MTG Keywords Explained: Suspend

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One of the most important skills to master in Magic is mana efficiency. Using as much of your available mana as possible each turn will allow you to have a big impact on the game, and it’ll serve you well in future turns. There are a number of abilities in Magic that allow you to maximize your mana efficiency — …

MTG Keywords Explained: Ripple

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Last week in this series, we covered storm: a mechanic that allows you to copy spells and often win the game with them. But storm isn’t the only keyword that allows you to copy spells. This week, we’re learning about a little-known mechanic called ripple! What is Ripple? Ripple is a triggered ability that goes off when a card with …

MTG Keywords Explained: Storm

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We’ve covered dozens of Magic: The Gathering mechanics in this series this year. Over the past several months, we’ve helped new players understand the building blocks of Magic and the latest additions to the game’s lexicon. We even gave a lesson on banding! As we ring in the new year, we wanted to cover another Magic keyword that many new …

MTG Keywords Explained: Landwalk

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Many Magic: The Gathering players feel a strong affinity for specific colors: white, blue, black, red, and green. Perhaps you identify with one of these colors and load your decks up with your favorite basic lands. (If you’re new to the game and still trying to figure out which color is right for you, check out our article here!) But …

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 …