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'Journey Into Nyx' preview week: 'Underworld Coinsmith'

Slow and steady wins the race.
Wizards of the Coast

Today marks the second day of "Journey Into Nyx" previews on There is no particular order to the previews on the "Magic: The Gathering" site and there is no particular order here as well. With that in mind, here is the next card:

Underworld Coinsmith - WB - Uncommon - Enchantment Creature - 2/2 - Constellation-Whenever Underworld Coinsmith or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life. WB, Pay 1 life: Each opponent loses 1 life.

There is a lot to be said about the Coinsmith. It's a two-colored 2/2 for only two mana. The constellation mechanic makes this little guy worthy of a few thoughts. It's second ability should give players something to think about as well. Will it see constructed play? There is very little chance. This could be a solid pick in Limited formats though.

Someone who is able to control the board could find a way to win a game or two by slowly draining his or her opponent as long as they have more life than them. The constellation ability will also help fuel the fire from within.

The fact that the second ability hits "each" opponent might also make this creature a candidate for commander decks in the future. If you could somehow manage to generate enough mana, a player could, potentially, defeat all of his or her opponents in one fell swoop.

Will you play with the "Underworld Coinsmith?" Or will you simply skip over him? Tell us in the comment section below.

"Journey Into Nyx" hits stores on May 2. Prerelease events will be held the weekend of April 26 and 27. It will then be released online May 12. Finally, Game Day events will be held the weekend of May 24 and 25.

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