Strixhaven Stadium Introduces New Alternate Win Condition In Strixhaven

Get ready to play a mini game while ramping with new artifact.

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC), check out a mana rock with the potential to win you the game from Strixhaven: School of Mages — Strixhaven Stadium!

Strixhaven Stadium is the location for the sport of Mage Tower that the colleges all participate in at Strixhaven. The card represents a mini game that can lead to an alternate win condition.

T: Add 1. Put a point counter on Strixhaven Stadium.

The main ability is a simple mana rock that gives you colorless mana and starts putting point counters on the artifact. You’ll want to amass many counters, but your opponents will try to take them away.

Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, remove a point counter from Strixhaven Stadium.

When opposing creatures deal combat damage to you, you’ll lose point counters so be prepared to play defense.

Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to an opponent, put a point counter on Strixhaven Stadium. Then if it has ten or more point counters on it, remove them all and that player loses the game.

While your opponents try to deal damage to you to remove counters, your creatures play for you and earn points when they deal damage to other players. If you can get to ten point counters from damage and tapping Strixhaven Stadium, you can make the player that you connected with to get the tenth counter lose the game.

Though Strixhaven Stadium might be a bit slow for Standard or Limited, it seems like a fun card for Commander where alliances are built to add to the mini game. Players can build their decks to have strong defenses to prevent losing counters while having evasive creatures to make sure they can earn point counters in combat. Of course, any way to add or double counters will work well, making it much easier to find a lethal amount of counters to systematically remove players from the game.

What do you think of Strixhaven Stadium? What kind of Commander deck is the best home for the new mana rock?

Strixhaven: School of Mages releases April 23. Check out our official preview gallery.