Magic: The Gathering's latest expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, is out now, adding over 400 cards to the long running collectible card game. This newest set is based on the theme of fairy tales and legends, each with their own Magic twist.
Part of fairy tales are, of course, larger than life figures, from the heroic knights and wizards to the intimidating dragons and fearsome beasts. These legendary characters are represented, quite aptly, in the new Legendary Creatures from Throne of Eldraine. From giants to elves to faeries, let's take a look at 10 of the coolest new Legendary Creatures introduced.
10 Syr Gwyn, Hero Of Ashvale
First on our list is Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale, a red, white, and black knight five power and five toughness, costing six mana total. Gwyn also has Vigilance and Menace, meaning that she doesn't tap when attacking and that she can't be blocked by fewer than two creatures.
What really makes Gwyn shine, though, is her special effect. So long as she's on the battlefield, you can put equipment onto knights you control for no mana, and whenever an equipped creature you control damages a player, you lose one life and draw a card. This can turn Gwyn into a powerful threat, drawing you cards and attacking your foes at the same time.
9 Yorvo, Lord Of Garenbrig
Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig, is a green giant that technically has zero power and zero toughness. However, it enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters, making it a 4/4 for just three green mana. Yorvo can also become even stronger when its next ability comes into play.
Whenever you play another green creature, Yorvo gets another +1/+1 counter. Then, if that creature's power is greater than Yorvo's, he gets a second +1/+1 counter. This means that he can quickly grow incredibly powerful if you consistently play powerful creatures - which, as it happens, is exactly what green cards like doing.
8 Syr Carah, The Bold
Syr Carah is a red knight costing five mana with three power and three toughness. This may seem underwhelming, until you see her ability, which lets you exile the top card of your library whenever she, an instant, or a sorcery deals damage to an opponent. You can then cast that card that turn.
Carah also has a tap ability that deals a damage to any target, letting you activate her ability. With the number of damage spells available to red, this can quickly snowball if you exile instants or sorceries from your graveyard, letting you play them to damage your opponents and exile even more.
7 Korvold, Fae-Cursed King
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King is a black, red, and green dragon noble that causes you to sacrifice a permanent when it enters the battlefield or attacks. This may seem like a downside, but it's easily turned into a positive as Korvold gets a +1/+1 counter whenever you sacrifice something.
This power, combined with the new Food artifact tokens players can generate, can easily turn Korvold into a dangerous threat to be reckoned with. Whether sacrificing the Food tokens for their ability to gain life or to Korvold's ravenous appetite, you'll be powering him up for a massive attack.
6 Syr Konrad, The Grim
Syr Konrad, the Grim is a black knight with an ability as morbid as his title suggests. Whenever another creature dies or a creature card is put into a graveyard from anywhere or a creature card leaves your graveyard, Konrad deals a damage to each of your opponents.
Konrad then has a second ability that lets you pay two mana to make everyone put the top card of their library into their graveyards. This can easily activate his first ability, and when combined with the variety of ways in which black cards thrive off of self sacrifice,
5 Torbran, Thane Of Red Fell
Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, is a bit of a simpler card than some of the others on this list. He is a two power, four toughness dwarf noble for four mana. His ability states that if a red source under your control would deal damage, it deals that much damage plus two instead.
While this power can easily turn Torbran into effectively a four power creature, it also synergizes with all the damage spells red has at its disposal. A one mana Shock turns from two damage to four, and that's just the beginning of the possibilities that Torbran offers.
4 Emry, Lurker Of The Loch
Emry, Lurker of the Loch is a blue merfolk wizard costing three mana. However, her cost can be reduced somewhat as she costs one less for each artifact you control. When she enters the battlefield, her controller puts the top four cards of their library into their graveyard.
This may seem a bit counter-intuitive, but Emry's second power more than makes up for it as she can tap to let you play an artifact in your graveyard. In a deck built around artifacts, this makes her exceptionally useful as your artifacts become nearly impossible to remove as you can simply play them over and over again.
3 Ayara, First Of Locthwain
Ayara, First of Locthwain is another relatively simple card. She's a two power, three toughness elf noble that costs three black mana, and whenever she or another black creature enters the battlefield, each opponent loses a life and you gain a life.
Ayara can also tap for you to sacrifice another black creature and draw a card. These powers are relatively straightforward, which means that they've got a lot of versatility and can be used in a wide variety of decks. No matter what you're playing, Ayara will come in handy.
2 Gadwick, The Wizened
Gadwick, the Wizened is a three power, three toughness wizard that costs three blue mana plus an additional 'X' amount of mana. When he enters the battlefield, you draw X cards and whenever you play a blue spell, he lets you tap a nonland permanent that another player controls.
First, Gadwick's card draw ability is excellent and can easily pull a wide variety of useful spells. Second, his next ability can quickly turn the tide of a game as blue already has a wide variety of control options. The ability to also tap your foe's permanents while casting control spells is simply incredible.
1 Chulane, Teller Of Tales
Given that Throne of Eldraine is all about stories, it's perhaps appropriate that our final entry on this list if Chulane, Teller of Tales. This human druid has two power and four toughness, and the Vigilance keyword. He also draws you a card whenever you cast a creature spell, and then lets you put a land onto the battlefield.
While Chulane also has a three mana tap ability that lets you return a creature to your hand, its first power is more than impressive. The ability to ramp up your mana production while drawing cards and playing creatures is astounding, and that's why Chulane is our pick for the coolest new Legendary Creature from Throne of Eldraine.