Songs are one of the most unique card types in Lorcana, but with just over a month until the game’s debut, we’ve only seen a handful. Songs work like Actions, but have the alternate cost of exerting a character with equivalent cost. And while each one seems uniquely powerful, there hasn’t been a card that efficiently ties the songs with your characters… until now. Meet Ariel, Spectacular Singer!
Ariel, Spectacular Singer is a three-cost 2/3 that is aligned with amber ink. Ariel has the ability Singer 5, which allows her to sing song cards as if her cost was five. Not only is she the first card we’ve seen with the Singer ability, but she is likely one of the most powerful we’ll get, as she can sing every song (currently) in the game.
In addition to Singer 5, Ariel has the Musical Debut ability, which allows you to look at the top 4 cards of your deck, reveal a song card, and put it into your hand whenever she is played. This ability is unlike anything we’ve seen so far in Lorcana, and based on the power-level of the songs we have, could form the base of a new, powerful archetype.
Ariel wasn’t the only princess revealed today – here is the first Anna card!
Anna, Heir to Arendelle is a four-cost 2/4 that is aligned with amethyst ink. She quests for two lore and also has the Loving Heart ability, which prevents an opposing character from readying when you play Anna, but only if you control an Elsa card.
It’s important to note that Anna herself does not exert the opposing character. Her ability only prevents it from readying, meaning if you target a non-exerted character with her ability, it won’t do anything. But with Elsa, Snow Queen, you can activate her Freeze ability to exert the character you want, and then keep it exerted by choosing it with Anna. A sister combo!
Lorcana’s The First Chapter is scheduled to release on August 18 in local game stores and September 1 for mass-market retail.
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