The release of Magic: The Gathering's fall set, Throne of Eldraine, is under one month away, and players are now preparing to enter a plane inspired by fairy tales and Arthurian legend. However, before these players go hands on with the new set, the MTG Throne of Eldraine spoiler season is giving them a chance to see the cards that they will be playing with when October comes. One such card, a Throne of Eldraine Legendary Creature, was recently revealed, and it promises to be a big player in the MTG Standard format after rotation.
Questing Beast is a Magic: The Gathering Throne of Eldraine Mythic Rare, and it packs quite a punch indeed. With a casting cost of only two green and two generic mana, Questing Beast is a 4/4 Legendary Creature that players will need to be prepared for if they hope to survive the new Magic: The Gathering Standard format. While the body on Questing Beast is certainly solid for its cost, the abilities on this MTG TED Legendary Creature are where it really shines.
To start, it has vigilance, deathtouch, and haste, which means that Throne of Eldraine's Questing Beast is an absolute monster on both offense and defense. The offensive capabilities of this Magic: The Gathering Mythic Rare are pushed even further by the fact that it cannot be blocked by creatures with a power of two or less. While Questing Beast may not have trample, this text means that chump blocking this TED creature is not going to be particularly easy.
Furthermore, having a Questing Beast in play means that fog effects will no longer be suitable answers to an oncoming assault. To round things out, Wizards of the Coast has made this TED Mythic Rare extremely potent at answering opposing Magic: The Gathering Planeswalkers, as any damage dealt by Questing Beast can be additionally applied to a Planeswalker of the attacker's choice, so long as that Planeswalker is controlled by the player that has been damaged by the Legendary Creature.
Indeed, Planeswalkers like Teferi, Time Raveler have been big players across a number of Magic: The Gathering formats, and giving green mages another way to deal with them will almost certainly have a real impact on the TCG moving forward. While Questing Beast's Legendary status means that drawing the card in multiples is not ideal, the power it brings to the table may be enough to make it a four-of in a number of decks in the new Standard.
The Magic: The Gathering Throne of Eldraine expansion set will release October 4, 2019.