With summer fast approaching, we are about to have the crossover of the century! Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is the new Magic: The Gathering set coming out in July! And if the spoilers are any indication, this set is going to be insane.

How insane you ask? Let’s get into it.

Gear Up!

Let’s start off with some handy equipment that was announced – Portable Hole, and the Vorpal Sword.

You know – the sword that instant kills on crits? It could be a handy card to have copies of in your deck, even thought it does require an eight round constant mana growth to have it’s major effect trigger. Regardless, a one mana equipment card with a +2/+0 and deathtouch? Not bad at all.

Portable Hole is also a very handy release, especially if you are running a flash banishment deck similar to a B/W Yorion deck. Having a one mana artifact that you can use to banish your opponents creatures in the early game is immensely useful. Just hope your opponent doesn’t have any artifact removal.

Roll for Arcana

Spells – they are going to be big in this set. Wizards of the Coast already announced this bad boy, so there is no telling what could be in the upcoming set.

If Power Word Kill made it, then get ready for all the fan favourites. Bigby’s Hand, Modify Memory, Fireball – the list goes on and on.

The Monster Manual

As far as monsters go, we are definitely going to see some familiar races and faces. I can’t imagine a world where the Faerun drow Drizzt Do’Urden doesn’t make it to the list.

Oh yeah, I nearly forgot –  let’s not forget to mention a dragon god to the roster.

That’s right.

Tiamat. The one and only.

And you know if Tiamat made the list, you just get ready for Bahamut, Helm, Kelemvor, Tymora, and all the big god names in Faerun and Toril.

Not only that, but based on the description of the Power Word Kill card, we should expect a lot of Devils, Demons, and Angels to make their appearance. Asmodeus and Orcus are obvious choices, but we will have to see if lesser creatures, like Bone Devils and Pit Fiends, will make the cut.

So, of course you’re wondering – what about that monster? I mean that monster.

Let me just leave this here for you.

I suppose we’ll all just have to hang around to see what it does!

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms pre-release begins on July 16th, and the full release date is July 23rd!

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