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Race Insect Planeswalker
Birthplace Undisclosed
Lifetime Unknown
Currently: {B}{G}
Modern Horizons 2

Grist, known as the Hunger Tide, is an insect planeswalker from an undisclosed plane.

Appearance and characteristics[]

Grist is an insect, or possibly the collective conscience of a swarm of insects.[1]

Mark Rosewater supposes that whenever Grist planeswalks, she takes insects of the new world to create a body out of them.[2]

Grist is referred to as she/her, likely indicating her status as the queen of the swarm she controls.[3] Grist had access to black and green mana.

The Song of Grist[]

“  The hunger tide sweeps across the land, calling us forth from slumber. A great noise shall rise from the earth as many mouths cry out for sustenance. Countless wings will darken the skies and famine's teeth shall strip the flesh from the bones of the world. Let all this and more come to pass, that our children may partake of the endless feast.[1]  ”



In-game references[]

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  1. a b Emily Teng (June 11, 2021). "The New Legends of Modern Horizons 2". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (June 11, 2021). "Drive to Work #842: Planewalker Characters, Part 2". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  3. a b Mark Rosewater (June 21,2021). "Odds & Ends: Modern Horizons 2, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Victor Adame Minguez (May 25, 2021). ""Grist, the hunger tide" Extended art version". Twitter.
  5. Matt Tabak (May 25, 2021). "Sure, Grist *can* be your commander". Twitter.
  6. Jess Dunks (May 25, 2021). "I've been suddenly getting a lot of questions about Grist, the Hunger Tide". Twitter.
  7. Jess Dunks (June 18, 2021). "Comprehensive Rules Changes". Wizards of the Coast.