City's Blessing

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City's Blessing is a player's designation introduced for Rivals of Ixalan. It can be given by the ascend mechanic.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

The city's blessing refers to Orazca, the Golden City that the different factions are racing for in the storyline. If you have the city's blessing, you gain a significant advantage depending on the spell you played.

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (June 18, 2021—Modern Horizons 2)

City’s Blessing
A designation a player can have. The ascend keyword causes a player to get this designation once they control ten permanents. See rule 702.131, “Ascend.”

From the Comprehensive Rules (June 18, 2021—Modern Horizons 2)

  • 702.131c The city’s blessing is a designation that has no rules meaning other than to act as a marker that other rules and effects can identify. Any number of players may have the city’s blessing at the same time.

From the Comprehensive Rules (June 18, 2021—Modern Horizons 2)

  • 702.131d After a player gets the city’s blessing, continuous effects are reapplied before the game checks to see if the game state or preceding events have matched any trigger conditions.

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • The city's blessing isn't a permanent or emblem, and nothing can destroy it or otherwise interact with it.
  • The printed card is only used as a reminder.

Cards that give the city's blessing[edit | edit source]

All card with Ascend:


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matt Tabak (January 1, 2018). "Rivals of Ixalan Mechanics". Wizards of the Coast.