Kaya, Ghost Assassin – MTG Card Summary
Kaya, Ghost Assassin
Wizards has just released a new spoiler card from the upcoming set Conspiracy: Take The Throne which is set to be released on August 26th, 2016. The first card is a brand new planeswalker, named Kaya Ghost Assassin. If you’re interested in reading Kaya’s sordid back story, you can click here.
According to her backstory, she has the ability to “slip through solid items and physically interact with ghosts and the spirit world.” Hmm…Is Kaya the MTG Shadowcat?!
The same face in the artwork shows a rogueish smirk…while barely attempting to conceal a vicious dagger…and in another, she’s got a look of calculated violence as she plunges the very same dagger into the neck of her spectral assassination victim.
Definitely an interesting choice for inclusion in multiplayer formats, especially.
What do you think? Have you come up with any clever uses of the MTG Shadowcat yet? Feel free to leave them in the comments below, or tweet them @tcpwalker on twitter.
She’s got an interesting dynamic in that she has no ability to gain new loyalty counters, but instead loses them. However, when she exiles, she returns to play with all loyalty counters again.
Flavor wise, that makes sense. She’s a shifty rogue…always dodging and sneaking away to commit some silent act of assassination…then returning with that sly smirk back on her face.
We’ll be interested to see what other great mutiplayer dynamics emerge from Conspiracy: Take The Throne.
What abilities Does Kaya Ghost Assassin have?
Obviously when it comes down to planeswalkers, it’s all about those abilities. Kaya has 3.
Kaya’s 3 abilities :
: Exile Kaya, Ghost Assassin or up to one target creature. Return that card to the battlefield under its owner’s control at the beginning of your next upkeep. You lose 2 life.
[-1]: Each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
[-2]: Each opponent discards a card and you draw a card.
Read The “Planeswalker Story” of Kaya Ghost Assassin…