Strixhaven Commander: Witherbloom Witch [Preorder]
Willowdusk, Essence Seer
College of Life and Death
“Within all life dwells a living essence, and this essence is the key to the most powerful magic imaginable. Do we use that essence to preserve the natural world, or devote life's power to our own mighty ends?” — Sabain Croctooth, Witherbloom professor of blood studies
Witherbloom mages draw power from the dichotomy between life and death. They’re at home riding zombie crocs down the river, picking herbs for potions, or summoning fearsome ancient avatars of nature.
Willowdusk, Essence Seer
No one knows how old Willowdusk really is. She claims to have been alive since the Blood Age, and although many suspect that’s an exaggeration, no one else has been alive long enough to refute it.
Many years ago, a group of rebellious students got hopelessly lost in Detention Bog and attempted to take shelter in what turned out to be Willowdusk’s roots. She obligingly protected them from a pack of hungry groffs and shepherded them back to Widdershins Hall, lecturing them on proper herb-gathering practices as they traveled. Her lessons proved so effective that she was asked to stay on as a professor. She loves passing on her knowledge of medicinal herbs, pest cultivation, and dissection techniques to generations of new students, and she always has a pot of tea brewing in her office.
Draw Power from the Essence of Life Itself
Life and Death Intertwine
Willowdusk is a studious Witherbloom professor with a deep understanding of life and death. Under her tutelage, you’ll learn to use your life total to full advantage. Pay life for powerful effects that grow your creatures and enhance your spells, then gain all that life back and more! Willowdusk’s abilities help you draw the right cards and keep your creatures strong. Revel in voracious vitality!
Brew up a Cauldron of Calamity
Introducing 17 Cards
Introducing more cards than any Commander Decks before them—each Strixhaven Commander Deck includes 16 cards created specifically for that deck, plus one land found across all five decks.
Get 16 cards that celebrate the unique strengths of the college they represent and one land representing a place every Strixhaven student knows well—Study Hall.
2 Foil Mythic Rare Legends in Every Deck
In addition to the foil Commander card, each deck also includes a foil, mythic rare legendary creature representing their college.
Witherbloom Witchcraft introduces Gyome, Master Chef. Anyone who thinks a troll can’t be a great chef has never met Gyome. He combines local ingredients with flavors from his wild Fernbosk homeland into an ever-changing menu of new delicacies.
At the beginning of your end step, Gyome will cook up a number of Food tokens equal to the number of non-token creatures you had enter the battlefield under your control that turn. Once you have food on the table, you can spend a mana to sacrifice a Food and a creature you target gains indestructible until the end of the turn. You'll have to tap them, though—Gyome's portions have a tendency to be unreasonably large.
Choose your college and battle your friends in an epic multiplayer game.
Commander is a free-for-all multiplayer way to play Magic in which alliances are formed, friends are betrayed, and grudges are repaid with a vengeance. In the end, only one player will be left standing . . . until the next battle begins, of course!
Join your friends in a game with this ready-to-play deck.