There are lots of new stuff to look at in the Theros Spoiler so far, including some new mechanics like heroic. But, a couple of gems caught my eye. Presenting!
There shined a shiny demon... in the middle... of the sky: Abhorrent Overlord.
Not only is the artwork absolutely badass, but we're looking at a huge flying demon with good demon flavor. When you summon the demon, he shows up all wings a flappin' and harpies come with him! I can't wait to see the Harpy token artwork. Lots of possibilities there.
6/6 and flying for 7 mana. That's castable. Plus, it triggers a creature sacrifice, which is a very demon thing to do. Not a great thing to do, but a demon thing to do. The sacrifice is on every one of your upkeeps, though. At least he brings creatures with him. I'm not sure this demon makes the cut in my demon deck, but with such cool artwork I'll probably make it work or have one painted up as a token.
Remember that Bident we were talking about? No, not a trident! A bi-dent!
Well, now we get to see the god that wields it. And it's a doozy: Thassa, God of the Sea.
Thassa, God of the Sea
|Legendary Enchantment Creature — God|
As long as your devotion to blue is less than five, Thassa isn’t a creature. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control adds to your devotion to blue.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.
: Target creature you control can't be blocked this turn.
To be fair, this is the God of the Sea we're talking about here: he (she?) should be pretty awesome. There's a lot going on with this card and it's all kinds of good. Let's break it down.
It's Legendary, and Enchantment, a Creature, and a God. As I mentioned with the Trident, er Bident, that's a neat design choice that makes these guys feel unique. Something old and new.
Devotion is new for Theros and in-flavor with the god-theme. Commit to blue and be rewarded by the Sea God. It provides one of the blue mana symbols by itself, so we're looking for four more blue mana symbols to unleash the kraken.
But, even when it's not all creature-ified, you still get to scry 1 on your upkeep. Awesome. And, you can dish out unblockable to any creature for a measly 2 mana.
I'm a little disappointed that Thassa and the Bident don't obviously combo, other than supplying a couple of blue mana symbols to the devotion count and getting to draw a card off a now unblockable creature. Seems like they would have gone further in this direction. That said, I'd run the Sea God in my blue decks all day long.