Choose one —
• Choose a nonland card name. Opponents can't cast spells with the chosen name until next turn.
• Choose target nonland permanent. Until your next turn, it can't attack or bloack, and its activated abilities can't be activated.
Ageless Guardian 1W
Creature — Spirit Soldier
Ancient ruins dot the world of Arcavios, most older than Strixhaven itself and many still guarded by soldiers from the Blood Age, centuries after their deaths.
Beaming Defiance 1W
Target creature you control gets +2/+2 and gains hexproof until end of turn.
"I've lived too long in my father's shadow. It's time to find my own light." — Killian, Silverquill mage-student
Semester's End 3W
Exile any number of target creatures and/or planeswalkers you control. At the beginning of the next end step, return each of them to the battlefield under its owner's control. Each of them enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it if it's a creature and an additional loyalty counter on it if it's a planeswalker.
Thunderous Orator 1W
Creature - Kor Wizard
Whenever Thunderous Orator attacks, it gains flying until end of turn if you control a creature with flying. The same is true for first strike, double strike, deathtouch, indestructible, lifelink, menace, and trample.
Academic Probation seems bad in a vacuum, but out of all Lessons previewed so far, it seems to be the most generically playable. It has a reasonable mana cost and it's never going to be terrible. Seems like a fine bread and butter card for Learn decks. Semester's End is neat. Not sure if it competes favorably with Yorion, Sky Nomad, but it's neat. Maybe not Standard but could see Commander play. Thunderous Orator being a Wizard makes me happy. Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate was pretty much the only reasonable Wizard to play in Party (aside from Drannith Magistrate which is an amazing but situational card) but if you weren't playing U your Wizard selection is pretty underwhelming. Might not be a power card but it opens up new possibilities.
I appreciate the cleverness of giving the Orator inherent vigilance.
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