Theros Beyond Death Previews Reveal Polukranos, Unchained & More

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January 02, 2020  12:53 PM


Polukranos, a.k.a. World Eater, the gigantic legendary Hydra from Theros, is back and stronger than ever in the upcoming Magic: The Gathering set Theros Beyond Death. Elspeth defeated her with Godsend, a swordspeaar crafted by Heliod, and now she's a zombie hydra. 

Wizards of the Coast has revealed "Polukranos, Unchained", a four-to-cast (1 black and 1 green) zombie hydra creature that comes into play with 6 +1/+1 counters, and instead of taking damage, Polukranos loses that many +1+1 counters instead. She can fight another target creature for only three mana, and she can Escape by exiling six other cards from the graveyard, and if she Escapes, she gets 12 +1+1 counters. 

Check it out: 

Polukranos, Unchained

Here are the other Theros Beyond Death cards revealed recently:

Nessian Boar

Nylea's Intervention

Wavebreak Hippocamp

Nyx Herald

Tectonic Giant

Arasta of Endless Webs

English translation:


Whenever an opponent casts an instant or sorcery spell, create a 1/2 green Spider creature token with reach.

Blood Aspirant

English translation:

Whenever you sacrifice a permanent put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodrush-Aspirant.

1 ManaRed ManaTap Symbol, Sacrifice a creature or Enchantment: Bloodrush Aspirant deals 1 damage to target creature, that creature can’t block this turn.

Rebirth For Glory

English translation:

Choose one or both —

• Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

• Return target aura card from your graveyard to the battlefield

Pharika's Spawn

Chainweb Aracnir

Reverent Hoplite

Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders

Omen of the Sea

Theros Beyond Death, the 83rd Magic: The Gathering expansion, is set to release on January 24, 2020. Prerelease events will take place on January 17-19.

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