Syndic of Tithes
Creature - Human Cleric (Common)
Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay [W/B]. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
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Revealed today in an article by Marshall Sutcliffe on MagicTheGathering.com, Syndic Tithes comes down fast allowing you to begin extorting your opponents right away.
If you haven't familiarized yourself with the new Extort mechanic, Syndic of Tithes is a fantastic example of how an "innocent" looking creature can make a large impact over the course of a long game. Suppose over the next five turns you use Syndic of Tithes to Extort. In a one on one match that's five life you'll gain and make your opponent loose. With multiple Extort creatures though, that life will quickly add up.
It's in Commander though where Syndic of Tithes truly shines: You'll be able to gain an ungodly amount of life with it.
How will you use Syndic of Tithes?
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Sutcliffe, Marshall. "Donations are Required." Daily MTG. http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/li/229 Accessed Jan 9, 2013.