New Magic: The Gathering Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Teaser Details Revealed

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Wizards of the Coast will officially reveal the spoilers for the upcoming Magic: The Gathering set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths starting next week, but if you can't wait to know more about what the new expansion has to offer, MTG lead designer Mark Rosewater has shared a "Maro Teaser" to get us even more hyped for Ikoria, and there's a lot of details confirmed!

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Over on his Blogatog, Rosewater revealed that the following can be found in Ikoria:

Magic's seventh Egg
• A card with the text "four or more times this game"
• A card with the text "total power 10 or less"
Magic's largest power/toughness granting aura.
• A card with the text "X is the number of times this creature has mutated"
Magic's third and fourth card with "(Zero is even.)" reminder text.
• Three cards with the text "different name(s)"
• Twelve different types of counters
• A card that says "choose a kind of counter at random"
• A card with the text "remove eight foreshadow counters"
• And a cycle that players have been asking us to make for over ten years
In addition, Ikoria has creatures with the following creature types:
• Dinosaur Turtle
• Shark Beast
• Demon Kraken
• Elemental Otter
• Brushwagg
• Hellion Horror
• and a Nightmare Squirrel (Yes, a Squirrel in a Standard-legal set!)

A set having twelve different counters sounds insane. Many are saying that they are the much-speculaed keyword counters that will let you customize a creature. This teaser also confirms Ikoria's introduction of the Mutate mechanic that was teased in the recently-released silver-bordered set, Unsanctioned. Perhaps, Mutate will allow a creature to use one or more of those counters.

Earlier this week, Rosewater also confirmed that the set will have two "crazy mechanics". Also check out the 12 Things We Know About Ikoria So Far.

What do you think about these new teaser details for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths? Let us know in the comments section below.

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths will officially be released on April 24, 2020. Prerelease events will take place from April 17-19.


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