Kamigawa Spoilers: The Most Exciting Cards

We’re still in the middle of spoiler season for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, and the set already looks really exciting. Each color has powerful cards on the way that can either improve your favorite deck or inspire you to make something entirely new! Below are the most exciting Kamigawa spoilers so far, as well as some interesting new commanders worth building around.

Standalone Cards

Lion Sash

lions sash

First, we have white’s version of Scavenging Ooze: Lion Sash. It’s hard not to compare these cards. Even if Lion Sash doesn’t gain you life, turning into an equipment gives you lots of flexibility. This is a utility piece that should fit perfectly into lots of strategies.

Otawara, Soaring Cty

otawara soaring city

The channel lands look quite strong, and Otawara, Soaring City is no exception. If you don’t need a land, it can serve as a bounce spell for most permanents. Having lands that can act like spells is really useful, especially when they can interact with your opponents.

Junji, the Midnight Sky

junji the midnight sky

Junji, the Midnight Sky puts your opponents in an impossible situation. It’s a 5/5 with flying and menace, so it’s a serious threat on the board. Even when they remove it, you’re likely getting a huge benefit. Its death trigger gives you two great choices, and it just gets oppressive if you can reanimate it.

Scrap Welder

scrap welder

If you’re looking for a new artifact-matters card, then take a look at Scrap Welder. In decks that play with their graveyard, this card gives you control over what you have on the battlefield. Even if you’re just running an artifact strategy, Scrap Welder can give you some resilience.

Kodama of the West Tree

kodama of the west tree

Kodama of the West Tree might not be as powerful as Kodama of the East Tree, but that’s ok. If you’re building around modified creatures, this card can help you spiral out of control. Avenger of Zendikar also makes this ridiculously good, since just a few plants getting through means you’ll have a giant army.

Hidetsugu Consumes All

hidetsugu consumes all

Lastly, Hidetsugu Consumes All is a niche, but powerful tool. Treasures have been getting out of control in EDH, and this card punishes players for hoarding them. Exiling all graveyards is also a nice effect to have access to.

New Commanders

Of course, Kamigawa spoilers have also brought us new commanders to build around. Whether you’re looking for a more flavorful build or something more powerful, there’s something for you in this set.

Raiyuu, Storm’s Edge

raiyuu storms edge

Samurai fans, rejoice! There’s a new commander that works with both samurai and warriors: Raiyuu, Storm’s Edge. It rewards you for attacking with just one samurai or warrior, so you’ll want to have evasive threats. Cards like Resplendent Marshal or Hand of Honor will serve you well, and Combat Celebrant might be the best card in this deck.

Satsuki, the Living Lore

satsuki the living lore

Another strategy that’s getting more support is sagas, and Satsuki, the Living Lore makes for a great saga commander. Advancing all of your sagas at once can give you a ton of value right away, and its death trigger even lets you reuse your sagas. These are also two of the strongest colors for enchantment support, so you’ll have the full suite of enchantresses to fuel your engine.

Tatsunari, Toad Rider

tatsunari toad rider

Lastly, Tatsunari, Toad Rider gives you a new way to build an enchantment deck. No other sultai commander explicitly cares about enchantments. This means you can play cards other enchantment decks normally wouldn’t, such as Binding the Old Gods or Bitterblossom. You’ll still want to play as many enchantments as you can, but the new color combination will lead to unique play patterns.

End Step

Those are all the Kamigawa spoilers we have for today, but there are still more previews left. Keep checking back for all the latest news on Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty!

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Ashley Briggs

I’ve been playing Magic for about five years, and my favorite formats are EDH and limited. Ever since I played my first game of Magic, it has been a major part of my life. Magic has given me an outlet for my creativity, a chance to be competitive, and strengthened many of my closet friendships.