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Battlefield Thaumaturge from 'Journey Into Nyx'

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Revealed today April 15, 2014 in an article by Gavin Verhey on DailyMtg.com, Battlefield Thaumaturge is a new "Magic: The Gathering" card from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Journey Into Nyx." This rare blue creature card can reduce the mana required to cast some instant and sorcery spells.

Battlefield Thaumaturge - 1U
Creature - Human Wizard (Rare)
Each instant and sorcery spell you cast costs 1 less to cast for each creature it targets.
Heroic - Whenever you cast a spell that targets Battlefield Thaumaturge, Battle Thaumaturge gains hexproof until end of turn.
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Unlike Goblin Electrmancer Battlefield Thaumaturge discriminates. Your spells will need to target creatures in order to benefit. Verhey points out Battlefield Thaumaturge's obvious interaction with Strive cards, the nasty things you're able to do with X cards like tap all you're opponent's creatures for just W with Glmpse the Sun or use Curse of the Swine to transform their threats into 2/2 Swine creature tokens, and how multiple Battlefield Thaumaturge can impact cards that target more than just creatures such as found on Aurelia's Fury.

We think red is a fantastic color to pair up with Battlefield Thaumaturge, in particular because of Young Pyromancer. You'll have an arsenal of removal spells for just R in the form of Mizzium Mortars, Magma Jet, Lightning Strike, and Flames of the Firebrand. Turn // Burn will only cost 1UR. Because you'll be running so many instant and sorcery spells in your deck, Elite Arcanist might be another card worth considering even if the exiled spell won't be reduced in mana cost.

How will you use Battlefield Thaumaturge?

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