Blue Gets New Horror In Sludge Monster In Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

A Limited bomb and midrange terror, the Sludge Monster emerges in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Luca Van Duen, check out this horrifying monstrosity from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt — Sludge Monster!

Whenever Sludge Monster enters the battlefield or attacks, put a slime counter on up to one other target creature.

Non-Horror creatures with slime counters on them lose all abilities and have base power and toughness 2/2.

Sporting some morbidly awesome artwork, Sludge Monster’s abilities are equally as terrifying — turning other non-Horror creatures into 2/2 slimes. A five-mana 5/5, Sludge Monster’s ability triggers both when it enters the battlefield and when it attacks, allowing it to remove a creature per turn and easily take over games. In Limited, this card is likely to always be a very early pick and can end games if it goes unanswered.

Important to note, Sludge Monster’s ability can target your own creatures, which is reasonable for growing smaller creatures and tokens, but it’s also not a mandatory ability, meaning you don’t have to worry about sliming your battlefield if your opponent doesn’t have any creatures.

So what do you think of Sludge Monster? Will it simply dominate Limited or terrorize constructed formats as well? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt is currently scheduled for release on September 24. View our official preview gallery.