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Cards from the Kaldheim set heavily reference Norse mythology and the Viking Age.

Analogs and references[edit | edit source]

Mythology[edit | edit source]

Pantheons[edit | edit source]

Celestial beings[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

Viking Age[edit | edit source]

Maro's Kaldheim Teaser[edit | edit source]

Mark Rosewater gave his traditional teaser with the following hints.[4]

First up, here are some things you can expect:[edit | edit source]

Here are snippets of rules text, you’ll see:[edit | edit source]

And finally, here are some creature type lines you’ll see:[edit | edit source]

Banned and Restricted cards[edit | edit source]

  • Tibalt's Trickery is another spell in the long line of polymorph abilities, with the distinction of being much cheaper than many of the others. Its ability to cast the spell also opens up many branches for combos, notably with cascade, which led to a changing of the rules to cascade. The decks borne of this card in Historic and Standard tend to be on the glass-cannon type, with a pile of haymakers, some number of 0-cost cards, and Trickery, but the builds in Modern had cascade support, which ups the consistency through the "another name" clause. This lead to a ban in Modern in February 2021.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c Mark Rosewater (January 25, 2021). "Kaldheim Storytime, Part 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. a b c Mark Rosewater (February 2, 2021). "Kaldheim Storytime, Part 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Ethan Fleischer (January 12, 2021). "Starnheim Unleashed". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Mark Rosewater (December 17, 2020). "Maro's Kaldheim Teaser". Blogatog. Tumblr.