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Herald of Torment from 'Born of the Gods' revealed

Herald of Torment from "Born of the Gods"
Wizards of the Coast

Herald of Torment is one of the newest "Magic: The Gathering" cards revealed today Jan. 20, 2014 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Born of the Gods" in an update to the official card image gallery on

Herald of Torment - 1BB
Enchantment Creature - Demon (Rare)
Bestow 3BB (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life.
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has flying.

A 3/3 flyer for three are respectable stats, however Herald of Torment's aggressiveness comes at a cost: You'll lose one life point each turn. Herald of Torment's real power lies in that it can transform one of your innocent creatures into a much more intimidating threat with evasion.

Although Herald of Torment doesn't provide the massive boost to devotion that Nightveil Specter does, it'll still provide a healthy amount for your Erebos, God of the Dead, Gray Merchant of Asphopdel, and Mogis, God of Slaughter. As a Demon, Herald of Torment makes a flavorful addition to a Kaalia of the Vast commander deck, even if it isn't the most amazing threat we've seen.

Regardless of its applications in constructed formats, Herald of Torment is a powerful limited card that you don't want to pass at the draft table.

How will you use Herald of Torment?

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