Card of the Day Archive
- July 2017
July 21, 2017
Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
Unesh clearly has an agenda. Once and for all, he is going to answer the question of whether Sphinxes are Fact or Fiction.
July 20, 2017
Samut, the Tested - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
It started with "How do you give creatures haste?" and ended with "How do you give a creature double strike?" Suffice it to say, Samut's test went well.
July 19, 2017
Razaketh, the Foulblooded - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
Three Demons down, one to go. Belzenlok, you'd better watch out; Liliana is coming for you!
July 18, 2017
Majestic Myriarch - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
Odric, Lunarch Marshal's pet Chimera is a bit more selfish than he is, but it's still adorable.
July 17, 2017
The Locust God - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
July 14, 2017
Dunes of the Dead - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
July 13, 2017
Wildfire Eternal - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
There's clearly no combo here, so don't even try.
July 12, 2017
Jace's Defeat - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
Strictly better Gainsay! Now whose mind is being sculpted, Jace?
July 11, 2017
Solemnity - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
July 10, 2017
Abrade - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
Considering that "abrade" essentially means "erode," the damage aspect of this card hardly sounds instantaneous. But it definitely sounds horrifying.
July 7, 2017
Grind // Dust - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
July 6, 2017
Abandoned Sarcophagus - Card set : “Hour of Devastation”
Call me crazy, but this cycling-matters deck is starting to look kind of amazing.
July 5, 2017
Neheb, the Eternal
Neheb is back, and he's ready to help you turn your infinite-damage combos into infinite-mana combos. Or help you with other, more practical things.
July 4, 2017
Lightning Angel - Card set : “Apocalypse”
Are those fireworks lighting up the sky, or a whole bunch of Lightning Angels? Happy Fourth of July!
- June 2017
June 30, 2017
Hour of Devastation
June 29, 2017
You may be wondering if there are enough Horses to support a Standard tribal deck with this around, but the answer is neigh.
June 28, 2017
Mummy psychologists will tell you that dreams about unraveling at mummy school are very common. Unfortunately for this mummy, it isn't a dream. How embarrassing.
June 27, 2017
Finally, after months of staring at Gate to the Afterlife, we finally know what gift awaits the worthy of Amonkhet: eternal servitude to the God-Pharaoh Nicol Bolas!
June 26, 2017
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death - Card set : “Fate Reforged”
We have a lot of pride in our community. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
June 23, 2017
Rhonas's Last Stand
Rhonas's first stand was when all the gods were deciding what kind of cereal should be the official breakfast of Naktamun. While Oketra made some true points about millet, Rhonas's argument for teff was indomitable.
June 22, 2017
Hour of Glory
After who knows how long, the world finally has a strictly better version of Final Reward!
June 21, 2017
Bontu's Last Reckoning
June 20, 2017
The Scorpion God
What's better than stinging your opponent's creatures to death with -1/-1 counters? Drawing cards off your recursive Scorpion God at the same time, of course!
June 19, 2017
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
Well, his return has come quickly . . . but do we really want to be found worthy?
June 16, 2017
Tetsuo Umezawa - Card set : “Legends”
While you may not be able to tell from his card's abilities, Tetsuo was a cunning tactician who wielded immense power. He was the only known being able to defeat a pre-mending Bolas in combat, and the defeat was devastating. Soon we'll find out if the Gatewatch can deliver another devastation.
June 15, 2017
Cruel Ultimatum - Card set : “Shards of Alara”
Nicol Bolas doesn't ask anyone to do things for him. His servants do his bidding, and they will suffer the consequences if they force him to waste his time talking to them.
June 14, 2017
Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker - Card set : “Conflux”
The first depiction of Nicol Bolas as a Planeswalker brought the world its first three-color 'walker along with some devastating abilities . . . if you can afford the mana cost.
June 13, 2017
Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas - Card set : “Mirrodin Besieged”
After Nicol Bolas taught Tezzeret a valuable lesson about what it means to cross an Elder Dragon, he branded him with the iconic horns of Bolas and left the formerly mono-blue artificer with some valuable new knowledge of black magic.
June 12, 2017
Nicol Bolas - Card set : “Legends”
Our first introduction to Nicol Bolas, over 20 years ago: a perfectly chill Elder Dragon who just likes reading. Pay the rules text no mind; he's clearly harmless.
June 9, 2017
Kaalia of the Vast - Card set : “Commander's Arsenal”
Kaalia has returned, and the only thing more vast than her homeland is her potential! Grab her and her armada of Angels, Demons, and Dragons in Commander Anthology today!
