5 Kaldheim Cards That Will Define Standard

Mason Clark Standard

We are one week out from Kaldheim releasing on Arena, which will give us a brand new Standard format to explore (and potentially break). This current Standard format has been a fun and exciting one to play, but that’s all in the past now. Today, we’ll be looking toward the future, as we go over five cards from Kaldheim that …

New MTG Mechanic Spotlight: Foretell

Tom Anderson Design, Strategy

If WotC set up Kaldheim spoiler season like a metal concert, then this week feels like the showstopping guitar solo. We’re seeing more and more powerful cards drop, many of which feature the set’s new cost-reduction mechanic: foretell. Appearing across all five colors and a wide variety of different cards, foretell has the potential to challenge players with sequencing choices …

Kaldheim Commander Spotlight: Moritte of the Frost

Scott Cullen Commander

Simic is a color pairing that’s brimming with powerful commanders, even at a budget level.  It’s no surprise that it’s so popular, either, thanks to the incredible ramp and card draw on offer. Today, we’ll be looking at a new card from Kaldheim that has the potential to become one of the most popular Simic commanders ever printed: Moritte of …

A Guide to the Gods of Kaldheim

Kristen Gregory Commander

Kaldheim preview season has been full of exciting new cards to brew with. Let’s review the most divine cards of the set: the Gods of Kaldheim.  The Gods of each plane have often had a unique mechanic. In Theros block, they’re indestructible and require devotion to colors. In Amonkhet, they’re indestructible and can’t attack or block until a condition is …

5 Kaldheim Cards to Watch in Standard

Mason Clark Standard

It’s that time of year again! Less than a month ago, we were getting holiday presents, and now we have even more gifts to look forward to. Kaldheim is shaping up to be one of the more interesting sets we have seen in a while, full of vikings, monsters, and exciting Magic cards! Here are five cards we’ve seen so …

New MTG Mechanic Spotlight: Boast

Tom Anderson Strategy

Kaldheim spoiler season sure has given us an exciting start to 2021! New legends, new Gods, new modal double-faced cards, bearing all manner of powerful and unique effects. If anything, this candy-shop effect has left the actual mechanics of Kaldheim a bit lost in the shuffle!  Boast and foretell are the latest in a string of very cool keywords WotC …

Common Sense: New Pauper Cards from Kaldheim

Scott Cullen Pauper

With the new year comes a new preview season, and this one is a breath of fresh (or frosty) air! From Jimmy Wong channeling his inner metalhead to the return of the snow mechanic, the past week has been full of surprises in Magic. Kaldheim seems to have also flipped the script on what cards are previewed and when: there …

Koll, the Forgemaster: Boros cEDH?!

Kristen Gregory Commander

Koll, the Forgemaster was recently previewed for Kaldheim. Let’s dig into his potential to help Boros with alternate win conditions! When I saw Koll previewed the other day, I initially felt indifference: “Sure, here’s another ‘equipment matters’ card, Wizards is clearly amidst a renaissance with that idea.” At face value, the card is pretty good for the cost. Returning fallen …

Kaldheim Pathways and the Importance of Mana

Mason Clark Standard, Strategy

I want to let you in on a secret. There’s one aspect of Magic: The Gathering that defines everything we do in the game, but we don’t think or talk about it as much as we should. I’m not talking about mulliganing, sideboarding, or card advantage — I’m talking about mana. Lands are some of the most impactful cards in …

Most Metal Magic Cards

Tom Anderson Community

Happy New Year, my fellow magicians! We all made it through 2020 — now let’s celebrate with a hearty headbanging session. Maybe throw in a bit of haircopter, if you’re well-coiffured. Yes, we’re continuing to wind ourselves up for the release of Kaldheim, the first Magic set to overtly claim inspiration from the heavy metal subculture. Personally, I think this …