One from many, buy force of will something something to play eternal.


You'd think WoTC wouldn't be so heavy-handed with their marketing tactics.


That's just silly. That never works. On an unrelated note, did anybody else suddenly consider pre-ordering 50 booster boxes? That new Force of Will looks amazing.


[Force of Will](http://magiccards.info/scans/en/ema/49.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Force%20of%20Will) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Force%20of%20Will) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!Force%20of%20Will) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/Force%20of%20Will) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


This is the set of players being confused, between stuff like this and the Invocations




Look at that Gideon save at the end!


Gideon: "Hey Ajani, I met a white God with a spear... I'm gonna go piss it off!"


"Hey, if you don't come back, can I have your sural?"


Elspeth's cloak, Gideon's sural, Nissa's sword, Jace's hood, Chandra's goggles, Lili's dress. New Ajani- Ajani, the bad-luck friend.


Ajani wearing Lili's dress is a hilarious mental image.


I need fanart of this, now.


Lili's ~~dress~~ Chain Veil :)


I didn't want to give him any powered objects. The Veil is more iconic, but would do more for Ajani than just be another burden for him to carry.


Completely fair. I just would be very interested to read about how Ajani would use the Veil




A bow. Oketra has a bow.


It's also very apparent that it was currently striking with a melee weapon there.


That was the red god.


Yes, I was mistaken. Thanks for the clarification.


Oketra is not the red god he means, Hazoret is and the one who kills them at the end with her spear.


Deja vu... [[Tragic Arrogance]]


Yup. I fell for that.


How many more people do you think will correct you? You're up to half a dozen already.


im 100% sure gids is gonna die because ajani is not here to confirm to him that all white gods are assholes


He probably rubbed Oketra's belly. Cat gods don't like that.


"I'm gonna poke it with a stick."


Gideon takes the trials, passes the trials, screws with the Gods, then in the second set Bolas returns and just wrecks him... It's just a Gideon thing to do.


Looks like Gideon was tanking the hit while, some other guy was hug/pushing a lady off the stage. [Gideon facing god. Nicely dressed guy pushing red top woman off. Ormaybe it's a man with long hair.](http://i.imgur.com/1QZVEaz.png) [We can also see gideon has a shield](http://i.imgur.com/yhc7ihN.png)


Possibly the guy in green who was about to get Hazorat'd? Wonder if he's an important character? Legend/planeswalker?


Gideon's always had a buckler.


Now that I can see it in freeze frame, good god, Gideon's sural is huge. The thing's bigger than he is. At some point, it has to get to the point where you're spending more time trying to maneuver it into position rather than actually attacking with it.


And the trailer was doing so good until then... There's something inherently wrong to having the Gatewatch unilaterally decide that the people of Amonkhet should not undergo the trials. Being a Bolas-ruled plane, it will be justified somehow, but the way the GW is acting really irks me.


We'll have to see how it turns out. Both Tamiyo and Gideon himself have talked about the issues with interfering with other worlds. We haven't yet been introduced to any of the regular people of Amonkhet, so we'll have to see what their perspective on the whole thing is.


I'm eagerly awaiting the Gatewatch running into the Prime Directive problem.


The quote from Tamiyo "planeswalkers are a disaster with a point of view" seems fitting.


Well, it's an amonkhet native pushing the guy out of the way, so that's... a start?


For sure! Hopefully they manage to make the desire for change more widespread than a few named characters!


> issues with interfering with other worlds. Stupid gatewatch just needs to watch some Star Trek.


The prime directive is broken more than it's upheld.


We just see the times it's broken. The times where it's upheld are usually boring. :)


To be fair, I think the GW interference here will be less, "Your culture is wrong and you shouldn't sacrifice yourselves because we think that's bad" and more, "You're being used by the most evil planeswalker in the multiverse and we need to put a stop to his macabre recruitment methods and prevent him from growing any stronger."


From my point of view the gatewatch is evil!


