MTG Keywords Explained: Crew

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Earlier in this series, we talked a bit about artifacts and their ability to buff your creatures in combat. Artifacts in Magic represent a variety of different objects in the Multiverse, from weapons and armor to trinkets and treasures. Some artifacts even represent cars, airships, and other vehicles that can get your creatures across the red zone. Like equipment, vehicles …

MTG Keywords Explained: Defender

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A game of Magic: The Gathering ends when you reduce your opponents’ life total from 20 to 0. And, consequently, many games of Magic are won and lost based on creature combat. But sometimes the best offense is a good defense. If you like to play a slower and more defensive game, there’s a certain type of creature that might …

MTG Keywords Explained: Cascade

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When you’re first learning to play Magic, one of the hardest lessons to learn is how to manage your mana. Oftentimes, you’ll have a hand full of exciting spells to cast, and figuring out which ones to prioritize casting — or in what order you should sequence your spells — can be tricky. But what if we told you that …

MTG Keywords Explained: Encore

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Last week, we covered a mechanic from the upcoming set Commander Legends, and today, we’re back for an encore. No, seriously — we’re here to tell you about the newest mechanic in Commander Legends, encore. Encore is already getting a standing ovation from Commander fans for its simplicity and utility. But if you want to make sure you understand this …

MTG Keywords Explained: Partner

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Commander Legends is coming soon, with brand-new legendary creatures that Commander players can build around. Many of these legendary creatures include the partner mechanic, which allows them to work together to command your deck. If you’re new to Magic or just unfamiliar with partner, we’re here to help you understand how it works. What is Partner? Unlike other Magic mechanics …

MTG Keywords Explained: Enchant

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Enchantments, as a card type, don’t always get a lot of love in Magic: The Gathering. Many players are wary of putting enchantments on their creatures, lest they be removed from play. And sometimes, when you’re being attacked by a swarm of creatures, an enchantment won’t do much to save you. But enchantments can be extremely powerful — and, in …

MTG Keywords Explained: Mill

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Most new Magic: The Gathering players learn that you win the game by dealing 20 damage to your opponent. But there are plenty of other ways to win games of Magic. In the last few years, we’ve seen the proliferation of cards that allow you to win the game or force your opponents to lose. And, of course, there’s the …

MTG Keywords Explained: Menace

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Creature combat is a fundamental part of Magic: The Gathering gameplay. It’s the most consistent way to win games, and well-planned attacks and blocks can make the difference in a game. But there are some rules of Magic that make attacking and blocking slightly more complicated. Today, we’re going to discuss a keyword ability that will help ensure your creatures …

MTG Keywords Explained: Prowess

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There are many ways to build an aggressive deck in Magic: The Gathering. Some players load their decks with as many efficient creatures as they can, sometimes taking advantage of creature type synergies. Others try to knock an opponent’s life total down early with creatures and finish the job with burn spells. These latter strategies — like Burn and Tempo …

MTG Keywords Explained: Equip

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Zendikar can be a dangerous place, where the land itself could strike at any moment. To survive here, the denizens of this plane have forged a number of tools that you might find helpful. Whether you’re in the market for a kitesail to help you get around, a pick-axe to help your scale the cliffs, or a hammer to defend …