What are Shrines + Top 5 Best Shrines
11/23/22 0 comments
Have you ever faced cards named Shrines? In this article, we will talk about what they are and bring about a Top 5 of these fantastic enchantments.Edit Article
What are Shrines?
Champions of Kamigawain 2004, shrines are cards that charm us and confuse us at the same time. After all, who expects to find a shrine card in an opponent's battlefield? With different effects that are enhanced by the number of shrines under your control, these enchantments are quite versatile and useful, mostly in 5-color decks that can unite all shrines available. Magic has three shrine cycles so far, being the most recent
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, which brought about the infamous
Go-Shintais, the first Sanctum enchantments that are creatures in the whole game.
Shrine Cycles and Their story
Honden CycleAt the beginning, there were five shrines from the Kamigawa Champion collection. The name and the mana color of each one of these enchantments pays tribute to a
Myojin(the biggest of all Kami in the Kamigawa plane). The first shrines were:
Shrine CycleIn the Core Set 2021 collection, players could celebrate the release of six new shrines called Sanctums. This cycle is composed of:
Go-Shintai CycleThe first Sanctum enchantments that are considered creatures in Magic were released in early 2022. In that collection, Shrines were named Go-Shintai, and, alongside with those cards small stories were released for each one of these creatures in Wizard's “The Legends of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty” article.
Go-shintai of Shared Purpose
Go-shintai of Lost Wisdom
Go-Shintai of Hidden Cruelty
Go-Shintai of Ancient Wars
Go-Shintai of Boundless Vigor
Go-Shintai of Life's Origin
After all, are shrines creatures?
205.3hEnchantments have their own unique set of subtypes; these subtypes are called enchantment types. The enchantment types are Aura, Background, Cartouche, Class, Curse, Rune, Saga, Shard, and Shrine." So that means, even though now we have the Go-Shintai as"Legendary Enchantment Creature - Shrine" in their text, shrines are no longer considered a creature subtype.
Top 5 Shrines
5 - Honden of Infinite Rage