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Conspiracy spoilers: Dack Fayden in full glory

"I stole this pimp-walk from some Innistradi noble."

One of the few things we know about Conspiracy's actual contents thus far is one of the most talked-about aspects of the set: The first-ever supplemental product exclusive planeswalker card, representing none other than Dack Fayden. And it turns out the spoiler was hidden in plain sight. Typing the passcode "paliano" while reading Shawn Main's Designing for Development article on the mothership yields this card:

Dack Fayden 1UR

Planeswalker - Dack (Mythic)

+1: Target player draws two cards, then discards two cards.

-2: Gain control of target artifact.

-6: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell that targets one or more permanents, gain control of those permanents."


This is confirmation on everything that was speculated from the small pieces of Dack that were teased earlier. The renegade planeswalker is very blue-red mechanically: He loots with his first ability, has a control-changing (blue) artifact-hosing (red) -2, and his ultimate gives a blue reward for red's favorite act of meddling with opponents' permanents. And all this for only three mana. The flavorful package for everyone's favorite unlicensed archaeologist comes together pretty smoothly - this is all what you'd expect a thief planeswalker to do - and he makes for a fine Johnny-Spike card in both kitchen-table and Eternal formats. Try him with Blessings of Nature to simultaneously buff and steal an army.

What do you think of the roguish hero of the Magic comics? Let me know in the comments.

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