Shortly, Eldritch Moon will be infusing 205 new cards into Shadows Over Innistrad block limited, which means dozens of new cards to learn and consider when you are playing into open mana or crafting a game plan.
Of course, as the set will be drafted with a pack of SOI, this means that not only do you have to expect all the new EMN cards, everything from SOI will also still be there. Proportionally the set will be drafted EMN/EMN/SOI and sealed will be played with 4x EMN and 2x SOI packs. In smaller sets like EMN, each card will appear with more relative frequency than a card at a similar rarity in a larger set. This is important to weigh when deciding whether to play around an EMN card or an SOI one.
In both sets there are quite a few ways to put cards in the graveyard at instant speed, and I have not included these in this article. However if your opponent has a card that grows when he or she gets delirium, you have to consider they may be able to pump it at instant speed.
Otherwise, enjoy this exhaustive listing of “stuff to play around” for Eldritch Moon limited, including Shadows Over Innistrad.
Green Combat Tricks
White Combat Tricks
Other Mass-pump Cards
Red Combat Tricks
Black Combat Tricks
Blue Combat Tricks
Blue/Other Bounce Spells
Red Damage – Creatures Only
Red/Other Damage – Both Creatures and Players
Red Damage – Players Only
Black/Other Removal – Size Unconditional
Black/Other Removal – Conditional
White Combat-based Removal
White Removal – Conditional or Enchantment-based
Counterspell – Unconditional
Counterspell – Conditional
Falter and Tap Effects
Madness Creatures (played as an instant via discard outlet)
Tricks that Untap a Creature
Instant Speed Enchantment Removal
Instant Speed Artifact Removal
Instant Speed Lifegain
Cards That Give Flying/Evasion When Played
EMN/SOI Special: Madness Cards
Regardless of the card type, anything with madness can be coming at you as an instant. When your opponent has a discard outlet available and mana up, here’s what you can expect:
As you can see the number of madness cards in Eldritch Moon is halved, despite the fact the set is still 80% the size of SOI. Red has no common madness creatures, and black’s common 2B madness creature is downgraded from a 3/5 to a 3/3. Blue only has one madness card, period.