Here Are Two Exclusive Magic The Gathering: Murders At Karlov Manor Card Previews

Uncovering the mystery.

Magic: The Gathering’s next big set, Murders At Karlov, is gearing up for launch on February 9th, and we’ve got not one but two exclusive card previews to whet your appetite for murders and mystery.

Murders At Karlov will see players become super sleuths, charged with investigating the paranormal and perplexing mysteries of the Karlov mansion and getting to the bottom of grisly murders. The set not only brings back the Investigate mechanic from the Innistrad sets but introduces new ones like Disguise and Collect Evidence to really bring out the murder mystery vibe.

If you’re ready to put on your detective cap and deduce the night away, you can slip on over to the official page for Magic: The Gathering: Murders at Karlov Manor and don’t forget to attend your local pre-release event for the set – you can head here to locate your nearest pre-release at a Wizards Play Networks store.

Without further ado though, let’s take a look at our exclusive previews of two of the brand-new cards in MtG’s Murders at Karlov Manor release. I present you…


Case of the Shattered Pact is an Enchantment – Case card with a mana cost of 2. The Case mechanic is essentially this set’s take on Sagas, and so unfolds over stages as you “solve” it by meeting conditions. The first stage is when the card enters the battlefield, and allows you to search your library for a basic land card to put into your hand.

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The next stage is to “Solve” the Case by having all five colours represented among permanents you control, at which point it moves on to the Solved stage. Once Solved, each turn you’ll be able to target a creature you control at the beginning of your combat phase to gain flying, double strike and vigilance until the end of turn.

The card’s art comes from Peter Polach:

The next card is Neighborhood Guardian, a white Creature – Unicorn with a 1{W} cost and 2/2 power and toughness. Its ability means that, while you’ve got it in play, whenever another creature with 2 or less power enters the battlefield under your control, you’re able to give a target creature +1/+1 until the end of that turn. In a deck based around generating huge numbers of Creature tokens this card could stack up quite nicely and for cheap.

The card art comes from Daren Bader and the flavour text reads, “A rare and beloved exception to the Agency’s ‘no one is above suspicion’ rule.”

You can pre-order Magic: The Gathering Murders At Karlov now: