19 votes

Author: Disposable Hero
Release Date: May 2011
Playtested: No
Illustrations: 249/249
Special Frames: Yes

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  • Urighaz is a stand-alone Magic: The Gathering fan set consisting of 249 black-bordered cards.
  • The set features cards with the Tribal supertype, cycling and typecycling abilities, and the new Unity mechanic. Notable tribes include: soldiers, wizards, horrors, goblins, elves, elephants, spirits, and dragons.
  • The set features five new Planeswalker cards.

Mechanics & Terms

Tribal — Non-creature cards with creature types make a return after their initial appearance in the Lorwyn block. The mechanic extends from just giving instants and sorceries creature types, however. Enchantments get creature types for the first time since Future Sight, as do a cycle of dual-color lands for the first time ever. These represent the special tactics, powers, items, and locations used only by certain tribes.
Creature Typecycling — Appearing only on creatures and tribal cards of appropriate types, this mechanic expands on the concepts both of land-type cycling and Homing Sliver's heretofore-unique abilities. By paying a cost and discarding a card with typecycling, you can search out your library for a card of the appropriate type and get it into your hand. Flavorfully, it represents tribal synergy, but mechanically, it syngergizes with tribal cards as well!
Unity — Unity is an entirely new mechanic, representing the ability of a tribe to fight together. Whenever a creature with unity attacks, other attacking creatures that share creature types with it get +1/+1 until end of turn. This works for all creature types, so an Elephant Soldier will give +1/+1 to both other Elephants and to other Soldiers.

      righaz is a plane marked by strife and conflict. It all began at the dawn of the plane, millenia ago. Ten mighty gods - the Ten Titans - arose in the world. Among Urighaz's populace, each became patron of a lone tribe. But all was not well within the workings of the Titans. Vroon, the oldest and most sinister god, plotted against his fellows.

Using a dark sword called Sunslicer, Vroon slew two of his fellows. The other seven waged war on Vroon and his horrors, though it was complicated by a group of elves who betrayed their master for Vroon. Eventually, however, Vroon fell and was imprisoned beneath the elvish forest of Talea in a massive labyrinth called Ullimar. The followers of Vroon were exiled to the land of Denkmal, where the Vrinnians (Vroon's elvish followers) as well as Vroon's horrors prepared to free their master.

Their opportunity is nigh. Talea has become a land of elitism, and the gods are long forgotten. Vroon has managed to twist his keeper, a shamaness named Welleren, to his side. She and the Vrinnians plot to use the Eye of Vroon, the dark god's spawning device, to summon a horde of horrors to batter the Urighites. Will she and her cohorts succeed, or will the tribes unite once more?

Find out more by visiting the original forum thread!

Special Templates Used & Additional Links

Sun, 2011-07-03 14:55
TheAmazingKamahl's picture

+1. Yay! I am a HUGE fan of Tribal.
I think this set is really well thought out, and the storyline/plot sounds like WotC would use it. Bravo!

Mon, 2011-07-04 00:03
Demonic Overlord

+1 for bringing back tribal. Three cheers for Lorwyn!
+1 for coming up with unity, Which is very good.
Overall, awesome set.

Mon, 2011-07-04 00:29
Sohel's picture

+1 for using an awesome template, and for making up great names (or not...?)

I'm back! I survived the Eater of Days!

Mon, 2011-07-04 00:44
Anuttymous's picture

I'd give +1, because I like Tribal, and the type cycling, and it's a nice story, however... Some of the rares are simply not rare. They're considered rare, perhaps because their effect would be powerful within a Tribal set, but put in another environment it becomes immensely weak. I think it's worth going over the rares and considering them outside of the set itself.

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Mon, 2011-07-04 14:00
Disposable Hero
Disposable Hero's picture

Thanks for the positive feedback.
@Anuttymous: My reasoning is that they couldn't be anything but rare in this particular set - and some of them, like Ripples of Justice, would be rare in any set.

Sun, 2011-07-10 12:22

Really like the new design, and again, I love tribal. Just downloaded the set and it looks awesome! Well done!

Sun, 2011-07-10 21:54
Zempar's picture

Great job on this set. Enjoyed the sample boosters.

Mon, 2011-07-11 09:39
Crissaegrim's picture

Be honest, the only reason you made Potency of Madness tribal was so you could have a horror aura.

