Magic: The Gathering's War of the Spark: Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God & New Spells Officially Revealed

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April 15, 2019  01:21 PM

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There are only a few more Magic: The Gathering cards from War of the Spark that Wizards of the Coast haven't revealed yet and today, IGN has officially revealed three powerful cards from the new set, and they include the new Nicol Bolas card and two powerful black Sorcery cards that are connected to War of the Spark's epic story. 

In the video hosted by Command Zone's Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai as well as Kyle Hill from Because Science, the cards "Deliver Unto Evil", "Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God", and "The Elderspell" were officially revealed. Check them out: 

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You gotta love the wonderful artwork by Seb McKinnon. Even if you don't control a Nicol Bolas card on the battlefield, this card can get you a couple of any cards from the graveyard. 

Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God

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The strict mana cost requirement will make this card hard to cast but its abilities are so powerful. Being able to use other Planeswalkers' abilities is insane, and I love how the card's design fits well to the Bolas's character and story in War of the Spark

Dave Humphreys, MTG’s Principal Game Designer, talked to IGN about the card design: “The static ability felt like it was connected to trying to harvest all the planeswalker sparks which I felt one could translate to gaining their powers,” Humpherys explained. “That line of text felt super fun in the context of the set themes.”

“I liked the plus ability as a means to gain knowledge at an opponent’s expense which feels very blue-black and Bolas-y," Humphreys said. "The minus ability highlights killing other planeswalkers which is a major part of his plan here. Creature kill is just icing for more functionality.”

And here's another powerful spell that connects to the story:

The Elderspell

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This is the first ever Planeswalker mass removal spell, and it only costs 2 mana! The artwork by Daarken looks cool. 

What do you think about these new cards from War of the Spark? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

War of the Spark will be released on May 3, 2019. Prerelease events will take place on April 27-28.

Related: Major Story Details From MTG's War of The Spark Revealed

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