. Maybe the crew cost will be 0 so long as the creature is legendary and/or it will cost a planeswalker counter like Heart of Kiran.
February 20, 2018 2:07 p.m.
I want to do an update on the Weatherlight, giving my opinions on the card after having added it to a deck and playtested with it.
It's not busted.
The thing is a 4/5 Crew 3. That means it isn't another Heart of Kiran. Most of the time the soonest you will see it on the field is Turn 3. In order for that to happen you'd pretty much have to go
Turn 1 Forest Llanowar Elves
Turn 2 Forest Foundry Inspector
Turn 3 Weatherlight
One of the best cards I've seen to play with it is (unsurprisingly) Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain. She solo Crews the Weatherlight then, if you hit with it, find an Artifact, and cast that Artifact, she will give you another draw.
The downside of playing Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain with the Weatherlight is that you probably don't want to also play for heavy ramp, as Temur colours aren't well supported with the current mana base.
The Flying, 4/5, look at 5, and draw are all very good value from a Vehicle that is hitting the ground on Turn 3 or 4.
You probably want to have quite a few Artifacts and/or Legendary cards in your deck to get the most value out of the Weatherlight.
If you are interested, I have used it in a
Artifacts and Vehicles brew called Jhoira's Crew.