New 1GU Planeswalker. Obviously will never unseat Oko the most OP PW for simic, but this is cool with Superfriends builds. She allows other PWs like Narset, 1WU Teferi to scale up loyalty and scry a ton. The Simic Nissa is also good though. Probably a miss, but this is the first week of Strixhaven spoilers and fun discussion to kick it off.
But, I think that doesn't replace Nissa, Steward of Elements in my cube though
Yeah this seems worse than Nissa, Steward of Elements in several ways. It might be slightly better at exactly 3 mana (goes up to 4 loyalty which means it will be harder to kill), but it doesn't have the deal 10 mode when you get to 8+ mana, the -X needing to be 2 to be a relevant creature on the board, and the ultimate is irrelevant as you need to go 4 turns uninterrupted to get there. I guess if you want a 3rd simic walker, or a 2nd simic walker if you're not playing Oko for power reasons, you can test her, otherwise easy pass.
Quite good if you support superfruends. Planeswalker density is reaching war of the spark levels anyway. Speaking for WAR, the -X works well with the large loyalty PWs like Saheeli Subline Artificer or Kiora Behemoth Beckoner (ooh, draws you a card, too!)
Unfortunately she is behind Nissa and Oko, so it is a miss.
I hope the full art is miles better than this one, and hope those Fractal Tokens live up to their name.
Even if you support superfriends, I think Kasmina is quite weak. Most planeswalkers in green have a better creature generating ability than her -X and most blue planeswalkers have a better ability better than her +2. Giving them additional options is nice, especially +2 ability to ramp up to ultimates. Her abilities by herself are pretty weak. Can spit out a 1/1 for Natural Order / Skullclamp / Opposition Fodder I guess, but her creature generating ability is pretty weak overall. If you do go off with a bunch of planeswalkers and make a bunch of X/Xs, you were probably already winning that game anyways by having a a bunch of high loyalty planeswalkers in play.
I think Kasmina is weak for most cubes, but is also way more interesting than Steward. Probably less good for tokens/counters decks than Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, though. Won't make it into my list, but it's a card I would consider if I really wanted to go ham on a +1/+1 counter theme for Simic.
How does the minus work with doubling season? Do you only put the counters on the original token?