Magic: The Gathering: Karlach, Fury of Avernus exclusive card revealed

On its latest planar journey, Magic: The Gathering has relocated to the fantasy city of Baldur’s Gate and is jostling with the who’s who of the world of Dungeons and Dragons.

familiar faces are a given, but a surprising number of friends, foes, and companions from Baldur’s Gate games are present in Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate. With the return of the dungeons in the Take the Initiative mechanic and a new cycle of metallic dragon cards, Wizards of the Coast has taken their crossover literally.

But what are fun new cards without Commanders to lead them? We received such a cheeky Tiefling – which appeared in Baldur’s Gate 3 – to share.

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Magic: the Gathering Battle for Baldur's Gate - Karlach

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Magic: the Gathering Battle for Baldur's Gate - Karlach

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Karlach, Fury of Avernus is an interesting option for an attack phase-based strategy. She goes well with all the usual suspects, like Etali, Primal Storm and Krenko, King of Tin Street to add additional powerful effects to your multiple attacks. You can also see other D&D crossover alumni such as Delina, Wild Mage– just remember she won’t give you ‘attack’ triggers on the copied creature.

While there will undoubtedly be more ‘background’ enchantments to choose from, the ones that intrigue me at the moment are Guild Craftsmanwhich will give you piles of Treasure tokens to speed up your deck, and criminal pastwhich gives you access to black cards and makes your Karlach more difficult to deal with.

Since Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate is focused on the Commander format, you won’t find Battle for Baldur’s Gate in MTG Arena right away. You’ll find it on paper on June 10th, with pre-release events starting early June 3rd. Later in July, MTG Arena will receive Alchemy Horizons Baldur’s Gate, which will bring “hundreds of new cards” to MTG Arena, including all the usual cosmetics and accessories you’d expect. If you want to see more, check out our Battle for Baldur’s Gate preview.

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