June 8, 2017
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician - Card set : “Commander 2013 Edition”
If you've recently lost your fidget spinner and are desperate for something to fiddle with, Derevi can probably keep you occupied for at least a few hours.
June 7, 2017
Tariel, Reckoner of Souls - Card set : “Magic: The Gathering-Commander”
For those who don't know, this Mardu powerhouse was actually designed for Commander by Magic's Director of Global Brand Marketing, Mark Purvis.
June 6, 2017
Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury - Card set : “Commander 2014”
Freyalise has the second longest gap of time between when she was mentioned by name on a card (June 1995) and when she was printed as a card (November 2014) of any Magic character so far. First? Feldon, of Feldon's Cane.
June 5, 2017
Meren of Clan Nel Toth - Card set : “Commander 2015”
For some reason, Meren just wasn't content to stay at rest and made us revive her deck into Commander Anthology (coming this Friday!).
June 1, 2017
Pull from Tomorrow - Card set : “Amonkhet”
The Sphinx's next Revelation seems to be how much players actually care about gaining life.
June 2, 2017
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons - Card set : “Amonkhet”
This top-down Cleopatra-inspired card turns her fabled death by snakebite on her (and your) enemies.
- May 2017
May 31, 2017
Pyramid of the Pantheon - Card set : “Amonkhet”
If you've ever been interested in a Gilded Lotus with a deferred payment plan, the builders of Amonkhet have a fantastic offer just for you!
May 30, 2017
Glyph Keeper - Card set : “Amonkhet”
We like to give control players the option to be positive, upbeat people, so we occasionally create creatures that says "no" for them.
May 29, 2017
Dread Wanderer - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Meet the turn-one all-star for Mono-Black and White-Black Zombies!
May 25, 2017
Fetid Pools - Card set : “Amonkhet”
The fourth cycle of dual-typed lands has begun!
May 24, 2017
Oketra's Monument - Card set : “Amonkhet”
If you think this Monument only fits in white decks, you may need to reconsider your Limited strategies.
May 23, 2017
Dusk // Dawn - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Contrary to popular proverbs, the darkest time for your opponents will likely be just after Dawn.
May 26, 2017
Lord of the Accursed - Card set : “Amonkhet”
The "Lord" creature type may have been retired, but some creatures carry on its legacy in their names.
May 22, 2017
New Perspectives - Card set : “Amonkhet”
This combo-enabler has had Johnnies salivating since the day it was revealed. Pro Tour Amonkhet was merely the first sun, so watch out—this deck's day in the (second) sun approaches!
May 19, 2017
Glorious End - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Every week comes to an end eventually, and Jim is ready . . . wait, where's Jim? He must still be helping that citizen with his khopesh. Don't work too hard, Jim! It's almost the weekend!
May 18, 2017
Cut // Ribbons - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Sometimes people get upset when Jim tries to confiscate their goods. This customer is calmly explaining to Jim why he needs to keep his khopesh while Jim listens intently. Jim understands the value of good service.
May 17, 2017
Dispossess - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Even though he likes to goof around, Jim takes his job at Amonkhet customs seriously. Here we see Jim busting someone for trying to smuggle in an entire flagship illegally. Great work, Jim!
May 16, 2017
Haze of Pollen - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Jim often forgets to take his allergy medication, and his coworkers like to mess with him because of the funny faces he makes when he sneezes. Jim can be quite the goofball.
May 15, 2017
Archfiend of Ifnir - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Let's look at a week in the life of Jim, an Archfiend of Ifnir. Every week, he awakens in his chambers eager to enjoy his lovely life on Amonkhet. Good morning, Jim!
May 12, 2017
Magma Spray - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Pro Tour Amonkhet may be when Scrapheap Scrounger finally accepts its own obsolescence.
May 11, 2017
Drake Haven - Card set : “Amonkhet”
This build-around has already seen quite a bit of tinkering, but Pro Tour Amonkhet this weekend will really show how high these Drakes can fly.
May 10, 2017
Heart-Piercer Manticore - Card set : “Amonkhet”
The greatest gift one can give a Metalwork Colossus is the feeling that it has a heart, so consider using this generous Manticore to give a Colossus a proper send-off toward your opponent's face.
May 9, 2017
Harsh Mentor - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Of the fifteen "Mentors" we've published over the years, this harsh jerk is the only one who directly punishes your opponents instead of benefitting you first.
