Greetings, TechRaptor Readers and Magic: The Gathering fans! Spoiler season returns after a lengthy hiatus following the full reveal of Eldritch Moon. With players now facing down the eldritch abomination Emrakul in Standard, its time for us to focus on the multiplayer-focused, Draft-matters set Conspiracy: Take the Crown. A quick reminder; cards in Conspiracy: Take the Crown can only be played in Eternal formats (Vintage, Legacy, and Commander) and Drafts. Don’t try to build a deck using these cards for Standard or Modern.
Today’s Magic Story features the newest addition to the Planeswalker pantheon, Kaya. Kaya was originally introduced in last weeks Magic Story, as an assassin with a unique clientele – she kills ghosts.
Kaya, Ghost Assassin is a White/Black Planeswalker that costs two generic, one White and one Black mana to cast, and has a starting loyalty of five. Her first ability, which costs zero loyalty, is a flicker-like effect, exiling either her or one target creature from the battlefield. The card exiled by this ability returns to the battlefield under its owner’s control at the start of the players next upkeep. The player that controls Kaya loses two life. It’s important to note that, if the player targets Kaya using this ability, she will return to the battlefield with her original starting loyalty as per rules 306.5b and 614.1c.
Her second ability, which costs negative one loyalty, causes each opponent to lose two life and lets Kayas controller gain two life.
Her final ability, which costs negative two loyalty, causes each opponent to discard a card and lets Kayas controller draw a card.
A second character was spoiled by today’s announcement of the packaging for Conspiracy: Take the Crown. Two of the characters on the packaging have already been revealed – one is the current Queen of the High City, Marchesa. The other is is obviously Kaya, but the third has a startling resemblance to one of the Planeswalkers found in the 2014 line of Commander products – the goblin Daretti, Scrap Savant.
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Kaya, Ghost Assassin seems like an interesting card, but the fact that it doesn’t have a way to regain loyalty outside of flickering itself means that it won’t be easy to use – especially in a multiplayer format like Conspiracy: Take the Crown. We’ll have to wait and see what else will be in Conspiracy: Take the Crown before making any final judgements, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing Kaya in Legacy or Vintage the way we’ve seen Dack Fayden.
What are your thoughts on Kayas card? Do you think it will have any impact on Magic: The Gathering multiplayer or Eternal formats? Let us know in the comment section below.