Core Set 2021/Trivia
- 1 Maro’s Core 2021 Teaser
- 2 New cards with flavor inspired by familiar planes
- 3 Allusions
- 4 References
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The new core set has a lot of exciting new cards, including:[edit | edit source]
- A brand new planeswalker (from a plane we've visited). — Basri Ket (Amonkhet)
- A card that lets you draw half of your library. — Peer into the Abyss
- A +1/+1 tribal lord for a creature type that's never had one. (A creature type with over fifty cards already in print.) — Pack Leader (Dogs)
- A character with a Vanguard card and a legendary creature card gets a second of the latter. — Barrin with Barrin, Tolarian Archmage
- A card with thirty-one different options. — Sublime Epiphany
- A card that gains all activated abilities of a certain subset of cards in a place it’s never done it before. — Conspicuous Snoop
- A card that uses a nonevergreen named ability over twenty years old. — Teferi, Master of Time (phasing)
- A card with the words “battlefield”, “cast”, “creature”, “converted mana cost”, “end of turn”, “exile”, “graveyard” and “mana cost”. — Idol of Endurance
- An aura inspired from a cycle from Urza's Saga block. — Demonic Embrace (the Embraces from Urza's Saga).
- A nonevergreen enchantment subtype returns. — Shrine from Champions of Kamigawa.
Core 2021 also has a number of fun reprints, including:[edit | edit source]
- A popular character first introduced through flavor text. — Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
- A French Vanilla mythic rare. — Baneslayer Angel
- A popular aura that started as part of a cycle. — Faith's Fetters
- A card with unique protection. — Runed Halo
- Two cards played in tournaments that have been reprinted over twenty times with at least five different pieces of art.— Duress and Shock
- A card that's never previously appeared in a premier set. — Grim Tutor
- A card that's never been reprinted before which has a 2, 3, 5, and 6 all appear on the card. — Massacre Wurm
- A Human Monk. — Azusa, Lost but Seeking
- A card from the Time Spiral timeshifted sheet. — Tormod's Crypt
New cards with flavor inspired by familiar planes[edit | edit source]
Alara[edit | edit source]
Amonkhet[edit | edit source]
- Basri Ket — a devoted warrior of the God Oketra.
- Basri's Aegis — shows some survivors of the city of Naktamun after the events of the Hour of Devastation.
- Plains (Core Set 2021, #309) — Basri's Showcase Plains.
Dominaria[edit | edit source]
- Eliminate — referring to Kaervek, antagonist of the Mirage storyline.
- Historian of Zhalfir — Zhalfir.
- Island (Core Set 2021, #310) — Teferi's Showcase Island.
- Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse — one of the oldest surviving Zhalfirins, living in the Mwonvuli Jungle.
- Kaervek, the Spiteful — the main antagonist of the Mirage storyline. Also refers to his Breathstealers.
- Liliana, Waker of the Dead — the art is inspired by Liliana, Heretical Healer // Liliana, Defiant Necromancer.
- Liliana's Devotee — refers to Liliana followers.
- Liliana's Standard Bearer — refers to the House of Vess's legacy.
- Liliana's Steward — servant at Vess Manor.
- Llanowar Visionary — Llanowar.
- Mangara, the Diplomat — the wizard known for Mangara's Harmony and his role in the Mirage War.
- Miscast — refers to Barrin of the Tolarian Academy.
- Niambi, Esteemed Speaker — Teferi's daughter.
- Nine Lives: Jedit Ojanen, Mirri and Wasitora.
- Peer into the Abyss — refers to Braids.
- Radha, Heart of Keld — one of the main characters during the Time Spiral crisis and the return to Dominaria.
- Subira, Tulzidi Caravaneer — the wife of Teferi.
- Swamp (Core Set 2021, #311) — Liliana's Showcase Swamp.
- Teferi, Master of Time who tries to repair the time rifts of Dominaria.
- Teferi's Protege — a wizard of the Tolarian Academy.
- Tolarian Kraken — Tolaria.
Eldraine[edit | edit source]
Ikoria[edit | edit source]
Innistrad[edit | edit source]
- Hobblefiend — a typical Devil.
- Indulging Patrician — a Voldaren Vampire.
- Obsessive Stitcher — the practice of stitching like Geralf Cecani.
- Sanguine Indulgence — Markov aristocrats making fun of Stromkirk traditions
- Shacklegeist — refers to the Blessed Sleep.
- Village Rites — a follow-up to Village Cannibals.
Ixalan[edit | edit source]
- Dire Fleet Warmonger — Pirate from the Brazen Coalition.
- Primal Might — refers to Ghalta, Primal Hunger.
- Run Afoul — refers to Atla Palani.
- Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose — an acolyte of the Church of Dusk.
Kamigawa[edit | edit source]
- Sanctum of Tranquil Light
- Sanctum of Calm Waters
- Sanctum of Stone Fangs
- Sanctum of Shattered Heights
- Sanctum of Fruitful Harvest
- Sanctum of All
Kaladesh[edit | edit source]
Mirrodin[edit | edit source]
Ravnica[edit | edit source]
- Conclave Mentor — Selesnya Conclave.
- Fungal Rebirth — Golgari Swarm.
- Twinblade Assassins — Golgari Swarm.
- Havoc Jester — Cult of Rakdos.
- Experimental Overload — Izzet League.
- Pridemalkin — depicted in the autumnal streets of Ravnica. A counterpart to Dreadmalkin.
- Secure the Scene — Azorius Senate and refers to Judith.
Regatha[edit | edit source]
Tarkir[edit | edit source]
Theros[edit | edit source]
Zendikar[edit | edit source]
Unknown planes[edit | edit source]
- Forest (Core Set 2021, #313) — Garruk's Showcase Forest.
- Leafkin Avenger — Leafkin Druid
- Nine Lives — Arahbo.