Today Jan. 20, 2014 Wizards of the Coast revealed Heroes' Podium, one of the newest "Born of the Gods" card spoilers in a post the Australian organized play Facebook fan page. This legendary artifact "Magic: The Gathering" card can help you gain a significant amount of card advantage and provide a powerful boost to your creatures in the right deck.
Heroes' Podium - 5
Legendary Artifact (Rare)
Each legendary creature you control gets +1/+1 for each other legendary creature you control.
X, Tap: Look at the top X cards of your library. You may reveal a legendary creature card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
Abusing Heroes' Podium relies upon playing with plenty of legendary creature cards. This will enable it to pump your threats considerably and always be guaranteed to find a legend when you activate it, even with just a few mana. Alternatively, you could use Heroes' Podium to find several key legendary creatures in your deck.
One idea might be to run Heroes' Podium in a three colored deck. Going Jund (black, red, and green) will give you access to the following legendary creatures of varrying casting costs:
- Anthousa, Setessan Hero
- Borborygmos Enraged
- Erebos, God of the Dead
- Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch
- Hythonia the Cruel
- Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
- Mogis, God of Slaughter
- Nylea, God of the Hunt
- Polukranos, World Eater
- Purphoros, God of the Forge
- Rakdos, Lord of Riots
- Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
- Tymaret, the Murder King
- Varolz, the Scar-Striped
- Xenagos, God of Revels
One place in particular that Heroes' Podium will shine is in commander, where many players utilize multiple legendary creatures in their library. Specifically, Heroe's Podium is a fantastic addition to Captain Sissay decks.
We've seen that Wizards of the Coast R&D likes to plant cards that interact with an upcoming sets. It could be possible that next year's block is chock full of legendary creatures. If so, Heroes' Podium will become much more useful in Standard.
How will you use Heroes' Podium?
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