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Sigiled Starfish from 'Journey Into Nyx'

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Sigiled Starfish is perhaps the most underrated card we've seen so far from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Journey Into Nyx." It's much more powerful (and cuter) than it looks, and merits your attention.

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Sigiled Starfish - 1U
Creature - Starfish (Common)
Tap: Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
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Augur of Bolas saw significant tournament play when it was legal in Standard, and Omenspeaker currently makes appearances in decks. Sigiled Starfish doesn't have an "enters the battlefield" ability that makes it immediately relevant, however over the course of a long game the incremental scrying you'll get each turn will quickly add up. It's a fair trade for the lack of one power in our opinion, as you'll be able to have a greater impact in the long run while still providing a speed bump for your opponent's small threats. Sigiled Starfish might not see competitive play, however it's a powerful common worth adding to any casual deck.

It's interesting to note that Sigiled Starfish is only the second Starfish creature in the game. The first was Spiny Starfish from "Alliances," which is one of those really odd and unique cards from the game's early days. Another is interesting one is Wall of Kelp from "Homelands."

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