Wizards of the Coast’s upcoming expert Magic: the Gathering expansion set Innistrad will be introducing a new mechanic called Morbid.
According to Wizards of the Coast:
“The morbid ability word indicates an ability that checks whether a creature died this turn. (Remember, “die” is the new terminology for a creature being put into the graveyard from the battlefield, introduced in Magic 2012.)
Hollowhenge Scavenger’s ability triggers when it enters the battlefield if a creature died at any point in the same turn prior to that. If no creatures have died, it doesn’t trigger. It doesn’t matter if a creature dies later in the turn; the ability triggers either when Hollowhenge Scavenger enters the battlefield, or not at all.
Other morbid abilities may be triggered abilities, activated abilities, or abilities that change what an instant or sorcery spell does.”
You can check out Innistrad’s new mechanic Morbid on the card Hollowhenge Scavenger.
How will you abuse Innistrad‘s new mechanic Morbid?
Innistrad contains 264 cards, and will be released on September 30, 2011. Innistrad will be followed by Dark Ascension.
Innistrad Prerelease events will occur on September 24-25, 2011, there will be Innistrad Launch Parties on September 30-October 3, 2011, and Innistrad will be released on Magic Online October 17, 2011. The Innistrad Game Day will be on October 29-30, 2011.
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