Pair of Mythic Rare Dragons show late-game power in MTG Forgotten Realms

The big mana investment is worth it.

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A Dungeons & Dragons themed Magic: The Gathering set wouldn’t be complete without powerful dragons.

The upcoming crossover Magic set Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is filled with Dragon-tribal synergies to support Limited and Constructed strategies.

The third day of spoilers revealed two Mythic Rare Dragon cards that will dominate Limited games and be key finishers in a handful of Constructed decks.

Lymrith, Desert Doom

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  • Mana value: 3UU
  • Type: Legendary Creature Dragon
  • Rarity: Mythic Rare
  • Stats: 5/5
  • Keyword: Flying
  • First ability: Lymrith, Desert Doom has Ward 4 as long as it’s untapped.
  • Second ability: Whenever Lymrith deals combat damage to a player, draw a card. Then if you have fewer than three cards in hand, draw cards equal to the difference.

Mono-Blue Tempo lists could use Lymrith as a top-end finisher. A Flying 5/5 threat with Ward 4 is hard to deal with in combat or with removal spells. It draws cards through combat damage, which is what most tempo strategies want. Lymrith is a Limited bomb with interesting Constructed implications. Jordan Uhl revealed this creature.

Old Gnawbone

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  • Mana value: 5GG
  • Type: Legendary Creature Dragon
  • Rarity: Mythic Rare
  • Stats: 7/7
  • Keyword: Flying
  • First ability: Whenever a Creature you control deals combat damage to a player, create that many Treasure tokens.

If a player resolves and untaps with Old Gnawbone, chances are they’ll win the game. The amount of mana this card generates is a massive advantage. Old Gnawbone is a 7/7 evasive threat that demands removal. Seven mana isn’t a lot for dedicated ramp decks. This spell was revealed by Mayuko Wakatsuki.

The key to Old Gnawbone is the ability triggers whenever a creature deals combat damage. This creature doesn’t need to attack to generate game-winning value. Look for Old Gnawbone to be a top-end win condition in Green ramp decks.

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms releases digitally on Magic Online and Magic Arena on July 8. A full tabletop launch is scheduled for July 23.