Shipbreaker Kraken is one of the newest "Magic: The Gathering" cards spoiled today Aug. 27, 2013 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Theros." Revealed in an article by Trick Jarrett on DailyMTG.com, Shipbreaker Kraken can have a huge impact on your opponent's board state when it becomes monstrous.
Shipbreaker Kraken - 4UU
Creature - Kraken (Rare)
6UU: Monstrosity 4. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put four +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Shipbreaker Kraken becomes monstrous, tap up to four target creatures. Those creatures don't untap during their controllers' untap steps for as long as you control Shipbreaker Kraken.
In a color that typically doesn't get quality creatures without massive drawbacks, a 6/6 for six that doesn't have Islandhome or require your opponent to control an Island is worth considering by itself. It's when Shipbreaker Kraken becomes a Monstrous 10/10 creature that it truly shines though. You'll lock down four of your opponents threats and be able to win in just two turns.
One place Shipbreaker Kraken might shine is in a control deck filled with board sweepers like Supreme Verdict. By the time you finally cast it, it'll be likely that your adversary won't control more than four creatures.
On the flipside, Shipbreaker Kraken doesn't have an affect on the battlefield the turn it enters the battlefield like Jace's Mindseeker or Sphinx of Uthuun do, nor does it protect itself as Aetherling will.
How will you use Shipbreaker Kraken?
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