Wed, 2011-07-13 20:44
Carn13's picture

How do you use the templates?

Fri, 2011-07-15 18:53
Scorpheus's picture

+1 Nice Background story
+1 I Like the mechanics

Well Done!

My Color

Fri, 2011-07-15 20:57
RasterPup's picture

Quite like it, nicely put together. Particularly liked touches like Neuropotence.

(Just a side note on the mechanics descriptions, Homing Sliver wasn't unique in typecycling -- see Vedalken Æthermage from Future Sight for wizardcycling.)

Those we convert, we eat.

Mon, 2011-07-18 20:04
PhoenixRising211's picture

RasterPup already mentioned you forgot Vedalken AEthermage, which was the first thing I thought of when reading the description Stick out your tongue

Other than that, it looks like a solid tribal set. Tribal's not my favorite mechanic ever but I know it's popular, and this looks like a good implementation of it, so +1 anyway.

Thu, 2011-08-25 01:30
Disposable Hero
Disposable Hero's picture

The Sensual Coalition of Men[/quote wrote:
Be honest, the only reason you made Potency of Madness tribal was so you could have a horror aura.

No, it was to facilitate discard in a Horror deck.

Fri, 2011-11-04 13:20

You have violated rule #3 of the forum rules. Dislike and criticize the set as much as you like, but don't cross the line into personal attacks. You are taking the Featured Sets page WAY too seriously.


Fri, 2011-11-04 16:01
EyeofTruth's picture

...Someone is a little angry... on the bright side, i did actually notice this set for once...

The set itself seems well thought out. There are issues that worry me, like the cycling getting more than basic lands, that feels far too powerful in context with the rest of Magic for around 2 mana. The set on the whole doesn't feel like its been playtested at all (Which is hardly a bad thing, its just simply seems to lack polish that only several drafts can create), and there are several cards that do worry me power wise(The planeswalkers look really OP at the moment). On top of that, the tribal theme, while strong, does seem a little overbearing, like you HAVE to play tribal, no exceptions. Now this isn't as bad as some other sets i've seen. But looking through it all, i don't see a(or many) creatures here who's really good who just HAPPENS to be a soldier, or a creature that would be awesome in a black deck in general. There doesn't seem to be alot of them. Or if there is the same ratio as Lorwyn or Morningtide, they're drowned out by the slew of tribal. Ultimately, +1, but i think it needs just one more mechanic or keyword, if only so it can downsize the tribal overrun a little bit. Something like Conspire or Changeling that can support the tribal more subtly. Either way, I like it.

Fri, 2011-11-04 20:49
Noahlotr's picture

I am now very afraid to put a set on here for fear that "The One Who Discusses" will tell me I am a little kid and use the word crap like 15 time.

Take a chill-pill, man.

I think the set is pretty cool, actually. I'm always a big fan of tribal, even more class tribal.

Fri, 2011-11-04 20:54
Anuttymous's picture

Erm, thanks, TheOneWhoDisscusting, for that. Admittedly, some good criticism there, but I'm pretty sure everybody would prefer a gentler tone? There's a difference between criticism and insults. Point out what you don't like, and perhaps how it could be better, and leave it there.
Also... Mudhole destroys the whole Worm Harvest deck, and I've killed someone with Vizzerdrix.

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Fri, 2011-11-04 22:31
The1337's picture

Blightfire is not a PLANESWALKER, PLANESWALKERS have LOYALTY counters, your guy hasn't.

Huh? Blightfire has a starting loyalty and loyalty abilities. Download the template if you haven't.

That just happened.

Thu, 2012-05-17 01:22

Tribal Enchantments most definitely appeared in Lorwyn Block: does Bitterblossom ring a bell?

Tue, 2012-05-22 03:42

These sets are VERY inspiring. Thanks for making this! I think i am going to design about 250 cards now. Stick out your tongue

P.S. Nice Username. Disposable Hero. *giggle*

Chandra has anger issues.

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Wed, 2012-07-04 00:23

-1for making weird color combination in the web of tribes.

Check the set hub with the link above!

Mon, 2012-10-29 15:03
Laboratory Maniac
Laboratory Maniac's picture

+1 for the nice template, and the reference of sorts to Havoc Demon with Sulfur Djinn.

"His mind whirled with grand plans, never thinking of what might happen if he were to succeed."