Black Gets Delayed Sweeper Artifact In Sphere of Annihilation In Adventures In The Forgotten Realms

Control the flow of battle with this new, delayed destruction artifact!

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Elbenwald, take a look at this new artifact from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms — Sphere of Annihilation!

Sphere of Annihilation enters the battlefield with X void counters on it.

At the beginning of your upkeep, exile Sphere of Annihilation, all creatures and planeswalkers with mana value less than or equal to the number of void counters on it, and all creatures and planeswalkers in graveyards with mana value less than or equal to the number of void counters on it.

Most comparable to other delayed sweeper artifacts such as Perilous Vault and Engineered Explosives, Sphere of Annihilation requires a full turn to come online, but when it does, it cleans the battlefield and graveyards up nicely. While the initial mana and time investment may seem detrimental, it actually puts opponent’s into an awkward spot – having to decide whether they want commit more to the battlefield in order to push damage, or just take a whole turn off. Either way, casting Sphere for two or three mana seems ideal and can really put aggressive decks in a bind.

So what do you think of Sphere of Annihilation? Will it find a home in your favorite black deck? Let us know in the comments!

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is scheduled for release on July 23. View our official preview gallery.