Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Will Have "One of The Craziest" Magic: The Gathering Mechanics Ever

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
September 05, 2019  05:21 PM

1) Theros: Beyond Death
2) Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
3) Core Set 2021

4) Zendikar Rising

Out of all these sets, only one features a brand new world we've never seen before: Ikoria, and according to head designer Mark Rosewater, Ikoria is a monster world. "You get to play with monsters, and you get to make monsters," Rosewater said during the live stream that you can watch below. "It's one of the craziest mechanics we've made in quite a while." 

The set symbol for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths looks like a fierce eye of a monster: 

Create-a-monster mechanic sounds exciting, and I wonder if it's going to be similar to the Host/Augment mecahnic first introduced in the Unstable set or maybe it's similar to how "Brisela, Voice of Nightmares" is formed: with the backs of two different cards. 

How do you think the crazy mechanic in Ikoria will work? Share your specualtions in the comments section below. 

Throne of Eldraine, the 82nd Magic expansion, is set to release on October 4 (Tabletop), and September 26 on Magic Arena. Prerelease events will take place on September 27 to 29. 

Related: MTG Arena to Officially Launch Alongside Throne of Eldraine

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