Ask Wizards

Posted in Feature on June 3, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast

Ask Wizards is a weekly feature that allows you to ask us questions! If you'd like to submit your question please email it to AskWizards@wizards.com. We aren't able to answer every question we receive but if your question is good then it might show up in the coming weeks!

Q: So why is the reprint of Phage an Avatar Minion? — katduckcrossing

A: Mark Rosewater, Magic head designer:

The original Phage was just a Minion. The Great Creature Type update happened during Lorwyn with a small additional update during Morningtide. The extra Morningtide update changed her to a Zombie Minion, which is what she is in current Gatherer because the Conspiracy cards are not yet in Gatherer/Oracle. [They are scheduled to go in Tuesday, June 3, 2014. —ed.]

The card was changed in Conspiracy because the current creative team felt putting Zombie was factually inaccurate and as the card had never been printed with the word "Zombie" on it they felt okay making the change from Zombie to Avatar.

Latest Feature Articles

FEATURE

April 16, 2021

Strixhaven: School of Mages and Commander (2021 Edition) Release Notes by, Jess Dunks and Matt Tabak

Compiled by Jess Dunks and Matt Tabak, with contributions from Laurie Cheers, Tom Fowler, Carsten Haese, Nathan Long, and Thijs van Ommen. Document last modified April 12, 2021. DOC Dow...

Learn More

FEATURE

April 13, 2021

The Legends of Strixhaven by, Fox Allison, Doug Beyer, and Ari Zirulnik

Strixhaven: School of Mages has as many legends as there are books in the Biblioplex. Ok, you got me—there are essentially infinite books in the Biblioplex, so that statement is a touch h...

Learn More

Articles

Articles

Feature Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All