May 8, 2017
Commit // Memory - Card set : “Amonkhet”
If you listen closely, you can already hear the Torrential Gearhulks flooding back into players' decks for Pro Tour Amonkhet this weekend.
May 5, 2017
Bontu the Glorified - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Unlike the other gods, Bontu is rarely seen wandering the streets of Amonkhet. But considering just how menacing a massive bipedal crocodile is, that may be for the best.
May 4, 2017
Approach of the Second Sun - Card set : “Amonkhet”
As the second sun approaches, let your dreams shift from picking up some power converters to brewing some sweet, sweet jank.
May 3, 2017
Labyrinth Guardian - Card set : “Amonkhet”
We have gotten many questions about how exactly one can embalm an Illusion, but luckily Mark Rosewater has already provided a thorough answer: "Very carefully." Thanks, Mark!
May 2, 2017
Mouth // Feed - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Over 20 years after Phelddagrif first fancifully flew into our lives, we are finally furnishing official Hippo tokens for fans of H. amphibius everywhere!
May 1, 2017
Rhonas the Indomitable - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Rhonas is the first creature ever to naturally have both deathtouch and indestructible, making him an unstoppable force of destruction.
- April 2017
April 28, 2017
Cast Out - Card set : “Amonkhet”
An extra generic mana on an Oblivion Ring is a small price to pay for the option to cycle it in favor of a bigger threat during the late game.
April 27, 2017
Aven Wind Guide - Card set : “Amonkhet”
One of the things Magic has been missing is the ability to create an army of flying, tactically advanced mummies. Until now. Keep an eye out for this all-star during Draft Weekend!
April 26, 2017
Cartouche of Strength - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Hunt the Weak returns to Limited as an Aura, but this time it adds trample and costs less!
April 25, 2017
Electrify - Card set : “Amonkhet”
April 24, 2017
Bone Picker - Card set : “Amonkhet”
April 21, 2017
Prepare // Fight - Card set : “Amonkhet”
April 20, 2017
Honored Hydra - Card set : “Amonkhet”
Between this and Domesticated Hydra, it's starting to seem like Hydras make better pets than most people would have suspected.
April 19, 2017
Lord of the Accursed - Card set : “Amonkhet”
If you're a fan of Zombies, make sure to shamble down to your favorite local game store this weekend for Amonkhet Prerelease. There are plenty of new cards to make Zombies more menacing than ever before!
April 18, 2017
Look at that happy face! With so many smiling citizens, who could think anything is wrong on Amonkhet?
April 17, 2017
Cat tribal, meet Standard. We've been meaning to introduce you two for a while, and we thought the Cat-loving plane of Amonkhet was the perfect place to rendezvous.
April 14, 2017
April 13, 2017
Samut, Voice of Dissent
When she's not competing with Atraxa to have the most keyword abilities, Samut likes to spend her time trying to expose the horrifying truth that lies behind the society of Amonkhet. You know, normal hobbies.
April 12, 2017
Nissa, Steward of Elements
It's hard to tell what the bigger news here is: Nissa splashing into blue, the first non-Kiora Simic planeswalker, or having an X cost on a 'walker. Actually . . . never mind. It's definitely the X cost.
April 11, 2017
Neheb, the Worthy
Dust off that Didgeridoo: your Minotaur-tribal commander has arrived.
April 7, 2017
Ironically, this card was first seen ten years ago as part of a glimpse into the future, yet it will only let your opponents look as far as four cards into their future.
April 6, 2017
Kefnet the Mindful
Beyond being one of the wisest beings on Amonkhet, Kefnet is also charged with maintenance of the Hekma and therefore the external security for Naktamun.
April 5, 2017
Onward to Victory
Playing both of these on one creature is an easy way to quadruple the amount of damage a creature can deal that turn. Playing both on an Electrostatic Pummeler is an easy way to make your opponent lose that turn.
April 4, 2017
Hazoret the Fervent
The first of the Amonkhet Gods is here! After weeks, fans finally have a name to use other than "the jackal God."
April 3, 2017
Only on Amonkhet would people see a colossal croco-Dragon incinerating Warriors with volleys of fire and nickname it "Glorybringer."
April 10, 2017
Angel of Sanctions
Because Oblivion Ring wasn't playable enough on its own, we decided to stick a 3/4 flying body on it. And then we added graveyard recursion just in case.
- March 2017
March 31, 2017
Bone Saw - Card set : “Oath of the Gatewatch”
BONE SAW IS READY to Sram Dunk your opponent. OOHHH YEAH!
