Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty – Leak Seems to Reveal New Mechanic, Four New Cards • News • MTG Arena Zone

Early card-spoiling leaks for upcoming sets have been fairly common in the Magic: The Gathering community for years, but for the past few months, Wizards of the Coast has been keeping tabs on their upcoming releases. Recently, however, leaks have appeared once again showing cards and art that appear to be from the February 2022 set of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty.

In early December, Wizards gave us an official teaser for the set, which included official card previews and seemed to confirm the authenticity of the set symbol from the previous leak:

Today, a new unverified leak appeared, with two images appearing to show four more cards from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. It’s a strange leak – three of the four cards are in English with only one of them in Italian, and one of the cards appears to have significant damage on both sides. Some of the other cards also appear to have some curves and damage, perhaps implying that they were smuggled from somewhere.

That said, the set of symbols and templates looks correct, and these appear to be legitimate. Of course, without official confirmation, these cards come with the same caveats as any leak that appears online – they may have been forged or tampered with in some way, so take them with a grain of salt. The leak first appeared on Reddit’s r / MTGRumors:

If they turn out to be real, there are some interesting things to learn from these cards, including a Two-Sided Enchantment that is a Saga reminiscent of The Eldest Reborn on the one hand, and a powerful Enchantment Dragon on the other. The Italian card, a red instant-damage spell, also refers to a new keyword: “modified.” Based on the long text, a creature that is equipped, enchanted, or has counters is considered modified.

The modified keyword seems to fit in well with Neon Dynasty’s cyberpunk flair and the central conflict between lore and progress. The original poster for the MTGRumors thread, u / ArizonaSalad, also noted that one of the Commander deck titles that had previously been leaked by Amazon was “Upgrades Unleashed,” a theme that matches the idea of ​​”modified” creatures. .

And now to the actual images of the cards! Transcripts for each and a rough translation of the card shown in Italian are included below:

The escape

Jukai Trainee

  • Card Name: Jukai Trainee
  • Mana cost: {1} {G}
  • Card type: Creature – Human Samurai
  • Rarity: Common
  • Card text:
    Whenever Jukai Trainee blocks or crashes, he gets + 1 / + 1 until end of turn.
  • Power / toughness: 2/2

Nezumi Marauder

  • Card Name: Nezumi Marauder
  • Mana cost: {1 B}
  • Card type: Creature – Ninja Rat
  • Rarity: Common
  • Card text:
    Ninjutsu {1} {B}
    When Marauder Nezumi enters the battlefield, target creature you control gains deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn.
  • Power / toughness: 3/1

“Flame discharge”

  • Card Name: “Flame discharge”
  • Mana cost: {X} {R}
  • Card type: Instant
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card text:
    “Flame Bolt” deals X damage to target creature or planeswalker. If you control a modified creature, deal X plus 2 damage instead. (Creatures that are equipped, enchanted, or have counters are modified.)

The Kami / O-Kagachi war manifested

  • Card Name: The war of the kami
  • Mana cost: {1} {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
  • Card type: Enchantment – Saga
  • Rarity: Mythical
  • Card text:
    {I}: Exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls.
    {II}: Return another target nonland permanent to its owner’s hand. Then each opponent discards a card.
    {III}: Exile this saga, then return it to the battlefield transformed under your control.
  • Card Name: O-Kagachi made manifest
  • Card type: Enchanted Creature: Dragon Spirit
  • Rarity: Mythical
  • Card text:
    O-Kagachi Made Manifest is of all colors.
    Fly, stomp
    Whenever O-Kagachi made Manifest attacks, the defending player chooses a nonland card in your graveyard. Return that card to your hand. O-Kagachi Made Manifest gets + X / + 0 until end of turn, where X is that card’s mana value.
  • Power / toughness: 6/6

Despite the leaks and the official trailer, we are still a month away from the official trailer for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. It remains to be seen if the leaks will continue, but we will continue to keep you posted on anything that surfaces regarding Neon Dynasty and other MTG products.

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