Spirit of the Labyrinth is one of the newest "Born of the Gods" spoiler cards revealed today Jan. 20, 2014 in an article by Mark Rosewater on DailyMTG.com. This rare white "Magic: The Gathering" creature card boasts an impressive power to casting cost ratio, however more importantly features an ability that can make an impressive impact across multiple formats.
Spirit of the Labyrinth - 1W
Enchantment Creature - Spirit (Rare)
Each player can't draw more than one card each turn.
Students at the Dekatia Academy learn that being sent to study with her is a lesson in itself.
In Standard Spirit of the Labyrinth completely hoses Sphinx's Revelation, and your opponent can forget all hope of abusing their Enter the Infinite. That Bident of Thassa, Dark Prophecy, Prime Speaker Zegana, or Urban Evolution sitting in your adversary's hand will quickly look a lot less attractive to them.
It's without question that Spirit of the Labyrinth can make in impact on eternal formats such as Legacy and Vintage. Spirit of the Labyrinth significantly neuters Ancestral Recall, Brainstorm, Jace, the Mindsculptor, and many other powerful cards available in the formats. Granted your opponent can use Jace to Unsummon Spirit of the Labyrinth back to your hand, they'll still be slowed down and won't dig deep into their deck for another turn, by which time you'll have resolved it again unless they're holding Force of Will.
Spirit of the Labyrinth is one card this author doesn't want to see across the table from him when playing with his Zedruu the Greathearted commander deck.
How will you use Spirit of the Labyrinth?
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