Semblance Anvil is a rare artifact in Magic: The Gathering’s Scars of Mirrodin that is sure to turn some heads. Although you’ll have to bundle up a card inside this forge to access Semblance Anvil’s gifts, it has the potential to energize several emerging decktypes.
Imprint – When Semblance Anvil enters the battlefield, you may exile a nonland card from your hand.
Spells you cast that share a card type with the exiled card cost 2 less to cast.
Semblance Anvil looks great when you toss a Memnite or some other trivial artfact creature inside it, which will give a significant -2 casting cost to all your creatures and artifacts. Got a few Semblance Anvils in your hand? Stick one of them inside the other one, put a forge inside your forge, and you’ve got -2 to all your artifact spells without hurting too much from playing multiple copies of this brazen boilerworks. Stick your extra legendary copies of Mox Opal safely within the Semblance Anvil. The potential of Semblance Anvil is downright scary…
2 mana planeswalkers, 4 mana titans, Eldrazi on the cheap, overflowing Myr, the deck considerations for Semblance Anvil are many – but will players be able to commit to the 2 card investment on a 3 drop? Sure, Chrome Mox got away with this card imprinting disadvantage easily, but it came online turn one. There will be considerable testing and evaluation of Semblance Anvil for the new constructed environment, but don’t turn your drool-jets on just yet – This is a vulnerable, if incredibly seductive, device. An artifact laden metagame alone may spell the downfall of Semblance Anvil.
In Limited play you’ll probably end up running Semblance Anvil just for the -2 on your creatures, simply toss a Myr or other small creature inside the fearsome foundry and you’re off to the races, able to run out your win conditions much earlier than your opponent. As in constructed, Semblance Anvil may be a vulnerable investment, but one that is likely worth it with even a few turns of table presence.
Forge your way to victory with Semblance Anvil at Magic: The Gathering Scars of Mirrodin prerelease and release events, beginning September 25th-26th!
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