Well, three Crimson Vow spoiler cards, kind of!
It’s spoiler season for the new set, and Destructoid has two exclusive MTG Innistrad: Crimson Vow spoiler cards to share!
Let’s break them down.
Dawnheart Geist (two cost, one colorless, one white mana)
So Dawnheart Geist is a classic two-drop creature, with the ability to grain two life after casting an enchantment: a nice effect, but with combo potential.
As a spirit, it interacts with a number of existing Innistrad: Midnight Hunt cards, which were just introduced into the meta. Cards like Thraben Exorcism and Patrician Geist, among others, could work with the spirit trait. It might not see standard play, but I wouldn’t hate to see it in a draft deck where I’m already flush with enchantments.
As an uncommon card, it’s not going to break the bank in both paper Magic or in Arena.
Path of Peril (three cost, one colorless, two black mana)
Path of Peril is a little more interesting. So it’s a sorcery, and lets you destroy all creatures [with mana value two or less] by paying its base three cost. So this is already useful since it’s a sweeper, especially in limited play. Note that it also has cleave.
If you forgot what cleave does, it lets you cast a spell for its cleave cost. If you do, you remove the words in square brackets, such as search your library for a [basic land] card, [reveal it,] put it in your hand, then shuffle. In this case, it would remove the “mana value of two or less.”
I can see this being a sideboard card in some play, as folks leverage the kicker-esque effect of board wiping swarms of little creatures/tokens, or bigger threats. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen swarm decks in platinum rank or above in Arena where this would have been useful.
You can check them out in the gallery below: and note the extended art option for Path of Peril!