First Magic: The Gathering Saga From Kaldheim Revealed

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The official previews for the upcoming Magic: The Gathering Norse mythology-inspired set, Kaldheim begins this week, and although most of the cards from the new expansion won't be revealed until after Jan. 7, 2021, Wizards of the Coast has shared a sneak peak.

In addition to the four new MDFC lands from Kaldheim, we now have our first look at a new Saga Enchantment card from the upcoming expansion, and it's called Showdown of the Skalds.

Check it out:

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Credit: Wizards of the Coast

The Boros-colored (red and white) Saga provides a great way to refill your hand with its Chapter 1 ability: "Exile the top four cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards". This goes well with its Chapter 2 and 3: "Whenever you cast a spell this turn, put a +1+1 counter on target ceature you control. Ideally, you want to have creatures to put +1+1 counters on so timing Showdown of the Skalds is important, and cheap cantrip spells will go well with this plan to buff up your creatures. It's rare to find a Boros-colored spell that can draw four cards in one turn, so this could also be a nice addition to red and white Commander decks.

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Kaldheim is set to release on February 5, 2021 for tabletop, and Jan. 28 on Magic Arena and Magic Online. Check out where to find all the Kaldheim previews here.