Return to Ixalan
Planeswalkers rejoice, it’s time to take a step back in time. Return to a plane full of dinosaurs, hidden secrets, and awakened gods. This time, the set is taking you deep under the crust of the plane to caverns full of mystery and hidden power. Yet, prepare yourself, four factions race to be the first to reach the power. Today, Wizards of the Coast are celebrating the release of the newest set for their iconic CCG, Magic: The Gathering. The new set, titled Lost Caverns of Ixalan, sees players return to the prehistoric and titular plane. Here, players will find a host of familiar and new cards, as well as, some new mechanics to make their games more intense.
Lost Caverns of Ixalan introduces four factions of cards players can construct decks out of. The mighty Sun Empire and their fearsome dinosaurs, The Coalition of Pirates, the vampires of the Legion of Dusk, and the Merfolk. Of course, each faction comes with unique cards and game engines that will change how players interact with their decks and their opponents. For instance, the set is introducing new game mechanics such as descend, craft, and discover. Each of these keywords provides new ways to make powerful combos and stronger creatures.
Of course, the host of new features in Lost Caverns of Ixalan are impressive. Yet, they can be a lot, especially for newer players. Luckily Magic: The Gathering provides players with a special mechanics trailer to show off some of the new card mechanics. Additionally, the trailer also spotlights some of the great new cards, like the fungal monstrosity The Mycotyrant. Check out the trailer below.
Magic: The Gathering- Lost Caverns of Ixalan is out now. Players can find more information about the set on Magic’s website.