Commander Legends Brings Back a Magic: The Gathering Legend From Kamigawa

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Content Creator
November 03, 2020  11:32 AM


Wizards of the Coast has revealed more Magic: The Gathering cards from Commander Legends today, and one of them is a legendary rogue from the Japanese-themed plane of Kamigawa. That legend is Sakashima, who was first introduced in the Saviors of Kamigawa set back in 2005. 

Sakashima is back in Commander Legends but in a brand new similar form. Check out the regular and foil-etched versions of Sakashima of a Thousand Faces! 



Just like Sakashima's original version, this new card costs four mana and can copy a creature, but this time, only you control and it has the Partner ability so you can pair it up with another Commander. It also erases the "legend" rule to permanents you control. 

Wizards also revealed Sakashima's Protege and Sakashima's Will: 


Wizards also shared the bio for Saskashima: 

Orphaned as a baby, Kenshi Sakashima's prospects seemed . . . uninspiring. He could take up a trade, find a wife, have a few children, and die, leaving behind a modest inheritance. Sakashima wanted more than his life could offer him. He wanted more than any one life could offer him. He became a master of masks, of makeup, of wigs. He disguised himself as any number of people and infiltrated all strata of Kamigawan society, both to enrich himself and to satisfy his curiosity. He studied under the master illusionist Chinsen, learning to make his mind a blank scroll, to become to role he played. He infiltrated ogres' strongholds, kitsunes' forests, and even the floating city of the soratami. It was all too easy for Sakashima. Only one challenge remained: to infiltrate the kakuriyo, the realm of the kami.

Do you think this new Sakashima card is better than the Savior of Kamigawa version? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. 

Commander Legends product and events will be available on Magic Online on Thursday, November 19, 2020. The tabletop version will be released on Nov. 20.

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