Akron Legionnaire

Creature — Giant Soldier 8/4, (8)

Except for creatures named Akron Legionnaire and artifact creatures, creatures you control can't attack.

Illus. Mark Poole


Alabaster Potion

Instant , (2)

Choose one —

• Target player gains X life.

• Prevent the next X damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.

"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity."—D'Avenant proverb

Illus. Harold McNeill


Amrou Kithkin

Creature — Kithkin 1/1, (2)

Amrou Kithkin can't be blocked by creatures with power 3 or greater.

Quick and agile, Amrou Kithkin can usually escape from even the most fearsome opponents.

Illus. Quinton Hoover


Call to Arms

Enchantment , (2)

As Call to Arms enters the battlefield, choose a color and an opponent.

White creatures get +1/+1 as long as the chosen color is the most common color among nontoken permanents the chosen player controls but isn't tied for most common.

When the chosen color isn't the most common color among nontoken permanents the chosen player controls or is tied for most common, sacrifice Call to Arms.

Illus. Randy Gallegos


Cleanse

Sorcery , (4)

Destroy all black creatures.

The clouds broke and the sun's rays burst forth; each foul beast in its turn faltered, and was gone.

Illus. Phil Foglio


D'Avenant Archer

Creature — Human Soldier Archer 1/2, (3)

: D'Avenant Archer deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

Avenant's archers are also trained as poets, so that each arrow is guided by a fragment of verse.

Illus. Douglas Shuler



Divine Intervention

Enchantment , (8)

Divine Intervention enters the battlefield with two intervention counters on it.

At the beginning of your upkeep, remove an intervention counter from Divine Intervention.

When you remove the last intervention counter from Divine Intervention, the game is a draw.

Illus. Anthony S. Waters


Eightfold Maze

Instant , (3)

Cast Eightfold Maze only during the declare attackers step and only if you've been attacked this step.

Destroy target attacking creature.

Illus. Shang Huitong


Exorcist

Creature — Human Cleric 1/1, (2)

, : Destroy target black creature.

Though they often bore little greater charm than the demons they battled, exorcists were always welcome in Scarwood.

Illus. Drew Tucker


False Defeat

Sorcery , (4)

Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

"All warfare is based on deception."—Sun Tzu, Art of War (trans. Giles)

Illus. Li Wang


Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier Warrior 3/5, (5)

Horsemanship (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with horsemanship.)

When Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, you may shuffle Guan Yu into your library.

Illus. Qiao Dafu


Guan Yu's 1,000-Li March

Sorcery , (6)

Destroy all tapped creatures.

"He Guan Yu covered the ground on a thousand
li horse;/ With dragon blade he took each pass by force."

Illus. Yang Guangmai


Heal

Instant , (1)

Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.

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

"Sometimes even the smallest boon can save a life."—Halvor Arenson, Kjeldoran Priest

Illus. Mark Tedin


Ivory Guardians

Creature — Giant Cleric 3/3, (6)

Protection from red

Creatures named Ivory Guardians get +1/+1 as long as an opponent controls a nontoken red permanent.

The elite guard of the Mesa High Priests, the Ivory Guardians, were created to protect the innocent and faithful. Some say their actions are above the law.

Illus. Melissa A. Benson


Kongming, “Sleeping Dragon”

Legendary Creature — Human Advisor 2/2, (4)

Other creatures you control get +1/+1.

"Such a lord as this—all virtues' height—Had never been, nor ever was again."

Illus. Gao Yan


Land Tax

Enchantment , (1)

At the beginning of your upkeep, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for up to three basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.

Illus. Brian Snõddy


Lightning Blow

Instant , (2)

Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.

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

"If you do it right, they'll never know what hit them."—General Jarkeld, the Arctic Fox

Illus. Harold McNeill


Liu Bei, Lord of Shu

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier 2/4, (5)

Horsemanship (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with horsemanship.)

Liu Bei, Lord of Shu gets +2/+2 as long as you control a permanent named Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior or a permanent named Zhang Fei, Fierce Warrior.

"Only wisdom and virtue can truly win men's devotion."—Liu Bei

Illus. Qiao Dafu


Loyal Retainers

Creature — Human Advisor 1/1, (3)

Sacrifice Loyal Retainers: Return target legendary creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only during your turn, before attackers are declared.

Illus. Solomon Au Yeung