[OGW] Kozilek, new basic land type, new “colour”?

oath bannerThe first few cards from Oath of the Gatewatch have been spoiled over Twitter, and they’re breaking my mind – just as Eldrazi should do, fittingly. The first one I want to show is this:

wastesThese are as of now unconfirmed, so we can’t know for sure – but it does look like Wizards has added a new Basic Land, though without the Basic Land types. This could be considered another in line with the Snow-Covered basics from Ice Age block.

So, what does the land tap for? It seems it can be used to cast this thing, for example:

kozilekthegreatdistortionThose mana symbols do look really weird, but they could be real, in which case I’m quite excited. That said, there are many problems with adding a “sixth colour” to the game – something that has been speculated for years.

Mark Rosewater has stated for a long time that they will never add a sixth colour, it would be to cumbersome to do nomirrorpoolw – the point of no return for the five colours of Magic has passed, so to speak. That said, this isn’t a sixth colour, they do seem colourless, so adding it does not affect any cards that care about number of colours in play for example. Further, since Wastes is printed without a basic land type, it won’t affect Domain or similar mechanics in any way.

It was long speculated that Purple would be the sixth colour of Magic, and that it would represent either something like Cave or City, but it seems the sixth colour is colourless, and it represents Wastes.

I think it’s pretty cool, what do you think? Leave a comment!

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  1. Grim Lavamancer

     /  November 18, 2015

    This is very exciting! My guess is that the cards are legit, though I agree with you that the mana symbol looks a bit weird. I also suspect that this is more of a one set thing than something that will change the game in a significant way.

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    • Very true, I didn’t expand upon that in my post, but I should’ve. The mechanic, if printed as-is, looks really parasitic, even more-so than the ones from BFZ.


  2. psykopatmullvad

     /  November 18, 2015

    This means you can have basic land in ur Karn EDH too 😀

    Big exciting news indeed, if true.

    I think it is legit.


  3. crazyaboutmtg

     /  November 18, 2015

    I think legit. Not colorless I’m thinking, because then why would Mirrorpool tap for Wastes not colorless?


  4. crazyaboutmtg

     /  November 19, 2015

    Never mind. It’s exclusively colorless. 🙂



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