March 30, 2017
Mausoleum Wanderer - Card set : “Eldritch Moon”
They say that one is the loneliest number, which may explain why this 1/1 spends its time meandering through graveyards eagerly looking for company.
March 29, 2017
Twins of Maurer Estate - Card set : “Shadows over Innistrad”
The best part about being a twin is that you always have someone else to blame things on. When both twins are evil, this happens a lot.
March 28, 2017
The Gitrog Monster - Card set : “Shadows over Innistrad”
The only thing left to make Frog tribal viable is . . . a lot more Frogs.
March 27, 2017
Kiora, Master of the Depths - Card set : “Battle for Zendikar”
Kiora got tired of Steve sniping all her octopodes with his precious crossbow, so she started to teach them all how to fight before they went into battle. It turned out pretty well.
March 24, 2017
However unconventional it may be to bomb the enemy with Goblins, it's hard to deny the effectiveness.
March 23, 2017
March 22, 2017
Possibly the Simic-est card ever printed returns to give you either the mana ramp or card advantage you need to evolve your board state.
March 21, 2017
Goblins may not ascend to wizardhood often, but when they do, the results tend to be efficient—if not chaotic.
March 20, 2017
As soon as Flickerwisp is in your draft pool, your eyes will light up every time you see the words "enters the battlefield" from then on.
March 17, 2017
Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Librarians take note: Linvala combos well with Stony Silence to make for a game full of justified shushing.
March 16, 2017
There's a reason people stopped inviting this guy to the bar and he ended up just following animals around the woods. Hint: it's not because he's great at convincing others to get along.
March 15, 2017
White-blue may be the most common home for blink, but Thragtusk would like to aggressively suggest that you include green.
March 14, 2017
Simple, effective, and instantaneous—one of the best and simplest creature removal spells ever printed returns!
March 13, 2017
March 10, 2017
Zur the Enchanter
The weirdest wizard in Magic returns to make drafts and Commander games more enchanting!
March 9, 2017
One of the cards that dredge players dread the most is back to fill the sideboards of any deck looking to negate graveyard shenanigans.
March 8, 2017
Your ominous chants have been heard: Séance has returned from the other side to haunt its detractors once again!
March 7, 2017
After watching several seasons of Bob Ross over a single weekend, this Goblin decided he also wanted to help others draw lands.
March 6, 2017
You may have heard that white-blue blink is one of the explicitly supported archetypes in Modern Masters 2017, and this guy has shown up to happily pilot the deck if need be.
March 3, 2017
Cavern of Souls
After you're done with your Modern Masters 2017 Edition draft, you can keep enjoying the pretty new art by sticking this into your Atog tribal deck! Or a tribal deck with some other inferior creature type.
March 2, 2017
Liliana of the Veil
One of the most powerful planeswalker cards is back for another round. Is Liliana as dominant in Limited as she is in Constructed? If you missed the original Innistrad, you'll be able to find out soon!
March 1, 2017
That's right! Snapcaster Mage is back, and he's sporting an all-new look on the cover of every box! For some reason, his smug smile seems very appropriate.
- February 2017
February 28, 2017
As we understand it, this is a reprint that some people may have been looking forward to. Enjoy!
February 24, 2017
Dark Intimations - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Tezzeret has been working hard on his Nicol Bolas impression, but it still needs a lot of work before it's as good as his Bob Marley.
February 23, 2017
Aethersphere Harvester - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Aether makes great fuel for Vehicles, so it makes sense that this Vehicle often fuels Mardu Vehicles.
February 27, 2017
Yes, this sassy Angel will be on roughly one-third of all Modern Masters 2017 Edition packs. No, you'll never stop feeling like she's judging you every time your untap phase rolls around.
February 22, 2017
Ridgescale Tusker - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
If you're looking for one of the most impressive bombs in Aether Revolt Limited, look no further than this massive rampaging pangolin.
February 21, 2017
Herald of Anguish - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Things took a dark turn at the Ghirapur Farmer's Market after this Demon learned they had already run out of eggs.
February 20, 2017
Sram, Senior Edificer - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
White has long been in need of a commander who can help solve its card advantage problem, and now we have a solution that's a real Sram dunk.
February 17, 2017
Speedway Fanatic - Card set : “Kaladesh”
Although some may not think it possible, we love Magic at least as much as this lady loves speed.
February 16, 2017
Angelic Gift - Card set : “Battle for Zendikar”
Some people say that love gives you wings, but that seems less impressive when this card can do it for only two mana. Plus, I doubt love can draw you a card.
