Theros Beyond Death Previews Reveal Shepherd of Nightmares, A New Legendary Equipment & More

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Today's official previews for the forthcoming Magic: The Gathering set Theros Beyond Death reveal more enchantment creatures, an anti-hexproof/anti-indestructible equipment, an anti-counterspell green creature, and "Thassa's Intervention".

Shepherd of Nightmares

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English translation:

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Whenever another non-token creature you control dies, you may exile it. If you do, create a 1/1 token that is a copy of that creature and it is a nightmare in addition to it's other types

Shepherd of Nightmares looks like a powerful four-to-cast black enchantment creature that fits well in decks that focus on sacrifice strategies.

And here's the legendary equipment that does a lot of things for just one mana.

Shadowspear

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This equipment can be an effective sideboard against aggressive strategies when having Lifelink is relevant. It can also help make creatures with Hexproof and Indestructible vulnerable.

Thassa's Intervention

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I can see Control Standard decks run at least one or two copies of this card.

Check out the other Theros Beyond Death cards revealed recently:

Heroes of the Revel

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Lore Weaver

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English translation:

Creatures and enchantment spells you control can't be countered.
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: Target land you control becomes an X/X elemental until the end of turn with haste and trample, where X is the number of enchantments you control. It's still a land.
1 Mana
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Green Mana
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Loathsome Chimera

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English translation:

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Escape – Exile 3 cards from your graveyard
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Green Mana
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~ escapes with a +1/ +1 counter on it.

Hero of the Pride

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Enigmatic Incarnation

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"Lagonn Clan Narrator"

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English translation:

When ~ enters the battlefield, you may put the target enchantment card from your graveyard on top of your library. If you do, you gain life equal to the card's converted mana cost.

Favored of Iroas

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It looks like Theros Beyond Death is shaping up to be a fun Greek mythology-themed set. What do you think about the cards revealed recently? Let us know in the comments section below.

Theros Beyond Death, the 83rd Magic: The Gathering expansion, is set to release on January 24, 2020. Prerelease events will take place on January 17-19.

Related: Number of MTG Mythic Titans in Theros Beyond Death Confirmed