There is a navy tactic beloved by wargamers referred to as the hammer and anvil. You break up your military into two forces, the slower and sturdier of which pins down your opponent, holding them in place—the anvil—whereas the quicker power maneuvers right into a flanking place—the hammer—and you then deliver the 2 collectively. In the event you’ve performed Whole Struggle: Warhammer 3 as Slaanesh, you will know they’re a military with no anvil. Slaanesh is all hammer, on a regular basis.
Which is why it is acceptable for the Keeper of Secrets and techniques, a higher daemon of Slaanesh, to seem as a crimson card in Magic: The Gathering’s Warhammer 40,000 crossover (opens in new tab). Purple’s the standard colour of Magic’s most aggressive playing cards, and normally those with key phrases that velocity up their assaults like haste and first strike.
The Keeper of Secrets and techniques has each. You do not want an anvil when you possibly can simply slam two hammers collectively for a similar impact, proper?
The Keeper of Secrets and techniques additionally has a capability referred to as Symphony of Ache, which implies everytime you solid a spell from anyplace aside from your hand, you trigger harm equal to that spell’s mana price. Preserve an eye fixed out for key phrases to set off that, like flashback (you possibly can solid a spell from the graveyard), cascade (you exile playing cards out of your library till you flip one with a decrease mana price, then solid it without spending a dime), and rebound (you solid a spell a second time the flip after it was solid). Or perhaps the Chaos-themed Ruinous Powers deck will include playing cards like Sen Triplets, which allow you to take a look at one other participant’s hand after which solid spells proper out of it. Actually, that feels like precisely the sort of dick transfer I might count on from Tzeentch.
The Warhammer crossover will embrace 4 decks for Commander format, which is Magic’s chill format the place two or extra gamers, normally 4, participate in a free-for-all the place every has a high-powered legendary creature to symbolize them within the area. The prebuilt Warhammer x Magic decks include two choices in your commander.
- The Ruinous Powers deck (crimson/blue/black): Abaddon the Despoiler and Be’lakor, the Darkish Grasp
- Forces of the Imperium (white/blue/black): Inquisitor Greyfax and Marneus Calgar, Ultramarines Chapter Grasp
- The Tyranid Swarm (inexperienced/blue/crimson): The Swarmlord and Magus Lucca Kane
- Necron Dynasties (black): Szarekh, the Silent King, and Imotekhk, the Stormlord
These 100-card commander decks (opens in new tab) shall be launched on October 7, however there may also be three crossover Secret Lair (opens in new tab) releases with much more Video games Workshop-themed Magic playing cards accessible to order from October 17 to November 14. One will function Warhammer 40,000’s orks, whereas the opposite two will embrace playing cards based mostly on Age of Sigmar and Blood Bowl.