Virgilio F. De leon Jr.
Kheru Spellsnatcher is the new Draining Whelk! This will be one of those cards that players with big creatures or big effects would hate playing against. Imagine an opponent playing a Tooth and Nail with Entwine in an EDh game where they are about to win the game with their Infinite Combo.All of a sudden for a Morph cost of 6 mana(the same cost as the Draining Whelk) , not only do you counter that spell , that spell does not go to your opponents graveyard and gets exiled instead and to rub in a little salt on your opponents wound , you also get to cast that spell without paying its mana cost for as long as it is exiled. You get that card for free! You name it! Any card type!(insert Maniacal laughter here)
Kheru Spellsnatcher is a threat that will affect a lot of decision making in the next coming months. Since it is a morph creature , opponents would learn to be wary of any face down creature on your side of the table since it might mean instant doom if they do not play their cards right. It will instantly mess up an opponents view of the battlefield.Should I remove this 2/2 creature? It could be a big creature or it could turn out to be nothing, Is this a Kheru Spellsnatcher or something totally different? There is a 50/50 chance that it might be especially if they have fought with your deck before. Either way your opponent would need to choose. Would they risk you taking control of their best spell or would they most likely spend a removal card from their to prevent that?
Kheru Spellsnatcher is no push over either because it has a 3/3 body. It could defend and attack depending on your needs. You could bounce it back to your hand and morph it again so that you have that defensive edge , that threat for the end game. Yup, this Naga is just the thing that any Blue Mage would need and right on time too. The Sultai really know how to get wealthy from other peoples misery.