Kasmina’s Wizards

I’m excited by all the new planeswalkers in War of the Spark—more Planeswalker Jousting decks! One of the more interesting new planeswalkers is Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor:

Kasmina

She slows your opponent down if he wants to start picking off your creatures, and she can create at least two wizard tokens to protect herself. Now, wizard tokens calls for something special, even if they are only 2/2 wizards (and I will say here that this token really should have been given some kind of ability, even if just a small cantrip, to really capture the flavor of a wizard; otherwise, these wizards are really nothing more than blue Grizzly Bears!). My thinking here is that Kasmina is a mentor, so the wizards she calls forth might be some of her young apprentices, rather than some crusty old Gandalf.

So, young wizards…

The obvious choice for young wizards in this day and age would be a raid on Hogwarts—lots of young wizards to choose from, but I went with the three obvious ones:

Token Wizard 22b Token Wizard 22c Token Wizard 22d

And if you’re into the most recent Harry-Potter-world movies, you might even think of young Newt Scamander:

Token Wizard 22e

I’m not a huge fan of the Harry Potter movies, though, so I’m looking elsewhere for inspiration. In fact, when you say a 2/2 BLUE Wizard, there’s only one blue wizard who comes to mind (ok, maybe the Genie from Aladdin also comes to mind, but I’ll save him for a blue Djinn token): Ryze, the Rune Mage from League of Legends. And there are several good skins to choose from:

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Another modern, young wizard in popular culture, even though I didn’t really care for the show myself (but I assume it was fairly popular, since it went on for a few seasons), is from the TV show Merlin—I think a traditional Merlin would have to be tougher and more powerful than a vanilla 2/2, but this young version is probably just about right at 2/2:

Token Wizard 22a

Finally, if you say ‘wizard’ (or should that be ‘wizzard‘?), then one of my favorites has to be Terry Pratchett’s Rincewind, who is flavorfully depicted by Paul Kidby:

Token Wizard 22f

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