Alert Shu Infantry

Creature — Human Soldier 2/2, (3)

Vigilance

Kongming's predecessor helped Liu Bei win the battle of Fancheng by recognizing and defeating Cao Ren's use of the dreaded "Eight Gold Locks" formation.

Illus. Solomon Au Yeung


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


Empty City Ruse

Sorcery , (1)

Target opponent skips all combat phases of his or her next turn.

Out of time and options, Kongming was forced to bluff at Xicheng. He tricked an army of 150,000 Wei by leaving the city gates open and calmly playing the zither.

Illus. Qu Xin


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


Flanking Troops

Creature — Human Soldier 2/2, (4)

Whenever Flanking Troops attacks, you may tap target creature.

Following the battle of Redcliffs, both Liu Bei and Sun Quan coveted the province of Jingzhou. After Sun Quan's troops failed to capture it, Liu Bei's succeeded.

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. Zhao 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


Huang Zhong, Shu General

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier 2/3, (4)

Huang Zhong, Shu General can't be blocked by more than one creature.

"Virile in war, he kept the north in fear;His prodigies subdued the western sphere."

Illus. Quan Xuejun


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


Kongming's Contraptions

Creature — Human Soldier 2/4, (4)

: Kongming's Contraptions deals 2 damage to target attacking creature. Activate this ability only during the declare attackers step and only if you've been attacked this step.

Illus. Jiaming


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. Zhao 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


Misfortune's Gain

Sorcery , (4)

Destroy target creature. Its owner gains 4 life.

The mourning families of commanders and generals were often given land, valuables, or money to compensate for their losses.

Illus. Jiaming


Pang Tong, “Young Phoenix”

Legendary Creature — Human Advisor 1/2, (3)

: Target creature gets +0/+2 until end of turn. Activate this ability only during your turn, before attackers are declared.

". . . It was Pang Tong's boat
connecting schemeThat let Zhou Yu accomplish his great deed."

Illus. Li Tie


Peach Garden Oath

Sorcery , (1)

You gain 2 life for each creature you control.

"We three, though of separate ancestry, join in brotherhood . . . . We dare not hope to be together always but hereby vow to die the selfsame day."—Peach Garden Oath

Illus. Zhao Dafu


Rally the Troops

Instant , (1)

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

Untap all creatures you control.

Illus. Shang Huitong


Ravages of War

Sorcery , (4)

Destroy all lands.

"Thorn bushes spring up wherever the army has passed. Lean years follow in the wake of a great war." —Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (trans. Feng and English)

Illus. Fang Yue


Riding Red Hare

Sorcery , (3)

Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains horsemanship until end of turn. (It can't be blocked except by creatures with horsemanship.)

One of the greatest steeds in the empire, Red Hare could travel a thousand li a day and climb hills as if running on flat ground.

Illus. Qi Baocheng


Shu Cavalry

Creature — Human Soldier 2/2, (3)

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

In establishing the Shu kingdom, Liu Bei's forces fought against Ma Chao at Chengdu. Eventually, Ma Chao surrendered and became one of Liu Bei's Tiger Generals.

Illus. Li Xiaohua


Shu Defender

Creature — Human Soldier 2/2, (3)

Whenever Shu Defender blocks, it gets +0/+2 until end of turn.

Confronting Cao Cao's army at Steepslope Bridge, Zhang Fei bellowed, "I am Zhang Fei of Yan! Who dares fight me to the death?" Cao Cao's army cowered and fled.

Illus. Sun Nan