Aether Revolt Prerelease Week: Energy Refresher

Welcome back to Aether Revolt Prerelease Week! Today we’re going over another returning mechanic from Kaladesh (and boy is it a doozy): Energy. Lots of spells and abilities from this block will grant you Energy counters. These counters are put on you, the player (much like Poison or Experience counters), and can be spent in […]

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Aether Revolt Prerelease Week: Vehicle Refresher

Welcome back to Aether Revolt Prerelease Week! Today we’re going over Vehicles, a returning card type and mechanic from Kaladesh. Vehicles have a unique card frame, including a Power and Toughness box on the bottom right, even though they aren’t creatures… normally. All Vehicles have an ability called “Crew”, which is always followed by a […]

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Aether Revolt Prerelease Week: Improvise (Whose Spell Is It Anyway?)

Welcome back to the Aether Revolt Prerelease Week! Today we’re going over the other new mechanic of the set: Improvise. For those of you that remember the Ravnica block, Improvise is basically “Convoke, except with artifacts”. For those of you who want more details, read on! Improvise is a neat ability present on several spells […]

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Aether Revolt Prerelease Week! Revolution! (May or may not be televised)

Good morning and welcome back to the Rules Tips Blog! We all hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and we’re back in action, starting with our Prerelease Week for Aether Revolt! Every day this week we’ll be going over things you’d like to know for the event, from covering the new mechanics, to refreshers […]

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Bomat Courier: No Strength in Numbers!

Welcome back to the Rules Tip Blog! Today we’ll be going over a tricky little delivery-robot, . On the surface it’s fairly simple; a 1/1 with Haste for 1 mana. Whenever it attacks, you exile the top card of your library face-down. The tricky bit is the third ability: You can pay a red mana, […]

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Deciphering Gonti

And welcome back to our last Rules Tip of the week (don’t worry, we’ll be back again on Monday)! Today we’ll be going over . This Aetherborn Rogue will help you to whatever luxury you want… from the top of your opponent’s library, that is. When Gonti enters the battlefield, you get to look at […]

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Aetherflux Reservoir Management Procedures

Welcome back! For today’s Kaladesh-based tip, we’ll be talking about the newest addition to my lifegain EDH deck: . It gains life and shoots giant life-total-powered doom lasers; what’s not to love? The first ability seems straightforward; every time you cast a spell, you gain life equal to the number of spells you’ve cast this […]

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