The Gods of Theros Are With Us!

September 13, 2013 in Collectable Card Games, Magic the Gathering, News by dracs

A new type of creature card is appearing in Theros making all Magic players burst out in ecstatic worship. I am of course talking about the god cards.

Each of the colours of mana is getting one of the gods of Theros.

Nylea God of the Hunt

Heliod God of the Sun

The important thing about these cards is a little rule regarding your devotion. Your devotion is the number of a specific type of mana in the collective mana costs of all your current permanents. As long as this stays below five the gods don’t count as creatures!

Erebos God of the Dead

This means that any spells designed to take out creatures will have no effect on them, rendering them pretty much invulnerable.

Thassa God of the Sea

Purphoros God of the Forge

Of course, this leaves you restricted with what you can bring out onto the field, but given that they are Indestructible I doubt they’re in that much danger.

On top of this, they each come with some pretty nifty special abilities, one constantly in effect while the other you have to fork out a bit of mana for. Of course, being gods, they are also pretty heavy hitters. All for an impressively low mana cost to summon. No wonder they’re mythic rare!

Which of these gods will be worshipped in your deck?