Although nearly every rare in the set was leaked last week, this one card might be more impactful than anything else we’ve seen so far.
Shared to the magicTCG subreddit by user ZolthuxReborn, check out a new mythic rare, sporting what appears to be Magic’s new “game changing” card type from Phyrexia: All Will Be One — Atraxa, the Great Unifier!
If this Atraxa is in fact a real card, the implications it has are huge. Leading up to preview season for Phyrexia: All Will Be One, it was stated that this set, along with the next (March of the Machine), would likely change Magic as a whole forever. While we initially could only guess as to what change was coming, Atraxa here potentially provides a huge piece of the puzzle: a new card type — battle. While we know nothing about what the card type does, or how it will affect the game, the last truly new card type introduced to Magic was planeswalkers in Lorwyn in 2007. Over 15 years later, it’s safe to say planeswalkers drastically changed Magic, so it will be interesting to see what impact battle cards have.
Moving on to the card itself, Atraxa, the Great Unifier is an absolute bomb. A seven-mana (four of which are different colors) 7/7 with flying, vigilance, deathtouch, and lifelink, Atraxa looks like prime real estate for reanimator decks. Upon entering the battlefield, you’ll get to look at the top 10 cards of your library and add one card of each card type revealed to your hand. Although seven mana, four of which in different colors, is a hefty casting cost, the ability to essentially refill your hand is huge, especially for midrange strategies.
Phyrexia: All Will Be One is scheduled to release on February 10. View our official preview gallery.