Breaking Down the Mechanics of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Limited

I know I say this every time a new set is around the corner, but it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Who needs the holidays when there are new sets being released and cards and mechanics to evaluate for the first time? It’s a great time to start to flex those muscles to try and form your opinions of the cards in anticipation of playing with them to try and get the best leg up you can on the competition. We only have a small piece of the puzzle with just a handful of commons and uncommons spoiled so far for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, but it’s definitely enough to take a look at the set’s big themes and mechanics. You can check out the full article on the set’s mechanics here, but for now let’s look at how these Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Limited mechanics are likely to play out in your 40-card decks.




Header - Sagas

We’ll start with Sagas, one of my favorite returning Limited mechanics. Dominaria as a format will always hold a special place in my heart and playing cards like The Eldest Reborn, History of Benalia and The Mending of Dominaria were a big part of my enjoyment of the format. Sagas come with a new twist in Neon Dynasty: they are all transforming double-faced cards that exile and return to the battlefield transformed as part of their third chapter. And that’s not all! For the first time ever, we’re going to have Sagas at common! Let’s take a look at some of these cards

Here we have some examples of the Sagas we’re going to see at common and I have to say, as much as I want to be excited about these, I’m a little nervous that they’re going to be too slow for Limited. The first thing these cards make me think of is an old mechanic called suspend.

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