Magic Head Designer Confirms “Battle” Will Be A Brand-New Card Type

From leak, to rumor, to confirmed in just two days – battle is the new card type coming to MTG.

Atraxa, illustrated by Marta Nael

Earlier this week, a leak gave players a first look at Atraxa, Grand Unifier – a new card from Phyrexia: All Will Be One – that included mention of what was assumed to be a new card type: battle.

Atraxa, Grand Unifier

Today, Magic: The Gathering’s Head Designer, Mark Rosewater, has confirmed via his Blogatog that battle will be the first new card type added to MTG since planeswalkers in 2007.

While Rosewater did not provide any additional information on how battle will function, he did confirm that despite not being listed as a card type on the new Atraxa, tribal is indeed still a card type.

So what do you think battle will do? Will it change Magic as drastically as planeswalkers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments on Facebook and Twitter.

Phyrexia: All Will Be One is scheduled to release on February 10. View our official preview gallery.