The future is already here, and we didn’t need a time machine to get Doctor Who on an MTG card! Riding on the popularity of the Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth set earlier this year, the next installment from the Universes Beyond crossover series is the fan-favourite Doctor Who, who is making an intergalactic leap into the Magic world.
For the uninitiated, Doctor Who is a long running TV series from the UK that has grown its own cult following over the decades, in England and beyond. It tells the tale of a time-travelling alien (who appears human) trying to save Earth from otherworldly threats.
Universes Beyond Doctor Who will be released on Oct 13, and comes in 4 Commander decks or a Collector Booster box, so no Set or Draft Booster products. Thanks to Wizards of the Coast, we have an exclusive preview card – Quantum Misalignment – that you’ll find nowhere else in space or time!
Quantum Misalignment is a Rare Sorcery that costs 1 blue and 4 generic Mana, allowing you to “create a token that’s a copy of target creature you control, except it isn’t legendary”. Beyond that it also offers a nice 2-for-1, thanks to its Rebound ability that lets you cast it for free again at your next Upkeep.
Note that Quantum Misalignment is not found in all the Doctor Who Commander decks, it’ll be specifically in the Paradox Power deck featuring the 12th and 13th Doctor. Paradox Power is all about playing cards from Exile to get extra benefits like +1/+1 counters, so Quantum Misalignment will fit just right in. Expect much of the deck to revolve around manipualtion of different zones including the Library, Graveyard, or even the Command Zone!
Blue cards copying Creatures isn’t exactly new. There’s the age-old Clone that takes the shape of any other Creature, and in more recent times Extravagant Replication (an Enchantment) and Glasspool Mimic. However, none come with the bonus Rebound mechanic, effectively giving Quantum Misalignment good value considering its cost of 5 Mana.
Another selling point for Quantum Misalignment is that any Creature you copy instantly becomes a non-legendary version. This means you could be copying your Commander not once, but twice, and all 3 copies will stay on the Battlefield thanks to this particular clause. Imagine having 3 of the same Doctors fighting for you at the same time – no galactic threat is going to be safe!
What’s better is you can take Quantum Misalignment and slot it into any deck with a blue Commander identity. How about 3 Bruvac, the Grandiloquents for triple the Mill hate, or perhaps 3 Orvar, the All-Form for some mind-boggling copy chaos? The card is so adaptable and playable that it can fit into almost any deck.
Ready for some time travel while saving the world as a side quest? Join your local game store’s Launch Party event happening between Oct 13-15 for some wild, show-stopping fun. The doctor will see you now.