Akrasan Squire

Creature — Human Soldier 1/1, (1)

Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Bant's armies are primarily composed of members of the Mortar caste, loyal commoners who haven't yet earned a sigil.

Illus. Todd Lockwood

Angel's Herald

Creature — Human Cleric 1/1, (1)

, , Sacrifice a green creature, a white creature, and a blue creature: Search your library for a card named Empyrial Archangel and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

Rigorous faith and belief are rewarded on occasion, and richly so.

Illus. Greg Staples

Angelic Benediction

Enchantment , (4)

Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, you may tap target creature.

"Even in single combat, I am never alone."—Rafiq of the Many

Illus. Michael Komarck


Instant , (2)

Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

Clash of sword and cry of beast fall mute when angels sound the call to prayer.

Illus. Sal Villagran

Bant Battlemage

Creature — Human Wizard 2/2, (3)

, : Target creature gains trample until end of turn.

, : Target creature gains flying until end of turn.

"A night attack will be easy. We'll make an air raid over the Akrasan border. Just get me some flint to light the war torches."

Illus. Donato Giancola

Battlegrace Angel

Creature — Angel 4/4, (5)


Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, it gains lifelink until end of turn.

Illus. Matt Stewart

Cradle of Vitality

Enchantment , (4)

Whenever you gain life, you may pay . If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature for each 1 life you gained.

Naya's trees grow tall and sturdy. Their foliage intertwines to form dewcups, rainwater pools where the elves gather to celebrate life.

Illus. Trevor Hairsine

Dispeller's Capsule

Artifact , (1)

, , Sacrifice Dispeller's Capsule: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

"I find its symmetry pleasing. It rids our world of offensive refuse while disposing of itself."—Dolomarus, Proctor of the Clean

Illus. Franz Vohwinkel

Elspeth, Knight-Errant

Planeswalker — Elspeth 4/, (4)

+1: Put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token onto the battlefield.

+1: Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains flying until end of turn.

−8: You get an emblem with "Artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands you control have indestructible."

Illus. Volkan Baga

Ethersworn Canonist

Artifact Creature — Human Cleric 2/2, (2)

Each player who has cast a nonartifact spell this turn can't cast additional nonartifact spells.

"The noble work of our order is to infuse all life on Esper with etherium. Our goal will be reached more rapidly if new life is . . . suppressed."

Illus. Izzy



Sorcery , (3)

Put target creature on top of its owner's library.

Rebels and other malcontents forced into the ritual awake lost in Topa's vast savannahs. Those who find their way back return humble and repentant.

Illus. Matt Stewart

Guardians of Akrasa

Creature — Human Soldier 0/4, (3)

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

"Only by the bravery of those who put loyalty above glory is our home kept safe."—Elspeth

Illus. Alan Pollack

Gustrider Exuberant

Creature — Human Wizard 1/2, (3)


Sacrifice Gustrider Exuberant: Creatures you control with power 5 or greater gain flying until end of turn.

"The elves claim the canopy. The nacatl claim the mountains. I suppose you think we ought to stay on the jungle floor?"

Illus. Wayne Reynolds

Invincible Hymn

Sorcery , (8)

Count the number of cards in your library. Your life total becomes that number.

Bantians believe those who are born into the highest caste and live a life of discipline and virtue can ascend to become angels.

Illus. Matt Stewart

Knight of the Skyward Eye

Creature — Human Knight 2/2, (2)

: Knight of the Skyward Eye gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.

The Order of the Skyward Eye does the bidding of an evil force, unwittingly stirring fear and mistrust across Bant in accordance with his plans.

Illus. Matt Stewart

Knight of the White Orchid

Creature — Human Knight 2/2, (2)

First strike

When Knight of the White Orchid enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

Both guide and guard on open plain.

Illus. Mark Zug

Knight-Captain of Eos

Creature — Human Knight 2/2, (5)

When Knight-Captain of Eos enters the battlefield, put two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield.

, Sacrifice a Soldier: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

The strength of Bant's caste system is the unfailing loyalty of its meekest members.

Illus. Chris Rahn

Marble Chalice

Artifact , (3)

: You gain 1 life.

The cup was a gift from the sphinx Tameron, who hoped that those who drank from it would live long enough to decrypt the sphinxes' wisdom.

Illus. Howard Lyon


Artifact Creature — Human Artificer 1/2, (2)

, : Regenerate target artifact.

"By the time I got there, the heart had stopped. Fortunately, I was able to replace it with something better."

Illus. Warren Mahy

Oblivion Ring

Enchantment , (3)

When Oblivion Ring enters the battlefield, exile another target nonland permanent.

When Oblivion Ring leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.

A circle of light and a word of confinement.

Illus. Franz Vohwinkel