Have you ever heard the tragedy of Nicol Bolas the wise? No? I thought not. It’s not a story the Gatewatch would tell you.


Bolas did nothing wrong!


> Being a Bolas-ruled plane, it will be justified somehow, but the way the GW is acting really irks me. "I don't care if there's an actual plot reason for the GW to interfere, it's the GW therefore it's bad."


That's not it though, I'm usually fine with the GW, it's just that I don't see a lot of convincing reasons for interfering like that, even if the trials are some kind of plan from Bolas. It would be one thing if they used education and not force to change people's mind, but that is not likely, given the medium and time frame of the story. I think it's clear some characters will be on board with changing the way things are, but as far as we know there is no preexisting resentment (at least all the material released so far points to people liking how things are). But as I said to another commenter, I am still willing to see how they handle that and hope to be surprised.


I suggest you do not try a career in creative writing if you cannot conceive of any plot whatsoever that would justify the GW interfering the way they did in the trailer. Some possibilities: * The Trials are meant to find a latent planeswalker and steal his/her spark to empower Bolas. So the GW doesn't want to just stop the plan, they want to find the latent planeswalker to protect him/her. A logical plan is to then let the Trials conclude so that the planeswalker is found (i.e., the winner), then interfere at the last second to spirit him/her away to safety. * Same plot, extract spark, etc, but the GW only finds out literally minutes before it happens after Jace solves a puzzle or whatever, so they are forced to interfere at the last second. * The gods are genuinely good (or at least not evil) and they themselves are being tricked by Bolas. Gideon *wants* to interfere in a bombastic manner exactly to catch the gods' attention and try to persuade them to turn against him. Frankly, considering we know about 3% of the plot, the possibilities are virtually endless. Furthermore, your trouble when you say the GW should try reeducation is that you're assuming that the GW will want to stop the trials just because of morality in the same way we criticize, say, Russia's stance on gay rights. But given the way the MtG plot works, that's *almost certainly* an incorrect assumption. They are probably going to stop it because it's part of Bolas's schemes to threaten the entire Multiverse. If all the souls or sparks or whatever are being used to fuel an Evil Mastermind Doom Device that would allow Bolas to control other planes, then it's perfectly OK for the GW to stop this, regardless of whether or not it's culturally insensitive to the people of Amonkhet. Yes, if Bolas is developing a Multiversal Nuclear Bomb, it's fine to trample over the cultural traditions of the people of Amonkhet. They aren't going to get killed or harmed by the GW, just a ceremony is getting interrupted. That's not really a moral dilemma.


Notice that it's actually someone else in the plane's attire that pushes the sacrifice out of the way, someone else who has woken up and realized that everyone is merely being used. I think it's the new planeswalker (WB i'm guessing).


IIRC, the people don't know that when their heroes complete the trials, the Gods murder them. It seems reasonable that if this is the case, the GW may decide to intervene.


The chant seems to suggest they have the knowledge death is involved somehow. The guy in the trailer also seems to be offering himself up willingly. That said, of course we should give the story time to explain all of that, this was more an initial reaction.


Yes, if anything I would expect the GATEWATCH to want to intervene whether the people know about it or not.


They know, and that's the point. The people of Amonkhet live to die, and the most honorable path to the afterlife is death by god. Hence all the graveyard mechanics and zombies.


Yes, I see that from stories now. That being said, I can see the Gatewatch still not accepting that and trying to prevent it, whether they should or not. Since Bolas is involved and instructing them to do so, it's PROBABLY good that they do.


The recent [story panels](http://imgur.com/a/rip5M) seem to imply that the people do know. I don't think it's super unreasonable that they're fine with this. Plenty of cultures have had ideas about "the art of dying well"--just look at the Spartans, who only gave gravestones to men who died in war and women who died in childbirth.


Yup, either way I expect the Gatewatch to intervene because *they* see it as wrong, unless they somehow KNOW that it will result in this person becoming a planeswalker.


