Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2019 – Planeswalkers

Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2019 – Planeswalkers

Wizards of the Coast is bringing back core sets! Core Set 2019 will be releasing next month and boasts a ton of amazing cards that players should be looking forward too!

Core Set 2019 is bringing back cards from previous sets and some new cards. Cats, Dragons and more will be making an appearance for the set. Nicol Bolas, Vivien Reid, Sarkhan, Liliana, and Ajani will all be featured in the set as the Planeswalkers.

Nicol Bolas

Like the Planeswalkers from Magic Origins, Nicol Bola will be a flip Planeswalker. Starting out as Nicol Bolas, The Ravager. His converted mana cost is not expensive for a 4/4 flying creature that makes each opponent discard a card, giving you card advantage. Flipping the Ravager to Nicol Bolas, the Arisen is more expensive but can provide mid-to-late game advantage. Nicol Bolas, the Arisen has 4 abilities that can change the game and bring on the victory!

Vivien Reid

Vivien Reid is a mono green Planeswalker. This is also her first appearance in a Magic: The Gathering set. She is ideal for decks with quite a few creatures. Vivien gives the player the opportunity to search through cards on top of their library for a creature card that would change the tone of the battlefield, or to get a land they need to cast a card already in their hand. Her final ability is great for mid game advantage to help remove blocking creatures, or to stomp all over the opponent.


Sarkhan was last seen in the Dragons of Tarkir set in 2015. For Core Set 2019, Sarkhan is back and ready to lead the charge to victory. This Planeswalker boasts TWO +1 abilities. The first ability can help the player get rid of a card that doesn’t work well against your opponent, is too expensive, or has an ability like Madness and gives the player the chance to draw another card. The second adds mana to the mana pool which can help the player cast more expansive Dragon cards to help defeat your opponent from the air. The last ability put four 5/5 flying dragons onto the battlefield which certainly gives a huge advantage from the air.


Everyone’s favorite necromancer is back and ready to unleash her undead army. Build an army of zombies and use Liliana, Untouched by Death to your advantage. Slowly drain your opponent of life by discarding zombies from your library, remove large creatures and easily bring back discarded and dead zombies from the graveyard. Liliana is sure to bring victory with an overwhelming zombie army.


Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants is perfect for creating an army that starts with small creatures but grow big over time and can overwhelm opponents. This card works wonderful in a deck full of Cats that provide boots and advantages for each other. Paired with a variety of other cards, a deck with Ajani could be nearly unstoppable. Pump up creatures, bring them back and create more with Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants on your side.

A mono blue Planeswalker has yet to be spoiled for Core Set 2019, but blue does feature a variety of fun and interesting cards that can provide a huge advantage over opponents. Metamorphic Alteration allows you to enchant a small or token creature and turn it into a copy of another, either yours or your opponents. This can provide a number of advantages depending on what creature was copied. Mistcaller is a small creature but comes with a huge advantage if sacrificed at the right time. Let opponents cast creatures or bring them from the grave then take them away. Pair Mistcaller with Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants and keep bringing it back again and again. If the game takes a long turn or mana is abundant, then casting Omniscience and cast cards without paying mana at all.

Core Set 2019 is sure to bring about cards useful in many formats, from Commander, to Two-Headed Giant and Standard. Look for the set on July 13th, 2018.

Source – Core Set 2019

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