Rosewater Gives Kaldheim Teasers

Rosewater teases card specifics, rules text snippets, and creature type lines.

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With the first wave of Kaldheim previews dropping this week, Mark Rosewater took to his blog to give off a bunch of teasers for the new set.

Rosewater, the head designer for Magic, regularly gives teasers before set releases to get the community working together to predict upcoming cards and effects. First up are some card specific teasers:

  • A five-color legendary enchantment
  • 2B for a 6/6 with deathtouch
  • A card that allows you to kill someone with poison
  • A card with a WWUUBBRRGG,T activation
  • A card that lets you use a creature’s toughness to perform an action normally using a creature’s power
  • Numerous new noncreature tokens
  • A card that can make a token that’s a copy of target permanent for no mana
  • A black creature that can copy other creatures
  • The introduction of a creature type that players have been wanting for years
  • A card with three activation costs, one that’s only ever used once before and the other two have never been used before

Next are some hints using only snippets of rules text on the new cards:

  • “Protection from God creatures”
  • “Sacrifice five Treasures:”
  • “If three or more creatures died this turn”
  • “Choose 1, 2, or 3 at random.”
  • “Except for Giants, Wizards, and lands”
  • “You may search your library and/or graveyard for a Rune card”
  • “As long as you control three or more legendary creatures”
  • “X is the number of Vehicles you control plus the number of Equipment you control”
  • “As long as you have at least 7 life more than your starting life total”
  • “create X of those tokens instead”

Rosewater ended the post with some creature type lines appearing in Kaldheim:

  • Angel Warrior
  • Zombie Rogue
  • Dwarf Cleric
  • Horse Spirit
  • Vampire Dragon
  • Legendary Creature – Wolf
  • Legendary Creature – Bird Spirit
  • Legendary Creature – Giant Wizard
  • Legendary Creature – Demon Berserker
  • Legendary Creature – Squirrel

Fans took to Twitter and Reddit to start cracking the codes immediately.