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Planar Bridge
Origin Kaladesh
Creator Rashmi
User Tezzeret, Nicol Bolas
Status Unknown

The Planar Bridge is an artificial planar portal, created by the inventor Rashmi on Kaladesh.[1][2]

Nature of the Bridge[]

When the Mending occurred, all existing planar portals had stopped working.[3][4] The Planar Bridge is the only known example to replicate their function.[5] The Planar Bridge, however, can only transport non-organic or dead matter.[6] Planeswalkers are the one exception, presumably thanks to the protection of their spark. Phyrexian praetors can also use the bridge, but doing so destroys the organic components of their bodies, leaving them in a badly weakened state as they heal.


The Planar Portal was stolen by Tezzeret, by order of Nicol Bolas.[7][8][9] Tezzeret took it off the plane, and incorporated it in his body.[10]

After putting together some of Bolas' machinations on Ixalan and Amonkhet, Jace and Vraska theorized that something on the plane of Ravnica was of extreme interest to Bolas. It seemed to be part of his plan to reclaim his lost power. In order to reach this goal, they reasoned that he planned to use the Planar Bridge to invade the plane with an interplanar army of immortals, while trapping the resident planeswalkers.[11]

War of the Spark[]

Bolas's plan came to fruition, when Tezzeret opened up the Planar Bridge in the Chamber of the Guildpact on Ravnica, reducing it to rubble, [12][13] and the Dreadhorde invaded Ravnica.[14] It was revealed that planeswalkers could travel through the Planar Bridge without danger. Dack Fayden, Ob Nixilis, Karn, and Samut traveled to Amonkhet and shut it off. The portal inside Tezerret's chest exploded, which led to the larger portal that Eternals were actually walking through to implode and collapse upon itself. Tezzeret planeswalked away after his defeat. The scar of the planar portal was removed by the combined magic of the guildmasters of Ravnica, reviving Niv-Mizzet in the process.[15]


After the war, Ral Zarek, Kaya, and Vraska were assigned to hunt down and kill Tezzeret, Liliana Vess, and Dovin Baan, respectively. Tezzeret planeswalked to multiple worlds before arriving at his fortress, the Seekers' Sanctum in Esper on Alara.[16] The damaged Planar Bridge had begun leaking energy that slowly seared the surrounding flesh on his chest. The energy trail it left also allowed the Wanderer to track him as she assisted Ral Zarek in his hunt for Tezzeret. During their confrontation, Tezzeret used the Planar Bridge to redirect Ral's lightning strikes which rendered his attacks useless.

After Tezzeret's victory, he used the Planar Bridge to orchestrate the abandonment of his fortress. The Wanderer later revealed that she could no longer sense its technology and that Tezzeret had most likely intended to be followed.[16]

Neon Dynasty[]

After forming an alliance with New Phyrexia, Tezzeret used the Planar Bridge to transport Jin-Gitaxias to and from Kamigawa. Earlier, he had possibly brought Vorinclex to Kaldheim as well.

Streets of New Capenna[]

Tezzeret used the Planar Bridge to transport Urabrask to New Capenna.[17] Urabrask was left badly wounded after arriving and has spent weeks trying to heal his injuries. While taking Vivien Reid to meet the praetor, Tezzeret revealed the Bridge got corrupted from ferrying Phyrexian forces and the other praetors across the multiverse.[18]

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  2. Kimberly J. Kreines (December 14, 2016). "Breakthrough". Wizards of the Coast.
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  4. Magic Story Podcast: The Mending (May 3, 2018)
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  8. Ken Troop (July 26, 2017). "Hour of Devastation". Wizards of the Coast.
  9. The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Kaladesh
  10. Flavor text for One With the Machine
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  12. Flavor text for Emergence Zone
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  14. Greg Weisman (April 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica". Del Rey.
  15. Gateway Plaza
  16. a b Greg Weisman (November 2019). "War of the Spark: Forsaken". Del Rey.
  17. Elise Kova (March 28, 2022). "Episode 1: Homecoming". Wizards of the Coast.
  18. Elise Kova (March 30, 2022). "The Side of Freedom". Wizards of the Coast.