>I expect the Gatewatch to intervene because they see it as wrong I fear so too. Really interesting mixed message though wizards would be sending what with presenting themselves as soooo culturally sensitive and all. But my guess would be they take the cheap cop out by writing a "small but strong rebel anti-deistic oppositional group existing among the amonkheti that asks the gatewatch for help in their revolt" that would absolutetly not make the gatewatch an over powerfull outside force that comes in and invalidates a whole culture on a whim... Because it has alwas worked out so well for civilians in our modern history of aiding and arming rogue rebel forces against their governments...


"Well on the one hand we're stomping all over these people's lives and pushing our ways as the superior way. That seems a bit dickish." "Yeah but on the other hand we're showing them the truth that their death doesn't lead to everlasting glory, just more manipulation by a super evil dragon wizard. Also their gods are lying to them and are fake." "Yeah but that still reeks of superiority. Are we really helping here?" "Maybe? Would you rather sit and do nothing?" "Maybe?" Complex issues and all. Maybe there'll be some rifts among the GW over weather they're doing the right thing. Maybe that'll be the theme of the story. Maybe they'll come to the conclusion that there is no good answer.


Their death basically DOES lead to everlasting glory, though. They come back as white Zombies who are honoured by their communities and continue to give back to those communities and live among them. How is that different from, say, oldwalker Nahiri living among her people for generations? And the Amonkhetian Gods really do exist--arguably even more so than many of the other examples of religions throughout the Multiverse.


Fair enough there, but the fine details weren't the point. They're still being used, Gideon and Co are still forcing their view, and Wizards has the ability to actually treat this as a complex issue with consequences.


bet that's how he dies


Didn't kill him the first time [[Tragic Arrogance]] Just all of his friends


[Tragic Arrogance](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=Tragic%20Arrogance&type=card&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Tragic%20Arrogance) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Tragic%20Arrogance) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!Tragic%20Arrogance) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/Tragic%20Arrogance) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


Is it me or does this trailer have far better animation than ones from the past few years


Yeah, even the Kaladesh ones are more animated than in previous years.


It's a very good one IMO. I see these scenes and compositionally they do look very much like Magic cards, but the animation also feels smooth. Non art-based scenes blend with art-based ones, instead of the weird differences between the Sarkhan scenes vs. everything else in the Tarkir trailers, or Chandra animated on top of the other art in the one for *Aether Revolt.* I'd say they hit a good spot with this one.


Every year they get better!


The music is fantastic.


Literally the first thing to come to mind when the mindcensor flew in was, "Wow, this almost looks as good as trailers from Blizzard."


you mean like the ones for warcraft 3 back in the day? yeah, wotc is definetly catching up on digital animation and rendering technologies and standards..


Well, if they were referring to HS, then it's better than what Blizzard makes for the most part.


If they were referring to overwatch though, not even close baby.


I actually preferred when they were animated paintings than the new 3D stuff :(


They still basically are animated paintings, though. A bunch of the scenes that we see are card artworks that were then animated, like Hazoret and Aven Mindcensor.


They keep improving them. I still think the best looking trailers were the Khans block ones


You mean Journey into Nyx?


before my time - i didn't even know MtG did 'trailers' for their expansion. Just watched it and "Holy shit this trailer is amazing" In addition to looking good it showcases many different characters giving a good overview of them in just a few frames and it actually shows there is conflict and a story plot in this block. Amonkhet trailer no looks weak and incoherent comparatively. If I had to choose between the two, it wouldn't even be a competition.


Showed that one to non-Magic friends and they agreed it was pretty sick.


The Journey into Nyx trailer makes me cry literally every time I watch it.


Obligatory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdDXMG9jvwg


*Such* a badass trailer.


Yeah the characters or scenes no longer look like flat pieces of paper flapping the the wind. They actually look close to animated now.


