Bident of Thassa is one of the newest "Magic: The Gathering" cards spoiled today Aug. 22, 2013 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Theros." Bident of Thassa is featured on September's "Friday Night Magic" poster and will be the "Theros" prerelease promo, according to a post on MtgSalvation.com. Bident of Thassa is one of five signature weapons in the set, wielded by Thassa, God of the Sea, and is the first "Legendary Enchantment Artifact" in the game.
Bident of Thassa - 2UU
Legendary Enchantment Artifact (Rare)
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.
2U, Tap: Creatures your opponents control attack this turn if able.
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Bident of Thassa has two distinctive abilities which complement each other. It's essentially an upgrade to Coastal Piracy, with the downside of being Legendary and being susceptible to artifact destruction. You can ensure your creatures deal combat damage to your opponent so you can draw cards by forcing your adversary to attack you with all their creatures.
Bident of Thassa isn't the first enchantment we've seen that taps: 2010's holiday card Snow Mercy taps, untaps, taps, untaps, and taps.
This author's curious as to why Bident of Thassa wasn't named "Dekella, Bident of Thassa." Each of the signature weapons have unique names, however they may have been given those names later on by creative when it was too late to change the cards. Regardless its title, Bident of Thassa provides a unique effect that can help you dominate the battlefield.
One place to take advantage of Bident of Thassa is in a deck filled with walls and/or small creatures that have evasion. The "Night of the Ninja" deck is a perfect place for it. Multiplayer games, be it Planechase or Commander, allow Bident of Thassa to shine. That's because you can make one of your opponent's vulnerable to everyone else at the table. If you have a solid board presence, then your rival will attack another player so that their creatures aren't all destroyed. Two birds with one stone, err, Bident.
How will you use Bident of Thassa?
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