The brand new Magic: the Gathering action RPG is in open beta as of today. Will you have your combo go off, or will Magic Diablo leave you mana burnt?
That’s right folks, Magic: Legends is in Open Beta right now, which means that any of you can step into a world inspired by your favorite Magic: the Gathering cards but with Diablo-style loot and combat mechanics. Each character takes on a different set of spells that they assemble into their “deck” inspired by the various archetypes of Magic. Deckbuilding plus Diablo? You’ve got me sold.
You can check out the trailer above, the Deckbuilding example below, and scroll on to find out how you can grab the beta today, absolutely free.
In a nutshell, you’re playing a Planeswalker who’s outfitted with spells taken straight from the decks that have been trashing you in Standard or Limited, depending on your particular flavor, only now they fuel your abilities and generate some spectacular looking particle effects:
You’ll only have 12 unique spells in your deck, and four available at a single time, cycling after you cast them. So you never know exactly what four abilities you’re going to have, much like in Magic, so there’s a lot of emphasis placed on your deck.
Each one of these spells maps directly to the five different colors of Magic and work the way you’d think they do: White heals, Black creates undead, Red blasts enemies, Green spells summon creatures, and so on.
You’ll pick from a starting color, but as you play the game, you’ll learn new spells allowing you to build a different deck, which makes for some interesting combos. You can play a Blue character, but, there’s nothing that says you have to cast Blue spells.
But it gets even better. As you can see up above, you can also upgrade your spells. And as you play the game, you’ll find different rarities of spells, it really scratches that itch. We’re excited to see what the Deckbuilding element feels like when you’re actually playing through, looking through the video, you can see characters running around with hordes of low-level monsters, casting all kinds of spells, and it looks fun–but there’s only one way to know for sure and that’s by grabbing it for yourself. It’s free on the Epic Store or you can check out PlayMagicLegends below
In the meantime what do you think? Does this game scream Magic to you?