Mark Rosewater said there will be plenty of tribal support and love for new and old tribes! I'm excited! I'm going to lose my mind if there's a chance Slivers return. Just a heads up for that to everyone on here!
So let's start a speculation of tribes we would like to see support for:
My 2 cents:
New Tribes -
Tiefling & Gnome (w/ the Baldur's Gate-themed Commander)
Old Tribes -
Cephalid (Gavin Verhey, in one of the Good Morning Magic episodes on YouTube mentioned there'll be more in the future)
Angels & Demons (it's a given w/ the gangster-themed set)
Moonfolk/Samurai/Ninja/Monk/Advisor (Neon Dynasty, most likely)
Phyrexian (maybe... could the Brother's War have Phyrexians, as Antiquities has Gate to Phyrexia among other references to them)
were going back to kamigawa and innistrad and strixhaven practically preporation for the 2 odd colors in that tribe (vast majority of spirits in old kamigawa is in abzan colors splash of red and blue) and ever since O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami it’s been requested for a better legend since.
This is almost a confession we’re getting quite a bit of support in the innistrad sets
Looking back, if I dropped the ball anywhere in the set it was with Spirits. While every other tribe had a strong mechanical connection, Spirits ended up being mostly "things white and blue normally do." It's not that they didn't make sense with Spirits, but I wish I'd had a more cohesive plan. I'm happy that Spirits in the upcoming Innistrad sets have a better sense of mechanical identity.
So innistrad 3 spirits should synergize much better with tribal support
and Hopefully give a neon dynasty spirit tribal legend a nice buff
EDIT: in maros teaser for midnight hunt has four horrors in the creatur type section so maybe horrors plus that type did pop up quite a bit in ikoria
I think AFR will have Tiefling, Gnome, Soldier, Dragon, Horror (almost certain of this, Mindflayers are a major Villian in the set), Halfling, Bard, tribal support with maybe Beholder, Aasimar (new Creature type), Gith (very likely new Creature type), Gods, and Genasi (new creature type) support.
Kamigawa will likely have Spirits, Ninja, Samurai, and Moonfolk tribal, but also Artifact Creature tribal.
Demon tribal, Rogue, and maybe Angel tribal, but maybe most of all Azra tribal. Possibly Bard tribal, but unlikely.
Dominaria, more Elf tribal and maybe Kithkin tribal, Phryexian tribal.
Brother's War, Artifact Creature tribal.
Unfinity: Squirrel & Beeble Tribal
Double Masters 2022 and Jumpstart 2022, all kinds of different tribal, in fact I think both will have huge Tribal focus, although it'll be almost all reprints, except for a few new tribal cards in Jumpstart 2022.
I hope that they make Fox a good tribal soon, there was an increase of fox creatures over the last 18 months and with a return to Kamigowa, Kitsune should be in the set, but I guess thats only a small hope.
The tribal components for 2022 are sort of Strong.
Innistrad - Usual monster tribals, but hopefully the Spirits interact with the Kamigawa spirits.
Kamigawa can have more suport for the smaller races such as Fox, Rat, Snake and Moonfolk. Ninja is expected of course. And more Demons because....
New Capenna is already revealed to be a Demon Set, so yeah.
Dominaria will of course will have some glue smattering a few Snakes or Demons and random creature types. Perhaps tribal matter spells (e.g choose a creature type). Maybe even playable changelings!
For The Brother's War, I would love some Golem tribal or even just Artifact Creature Tribal. Better yet, Artificer tribal.
I'd like to see Soldier, Warrior, Elemental, Beast, Dwarf, Construct and Dragon support.
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Most of the tribes have really been handled as far as tribal support goes, but here's hoping Samurai finally get their lucky break in the Kamigawa set. Also, stop making warlocks, they're just wizards or shamans, and the creature type is useless.