The new set Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths brings us to Ikoria, a breathtaking world where an enterprising Planeswalker such as yourself can find sights unlike any other. Massive crystal formations, unfathomable caverns, towering spires, and more await you. But we didn’t name the set Ikoria: Lair of Annoying Tourists for a reason. There are those behemoths, after all. Are you a friend or food? Your mastery of the new abilities here may make the difference.
Magic: the Gathering Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths makes use of monster movie tropes. Monsters are the main focal point within Lair of Behemoths, where monsters are fighting other monsters, and monsters are fighting humans and their cities. Mutate is a new mechanic that will be sure to give even the most advanced players something new to sink their teeth into.
The set contains 274 cards to collect.
The setting is Ikoria, a plane of beasts and monsters. As the world of Ikoria developed, humans quickly realized what types of defences were needed to stave off monsters.
The humans were quick to become both militaristic and ingenious. Unfortunately for the humans, the monsters of Ikoria have begun to mutate and the fortresses that were previously successful at protecting humans have now become fodder for the monsters to annihilate.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is about “building your own monsters”. You can mutate a creature you control by paying the mutate cost and placing the card below or above a non-Human creature
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths -Planeswalker
All new Planeswalker cards have been introduced, below are a selection to wet your appitite.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths -Mutate
Mutate is a new keyword that lets you combine creatures in a new way to build better monsters. You know, for fun and smashing.