Check out this exclusive Magic The Gathering Lost Caverns of Ixalan card reveal

Check out this exclusive Magic The Gathering Lost Caverns of Ixalan card reveal
Images via Wizards of the Coast

Written by 

Lloyd Coombes

Published 

30th Oct 2023 12:00

You don't get to 98 expansions without learning a few things about cool card art, and Wizards of the Coast's Magic The Gathering keeps showing us cooler and cooler creatures, worlds, characters and more with every passing update.

Its next update, the Lost Caverns of Ixalan, is due to arrive in just a couple of weeks on November 17, but if you're looking to prep your deck for some powerful new additions, I'm very pleased to be able to reveal some new cards exclusively here at GGRecon.

For more on the set, its influences, and its lore, be sure to check my preview, but for now, here's an early look at Molten Collapse and Ixalli's Lorekeeper.

Magic The Gathering's Lost Caverns of Ixalan card reveal: Molten Collapse

Molten Collapse card from the Magic The Gathering Lost Caverns of Ixalan expansion
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In keeping with the theme of danger in the titular caverns, Molten Collapse appears to show an adventurer's grisly demise.

In terms of its gameplay potential, it can use the new Descend keyword to grow in power, too. Players can use Molten Collapse to destroy a target creature or planeswalker, or destroy a target noncreature, nonland permanent with mana value 1 or less, but Descending (putting a permanent into your graveyard from anywhere) will let you trigger both effects.

Not bad for a card that costs one black and one red mana, and the gorgeous, Mesoamerican full-card art looks great, too.

Molten Collapse card from the Magic The Gathering Lost Caverns of Ixalan expansion with alternative art
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Magic The Gathering's Lost Caverns of Ixalan card reveal: Ixalli's Lorekeeper

Ixalli's Lorekeeper card from Magic The Gathering Lost Caverns of Ixalan
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Ixalli's Lorekeeper is a one green mana Human Druid creature with 1/1, but their power is really in the card text which allows Ixalli's Lorekeeper to be tapped to add extra mana so long as it's being spent on a Dinosaur spell or to activate a Dinosaur card's ability.

The low casting cost, plus that ability, is likely to make Ixalli's Lorekeeper a great pick for your next dino deck.

For more on Magic The Gathering, check out our rundown of everything coming in 2024 and beyond - including Fallout, Final Fantasy, and much more.

Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.

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