Look at that Bolas Millennium Puzzle


Having a split-personality with the God-Pharaoh of Amonkhet would probably be several degrees worse than Yami Yugi/Atem. For one, Bolas probably isn't going to give you back control of your body.


Not the first time Gideon's taken a spear to the face from a god.


[[Spear of Heliod]] [[Tragic Arrogance]]


[Spear of Heliod](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=Spear%20of%20Heliod&type=card&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Spear%20of%20Heliod) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Spear%20of%20Heliod) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!Spear%20of%20Heliod) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/Spear%20of%20Heliod) [Tragic Arrogance](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=Tragic%20Arrogance&type=card&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Tragic%20Arrogance) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Tragic%20Arrogance) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!Tragic%20Arrogance) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/Tragic%20Arrogance) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call




I really dig how this trailer tells a story. The first time we hear the chant, it's spoken by a huge crowd as we see many warriors training and seeking runes. The second time we hear it, it's spoken by a handful of people as we see the warriors in combat. The final time, it's spoken by one man as he ascends to stand before the gods and receive his reward.




Anyone have a mirror? The video seems to have been taken down. Edit: [https://youtu.be/z-hVm9_O6BI](https://youtu.be/z-hVm9_O6BI) (From the Mechanics post)


Thanks for the mirror. After watching the trailer I've got a speculation about the Lore. I think the trials are meant to turn the people who pass them into Planeswalkers. Each trial challenges the person in a different color of Magic, so regardless of their color identity they face the "struggle" that many planeswalkers have right before their spark ignites. I think their spark ignites after they complete the trials and get killed by Hazoret. I have no idea what Bolas wants with a bunch of planeswalkers, though. Perhaps he's trying to make an army of loyal-brainwashed Planeswalkers or maybe he's found a way to harvest their sparks to make himself stronger. Very curious about the story on this plane because it looks even more intrguing than Shadows over Innistrad.


I think it is more 'spark and plane walks away' or 'get stab and sorry you are not a Planeswalker but hey u get to be a zombie'. Most Jacetice league member sparked at near death experience, so i assume the spear is to trigger the spark. I think they try to mass produce Planeswalker, but it is still rare… so most people get turned into zombies.


The animations are much more fluid than the AER trailer! And my god, does the plane look beautiful.


That is very true! Even though I was not a fan of the Egyptian theme from the get-go, the art direction seems super impressive so far (well except *THOSE*, and even then the actual arts are great) !


In EMN, the characters were still a little "bendy" for my liking. Now, I think they got this shit down.


I really like the way the soundtrack works to build up the tension during the trailer. On an unrelated note, am I the only one who feels that Amonkhet seems very... small from all we've seen so far? It seems to consist of one Oasis and an indeterminate amount of undefined wilds beyond it. It feels like with every new world (aside from Tarkir) of the past few years, be it Fiora, Kaladesh, or Amonkhet, all we've really done is focus on one city, and ignore the rest. I know that this is partially because we focus storywise on the Gatewatch, who by nature do not travel to too many different places, but it's really made most planes feel very cramped, even more than they have previously.


I agree that it was an issue with Kaladesh, which is implied to have many other urban centres and a lot of wild spaces. Fiora I think they were conscious of what they showed the first time around and really played up the wilderness aspects of it in *Conspiracy 2.* That said, I think Amonkhet is a different beast, in that we already know that it's an artificial plane, and one created with a pretty clear purpose in mind. It makes sense that it's kind of small, if you ask me. Plus, IRL Egypt was basically a few major urban centres all clustered around the Nile, with useless, unarable desert wastelands nobody bothered with on all sides. [Check out a map.](http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/images/map-of-ancient-egypt.png) So in that sense it's fitting as well.


You have a very good point, actually. Now that I think about it, architecture should play a big role in an Egypt-based set. I was a tad hasty with my first comment, I think.


