Incarnation literally means embodied in flesh or taking on flesh. It refers to the conception and birth of a sentient creature which is the material manifestation of a force or concept whose original nature is immaterial.
Judgement cycle[edit | edit source]
Each of these creatures has a static ability that grants all of your creatures an in-color ability as long as it is in your graveyard and you control a land with the associated basic land type.
Lorwyn cycle[edit | edit source]
Inspired by the original cycle, Lorwyn had a cycle of rare Elemental Incarnations which grant their controllers a powerful effect. In direct contrast to the Judgement cycle, however, the Lorwyn incarnations each have a triggered ability that shuffles them back into their owner's library should they enter the graveyard.