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The Next Set for Ravnica

Wizards of the Coast announced the title of the next Ravnica set, Ravnica Allegiance. Following Guilds of Ravnica, it continues with the theme of showcasing the various guilds of the Ravnica plane. This time, they are showcasing the other five of the ten main guilds, Orzhov, Gruul, Simic, Azorius, and Rakdos.

The Planeswalker decks will be an Azorious Dovin deck and a Gruul Domri deck. At this time there isn’t a decklist for either.

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New Guild Mechanics: Rakdos

New guild mechanics are set to be released once a day this week, and today Rakdos gets the spotlight. Rakdos is the guild of the color combo red and black. Red typically is associated with fireballs and vomiting out your hand fast for high damage. Black is your typical murders, death, and destruction color. Combined, Rakdos will usually kill anything that gets in its way.

Each guild group has a title with it, and black and red is “The Cult of Rakdos.” Wizards described the cult as “they are showmanship, violence, and anarchy blended into a chaotic smoothie.” Rakdos cards are often demons, devils, and dark shamans. To highlight the spirit of Rakdos, a new mechanic has been introduced: Spectacle.

Spectacle – you may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.

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Basically, Rakdos is going to be showing off their ability to destroy you. Zap your opponent with a quick lightning bolt, they lose a life, then play your Spectacle card. Simple enough, right?

Promos and Drafts

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Along with the Ravnica Allegiance announcement we got a timeline for release. Open House is January 12–13 and will feature the promo of Rakdos Firewheeler. All you got to do is participate to get this limited promo!

When you buy a box of Ravnica Allegiance from your local game stop, you’ll get a promo of The Haunt of Hightower while supplies last.

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Drafts begin January 26–27 and will feature Simic Ascendancy. Alternative win conditions FTW!

Magic League, beginning January 28, gives you a chance to get a special version of Gate Colossus. Compete in ten games and this card will be yours!

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The Ravnica Allegiance season of Friday Night Magic at your local game stop will have three different promos they can distribute as they see fit. These cards are Growth Spiral, Light Up the Stage, and Mortify, respectfully.

Get a special guild foil land when participating in Ravnica Weekend between February 16–17.

And last but not least, Lavinia, Azorious Renegade has a special promotion that can be awarded to more competitive Ravnica weekend games at your local GameStop.

More Ravnica Coming Soon

Ravnica Allegiance is coming on January 25th. However, there is not a lot of information on the title as of this writing. We can likely expect more unique mechanics for each guild introduced.

What is your favorite guild of the Ravnica Allegiance guilds? Let us known in the comments below.