Phyrexia: All Will Be One
The team at Wizards of the Coast have clearly been busy, with 2023's first new Magic: The Gathering set almost here. Phyrexia: All Will Be One launches on February 10th and sees several Planeswalkers join to face the forces of Elesh Norn who is set on conquering the multiverse.
We at Hooked Gamers are delighted to be able reveal an exclusive card for the new set – Nahiri's Sacrifice.
Card – Nahiri’s Sacrifice
Spell type: Sorcery
Spell Cost: one red land plus one land
Spell: As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice an artifact or creature with mana value X. Nahiri’s Sacrifice deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures.
Spell narrative: Nahiri's last breath became a defiant roar as she tore apart Sheoldred's Coliseum.
This low cost (two mana) Sorcery card would seems like it would be a handy end-game card, particularly if you have some high strength creatures or artifacts that cause a graveyard effect to come into play. Nahiri's Sacrifice could also be handy early on against low cost flying creatures that you do not have a defence for.
And like most Magic: The Gathering card sets, Phyrexia: All Will Be One provides players with some new mechanics – some of which could turn the tide in battle. In the case of this set, the mechanics work in conjunction with each other, with one requiring the other to be fruitful.
Toxic (and Poison Counters)
Whenever players are dealt damage by a creature with toxic, they will also get poison counters equal to the toxic number. So, if a player is dealt damage by a card indicating the Toxic 1 keyword, that player collects one Poison token.
This works in conjunction with the Toxic keyword and the poison counters. Cards with the Corrupted keyword will take effect once an opponent has three or more poison counters and the pre-requisite keyword has been satisfied.
This keyword (or key-phrase in this case) is separate from the other two, but can be just as potent. On certain Artifact- Equipment cards, the keywords 'For Mirrodin' adds a creature token and the attaches the artifact to that creature (from what we’ve seen so far it will be a 2/2 red Rebel creature token), essentially giving the player a creature to wield the artifact immediately.
I must admit, I’m looking forward to seeing how the new mechanics play out. We'll have more info about the set closer to launch, but in the meantime, for more info about the upcoming set, visit the Magic: The Gathering - Phyrexia: All Will Be One site. And if you would like to attend a pre-release event to check out the cards, find your local WPN store here
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