In MTG Alchemy Horizons, Tasha and Unholy Archmage remix the witch queen: Baldurs Gate

In MTG Alchemy Horizons, Tasha and Unholy Archmage remix the witch queen: Baldurs Gate ...

In the next digital-only set Alchemy Horizons: Baldurs Gate, over 80 cards are coming to Magic Arena.

Cards from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldurs Gate and new digital-only cards will be packaged into a new Arena set set scheduled for release on July 7th. These cards will be legal in Alchemy, Historic, and Historic Brawl.

The Spoiler season is underway and will provide a picture of which cards will be left out of Arena without being used correctly, and which will be completely different from its paper counterparts. This is the first full Alchemy set that will be draftable and includes all Arena release items that a Standard set has.

Three new mechanics will be introduced in the set: Specialize, Double Team, and Boon. Many of Battle for Baldurs Gate''s cards have been altered so they can include the new mechanics or perform better for two-person situations.

Tasha, the Witch Queen, who now becomes Tasha, was one card that changed.

Tasha, Unholy Archmage

  • Mana value: 2UB
  • Type: Legendary Planeswalker Tasha
  • Rarity: Mythic Rare
  • Starting loyalty: Four
  • First ability: +1: Until your next turn, whenever a Creature attacks you or Tasha, Unholy Archmage, put a -1/-1 counter on that Creature.
  • Second ability: -2: Target opponent puts a Creature card of their choice from their graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. That Creature gains ward 2.
  • Third ability: -6: Target opponent reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal three Creature cards. Put those cards onto the battlefield under your control. That player puts the rest into their graveyard.

This four-mana planeswalker might influence Alchemy with its three solid abilities starting at four loyalty. Tasha will likely immediately die to the first attack directed toward it. The +1 is a weak form of protection but does stifle the plethora of aggro decks in Alchemy.

The -2 will make or break Tasha as a card. A U/B deck will likely do a lot of damage to ensure the opponent''s graveyard is stocked with creature cards by the time Tasha enters the battlefield. The opponent will choose the worst creature in the graveyard, but it gets a little buff with ward.

Running graveyard hate can help you reduce the opponents'' choices of what creature to give you. With cards like the Viconia and Nightsingers Disciple, you may exile the bad creatures and leave the opponent with no choice.

The ultimate will most likely win the game. Three free creature cards are sufficient to defeat the opponent. This isn''t outrageous for a U/B control shell.