Disney Lorcana’s second extremely anticipated set of playing cards, titled Rise of the Floodborn, arrives in shops later this month. And as we speak, Polygon can reveal one other new card from the set. Permit us to introduce Cheshire Cat, From the Shadows, solely the second Cheshire Cat card added to the sport and the primary to characteristic the Lorcana’s highly effective Shift means.
Shift permits gamers to improve a glimmer already in play, successfully stacking new creatures with new skills atop current playing cards already on the desk. As a bonus, these playing cards come into play at a decrease value — requiring much less ink to summon. Used accurately, shifting playing cards in permits gamers to discipline comparatively low cost offensive items early within the recreation after which convert them to highly effective scoring machines in a while.
Whereas among the playing cards revealed for Rise of the Floodborn have been heavy hitters — together with Goofy, Knight for a Day with a whopping 10 protection, 10 assault, and the flexibility to earn 4 lore when questing — this incarnation of the Cheshire Cat is definitely extra lethal. That’s as a result of its Depraved Smile means permits it to banish every other character on the desk as long as it’s already been broken. Ding yer pal Goof’s armor with something in any respect, decreasing him by only one level of injury, and the Cheshire Cat can ship him packing. Better of all, he’s evasive, that means that he can solely be challenged by different creatures who’re themselves additionally evasive.
Disney Lorcana has had some rising pains since launching earlier this yr, largely brought on by over-eager followers and deep-pocketed speculators. To fulfill the unbelievable demand, writer Ravensburger has moved up manufacturing of a reprint of the launch set, The First Chapter, to the center of November. Rise of the Floodborn launches across the identical time, with greater than 200 new playing cards hitting retail starting with native retailers and Disney parks on Nov. 17. Huge field retailers and shopDisney will start promoting them on Dec. 1.