The Mirrodin Besieged Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document has just been posted. We suggest you give it a review and set to have some fun playing in the pre-release this weekend and the release next weekend.
Some template information :
The set contains 155 cards (60 common, 40 uncommon, 35 rare, 10 mythic rare, and 10 basic land).
Prerelease events: January 29-30, 2011
Launch Parties: February 4-7, 2011
The Mirrodin Besieged set becomes legal for sanctioned Constructed play on its official release date: Friday, 4th 2011.
Mirran and Phyrexian Factions
The war rages on. Each Mirrodin Besieged card (except planeswalkers and basic lands) has an identifying insignia in its text box that shows which faction it belongs to. (The Mirran insignia looks like a segmented ring. The Phyrexian insignia looks like a circle with a slash through it.) Faction insignias have no effect on game play.
And onto the new keyword techs and other info . . .
New Keyword Ability: Battle Cry
Found on Mirran creatures, battle cry is an ability that grants a +1/+0 bonus to other attacking creatures.
New Keyword Ability: Living Weapon
Living weapon is an ability of Phyrexian Equipment that automatically provides a creature to wield the Equipment when it enters the battlefield.
The Mirrodin Besieged set includes a cycle of five Zeniths, powerful spells that can be drawn multiple times over the course of a game.
Returning Scars of Mirrodin Mechanics
Many abilities and mechanics featured in the Scars of Mirrodin set return in the Mirrodin Besieged set. For more information about infect, -1/-1 counters, poison counters, imprint, metalcraft, and proliferate, check out the previous FAQ document.
Mirrodin Besieged FAQ
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