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Mediator of the Ideal from 'Born of the Gods' revealed

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Mediator of the Ideal is one of the newest "Magic: The Gathering" cards spoiled today Jan. 11, 2014 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Born of the Gods." Revealed in a post on, Mediator of the Ideal is a powerful rare blue creature card that's also one of the five prerelease cards of the set.

Mediator of the Ideal - 4UU
Creature - Sphinx (Rare)
Inspiration - Whenever Mediator of the Ideal untaps, reveal the top card of your library. If its an artifact, creature, or land card you may put it onto the battlefield with a manifestation counter on it. It is an enchantment in addition to its other types.

One of blue's greatest strengths is its tricky instants and sorcery spells such as Cyclonic Rift, Curse of the Swine, and Swan Song, however abusing Mediator of the Ideal to its fullest is a simple deck building task: Just stuff your library with nothing but artifacts, creatures, and lands. Within just a few turns you'll be able to gain a significant amount of card advantage. One idea to gain extra value out of Mediator of the Ideal is to play with cards that allow you to untap it such as Prophet of Kruphix or Ral Zarek.

By employing cards that feature Scry in your deck like Omenspeaker, Thassa, God of the Sea, and Prognostic Sphinx you'll be able to mitigate any instant or sorcery spells you may decide to run in your library. Dissolve and Magma Jet are spells worth considering that could set up some potentially deadly plays. Don't forget to include plenty of Temple Lands.

Mediator of the Ideal may not get as many cards into your hand as a Consecrated Sphinx will, however you'll be able to have the permanents enter the battlefield directly without paying any mana.

How will you use Mediator of the Ideal?

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