Mordenkainen

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Mordenkainen.png
Full Name Mordenkainen
Affinities Blue
Origin set Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
Cost 295 Mana Crystals
Stats (max level)
Health 117
Deck limits Creatures 7  ·  Spells 7  ·  Supports 5
Mana bonuses Icon W.png +4 · Icon U.png+5 · Icon B.png +3 · Icon R.png -1 · Icon G.png -2
Leveling cost 79,920 Mana Runes
Planeswalkers   (Infobox · Data)

Overview

Mordenkainen is a blue human Planeswalker, introduced in August 2021 along with the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms card set.

He has higher than average health, high mana gains with an unbalanced spread, and average deck limits leaning towards creatures and spells.

All of Mordenkainen's abilities involve Rolling a D20Roll a D20 for a variety of possible outcomes. He can create a buff-destroying creature TokenToken creature which is stronger with more different cards in hand. He can CopyCopy spells and give them mana, and also draw cards and give them mana, including his ultimate which draws a full hand of different cards with half mana.

Stats

Mordenkainen - level 60
Mana bonus Deck limits Health Leveling cost
White +4 Blue +5 Black +3 Red -1 Green -2 Loyalty 0 Creatures  7 Spells  7 Supports  5 117 79,920 Mana Runes
All level details 1-60          Up-down-arrow-icon.png Click to
Level

cost

Mana bonus Deck limits Health Abilities
Icon W.png Icon U.png Icon B.png Icon R.png Icon G.png Icon L.png Creature-Icon.png Spell-Icon.png Support-Icon.png 1 2 3
1-5

440Rune.png

+1 +1 +1 -2 -2 0 4 4 2 32 AbilityLev0.png AbilityLev0.png AbilityLev0.png
5 4 2
35
+2 +1 +1 -2 -2 0
38
6-10

1865Rune.png

AbilityLev1.png
41
5 5 2
44
AbilityLev1.png
11-15

4190Rune.png

47
+2 +2 +1 -2 -2 0
50
5 5 3
53
16-20

7380Rune.png

AbilityLev1.png
+2 +2 +2 -2 -2 0
56
AbilityLev2.png
21-25

11405Rune.png

59
6 5 3
62
+3 +2 +2 -2 -2 0
65
26-30

16250Rune.png

AbilityLev2.png
68
6 6 3
71
AbilityLev2.png
31-35

21890Rune.png

74
+4 +2 +2 -2 -2 0
77
6 6 4
36-40

28325Rune.png

AbilityLev3.png
80
+4 +4 +2 -2 -2 0
83
AbilityLev3.png
41-45

35540Rune.png

86
7 6 4
89
+4 +4 +3 -2 -2 0
93
46-50

43520Rune.png

AbilityLev3.png
97
7 7 4
101
AbilityLev4.png
51-55

55720Rune.png

105
+4 +4 +3 -1 -2 0
7 7 5
109
56-60

79920Rune.png

AbilityLev4.png
113
+4 +5 +3 -1 -2 0
117
AbilityLev4.png

Abilities

Mordenkainen's Lucubration

Alignment Blue: You may discard the last card in your hand. If you do, draw a card.

