With Alchemy Horizons: Baldurs Gate, Magic: The Gatherings'' entry into the digital design space will be announced for its biggest release yet. New mechanics and cards will be introduced to Magic Arena.
However, the creation of digital design has erupted some wordy cards. With the amount of Magic to account for, there are certain to be cards that require a lot of text. The first set of Alchemy: Baldurs Gate spoilers brought a card with six different sides, making it one of the most complicated cards in the game history.
Viconia and Nightsingers Disciple have developed a new digital game Specialize. It allows players to pay mana and discard a color or land type card. Then, that card becomes a new card with effects based on what color was discarded.
Viconia begins off as a two-mana 2/3 Elf Cleric with Specialize 2. The number represents the mana expense required to activate the ability. Viconia also has the ability to exile a card from a graveyard for one mana.
According to each color, Viconia can turn into five different forms. There are 293 words of text between all forms of Viconia. This amount of text can cause difficulties for players who are confronted with a text wall and five different choices.
Due to the templating of Magic cards, many of the Alchemy cards still resemble tabletop Magic cards when it comes to wording. This leads to repetition between each form. Learning which parts of the card are consistent across all and the differences will help understand how Viconia works.
Here''s how Viconia''s five traits:
Use Viconia''s second activated ability to exile cards from a graveyard. Make sure to exil and Instant or Sorcery as well. Once one or more card is exiled with Viconia''s ability, then it''s time to use Specialize.
Specialize costs two mana while discarding a card. The color you discard determines which version of Viconia can be used. It can only be activated as a Sorcery.
- If you discard a Red card or a Mountain you get Viconia, Disciple of Violence.
- If you discard a Black card or a Swamp you get Viconia, Disciple of Blood.
- If you discard a Blue card or an Island you get Viconia, Disciple of Arcana.
- If you discard a White card or a Plains you get Viconia, Disciple of Rebirth.
- If you discard a Green card or a Forest you get Viconia, Disciple of Strength.
What does each version of Viconia do?
You collide a duplicate of a target Creature card exiled with Viconias ability into your hand. This duplicate perpetually gains, and you may spend mana as if it was a mana of any color to cast this spell.
The core ability of Viconia, Disciple of Arcana, is consistent in all versions. That means the player may create a duplicate of an Instant or Sorcery. That spell also gains the perpetual ability. Every Viconia has a power and toughness 3/4. They all have the ability to pay one mana to exile a target card from a graveyard.
The differences are based on the additional abilities the conjured Creature perpetually gains. This is the only difference between each version. Here are the different perpetual abilities.
- Viconia, Disciple of Rebirth perpetually gives the conjured Creature If it has mana value three or less, you may put it onto the battlefield.
- Viconia, Disciple of Arcana provides no additional perpetual ability.
- Viconia, Disciple of Violence perpetually gives the conjured Creature +1/+0 and gains haste.
- Viconia, Disciple of Blood perpetually gives the conjured Creature When this Creature enters the battlefield, each opponent loses two life and you gain two life.
- Viconia, Disciple of Strength perpetually gives the conjured Creature +2/+2.
Some knowledge of the color pie helps simplify these abilities. The permanent ability aligns with something that is common in the color. Discarding a Red card can help the Creature be able to have more time, and discarding a Green card gives a boost of great strength and toughness.
On July 7, Alchemy: Baldurs Gate will be released on Magic Arena.