February 15, 2017
Cathartic Reunion - Card set : “Kaladesh”
There's nothing quite like seeing one of the most important people in your life again after years of separation. Also, call your mom. She misses you.
February 14, 2017
Tranquil Expanse - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Hopefully you can find an expanse as tranquil as this for a romantic picnic today. Happy Valentine's Day!
February 13, 2017
Call for Unity - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
One of the greatest things about Magic is the way it can bring people together. Why not put out your own Call for Unity this week and host a Magic night for friends?
February 10, 2017
Planar Bridge - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Rashmi's greatest accomplishment so far has been inventing a massive portal that mysteriously teleported itself into thousands of Commander decks around the world.
February 9, 2017
Indomitable Creativity - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
After Harold grew up, he traded his purple crayon for a can of aether spray paint and joined the Kaladesh revolution.
February 8, 2017
Mechanized Production - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
If you're looking to build a deck around this card, here's a Clue: Standard is home to a lot of artifact tokens that would Servo a deck with this card well. Thopter.
February 7, 2017
Paradox Engine - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Known to many brewers as "Infinite Combo Engine," this card will surely be central to many Johnny decks in the future.
February 6, 2017
Aetherwind Basker - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
We should all aspire to one day be as happy as this enormous Lizard soaking up aether on Pride Rock.
February 3, 2017
Rishkar, Peema Renegade - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Rishkar creates a mana ramp steep enough to launch aggro decks straight to victory! See him in action this weekend at Pro Tour Aether Revolt in Dublin.
February 2, 2017
Glint-Sleeve Siphoner - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Dark Confidant effects are always going to be welcomed into black decks with open arms, and tacking it onto a creature certainly doesn't hurt the situation.
- January 2017
January 31, 2017
Winding Constrictor - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
This Snake makes a wonderful alternative for the players who have been missing proliferate in Standard.
January 30, 2017
Walking Ballista - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
This versatile artifact has already shown itself as an all-star of the new metagame. Check out the Pro Tour this weekend to see if the aggro dominance continues!
January 27, 2017
Felidar Guardian - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Although not technically associated with Saheeli Rai, this copycat certainly seems like the perfect companion for her.
January 26, 2017
Caught in the Brights - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Don't be surprised when this Pacifism variant becomes a staple of Aether Revolt Draft. Or at least try to be less surprised than this poor Gremlin.
January 25, 2017
Aethergeode Miner - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
This cheerful Dwarf has two passions in life: mining aethergeodes and, more importantly, triggering revolt.
January 24, 2017
Disallow - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Control players rejoice! Nothing on the stack is safe from this overwhelmingly versatile counterspell.
January 23, 2017
Release the Gremlins - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Now that Aether Revolt is out, Kaladesh's most adorable little rapscallions can unleash cuddly, widespread destruction at the level they were always meant to.
January 20, 2017
Yahenni, Undying Partisan - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
"Undying Party-san" is here to lead the festivities of today's release! Get out there and enjoy the new set, darling!
January 19, 2017
Baral's Expertise - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
In addition to being an expert at keeping citizens (and their creations) "compliant," Baral is also the Multiverse's leading expert at antagonizing Chandra.
January 18, 2017
Hope of Ghirapur - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Finally, Thopter tribal has the commander it needs to be viable.
January 17, 2017
Crackdown Construct - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
January 16, 2017
Ajani Unyielding - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Ajani is back to support his new cohorts in the Gatewatch! And Superfriends fans are already drooling at the thought of unleashing that ultimate.
January 13, 2017
Kari Zev, Skyship Raider - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
This card seems great...until you realize that it means there's a legendary Monkey token to be had. Then it becomes amazing.
January 12, 2017
Consulate Dreadnought - Card set : “Aether Revolt”
Seeing "Dreadnought" on a Magic card again should be enough to make every Timmy giddy beyond belief.
January 10, 2017
January 9, 2017
Oath of Ajani
The Gatewatch officially has its first multicolor member! Truly a glorious day for all cats of the Multiverse.
January 6, 2017
The renegades are looking to topple the oppressive Consulate once and for all when Aether Revolt releases on January 20!
January 5, 2017
Pia Nalaar has fought long and hard to see the change she wants in Kaladesh, and it looks like her dedication is finally paying off.
January 4, 2017
Whir of Invention
Aether Revolt previews are in full swing, and the renegades are inventing up a storm! Check out the full Card Image Gallery to see what they're up to.