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City's Blessing marker

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

Description[]

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[]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

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 (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

  • 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 (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

  • 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[]

  • 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[]

All card with Ascend:

White
White/Blue
Blue
Blue/Black
Black
Red
Green
Artifact
Land

References[]

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