I'm a little iffy on the brick counters and/or "architecture theme" personally. Literally all civilizations have architecture and a good many of them used bricks of some sort. It's not like some super uniquely Egyptian thing and it puzzles me why they're making it one. I also feel that, mechanically speaking, they aren't really an interesting concept as they're really not that different from other artifacts which use charge counters.


I think people associate building big monuments more with Egypt than most places though. Look at the Civilization games. Egypt's unique ability tends to involve a bonus to building wonders. I also think that they chose bricks over charges because of the punch cards, which allowed them to make a flavorful marker. Ultimately the design space is the same though, just a different name.


I think the key difference is that you can build brick counter artifacts into something new once you get enough bricks. They sort of have two modes. Charge counters don't really do that; the only one I found is [[Darksteel Forge]]. Of course brick counters could easily be charge counters, but then again, 'everything can be formatted as kicker'


Zendikar and Innistrad revisits didn't do that. Neither did Fiora, in which we got to see Paliano, Trest, and the wilderness beyond them both. Honestly I like Fiora most here because it's the one plane where we still get stories about the world itself and its characters, with the planeswalkers naturally fitting into it, rather than the half-assed superhero team story.


New card info: PW Deck Liliana starts with 5 loyalty.


Holy shit. Her ult is 10 right? I tought she'd start at 7-9


Is she the second worst planeswalker of all time?


Intro deck planeswalkers are in a league of their own. A shitty one.


The video won't play because it is "private"?


I'm getting the same thing.


> https://youtu.be/z-hVm9_O6BI Not sure if you saw this yet, but here.


Made me even more anxious for the spoilers coming today.... I can't even focus on work. Just keep refreshing Reddit!


You just made me realize daylight savings is going to make spoilers come out one hour later for me...


I'm willing to bet the guy at the end (before Gideon) becomes a planeswalker


Man that guy looked like he was trapped in a... [[Maze of Ith]]


[[Ith, high arcanist]] was a figure from Dominaria. I wouldn't expect to see a maze reprint for standard/modern. Card would be so format warping for modern.


[Ith, high arcanist](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=Ith%2C%20high%20arcanist&type=card&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Ith%2C%20high%20arcanist) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Ith%2C%20high%20arcanist) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!Ith%2C%20high%20arcanist) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/Ith%2C%20high%20arcanist) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


[Maze of Ith](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=Maze%20of%20Ith&type=card&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Maze%20of%20Ith) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Maze%20of%20Ith) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!Maze%20of%20Ith) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/Maze%20of%20Ith) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


The Trials culminate in the ritual murder of the most hardened warriors in Amonkhet society by the red-aligned god, an event which should be catastrophic enough to ignite a spark if the person possesses one. I see you, Bolas.


Hazorat(red) does the killing. Okerta is the white one.


I honestly did not even think about this. Bolas trying to create and control other walkers makes perfect sense!


This is really clever. That might actaly be bolas plan.


Can we talk about the zombie/mummy at 0:25?! Really interesting insight into what being an embalmed "Zombie" is like. This guy certainly isn't shambling, his physical strength and dexterity are quite literally exemplary. And he's interacting with a living person in a positive way. Are the embalmed people basically kept around for the purpose of instructing the youth like this--literal relics of past glory? At any rate they certainly seem to retain individuality and sentience in a big way. Which is awesome, as it fits the whole purpose of mummification in Egyptian spirituality--preserving someone's essence for the afterlife.


The white mummies are embalmed within the city to continue on as servants while black mummies are abominations (outside the city limits of Amonkhet)


"This video is unavailable. Sorry about that." Anyone have a working mirror?




Great soundtrack IMO!


This video was very well made. Much better than previous trailers.


En Sabar Nur~ En Sabar Nur~


Looks like the video is gone now. :/


And here I am scrolling the comments trying to find out what this freshly spoiled [[Trailer]] card does. I am very smart.


[Trailer](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=Trailblazer&type=card&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Trailblazer) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Trailblazer) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!Trailblazer) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/Trailblazer) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


At 0:36 there's a guy solving the Millenium Puzzle and at 0:40 he's inside the puzzle. That's all I have to say.


