Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Reveals Splendid Ultimatum & More

The official previews for the latest Magic: The Gathering set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, continue today with the reveal of the fourth ultimatum spell from the set: "Splendid Ultimatum". This Jeskai-colored (red/white/blue) Sorcery will you draw 5 cards, gain 5 life, and it deals 5 damage to any target. Check it out:

Splendid Ultimatum

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Target player gains 5 life.
Splendid Deals 5 damage to any target, draw 5 cards

It looks like Jeskai Control will return to the Standard meta with this powerful card.

There's also a bunch of multi-colored set revealed recently, including some weird cat breeds, wedge-colored enchantments, and burn spells.

Here are the other Ikoria cards revealed recently:

Regal Leosaur

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Whirlwind of Thought

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, draw a card.


Necropanther (regular and showcase versions)

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Skycat Sovereign

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Fire Prophecy

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Flame Spill

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Offspring's Revenge

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Almighty Brushwagg

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Of One Mind

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This costs 2 less to cast if you control a Human creature and a non-Human creature.
Draw two cards.


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Whenever you cast another card with flash, draw a card and each opponent loses 1 life.


Snare Tactician

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Whenever you cycle a card, tap target creature an opponent controls.

The recent previews continue to reveal that Ikoria is going to be a mechanic-heavy set, and I think it's good timing for Wizards to release this set before a more beginner-friendly Core Set 2020, which is scheduled to release this July.

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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is set to launch on Magic: The Gathering Arena on April 16, for tabletop play in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong on April 17, and for tabletop play everywhere else on May 15.

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