Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 Preview Round-Up: June 12th, 2020

Hello there, fans, collectors, and players of Wizards of the Coast's premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering! We here at Bleeding Cool have been tracking the various previews for Core 2021, Magic's next upcoming expansion set, and boy howdy, do we have some great previews for you! In fact, they're so great, some might consider them… Colossal.

The artwork for Colossal Dreadmaw. a reprinted card in Core 2021, an upcoming expansion set for Magic: The Gathering. Illustrated by Jesper Ejsing.
The artwork for Colossal Dreadmaw. A reprinted card in Core 2021, an upcoming expansion set for Magic: The Gathering. Illustrated by Jesper Ejsing.

Yes, today, we are going to talk all about a new card being reprinted for what feels like the umpteenth time since its creation in the Ixalan expansion, Colossal Dreadmaw.

Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 Preview Round-Up: June 12th, 2020
Colossal Dreadmaw, a reprinted card from Core 2021, an upcoming expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.

You see, Colossal Dreadmaw, a 6/6 for six mana with nothing but a pure upside in Trample, is the best many green decks can do in a Limited format. If you feel you need to run it-

Discontinuity.

Excuse me, what was that?

Discontinuity.

Discontinuity, a new card from Core 2021, an upcoming expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.
Discontinuity, a new card from Core 2021, an upcoming expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.

Okay. We'll talk about Discontinuity.

Discontinuity is better than Colossal Dreadmaw in a plethora of ways. It doesn't have to cost six mana if you want to end the turn on your own turn. It is a slightly-more blue-intensive Time Stop on other turns, but that's still fantastic considering the present meta. Blue just keeps getting great things, so what else can we really say?

Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 Preview Round-Up: June 12th, 2020
Speaker of the Heavens, a new card from Core 2021, an upcoming set for Magic: The Gathering.

Next off, we have Speaker of the Heavens, which could quite possibly be White's second or third-greatest one-drop creature so far (after Serra Ascendant and Mother of Runes). It combos out with Intruder Alarm. It can become active on turn two in Commander with a Savannah into this on turn one, followed by a Forest into Nourish and a swing onto an empty board. It slices; it dices; it creates Angel tokens galore, how cool is that?

Terror of the Peaks, a new card from Core 2021, an upcoming expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.
Terror of the Peaks, a new card from Core 2021, an upcoming expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.

Finally, for this preview round-up, we have Terror of the Peaks. This Dragon creature is a competitively-costed Warstorm Surge effect with nothing but upside tacked onto it. If one wishes to get really nasty with it in Commander, simply target it with Rite of Replication for all of 150 damage straight to opposing domes. Disgusting!

What have you all been thinking about Core 2021 so far? Is it shaping up to be a fun set? How well will it impact Standard? Let us know your opinions in the comments below!

About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.

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