Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Amy the Amazonian, take a look at a new tribal artifact from Kaldheim — Maskwood Nexus!
Kaldheim revolves around many creature types from their specific realms like Trolls, Giants, Elves, and Valkyries. Maskwood Nexus is a great inclusion to any of these archetypes or even a deck that combines as many as possible.
Now all your tribal specific buffs and spells apply to all your creatures, no matter where they are. Applying to creatures not on the battlefield powers up all kinds of tutor spells, wishes, or anthems to target any creature card you want. In older formats it works with cards like Cavern of Souls or even whacky abilities like Slivercycling. Of course, that isn’t all this card can do. What happens if you lose all your creatures to removal?
Maskwood Nexus has you covered if you get hit by a Shatter the Sky or similar sweeper spell. This artifact will rebuild your army — at instant-speed no less — and allow the creatures created to reap all the benefits from any enchantments or artifacts hanging around on the battlefield.
The possibilities for this card in older formats are endless. Even Standard has the combo of using Maskwood Nexus with The World Tree to put every creature in your deck on the battlefield.
What do you think of Maskwood Nexus? What deck do you want to put it in or what combo do you want to try?
Kaldheim is currently scheduled to release on February 5. You can check out our official Kaldheim Preview Gallery here.