Revealed by Mark Rosewater, Homicidal Brute is one of the latest Magic: the Gathering cards to be previewed from Wizards of the Coast’s upcoming expert expansion set Innistrad.
(Night) Homicidal Brute
Creature – Human Mutant (Uncommon)
At the beginning of your end step, if Homicidal Brute didn’t attack this turn, tap Homicidal Brute, then transform it.
For a moment his basest desires run free, unshackled by reason or conscience.
Wondering how to cast Homicidal Brute from Innistrad? You don’t.
Just like Innistrad‘s Nightfall Predator, Homicidal Brute is a double-sided Magic: the Gathering card. First, you play Civilized Scholar, which can then transform into Homicidal Brute once the requirement has been fulfilled (in this case, by discarding a creature with its activated ability).
By discarding creatures that want to be in your graveyard like Dearly Departed or Vengeful Pharoah, you won’t feel bad about attacking with your Homicidal Brute.
How will you abuse Innistrad‘s Homicidal Brute?
Several other Innistrad spoilers include Moonmist, Diregaf Ghoul, Curse of the Bloody Tome, Daybreak Ranger, Ludevic’s Test Subject, Bloodgift Demon, and Elite Inquisitor.
Innistrad contains 264 cards, and will be released on September 30, 2011. Innistrad will be followed by Dark Ascension.
Innistrad Prerelease events will occur on September 24-25, 2011, there will be Innistrad Launch Parties on September 30-October 3, 2011, and Innistrad will be released on Magic Online October 17, 2011. The Innistrad Game Day will be on October 29-30, 2011.
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