Magic: The Gathering War of the Spark Preview Reveals New Tibalt & Boardwipe Spell

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The War of the Spark preview from PAX East's Magic: The Gathering Mythic Invitational continues to reveal more cards from the upcoming set. In addition to the new cards revealed earlier today, Wizards of the Coast have revealed two more cards: Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Time Wipe. Check them out:

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We finally get a Tibalt card that's more playable than the original even though it's an uncommon rarity. Tibalt, Rakish Instigator could potentially see play in aggressive red decks and it makes a great sideboard card against Control decks that play spells that gain life such as Absorb or Moment of Craving.

Time Wipe may cost more than your average boardwipe spell but the extra effect of letting you save a creature from the destruction is useful in a lot of matches. This card will probably see play in Blue/White or Esper Control decks. I wouldn't be surprised if I see this card in Bant Midrange or Esper Midrange decks in Standard format.

War of the Spark will be released on May 3, 2019. It's the third of a series of consecutive sets set in Ravnica and it will focus on the epic war between Nicol Bolas and the Gatewatch.


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