Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse Brings More Cats To Core Set 2021

Jolrael gets updated in Core Set 2021.

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Kotaku Australia, check out Core Set 2021‘s new take on a classic green legendary creature — Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse.

Originally depicted in the art of the Fourth Edition printing of Spirit Link, Jolrael returned in her own card as Jolrael, Empress of Beasts in Prophecy. Many years have passed since that card saw print, even if you include the time shifted version in Time Spiral, and a lot has changed, including a change from a converted mana cost of five down to two.

Whenever you draw your second card each turn, create a 2/2 green Cat creature token.

The past few years introduced many green card advantage engines, but Jolrael pays off drawing an extra card by creating an army. While cards like Tireless Tracker, Edgewall Innkeeper, Setessan Champion, and Ripjaw Raptor, have all just drawn extra cards, Jolrael finds value in another way.

4GG: Until end of turn, creatures you control have base power and toughness X/X, where X is the number of cards in your hand.

Jolrael still wants you to be drawing a bunch of extra cards and has a finisher to encourage just that. Once you draw enough cards to fill the battlefield and hit your land drops, fire up the ability and swing for the win.