Proof that Yahenni will be in Aether Revolt (And Baral?)

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Posted on Jan. 3, 2017, 6:54 a.m. by 123katty

Okay, you all knew Yahenni's Expertise is a cycle now. Sram's Expertise was spoiled just today, and this article was released explaining some lore choices about the card.

HOWEVER. Scroll right to the bottom of the article, and I quote:"You get bonus flavor points if you cast Sram's Expertise then cast Sram, Senior Edificer for free. Lead Editor Del Laugel made sure each card in the Expertise cycle can cast its respective legendary creature."

This means that each card of the cycle will be based off of a character from the story, and since each legendary creature is castable with their respective card, Yahenni will be a >4CMC creature. There will also be a legendary creature for each color, presumably >4CMC also.

Finally, Baral is pretty important to the plot, but hasn't got a card yet. Maybe the blue card of the cycle will be Baral's Expertise, perhaps counter a spell, and you get Baral on the battlefield.

What are your thoughts? Which characters could the green and red cards show? Was I right in assuming Baral would be part of the cycle?

EDIT: Rishkar, Peema Renegade was also spoiled. Note that it costs 3, so Peema's Expertise is probably the green card of the cycle. Also, Pia Nalaar could take the red card, even though she was printed a set before. Again, note the 3CMC.

Boza says... #2

If they really wanted those two cards to combo together, they would have printed the Sram's expertise to first cast something for free, then get the 3 tokens and draw cards off of Sram.

The green one will probably be Rishkar's Expertise. Since they are based on artificers, it will probably not be Baral for the blue one. But other than that I agree.

January 3, 2017 7:45 a.m.

EpicFreddi says... #3

Boza You couldnt draw cards off the tokens anyway because it's a cast trigger - the tokens just enter.

January 3, 2017 7:56 a.m.

Named_Tawyny says... #4

Boza, unless you make the free cast a cast trigger, you can't have the tokens enter afterwards. Also, that would be ridiculously broken as a cast trigger.

January 3, 2017 8 a.m.

Boza says... #5

Damn, what a shame, I misread Sram, too many cards spoiled in one day.

Fun fact, Sram's name in my language (Bulgarian) literally means "shame".

January 3, 2017 8:30 a.m.

supagrex says... #6

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January 3, 2017 11:57 a.m.

Atony1400 says... #7

I just added it, should be up soon.

January 3, 2017 6:32 p.m.

123katty says... #8

supagrex Yes! This proves my theory! Also:Rishkar's Expertise:

January 3, 2017 6:34 p.m.

Errast says... #9

Baral already got his counterspells in Insidious Will, and the new Disallow, although it would still be pretty cool to see another one.

Although the other option for blue could be Mitul, as I really enjoyed him as a side character in the story.

And what about Red? Will we get another Pia Nalaar? Or is someone else going to turn and burn their way into standard?

January 3, 2017 9:06 p.m.

I think we can all agree that stranded id broken

Wizards Has Lost Their Damn Minds - #boycottAER -

January 4, 2017 9:07 a.m.

Named_Tawyny says... #11

"Why doesn't Wizards make powerful cards for standard any more? This is an outrage!"

"Wizards are making standard too powerful now! This is an outrage!"

January 4, 2017 6:55 p.m.

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