Haktos brings an Achilles heel to Boros in Theros: Beyond Death

This near-invulnerable beater is a tasty twist on the mythical hero.

Haktos the Unscarred Art Magic Theros Beyond Death
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Red-white decks in Magic: the Gathering are all about attacking for damage, and this new legendary creature in those colors from the newest expansion, Theros: Beyond Death (THB), is no different. Meet Haktos, the Unscarred.

Haktos the Unscarred Magic Theros Beyond Death
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Normally, a 6/1 creature is a one-trick pony; it attacks or blocks once and dies. With the “attacks each combat if able” rider, this kind of card usually has a very short life span.

Haktos, however, has a pretty cool trick up his sleeve. His second and third abilities combine to give him a lot of defense in combat. Once played, he gains protection from everything but converted mana costs two, three, and four, determined at random.

So, unless your opponent has a creature or removal spell with that specific mana cost—or a board wipe—Haktos will be an all-star beater for your squad. Just remember that he has protection from your spells as well!