Hey gang, it’s time for another round of spoilers from Magic: the Gathering‘s latest expansion, Dominaria. Here’s what you’ve missed since we left off.
The Weatherlight Rises
For years, the Skyship Weatherlight played a focal role in Magic‘s storylines. Invented by the legendary Planeswalker Urza, the Weatherlight was designed to be a ship capable of the impossible– traveling between planes. Crewed by a group of exceptional heroes including Captain Sisay and Gerrard Capashen, the Weatherlight ultimately played a huge role in fighting off the Borg-like Phyrexians as they invaded Dominaria.
Seemingly lost to the oceans, the artificer Jhoira recently pulled the remains of the Weatherlight up from the water. And now we get to crew it!
Commander players have been begging for a U/R artifact-focused general for years, and now they have it in Jhoira herself.
The preview article at Magic‘s website shows off the cards for some of the other crew members Jhoira has recruited to join her on Weatherlight 2.0. My favorite is this little fungal stowaway.
Read more about Jhoira’s efforts to assemble her new Weatherlight crew in last week’s Magic story.
Echoes of the Past in Teferi & Mox Amber
As the official Dominaria preview season starts, we’re finally getting a look at the art and design for two of the mythic cards that were leaked last month. Two non-English sites had the opportunity to debut Mox Amber, which recalls some of the rare Power Nine, and the new Planeswalker card, Teferi, Champion of Dominaria.
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria 3WU
Legendary Planeswalker- Teferi
[+1]: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap two lands.
[-3]: Put target nonland permanent into its owner’s library third from the top.
[-8]: You get an emblem with “Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls.”
— ÆMarling (@AEMarling) April 2, 2018
Over the weekend, Wizards of the Coast promoted art from Dominaria at The Great Wall of Oakland, an enormous non-profit projection installation located in California. The wall measures at around 100’x100′, making the Caligo Skin-Witch preview above the largest Magic preview card of all time.
Jaya Ballard returns, older and wiser
A long time before our present Magic story, there was a task mage named Jaya Ballard. Hotheaded but capable, Jaya played a major role in the events of the Ice Age storyline from the earliest days of Magic‘s history.
Long presumed dead, Jaya is often quoted by one of our lead Gatewatch Planeswalkers, Chandra Nalaar. Chandra trained at Keral Keep monastery for a time, which was founded on the principles of Jaya’s magical teachings. And now it looks like Chandra might get to meet her hero because as it turns out, Jaya isn’t so dead after all.
A long time ago, the Planeswalker Liliana Vess made a deal. In an attempt to preserve her youth, she signed her soul away to four demons. Then, after acquiring an artifact known as the Chain Veil, she became powerful enough to kill her keepers. Three of them are now dead. Belzenlok is the only one who now remains and he’s on her homeworld, Dominaria. However, he’s a much more formidable challenge for the necromancer than any of the demons before him, as he’s taken control over vast swaths of Dominaria through the power of the Cabal. He’s even begun rewriting history. As the primary villain of the Dominaria set and Lilana’s worst enemy, it makes sense that his card should be sublimely terrifying.