Aku Djinn

Creature — Djinn 5/6, (5)


At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature each opponent controls.

"Your arrogance amazes me, Kaervek. Did you not know the price you would pay?"—Mangara

Illus. Terese Nielsen


Blanket of Night

Enchantment , (3)

Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types.

"Kaervek imprisoned Mangara out of jealousy, but he taints Jamuraa simply out of spite."—Asmira, Holy Avenger

Illus. Cliff Nielsen


Brood of Cockroaches

Creature — Insect 1/1, (2)

When Brood of Cockroaches is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, at the beginning of the next end step, you lose 1 life and return Brood of Cockroaches to your hand.

"It's like waking on a bed of a thousand olives during an earthquake of subtle force."—Afari, Tales

Illus. G. Darrow and I. Rabarot


Sorcery , (3)

Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a card from it. That player discards that card.

A rhino's bargain—Femeref expression meaning "a situation with no choices"

Illus. DiTerlizzi

Crypt Rats

Creature — Rat 1/1, (3)

: Crypt Rats deals X damage to each creature and each player. Spend only black mana on X.

"Once I dreamt of death, but now it dreams of me / And only rats and rotting flesh can hear my silent plea."—Mundungu chant

Illus. Paul Lee

Dark Privilege

Enchantment — Aura , (2)

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1.

Sacrifice a creature: Regenerate enchanted creature.

"As you breathe your last, understand why I accept such forbidden gifts."—Purraj of Urborg

Illus. Tom Kyffin

Death Watch

Enchantment — Aura , (1)

Enchant creature

When enchanted creature dies, its controller loses life equal to its power and you gain life equal to its toughness.

"Watch death wait / Wait, death, watch / Steal breath swiftly / but steal life slowly."—Suq'Ata dirge

Illus. Brian Horton



Enchantment , (3)

At the beginning of each end step, each player who tapped a land for mana this turn sacrifices a land. Desolation deals 2 damage to each player who sacrificed a Plains this way.

"Kill a creature, destroy the present. Kill the land, destroy the future."—Kaervek

Illus. George Pratt


Fallen Askari

Creature — Human Knight 2/2, (2)

Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)

Fallen Askari can't block.

In troubled times, there are few greater sorrows than a wayward savior.

Illus. Adrian Smith


Forbidden Ritual

Sorcery , (4)

Sacrifice a nontoken permanent. If you do, target opponent loses 2 life unless he or she sacrifices a permanent or discards a card. You may repeat this process any number of times.

Illus. Christopher Rush


Funeral Charm

Instant , (1)

Choose one —

• Target player discards a card.

• Target creature gets +2/-1 until end of turn.

• Target creature gains swampwalk until end of turn. (It can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)

Illus. Greg Spalenka

Infernal Harvest

Sorcery , (2)

As an additional cost to cast Infernal Harvest, return X Swamps you control to their owner's hand.

Infernal Harvest deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures.

"I offered you eternal life; I just didn't say where."—Shauku, Endbringer

Illus. Nathalie Hertz


Kaervek's Spite

Instant , (3)

As an additional cost to cast Kaervek's Spite, sacrifice all permanents you control and discard your hand.

Target player loses 5 life.

"The end justifies the means. What do I care if I rule over the dead rather than over the living? The dead ask fewer questions."—Kaervek

Illus. Bryan Talbot



Enchantment , (3)

You may cast Necromancy as though it had flash. If you cast it any time a sorcery couldn't have been cast, the controller of the permanent it becomes sacrifices it at the beginning of the next cleanup step.

When Necromancy enters the battlefield, if it's on the battlefield, it becomes an Aura with "enchant creature put onto the battlefield with Necromancy." Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control and attach Necromancy to it. When Necromancy leaves the battlefield, that creature's controller sacrifices it.

Illus. Pete Venters



Creature — Zombie Giant 5/5, (6)

, Sacrifice a creature: Return Necrosavant from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only during your upkeep.

"Ah, I remember my first death."—Zarkuu, necrosavant

Illus. John Coulthart


Creature — Human Assassin 2/1, (4)

First strike

When Nekrataal enters the battlefield, destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature. That creature can't be regenerated.

"I have seen the horrors Kaervek has freed. My betrayal is certain—but of Kaervek or of Jamuraa, I cannot say."—Jolrael

Illus. Adrian Smith

Pillar Tombs of Aku

World Enchantment , (4)

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player may sacrifice a creature. If that player doesn't, he or she loses 5 life and you sacrifice Pillar Tombs of Aku.

"Aku, City of Hidden Graves / Aku, City of Lost Kings / Aku, welcome me."—Pillar tomb inscription

Illus. Terese Nielsen



Creature — Snake 3/2, (3)

"How can you claim the gods are merciless when they robbed the snake of its limbs to give the other creatures a sporting chance?"—Hakim, Loreweaver

Illus. Steve White

Suq'Ata Assassin

Creature — Human Assassin 1/1, (3)

Fear (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

Whenever Suq'Ata Assassin attacks and isn't blocked, defending player gets a poison counter. (A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)

Illus. Gary Gianni


Tar Pit Warrior

Creature — Cyclops Warrior 3/4, (3)

When Tar Pit Warrior becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it.

"The cyclops shrugged off savage blows, but casual insults made him weep."—Azeworai, "The Cyclops who Couldn't"

Illus. George Pratt