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Born of the Gods spoilers: Spider and megacycle confirmation from release notes

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When the Born of the Gods release notes leaked on the mothership yesterday, some of the cards stood out for being unusual or powerful. A particular green uncommon creature did not seem to be one of them, and yet it actually holds the key to nine more yet-to-be-spoiled cards:

Graverobber Spider 3G

Creature - Spider (Uncommon)

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3B: Graverobber Spider gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of creature cards in your graveyard. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Cloaks woven from its web are durable and waterproof but said to bring on nightmares.

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This looks like a fun, if not particularly powerful, Limited uncommon. It is strictly better than a Giant Spider, and that pump ability, though it can get this big, is certainly expensive over time for what amounts to half a Lhurgoyf. Still, the really important story here is what looks like a continuation of the ten-card off-color-activation cycle from Theros, as these simply aren't done outside of multicolor blocks or cycles. As Theros has a handful of multicolor cards, but no particular gold theme, this means we'll see ten uncommons in Born of the Gods like this:

White creatures - one blue activation, one red activation

Blue creatures - one black activation, one green activation

Black creatures - one white activation, one red activation

Red creatures - one blue activation, one green activation

Green creatures - one white activation, one black activation

Here's hoping for some fun ones!

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