Phoenix of Ash pushes synergies in Theros: Beyond Death

Izzet Phoenix received a new weapon in today’s Theros: Beyond Death spoilers with Phoenix of the Ash. 

Phoenix have been a staple in Magic: The Gathering since Legends. And with the upcoming release of Theros: Beyond Death (THB), Phoenix of the Ash arrives with the Escape mechanic. 

The THB card wasn’t previewed in English but there is a rough translation of its contents. 

  • Name: Ash Phoenix
  • CMC: 1RR
  • Type: Creature, Phoenix
  • Flying, Haste
  • {2R}: Gains +2/+0 until end of turn
  • Escape 2RR, exile three cards from your graveyard: Escapes with a +1/+1 counter on it.
  • Power and Defense: 2/2

By itself, Phoenix of Ash is a solid creature. It has flying and haste as a 2/2 and only costs three mana to cast. But it also has a dangerous synergy with Arclight Phoenix from Guilds of Ravnica. Arclight returns to the battlefield from the graveyard, at the beginning of a controller’s combat turn, if three or more instant and sorcery spells were cast that turn. 

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