Good Morning Magic Explains Why Kaldheim Gods Aren’t Indestructible

Gavin Verhey breaks down the differences between Kaldheim Gods and others from Theros and Amonkhet.

Doomskar, illustrated by Piotr Dura

Gavin Verhey used today’s episode of Good Morning Magic to explain why the Gods in Kaldheim are not indestructible like all the previous Gods in Magic.

In Norse mythology, the Gods are treated differently than the source material of the previous Gods from sets like Theros or Amonkhet based off Greek or Egyptian Gods. Instead of being all-powerful and un-killable, they walked among the people and were treated more like royalty than supreme beings. Of course, during Ragnorak, the Gods die, exemplifying the Gods being very destructible.

Heliod, God of the Sun Rhonas the Indomitable

The Norse Gods also often had something they were associated with, whether it a weapon like Thor and his hammer or a creature like Odin’s raven. This played into the modal DFCs and allowed for design to not have to worry about a bunch of indestructible creature designs. This allowed for more counterplay and for the design of cards like Doomskar and Sigrid, God-Favored.

Doomskar Sigrid, God-Favored