Wow... SO the story line is literally a meat grinder for activating planeswalkers. No subtlety to it at all. Bolas really took over an entire plane, just to commit genocide, and kill off walkers.


Can you elaborate by what you mean? Are you talking about young planewalkers possibly before they know they are planeswalkers going through the trial?


Yes. Only Bolas is doing this to everyone on a plane. And making them beg for it.


I will kill you and you will beg me to do so.


Not only that but they are all happy to do so, it is an honor to get murderized by pawns of the evil dragon... I'mma like this.


It's unknown whether he's killing the walkers or forcing them to planeswalk somewhere he has easy access to I'm order to recruit them as part of an army.


Can we just get a jackal-walker please? We need more diversity with our walker friends, maybe you could even make Jace get transformed into one call it Jace-kal or something stupid.


"This is my fursona"


Not yet. He can't earn his fursona yet until he bests his Shadow in combat.


Hyped for Persona 5, I take it? =p




Every time I heard "to rise eternal," the rhyming part of my brain instinctively finished the sentence with "shiny and chrome."


"Ajani, hold my cloak."


Wow, seriously, just WOW. This trailer was the most amazing thing ever. The music, the animation, the chorus, that plot twist at the ending. WOW. I'm ultra hyped.


I forgot that they made these for some reason.




I think: For some reason I forgot they made these.


I feel like that last shot is a pretty big spoiler. Basically tells us how the set will end.


We have a snapshot of some future event, but we don't know when it'll happen or what its context and significance are. In any case, Magic's storytelling has been non-chronological: as with previous sets, we'll see all the story cards before we get even halfway into the story articles, learning even more about major story events that way.


Yep Just like [[Imprisoned in the Moon]]. everyone knew that was what would happen to Emrakul, but not that she would do it to her self


[Imprisoned in the Moon](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=Imprisoned%20in%20the%20Moon&type=card&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Imprisoned%20in%20the%20Moon) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Imprisoned%20in%20the%20Moon) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!Imprisoned%20in%20the%20Moon) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/Imprisoned%20in%20the%20Moon) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


Yeah, that was kind of the 'Doomsday will fight Batman and Superman' of this trailer.


So maybe this has been explicitly stated, but is Bolas farming obedient planeswalkers by intentionally creating lethal situations for the champions? Those that are "worthy" will have their spark ignite, see this as a sign from the gods and become super charged servants of Bolas.


That seems to be the prevailing theory, yes.


Not yet we still have not seen how screw up the gatewatch gets


I wonder what sort of conflict will arise between Gideon and the Cat God?


That was the red god. edit: proof: https://i.imgur.com/YqP39fN.png


Oh man, you right, didnt realize


Turns out Gideon is more of a dog person.


Wouldn't be surprised if the Gods were straight up serving Bolas.


Did anyone notice that planeswalker deck liliana has 5 loyalty?


gids is gonna die


That was very good actually. Really builds up the plane as a brutal testing ground. That sand wurm though!


I was wondering that "Trailer is a weird card name... and where's the imgur mirror??" I am not a smart man


Tl;dw for those who can't watch YouTube links please?


ONE FROM MANY BY FORCE OF WILL FORGED BY MIGHT DRIVEN BY FIRE BORN BY DEATH TO RISE ETERNAL edit: still tl;dr? [Here you go](https://www.reddit.com/r/shurima)




>~~BY FORCE OF WILL~~ buy Force of Will FTFY


One from many*


This would be cool if this was a cycle. Of course they'd never reprint Force of Will in Standard though, lol


People are chanting about the Trials, lots of action shots of people fighting and doing generally cool shit with weird architecture going on, there's a shot at the end of Hazorat trying to stab Gideon with her weapon and it glints off some kind of force field. There appear to be people behind him he's jumping in front of.


