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Magic 2015 spoilers: Self-mill Zombie from Duels of the Planeswalkers

Perfect for filing evil papers, getting evil coffee, and organizing evil closets.
calculon, MTGSalvation.com

As we all know, the Duels of the Planeswalkers video games are a good source of spoilers for the new cards in the upcoming core sets on which they are based. With Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 just having been officially announced yesterday, we've already got a peek at the cards of Magic 2015. MTGSalvation.com Rumor Mill user calculon managed to pick out a common black beater with a self-milling triggered ability from the screenshots.

Necromancer's Assistant 2B

Creature - Zombie (Common)

When Necromancer's Assistant enters the battlefield, put the top three cards of your library into your graveyard.

Zombies and necromancers agree, easy access to brains is preferred.

3/1

A utility creature with a solid aggressive body like this one is a great way to support and introduce a theme in Limited. This is almost the same ability as Armored Skaab has, and blue and black had self-mill aspects in Innistrad, so this definitely feels like a reference to the Gothic-horror plane, especially with the lab assistant flavor. Many rumor community members have considered this a possible sign of a card for Gisa and Geralf, the feuding siblings from Innistrad lore one of whom is a traditional ritual necromancer and the other of whom is a "stitcher" alchemist.

What do you think of this Zombie and the mill and recursion themes it suggests for Magic 2015? Let me know in the comments.