A preview of what to expect in the upcoming Magic: The Gathering Standard-legal set, Streets of New Capenna, aired by Wizards of the Coast tonight, showcases the return of an Ascendancy Enchantment cycle.
A Wedge three-color Ascendancy cycle was first introduced into MTG via the Khans of Tarkir block from 2014 to 2015. The three-color Enchantments showcased five Magic cards that provided various effects that activated upon entering the battlefield to a creature attacking.
In the upcoming Streets of New Capenna (SNC) set, a cycle of Ascendancy Enchantments returns to the Standard format as three-color Shards that represent the five demon lord families that run the city.
The first Ascendancy card in SNC was revealed tonight during a preview of the MTG set by WotC. Brokers Ascendancy is in the colors Green, White, and Blue—which are the same colors that represent the Brokers demon family within SNC.
- CMC: GWU
- Type: Enchantment
- Rarity: Rare
- Ability: At the beginning of your end step, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control and a loyalty counter on each Planeswalker you control
Each Ascendancy Enchantment in SNC will have a regular and Golden Age version. Following an abundance of Enchantments released via NEO, it is likely the cycle of Ascendancy Enchantments will have a strong impact on a number of MTG formats.
Players can test out the new Ascendancy MTG cycle within a Limited format setting via prerelease events on April 22. A digital launch will take place on April 28 and a global tabletop release is scheduled to take place on April 29.