Observant Alseid is one of the newest "Theros" spoilers revealed today Sept. 4, 2013 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set in an article by Marshall Sutcliffe on DailyMTG.com. Observant Alseid joins Cavern Lampad as part of a five card common bestow cycle of creatures in the set.
Observant Alseid - 2W
Enchantment Creature - Nymph (Common)
Bestow 4W (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.)
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has vigilance.
Observant Alseid is one mana cheaper than Cavern Lampad, however it doesn't grant your creature evasion: It gains vigilance. That's great for pulling double duty as a blocker.
Nimbus Naiad is the blue card of the cycle for 2U with a bestow cast of 4U that gives +2/+2 and flying. Spearpoint Oread is the enchantment creature card for 2R with a bestow cost of 5R gives +2/+2 and first strike. Leafcrown Dryad is the least most aggressive creature of the five at 1G and a low bestow cost of just 3G, however Leafcrown Dryad only gives +2/+2 and reach.
Observant Alseid and friends will each play a vital role in limited and no doubt be making an appearance in the set's Intro Packs.
How will you use Observant Alseid and friends?
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