Balduvian Dead

Creature — Zombie 2/3, (4)

, Exile a creature card from your graveyard: Put a 3/1 black and red Graveborn creature token with haste onto the battlefield. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.

Illus. Mike Kimble

Casting of Bones

Enchantment — Aura , (3)

Enchant creature

When enchanted creature dies, draw three cards, then discard one of them.

"Only a necromancer would create such a foul form of divination."—Gerda Äagesdotter,Archmage of the Unseen

Illus. Anson Maddocks


Instant , (5)

You may pay 1 life and exile a black card from your hand rather than pay Contagion's mana cost.

Distribute two -2/-1 counters among one or two target creatures.

Illus. Mike Raabe

Diseased Vermin

Creature — Rat 1/1, (3)

Whenever Diseased Vermin deals combat damage to a player, put an infection counter on it.

At the beginning of your upkeep, Diseased Vermin deals X damage to target opponent previously dealt damage by it, where X is the number of infection counters on it.

Illus. Scott Kirschner



Enchantment , (3)

Cumulative upkeep—Pay 1 life. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a green or white permanent.

Illus. Ruth Thompson

Fatal Lore

Sorcery , (4)

An opponent chooses one —

• You draw three cards.

• You destroy up to two target creatures that player controls. They can't be regenerated. That player draws up to three cards.

"All knowledge has its price."—Gerda Äagesdotter,Archmage of the Unseen

Illus. Lawrence Snelly


Feast or Famine

Instant , (4)

Choose one —

• Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

• Destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.

"We are not yet free of Lim
Dûl's terrors."—Halvor Arensson, Kjeldoran Priest

Illus. Pete Venters

Fevered Strength

Instant , (3)

Target creature gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

"The burst of strength brought on by this plague should not be mistaken for a sign of renewed health."—Kolbjörn, High Honored Druid

Illus. Brian Snõddy

Insidious Bookworms

Creature — Worm 1/1, (1)

When Insidious Bookworms dies, you may pay . If you do, target player discards a card at random.

Illus. Greg Simanson

Keeper of Tresserhorn

Creature — Avatar 6/6, (6)

Whenever Keeper of Tresserhorn attacks and isn't blocked, it assigns no combat damage this turn and defending player loses 2 life.

Illus. Z. Plucinski & D.A. Gregory

Krovikan Horror

Creature — Horror Spirit 2/2, (4)

At the beginning of the end step, if Krovikan Horror is in your graveyard with a creature card directly above it, you may return Krovikan Horror to your hand.

, Sacrifice a creature: Krovikan Horror deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

Illus. Christopher Rush

Krovikan Plague

Enchantment — Aura , (3)

Enchant non-Wall creature you control

When Krovikan Plague enters the battlefield, draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

Tap enchanted creature: Krovikan Plague deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Put a -0/-1 counter on enchanted creature. Activate this ability only if enchanted creature is untapped.

Illus. Liz Danforth


Lim-Dûl's High Guard

Creature — Skeleton 2/1, (3)

First strike

: Regenerate Lim-Dûl's High Guard.

"Death does not prevent us from service to our absent master. As long as Tresserhorn stands, so shall we."—Chaeska, Keeper of Tresserhorn

Illus. Anson Maddocks


Instant , (1)

Put up to three target cards from an opponent's graveyard on top of his or her library in any order.

"When you cannot rely on your sources, trust your own senses. When you cannot trust those, you must follow your instincts." —Lovisa Coldeyes, Balduvian Chieftain

Illus. Richard Kane Ferguson

Phantasmal Fiend

Creature — Illusion 1/5, (4)

: Phantasmal Fiend gets +1/-1 until end of turn.

: Switch Phantasmal Fiend's power and toughness until end of turn.

Illus. Scott Kirschner

Phyrexian Boon

Enchantment — Aura , (3)

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+1 as long as it's black. Otherwise, it gets -1/-2.

"Phyrexia's touch is painful to all but the blackest of hearts."—Gerda Äagesdotter,Archmage of the Unseen

Illus. Mark Tedin

Ritual of the Machine

Sorcery , (4)

As an additional cost to cast Ritual of the Machine, sacrifice a creature.

Gain control of target nonartifact, nonblack creature.

"Rumors persist of dark deeds performed in the depths of Soldev. When will Dagsson heed the danger therein?"—Sorine Relicbane, Soldevi Heretic

Illus. Anson Maddocks

Soldevi Adnate

Creature — Human Cleric 1/2, (2)

, Sacrifice a black or artifact creature: Add to your mana pool an amount of equal to the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost.

"People love to follow fools; they don't feel so alone then."—Sorine Relicbane, Soldevi Heretic

Illus. Christopher Rush

Stench of Decay

Instant , (3)

Nonartifact creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn.

"Disa is dead, and I am left. I shall allow no others to succumb to this pestilence."—Kolbjörn, High Honored Druid

Illus. Heather Hudson

Stromgald Spy

Creature — Human Rogue 2/4, (4)

Whenever Stromgald Spy attacks and isn't blocked, you may have defending player play with his or her hand revealed for as long as Stromgald Spy remains on the battlefield. If you do, Stromgald Spy assigns no combat damage this turn.

Illus. Zak Plucinski