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Ikoria Spoilers (aka GODZILLA!)

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Ikoria previews begin today, and since preview season is shortened to just 1 week we are getting a TON of information. However, none of that matters, because Godzilla.9a0639a0-c898-4a07-975c-a02bdd53175b.thumb.jpg.a6b406a8a1d50c16d0604e68be70ca81.jpgbfb1fba6-8eb3-4338-9249-cec888c892dc.thumb.jpg.9b173778b4b4456830f1fa0ba41bdf12.jpg4d393cc4-0e6b-44fe-a74a-822c52678ec9.thumb.jpg.a45290f50b7244dee64889317dc0ba59.jpgEUnAMn9WAAAVoYV.png.e16ec05515b01fa68f7abfb83c804f2c.png

 

 

 

These are indeed real cards, however they are unique in that they aren't part of the main set. WOTC teamed up with Toho to bring us the "Godzilla" series, which is like a Masterpiece series, and if you look below the titles of these cards, you'll see their ACTUAL names. Here's an example:

 



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And here is Luminous Broodmothra, which is converted to Mothra for the Godzilla series.
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Another new mechanic is Companion:

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So you can completely ignore the Companion text and just play these as normal, however Companions give you the added bonus of using them as pseudo-commanders in regular Constructed. If you decide you want Lutri as your companion, you can start the game with it in exile and cast it like you would a Commander. The drawback is you have severe deckbuilding constraints, like you see above. The card doesn't count towards your 60 cards, so you can't play 59+Companion, and it will actually take a slot in your Sideboard, so you lose sideboard slots as well. It also doesn't have a Command Zone or a tax, once you cast it, it behaves like any other card.

The restrictions are pretty severe, but if any of these are playable the amount of consistency you get from always having your build-around card in constructed could be pretty crazy. Not to mention, as I saw MTG Goldfish mention on Twitter, Keruga is just straight-up playable in Jeskai Fires without making any changes to the deck, which is pretty insane.

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