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Blindblast {2}{R}

Instant

Blindblast deals 1 damage to target creature. That creature can’t block this turn.

Draw a card.

“Peril is in the eye of the beholder. At least, if your aim is good.”
—Jaya Ballard

Illustrated by Sidharth Chaturvedi

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Browse {2}{U}{U}

Enchantment

{2}{U}{U}: Look at the top five cards of your library, put one of them into your hand, and exile the rest.

“Once great literature—now great litter.”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

Illustrated by Phil Foglio

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Burnout {1}{R}

Instant

Counter target instant spell if it’s blue.

Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn’s upkeep.

“GOTCHA!”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

Illustrated by Mike Raabe

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Carbonize {2}{R}

Instant

Carbonize deals 3 damage to any target. If it’s a creature, it can’t be regenerated this turn, and if it would die this turn, exile it instead.

“There’s no coming back from that.”
—Jaya Ballard

Illustrated by Lake Hurwitz

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Chicken Egg {1}{R}

Creature — Egg

At the beginning of your upkeep, roll a six-sided die. If you roll a 6, sacrifice Chicken Egg and create a 4/4 red Giant Bird creature token.

“That’s a lotta nuggets.”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

0/1

Illustrated by Christopher Rush

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Fire Elemental {3}{R}{R}

Creature — Elemental

“The best way to learn from a book on pyromancy is to burn it.”
—Jaya Ballard

5/4

Illustrated by Joe Slucher

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Flame Rift {1}{R}

Sorcery

Flame Rift deals 4 damage to each player.

“You might want to step back.”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

Watermark: Set Symbol

Illustrated by Anastasia Ovchinnikova

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Flare {2}{R}

Instant

Flare deals 1 damage to any target.

Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn’s upkeep.

“I strive for elegance and speed in my work.”
—Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Illustrated by Drew Tucker

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Gorilla Chieftain {2}{G}{G}

Creature — Ape

{1}{G}: Regenerate Gorilla Chieftain.

“Oh, no—not you again?!”
—Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

3/3

Illustrated by Quinton Hoover

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Gorilla Shaman {R}

Creature — Ape Shaman

{X}{X}{1}: Destroy target noncreature artifact with mana value X.

“Frankly, destruction is best left to professionals.”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

1/1

Watermark: Set Symbol

Illustrated by Filip Burburan

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Gorilla War Cry {1}{R}

Instant

Cast this spell only during combat before blockers are declared.

All creatures gain menace until end of turn. (They can’t be blocked except by two or more creatures.)

Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn’s upkeep.

“The only ‘art’ these beasts possess is the art of noise!”
—Jaya Ballard

Illustrated by Bryon Wackwitz

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Incinerate {1}{R}

Instant

Incinerate deals 3 damage to any target. A creature dealt damage this way can’t be regenerated this turn.

“Yes, I think ‘toast’ is an appropriate description.”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

Illustrated by Mark Poole

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Inferno {5}{R}{R}

Instant

Inferno deals 6 damage to each creature and each player.

“Some have said there is no subtlety to destruction. You know what? They’re dead.”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

Illustrated by Don Hazeltine

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Karplusan Hound {3}{R}

Creature — Dog

Whenever Karplusan Hound attacks, if you control a Chandra planeswalker, this creature deals 2 damage to any target.

“Don’t worry, they don’t bite. They much prefer setting people on fire.”
—Jaya Ballard, to Chandra

3/3

Illustrated by Viktor Titov

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Lava Burst {X}{R}

Sorcery

Lava Burst deals X damage to any target. If Lava Burst would deal damage to a creature, that damage can’t be prevented or dealt instead to another permanent or player.

“Overkill? This isn’t a game of Kick-the-Ouphe!”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

Illustrated by Tom Wänerstrand

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Melting {3}{R}

Enchantment

All lands are no longer snow.

“Who needs the sun when you’ve got me around?”
—Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Illustrated by Randy Gallegos

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Meteor Shower {X}{X}{R}

Sorcery

Meteor Shower deals X plus 1 damage divided as you choose among any number of targets.

“Eenie, meenie, minie, moe … oh, why not all of them?”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

Illustrated by Rick Emond

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Mystic Compass {2}

Artifact

{1}, {T}: Target land becomes the basic land type of your choice until end of turn.

“And I say north is where I want it to be!”
—Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Illustrated by Amy Weber

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Panic {R}

Instant

Cast this spell only during combat before blockers are declared.

Target creature can’t block this turn.

Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn’s upkeep.

“If you’d been there, you would’ve run from that deer, too!”
—Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Illustrated by Mike Kimble

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Pyroblast {R}

Instant

Choose one —

• Counter target spell if it’s blue.

• Destroy target permanent if it’s blue.

“Just the thing for those pesky water mages.”
—Jaya Ballard, task mage

Illustrated by Kaja Foglio

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