Really cool animated shots of the plane, with flying bird mans, pyramids, a God inside some arena, and ends with Gideon fighting the Cat God. Edit: Jackal God.


That's the Jackal god. Cat god has a bow. Jackal god has a spear.


So the specularions of Gideon surviving the stab were correct.


Gideon have barrier magic? I thought his invincibility is a skin tight suit


I think he can expand his shield with some effort


FAN THEORY TIME! Gid is a hieromancer (read: law mage) and that school of Magic can make structures out of the indestructible power they wield. For some reason Kythy haven't used that part of his teachings, but that probably has something to do with his survivor's guilt / sense of isolation (note that his cards has himself as the focus), and the story has been focused on him overcoming his [[tragic arrogance]], what with raising an army on Zendikar and what not. From this it appears to be him finally being able to overcome his past, WAIT, HOLD ON, THE RED GOD'S TRAIL IS ABOUT PUTTING THE PAST BEHIND YOU! Okay revelation over. By growing past the sense of fundamental isolation, he becomes able to finally use the external part of his magic! At least that is what I hope, there is so much potential in story they are telling, but it is rather "hit or miss"


I like how they animate these moving paintings, looks really special.


Now I finally have an idea about just how massive those horns are.


One from many By force of will Forge my might Driven by fire Born by death To rise eternal.


That mummy is awfully spritely for... well a mummy.


[Magic Europe trailer link](https://twitter.com/Wizards_MagicEU/status/848905431258849280)


It seems that the gods have 'crops' of followers who seek to master their trials, at which point they are harvested and through death their life essence powers the god, 'one from many'. Gideon appears to object to this. Also interesting that the cartouches they wear seem to be the mechanism by which the gods drain their life force, possibly tying in to the synergy between Cartouche Auras and the Trial enchantments.


[Try this new youtube link for those who cant play the OP link](https://youtu.be/z-hVm9_O6BI) Why wasn't this trailer shown in any of the commercial breaks in GP San antonio? :(




I think this trailer was not as exciting as previous ones, though I am still really looking forward to the set.


Eh, it's still better than the AER trailer. At least this one is trying to sell a fun theme.


I like this trailer more than a lot of the other ones because it's very atmospheric moreso than it is narrative. I'd compare it favourably to the *Kaladesh* trailer in that respect, it's really good at setting the scene and showing off the themes and aesthetic of the plane. Compare that to the trailers for, say, *Shadows Over Innistrad, Aether Revolt,* or *Battle for Zendikar,* which are much more focused on "here's what's happening, here's the good planeswalker, here's the bad guys." I think a lot of Magic's strength in storytelling is its ability to leverage world-building and the tiny glimpse offered by an individual card and therefore I think their stories are better when they focus more on the mood of the plane itself. I'm happy to see that being front and centre in this trailer.


I thought the AER trailer was really good up until Chandra unleashes that caterpillar slow fireball.


Millennium puzzle confirmed!


So we're almost certainly getting Hero's Downfall right? Either the guy on his knees with the spear to his chest or Gideon having an "oh shit" moment later on at the end of the trial.




##### ###### #### [will](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=will%20of%20the%20naga&type=card&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=will%20of%20the%20naga) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!will%20of%20the%20naga) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!will%20of%20the%20naga) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/will%20of%20the%20naga) [might](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=might%20of%20oaks&type=card&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=might%20of%20oaks) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!might%20of%20oaks) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!might%20of%20oaks) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/might%20of%20oaks) [fire](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=Fire%20%2F%2F%20Ice&type=card&options=rotate90&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=fire) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!fire) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!fire) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/fire) [death](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?name=Life%20%2F%2F%20Death&type=card&options=rotate90&.jpg) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=death) [(MC)](http://magiccards.info/query?q=!death) [(MW)](https://mtg.wtf/card?q=!death) [(CD)](http://combodeck.net/Card/death) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


I really want to see Bolas wreck the Gatewatch for daring to challenge him.


Oooh.... Neat.