Zendikar Rising/Trivia

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Maro's Zendikar Rising Teaser[edit | edit source]

Mark Rosewater gave his traditional teaser with the following hints.[1]

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]

  • Omnath, Locus of Creation was the fourth in the series of the ever-expanding Omnath legendary creatures, adding White mana to the Temur combination. Despite the four-color mana cost it became trivially easy to cast, and the base rate of a 4/4 that draws a card and gains 4 life every turn turned aggro from a traditionally bad matchup to a laughably easy one. Decks quickly built to exploit Omnath to its full potential, with Lotus Cobra managing the color requirements and Escape to the Wilds or Genesis Ultimatum being ways to continuously hit four or five land drops a turn, playing almost as a Storm deck. The deck was weakened with the Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath banning, but that merely took away one avenue of long-game inevitability, and controlling a deck with so much mana was nearly impossible. A second build hybridized Omnath with the Adventures deck, making a ramp strategy with enough interaction that only the pure Omnath ramp decks would overpower. After a 70% metagame domination at the 2020 Grand Finals, Omnath was banned alongside Lucky Clover (part of the Omnath Adventures shell) and Escape to the Wilds.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater (August 27, 2020). "Maro's Zendikar Rising Teaser". Blogatog. Tumblr.