1: Involuntary Wizardry
Ability Level PW level Icon L.png Effect
AbilityLev1.png 6-19 6 Draw up to 1 cards. Pick one of the first 3 cards in your hand. Then: Roll a D20Roll a D20: 1 - 10: Exile that card. 11 - 20: It gains 6 mana.
AbilityLev2.png 20-35 6 Draw up to 2 cards. Pick one of the first 3 cards in your hand. Then: Roll a D20Roll a D20: 1 - 10: Exile that card. 11 - 20: It gains 6 mana.
AbilityLev3.png 36-49 6 Draw up to 2 cards. Pick one of the first 3 cards in your hand. Then: Roll a D20Roll a D20: 1 - 10: Exile that card. 11 - 20: It gains half of its mana.
AbilityLev4.png 50-60 6 Draw up to 2 cards. Pick one of the first 4 cards in your hand. Then: Roll a D20Roll a D20: 1 - 10: Exile that card. 11 - 19: It gains half of its mana. 20: It gains full mana.
2: Faithful Hound
Ability Level PW level Icon L.png Effect
AbilityLev1.png 10-25 12 Create a Faithful Hound creature TokenToken [1/1 with "When this creature attacks: Remove all Buffs from the first opposing Buffed creature. When this creature enters the battlefield: It gets +2/+2 for each card with a different name in your hand."].
AbilityLev2.png 26-39 12 Create a Faithful Hound creature TokenToken [1/1 with "When this creature attacks: Remove all Buffs from the first opposing Buffed creature. When this creature enters the battlefield: It gets +2/+2 for each card with a different name in your hand."]. Then: Roll a D20Roll a D20. 1 - 10: Your Illusion creatures gain FlyingFlying until end of turn. 11 - 20: Your Illusion creatures gain FlyingFlying.
AbilityLev3.png 40-55 12 Create a Faithful Hound creature TokenToken [1/1 with "When this creature attacks: Remove all Buffs from the first opposing Buffed creature. When this creature enters the battlefield: It gets +2/+2 for each card with a different name in your hand."]. Then: Roll a D20Roll a D20. 1 - 10: Your Illusion creatures gain FlyingFlying. 11 - 20: Your Illusion creatures gain FlyingFlying and UnblockableUnblockable.
AbilityLev4.png 56-60 12 Create a Faithful Hound creature TokenToken [1/1 with "When this creature attacks: Remove all Buffs from the first opposing Buffed creature. When this creature enters the battlefield: It gets +2/+2 for each card with a different name in your hand."]. Then: Roll a D20Roll a D20. 1 - 10: Your Illusion creatures gain FlyingFlying. 11 - 18: Your Illusion creatures gain FlyingFlying and UnblockableUnblockable. 19-20: Your illusion creatures gain FlyingFlying, UnblockableUnblockable, and HexproofHexproof.
3: Penultimate Cogitation
Ability Level PW level Icon L.png Effect
AbilityLev1.png 16-29 18 Create a Mordenkainen's Penultimate Cogitation TokenToken [5 shield with ResilientResilient and "When you cast a non-copy spell card for the first time each turn: Roll a D20Roll a D20. 1 - 10: CopyCopy that card. It gains half of its mana. 11 - 18: CopyCopy that card. It gains full mana. 19-20: CopyCopy that card. Then, each spell card in your hand gains full mana."]. Then: Exile your hand and draw the first 3 different cards from your library.
AbilityLev2.png 30-45 18 Create a Mordenkainen's Penultimate Cogitation TokenToken [5 shield with ResilientResilient and "When you cast a non-copy spell card for the first time each turn: Roll a D20Roll a D20. 1 - 10: CopyCopy that card. It gains half of its mana. 11 - 18: CopyCopy that card. It gains full mana. 19-20: CopyCopy that card. Then, each spell card in your hand gains full mana."]. Then: Exile your hand and draw the first 4 different cards from your library.
AbilityLev3.png 46-59 18 Create a Mordenkainen's Penultimate Cogitation TokenToken [5 shield with ResilientResilient and "When you cast a non-copy spell card for the first time each turn: Roll a D20Roll a D20. 1 - 10: CopyCopy that card. It gains half of its mana. 11 - 18: CopyCopy that card. It gains full mana. 19-20: CopyCopy that card. Then, each spell card in your hand gains full mana."]. Then: Exile your hand and draw the first 5 different cards from your library.
AbilityLev4.png 60 18 Create a Mordenkainen's Penultimate Cogitation TokenToken [5 shield with ResilientResilient and "When you cast a non-copy spell card for the first time each turn: Roll a D20Roll a D20. 1 - 10: CopyCopy that card. It gains half of its mana. 11 - 18: CopyCopy that card. It gains full mana. 19-20: CopyCopy that card. Then, each spell card in your hand gains full mana."]. Then: Exile your hand and draw the first 6 different cards from your library. Those cards gain half of their mana.

Starting Deck

Card name Type Cost Color Rarity Set
Dragon Turtle Missing card data
Feywild Trickster Missing card data
Scion of Stygia Missing card data
Contact Other Plane Missing card data 
Sigiled Starfish Creatures (3/5) 8 Blue Uncommon Origins ORI 
Evolving Wilds Spells 3 Colorless Common Origins ORI 
Calculated Dismissal Spells 7 Blue Common Origins ORI 
Negate Spells 3 Blue Common Origins ORI 
Claustrophobia Supports (1) 9 Blue Common Origins ORI
Fifty Feet of Rope Missing card data

Story

Mordenkainen's paranoia made him so careful that most of the powerful spells found in books were of his creation. Those that face Mordenkainen might say he's just a paranoid old man—they don't say that twice.