Weekly MTG used this week’s episode to preview several new cards from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, including a new, mythic rare saga.
For three mana, Jugan Defends the Temple’s first lore counter generates a 1/1 token that can be tapped to add one green mana. The second lore counter allows you to place +1/+1 counters on up to two target creatures, and the final counter, like the set’s other Sagas, has you exile and transform it into…
Now transformed, Remnant of the Rising Star becomes a powerful flying threat that not only grows itself, but other creatures you cast as well. Additionally, when distributing +1/+1 counters on your other creatures, they then count as modified, which opens the door for lots of synergy with other cards from the set.
Also previewed alongside Jugan Defends the Temple was a legendary land — Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire.
Brandishing the channel mechanic, Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire is both a land and powerful combat trick that costs one less to activate for each legendary creature you control.
Next up, check out the final card in the March cycle — March of Swirling Mist.
Looking for the perfect way to phase out a ton of creatures? This March has you covered.
While we’re closing out cycles, check out the last card in the Invoke cycle — Invoke the Ancients
Paying just five mana for two 4/5 bodies a solid value, especially when they both become modified with your choice of vigilance, reach, or trample counters.
Moving on, take a look at this unique, rare Spirit — Kami of Transience.
Kami of Transience is a sweet card for enchantment decks – growing by +1/+1 with each one you cast and even returning itself from your graveyard to your hand on the turn one of your enchantments is put into the graveyard.
Closing out the main set inclusions was an uncommon Saga — The Long Reach of Night.
Also featured were several Set Booster Commander exclusive cards that are sure to raise some eyebrows. You can view each of those cards below.
Go-Shintai is the five-color Shrine creature that Commander players have been waiting for.
Yoshimaru, Ever Faithful is the best boy on Kamigawa by far.
The Myojins are a cycle of expensive, but powerful legendary Spirits, each with unique enter the battlefield abilities.
And finally, Ruthless Technomancer is a four-mana 2/4 that allows you to sacrifice another creature to create a bunch of Treasure tokens equal to that creature’s power. Then, you can follow that up by paying three mana and sacrificing your artifacts to return a creature from your graveyard to the battlefield.
So what do you think of these cards? Which of these are you most excited to play with? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is scheduled to release on February 18, 2022. View our official preview gallery.