07 Jan 2021 1:07 PM +00:00 UTC

Kaldheim Reveals New Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker Card, Niko Aris

The upcoming Norse mythology-inspired Magic: The Gathering set will introduce two new planewswalkers: the first non-binary planeswalker Niko Aris, and an elven planeswalker called Tyvar Kell.

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In today's Kaldheim Fest stream on Twitch.tv/magic, Wizards of the Coast has revealed the Planeswalker card for Niko Aris:

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For X, one white mana, and two blue mana, this card lets you create X amount of Shard tokens, which are enchantments that you can sacrifice for two mana so you can Scry 1, and draw a card. This is similar to Clue tokens.

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+1 makes your creature unblockable until end of turn, and whenever it deals damage this turn, return it to its owner's hand.

It has two -1 abilities: The first one deals 2 damage to target tapped creature for each card you've drawn this turn, and the other ability lets you create a Shard token.

You can check out the Showcase version beside the regular version of Niko Aris below:

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Earlier today, Wizards of the Coast also revealed the first-ever MDFC Planeswalker card, Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor / Valki, God of Lies.

Kaldheim is set to release on February 5, 2021 for tabletop, and Jan. 28 on Magic Arena and Magic Online. The set will be followed by Strixhaven: School of Mages, which is set to release sometime in Spring 2021.