Exclusive Card Revealed for Magic: The Gathering - The Brothers’ War

Exclusive Card Revealed for Magic: The Gathering - The Brothers’ War


The Brothers’ War

The Brothers’ War. One of the most important conflicts in Dominaria’s history, and one that devastatingly ends with the detonation of the Sylex. Urza and Mishra are two brothers with two very different destinies. They stumble upon two stones, two ancient and powerful artifacts, which set their fates in motion.

We at Hooked Gamers have been fortunate to reveal an exclusive card for the new Magic: The Gathering set - The Brothers' War which releases on November 18th – Mass Production.

Exclusive Card Revealed for Magic: The Gathering - The Brothers’ War

Card – Mass Production
Spell type: Sorcery
Spell Cost: one white land plus five lands
Spell: Create four 1/1 colorless Soldier artifact creature tokens
Spell narrative "I need an army, not a masterpiece. Accelerate output, whatever it takes." – Urza, notes to his engineers

Card description:
At first glance, the Mass Production card is quite an expensive card for what it produces. But the four 1/1 colorless tokens can indeed turn the game if used in the right circumstances. Although they are low powered, having four attackers (or pawn-like defenders) on the battlefield can be advantageous.

As with any new Magic: The Gathering card set, the Brothers’ War set provides players with some new (and in this case – returning) mechanics.

New mechanics

This ability (as its name suggests) represents the machines of war in two different stages of development. The prototype spell can be cast for a reduced cost but doing so will reduce its power and defensive score. Of course, the card can be cast using the full mana cost which will allow the full strength of the card to be used on the battlefield. All the abilities associated with the full-strength card are present with the prototype version.

Powerstones can accelerate your mana count. A Powerstone is a colorless artifact that can be tapped for one colorless mana. The mana produced by a Powerstone cannot be spent to cast a nonartifact spell, but it can be spent on anything else. This includes artifact spells, activated abilities—even ones of nonartifacts—costs imposed by triggered abilities, any costs to attack or block you may have to pay, and so on.

Returning mechanics

Unearth is an activated ability that allows players to retrieve a card from their graveyard. In most cases, these creatures will be used for one final attack, as they will have haste and then be exiled at the end of the next step in the combat phase.

This is a cool mechanic that will only work when players have specific cards in their deck. Players will be able to meld together a creature card and an artifact to form one single more powerful permanent.

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 - The Brothers' War site.

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