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Compare this to the cycle of battlemages from Shards of Alara. Hmm...wonder if "Ana" is the name of a BlueBlackGreen place or organization?

Ana Battlemage is expensive to kick, but it's awesome if you do.

@poprockmonster: Eh. Close enough.
Posted By: Axelle (5/18/2011 4:28:24 PM)


Ana is referring to Ana Sanctuary and Ana Disciple. They did do a cycle of battlemages back in the day, along with familiars and other stuff.
Posted By: poprockmonster (5/11/2011 2:50:38 PM)


Huh. The blue kicker gives a very black-like effect and the black kicker gives a more blue-like effect...
Posted By: steinburger1109 (7/1/2012 9:40:58 AM)


That was essentially the theme of Planar Chaos - it shifted the color pie around.
Posted By: babaker (7/28/2012 10:04:59 PM)


Off color kickers there. Blue discard?
Posted By: wholelottalove (10/9/2012 6:02:19 AM)


Interesting little card. You never want to cast it for its vanilla cost unless you have to.

So its 4GreenBlue
for a 2/2 that discards 3.

Or 3GreenBlack
for a 2/2 that can burn based on their biggest creature.

Both of these have good effects for the cost, but a terrible body.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (4/15/2013 11:10:12 AM)


Many of the cards in Time Spiral Block were throwbacks to at least one previously printed card. Planar Chaos featured many such homages "color-shifted" to show alternate timelines for some classic Magic stories or to demonstrate variants on the color pie (the distribution of abilities and effects which spells can and can't do.)

This card is references both the cycle of "shard" (two enemy colors and their ally) battlemages from Planeshift as well as the vertical cycle of "wedge" (two allies and their enemy) cards, Ana, Dega, Raka, Necra, Ceta. These "wedges" didn't get battlemages in the original Invasion block.

Notice that Ana Battlemage's armor references the powerful Anavolver!
Posted By: Missile_Penguin (7/11/2013 7:08:33 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!