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Scars of Mirrodin – We Will Endure – Magic: the Gathering

Scars of Mirrodin returns to the plane of Mirrodin, previously the setting of the block and the set of the same name.[4][5] As Mirrodin is an artificial plane, the number of artifacts and cards relating to that permanent type is larger than in other sets and mechanically reflects the themes already explored in the previous sets.[6] The set describes the conflict between two major factions - one being Mirrodin, and the other being the invading forces of Phyrexia. Cards aligned with these two factions are watermarked, as previously seen with the guild aligned cards in Ravnica block. The two factions are also mechanically separated, with the Phyrexians dealing largely with poison countersInfect and Proliferate, as well as sacrifice or leaves play effects, while the native Mirrans use mechanics already introduced or similar to those of the original Mirrodin set - ImprintIndestructiblecharge counters the new Metalcraft mechanic, as well as Mana Myr and Spellbombs.[7] Only 40 cards of the set have the Phyrexian symbol on them. All other cards except for Basic lands and Planeswalker cards have a Mirran watermark.

Flavor and storyline

The corrosion begins  ”
The metal plane of Mirrodin shines under the light of five suns ... but it's now tarnished by the deadly scourge known as Phyrexia. Besides the Mirran-Phyrexian conflict, the story also revolves around several planeswalkers. Elspeth Tirel (as a new card of the same name, Elspeth Tirel) returns while a new planeswalker by the name of Koth is introduced, a Vulshok native to Mirrodin (appearing as Koth of the Hammer). Venser (appearing as Venser, the Sojourner) and Tezzeret are also involved in the storyline. Being set on Mirrodin, the expansion features themes and settings already known from that plane, such as Leonin (Cats), Vampires, Loxodon (Elephants), Elves,[8] and the Human tribes of Vulshok, Sylvok, Auriok, Moriok and Neurok.[9] Artifact creatures such as Golems and Myr also return.

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