The upcoming Phyrexia: All Will Be One set for Magic: The Gathering is introducing a strong new mechanic to the sport, within the type of the Poisonous key phrase. There are a number of playing cards in Phyrexia: All Will Be One which will likely be utilizing Poison Counters, which tie to the Poisonous and Corrupted key phrases that may seem all through the set.

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The most typical methods to win a recreation in Magic: The Gathering is to deplete an opponent’s life or to trigger them to attract extra playing cards than what stays of their library. One of many alternate methods to win a recreation entails Poison Counters, as these are immediately hooked up to the participant, moderately than any of their creatures. If a participant has ten Poison Counters, then they lose the match.

Poisonous creatures inflict Poison Counters alongside injury

In Phyrexia: All Will Be One, some playing cards have the Poisonous key phrase, adopted by a quantity. If a participant is broken by a card with Poisonous, then they’re given Poison Counters equal to the quantity on the cardboard, in addition to taking life level injury. The Paladin of Predation (seen above) has Poisonous 6, which implies a participant hit by it should take six injury from the creature’s Energy and obtain six Poison Counters. This implies Paladin of Predation solely must hit a participant twice in a 1v1 match to win the sport, which is made simpler by the truth that it may’t be blocked by creatures with an influence of two or fewer.

There are different playing cards in Phyrexia: All Will Be One with Poisonous, comparable to Karumonix, the Rat King, they usually current an enormous menace on the battlefield. Gamers might want to divert assets to destroying or containing Poisonous creatures, as Poison Counters can’t be healed in the identical manner as life factors, and it’s so much faster to win by inflicting the participant with Poison Counters than it’s by way of injury.

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