Plains Duel Decks: Kiora vs. Elspeth Accumulated Knowledge

Kiora, the Crashing Wave Kiora, the Crashing Wave English

Legendary Planeswalker — Kiora (Loyalty: 2), 2UG (4)

+1: Until your next turn, prevent all damage that would be dealt to and dealt by target permanent an opponent controls.

−1: Draw a card. You may play an additional land this turn.

−5: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your end step, create a 9/9 blue Kraken creature token."

Illus. Tyler Jacobson

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 2/1/2014: Kiora's first ability can target any permanent an opponent controls, not just one that can deal or be dealt damage.
  • 2/1/2014: Once the first ability resolves, the damage prevention continues to apply even if that permanent changes controllers.
  • 2/1/2014: Kiora's second ability allows you to play an additional land during your main phase. Doing so follows the normal timing rules for playing lands. In particular, you won't play a land as that ability resolves. The ability will fully resolve (and you'll draw a card, perhaps a land you'll play later) first.
  • 2/1/2014: The effect of the second ability is cumulative with other effects that let you play additional lands, such as the one from Rites of Flourishing.
  • 2/1/2014: If Kiora leaves the battlefield after her second ability is activated but before it resolves, you'll still be able to play an additional land after the ability resolves.
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English Duel Decks: Kiora vs. Elspeth (Mythic Rare)
English Born of the Gods (Mythic Rare)

German Kiora, die brandende Welle
French Kiora, la Déferlante
Italian Kiora della Grande Onda
Spanish Kiora, la ola rompiente
Portuguese Kiora, a Onda que Arrebenta
Japanese 荒ぶる波濤、キオーラ
Simplified Chinese 破浪奇奥拉
Russian Киора, Разбивающаяся Волна
Traditional Chinese 破浪奇奧拉
Korean 거친 파도의 키오라

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