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Race Vampire, Human (previously)
Birthplace Dominaria
Lifetime Mending Era

Arvad is a vampire, who once was a Benalish knight. He became security chief of Jhoira's crew on the rebuilt Skyship Weatherlight.


Kazarov, a descendant of the notorious Sengir line, turned Arvad into a vampire. [1] Despite his undead nature and his overpowering need to feed on human blood, Arvad struggles to uphold the ideals of a Benalish knight and fight for good in the world. As chief of security aboard the Weatherlight, he swore himself to Jhoira's service before his transformation, and he has every intention of honoring that oath even as a vampire. [2] The holy magic of the Serra's Realm infused Powerstone allows him to move in sunlight and suppresses his hunger, but he still requires blood on occasion. [3][4] So far, he has managed to feed wihout violating his ideals, but his greatest fear is that his hunger will one day gain control of him. [2]

After Arvad was magically compulsed to travel to the Weatherlight 's construction site, he helped Tiana defend the ship against the attack of a Bogardan phoenix.[4] The angel introduced Arvad to Jhoira, after which he swore allegiance to the captain.[5]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Return to Dominaria: Episode 3 Martha Wells 2018-03-28 Dominaria Dominaria Jhoira, Tiana, Shanna Sisay, Danitha Capashen, Rafwyn Capashen, Arvad, Ajani Goldmane
Return to Dominaria: Episode 4 Martha Wells 2018-04-04 Dominaria Dominaria Tiana, Lyra Dawnbringer, Arvad
Return to Dominaria: Episode 5 Martha Wells 2018-04-11 Dominaria Dominaria Ajani Goldmane, Jhoira, Gideon Jura, Lyra Dawnbringer, Liliana Vess, Thiago, Shanna Sisay, Rafwyn Capashen, Arvad, Tiana, Jodah, Naban
Return to Dominaria: Episode 9 Martha Wells 2018-05-09 Dominaria Dominaria Chandra Nalaar, Jaya Ballard, Karn, Multani, Liliana Vess, Gideon Jura, Jhoira, Arvad, Shanna Sisay, Rafwyn Capashen, Tiana, Teferi, Jace Beleren
Return to Dominaria: Episode 10 Martha Wells 2018-05-16 Dominaria Dominaria Slimefoot, Tiana, Arvad, Jhoira, Teferi, Karn, Shanna Sisay, Rafwyn Capashen, Jaya Ballard, Liliana Vess, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar
Return to Dominaria: Episode 11 Martha Wells 2018-05-23 Dominaria Dominaria Gideon Jura, Liliana Vess, Jhoira, Teferi, Slimefoot, Rafwyn Capashen, Chandra Nalaar, Shanna Sisay, Karn, Jaya Ballard, Arvad, Tiana, Yargle, The Cabal, Whisper, Belzenlok
Return to Dominaria: Episode 12 Martha Wells 2018-05-30 Dominaria Dominaria Liliana Vess, Yargle, Rafwyn Capashen, Jaya Ballard, Shanna Sisay, Arvad, Jhoira, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, The Cabal, Radha, Slimefoot, Muldrotha, Belzenlok, Whisper, Teferi, Karn, Urgoros, Tiana, Nicol Bolas

In-game references[]

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  1. Wizards of the Coast (April 22, 2018). "Tricksters, rogues, and forbidden magic!". The Official Magic: The Gathering Tumblr. Tumblr.
  2. a b James Wyatt (2018), The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Dominaria. VIZ Media.
  3. Magic: the Gathering Twitter
  4. a b Martha Wells (April 4, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 4". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Martha Wells (March 28, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 3". Wizards of the Coast.