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Race Human Planeswalker
Birthplace Unknown
Lifetime Mending Era
Center: {U}
Currently: {G}{U}

Kasmina is a Planeswalker introduced in War of the Spark.[1] She uses transformation and control spells.

Appearance and characteristics[ | ]

Kasmina has long honey-blonde hair, a blue-white hooded cloak, and a long crook staff.[2] She can use her transformation magic to polymorph organic beings. This ability can be used offensively, e.g. transforming an enemy into a helpless creature like a frog.[3] She can also take direct mental control of other people's actions, effectively possessing them.[2] In addition, she can see through the eyes of her owl familiars. Finally, she can control air, being capable of creating blades out of pressurized air.

She can also scry between planes.[4]

Kasmina is centered in blue mana[5] and secondary in green mana. As she planeswalks, a cloud of white feathers, much like the feathers of her owl familiars, whips over her.[6]

History[ | ]

Leader of a shadowy cabal[ | ]

Kasmina is the leader of an ancient, secret order of Planeswalkers, a shadowy cabal with mysterious aims. Her larger goals are unknown, but her recent obsession is recruitment. Her preferred method is to identify what she calls "embers", non-ignited Planeswalkers. She helps these mages to discover their potential, even if it means causing trauma to ignite their spark, and then indoctrinates them in the ways of her order. She is preparing for a looming conflict that dwarfs the War of the Spark.[7]

War of the Spark[ | ]

Kasmina's Transmutation

Kasmina's Transmutation.

Kasmina was lured to Ravnica by the Interplanar Beacon and immediately became trapped there due to Bolas's use of the Immortal Sun. Alongside many other Planeswalkers and Ravnicans, she fought against the Eternals of Bolas' Dreadhorde.[8] The skillful use of control magic allowed Kasmina to temporarily pull an Eternal to her side during the fight.[2]

Strixhaven[ | ]

Kasmina went to Kylem and invited Rowan and Will Kenrith to study at Strixhaven. When the twins arrived at Arcavios, Kasmina guided them to the campus. Will asked Kasmina if she was a native of Arcavios. Kasmina replied that she had studied for many years on the plane, but was not native to it. Kasmina used one of her owls to watch the twins and discover their potential, while another of her owls watched over Lukka's actions elsewhere on Arcavios.[9]

She later confronted Lukka, who figured out she was spying on him. They battled, Kasmina winning but being forced to retreat once swarms of mage hunters arrived.[6]

She has also befriended Liliana Vess, although it is not known whether Liliana has joined her secret organization or is merely an ally.[4]

Planes visited[ | ]

Planeswalkers met[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Despite having a card in War of the Spark, she does not actually appear in the novel. However, her cards show her using magic against the Eternals on Ravnica, confirming that she was involved in the conflict.
    • She was later given a brief cameo in one of the War of the Spark side stories on, where she was seen taking control of an Eternal and using it to fight against the rest of the Dreadhorde.[2]
  • Kasmina was included in War of the Spark because she was going to appear in an upcoming set, and Wizards wanted to preview her.[11] This set turned out to be Strixhaven: School of Mages, though originally it was to be Throne of Eldraine.[12]

Gallery[ | ]

Story appearances[ | ]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
War of the Spark: Ravnica—The Path to Opulent Greg Weisman 2019-05-15 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Teyo, Kaya, Ral, Jaya, Gideon, Krumnen, Gan Shokta, Domri, Akamal Cray, Govan Radley, Sheeza, Jahdeera, Bombop, Vorel, Maree, Kiora, Samut, Eknet, Temmet, Neit, Haqikah, Kawit, Huatli, Saheeli, Kasmina, Oketra, Kefnet, Bontu, Rhonas, Jace
Episode 1: Class is in Session Adana Washington 2021-03-25 Strixhaven: School of Mages Arcavios, Kylem Liliana, Codie, Shaile Talonrook, Nassari, Lisette, Will, Rowan, Kasmina, Mavinda Sharpbeak, Alibou, Lukka, Mila, Extus Narr
Episode 3: Extracurriculars Adana Washington 2021-04-07 Strixhaven: School of Mages Arcavios Will, Rowan, Auvernine, Plink, Quintorius Kand, Dinsley, Liliana, Isabough, Arlo Wickel, Kasmina, Lukka, Mila, Extus Narr
Episode 5: Final Exam Adana Washington 2021-04-21 Strixhaven: School of Mages Arcavios Will, Rowan, the Blood Avatar, Extus Narr, Uvilda, Plink, Auvernine, Lukka, Mila, Nassari, Lisette, Kasmina, Liliana

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References[ | ]

  1. Mark Rosewater (April 2, 2019). "Who's Kasmina?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  2. a b c d Greg Weisman (May 15, 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica – The Path to Opulent". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Kasmina's Transmutation
  4. a b Jay Annelli (2022), "Magic: The Gathering - The Visual Guide", DK
  5. Mark Rosewater (May 15, 2021). "Is Kasmina fully U/G ?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  6. a b Adana Washington (April 7, 2021). "Episode 3: Extracurriculars". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. James Wyatt, 2020, "The Art of Magic: The Gathering - War of the Spark", VIZ Media
  8. Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor
  9. a b c d e f Adana Washington (March 25, 2021). "Episode 1: Class is in Session". Wizards of the Coast.
  10. a b c d Jeremy Wilson (April 14, 2023). "Easter Eggs". Twitter.
  11. Mark Rosewater (April 29, 2019). "More War Games". Wizards of the Coast.
  12. Mark Rosewater (March 23, 2021). "Hi Mark! Yesterday was my birthday!...". Blogatog. Tumblr.