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MTG Phyrexia artifact changes the game for planeswalkers

Ichormoon Gauntlet, a Magic: The Gathering card spoiler for Phyrexia: All Will Be One, adds two abilities (and loads of counters) to MTG planeswalkers

MTG Ichormoon Gauntlet art by Wizards of the Coast

MTG head designer Mark Rosewater has lit sparks in the hearts of Superfriends fans everywhere by revealing a new Phyrexia spoiler. First seen in an official MTG blog post on January 23, Ichormoon Gauntlet is a blue artifact that gives all planeswalkers you control two new loyalty abilities: Proliferate for zero counters, and an extra turn for minus 12.

Proliferate selects any number of permanents/players with a counter, adding one extra counter of each kind the target already has. That means plenty more loyalty counters for your army of MTG planeswalkers. Proliferate is one of the major mechanics showcased in the upcoming set Phyrexia: All Will Be One – along with Poison and Oil, two counter-generating keywords that have big synergy with Proliferate.

If that wasn’t enough counters for you, Ichormoon Gauntlet has a passive ability that lets you add a counter (plus one additional counter) to a permanent any time you cast a noncreature spell. There may be no +1/+1 or -1/-1 counters in All Will Be One, but there will still be plenty for Ichormoon Gauntlet to do.

MTG Ichormoon Gauntlet card variations (image from Wizards of the Coast)

A heap of planeswalkers are being introduced to Standard in this set (if only to be compleated). And while Ichormoon Gauntlet may see Standard play, many Magic fans are likely already eyeing the card up for their MTG Commander decks.

Find out more about the mechanics of Phyrexia: All Will Be One in the MTG blog post.

The Phyrexia: All Will Be One release date is fast approaching, and there are plenty more sets to come in the MTG 2023 release schedule. While you wait for the latest releases, check out our digital Magic guides: MTG Arena codes and MTG Arena decks.