Hero's Path Cards

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HERO'S PATH

The Hero’s Path is a players' event spanning the complete Theros block. It captures the unique feel of the the mythological Hero and parallels Elspeth's quest in the storyline. Players can participate in the Hero's Path during prerelease events, FNM release events and Game Days. In each of the nine quests of the Hero's Path, they may win an unique Hero card. Collecting them, the players grow in power and become ever-increasingly more prepared for the epic conflicts at the end of each arc.

QUEST 1—Choose your Path
In the first quest (Theros prelease) players picked their color, and received a prerelease pack (or Hero Pack) of that color: Path of Honor White, Wisdom Blue, Ambition Black, Battle Red or Might Green. Each Prerelease pack contained one Hero card (respectively The Protector, The Philosopher, The Avenger, The Warrior and The Hunter), which weren't for use at the Prerelease. The pack also contained a playable Prerelease promo. Theros Prerelease Packs were published in 11 different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.


Theros Prelease packs product shot

QUEST 2—Gift from the Gods
At the FNM Theros Release weekend players solved a visual puzzle in their game shop to get a second Hero card (The Harvester). By connecting the stars in the starfield the combination 5/7 appeared, which represented the power and toughness of Erebos, God of the Dead.


Gift from the Gods poster

QUEST 3—Face the Hydra
At Theros Game Day players pitted their deck against the special Challenge deck Face the Hydra, where they finally could use their Hero cards. By winning against the Challenge deck, they won a third Hero card (The Slayer).


Face the Hydra Challenge deck

QUEST 4—Master your Destiny
The fourth quest on the Hero's Path will take place at the Born of the Gods prerelease, February 1–2, 2014. The players pick their color, and receive a prerelease pack (or Hero Pack) of that color: Destined to Lead White, Outwit Blue, Dominate Black, Conquer Red or Thrive Green. Each Prerelease pack contains one Hero card (respectively The General, The Savant, The Tyrant, The Warmonger and The Provider) and a playable Prerelease promo.Born of the Gods Prerelease Packs were published in 11 different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.


Born of the Gods Prerelease Packs product shot

QUEST 5—Venture into the Wilds
The fifth quest will take place during the FNM Born of the Gods Release weekend, February 7–9, 2014. The "Venture into the Wilds" puzzle poster contains clues that hint at one of the new cards featured in the set. Players who solve the puzzle to get a fifth Hero card (The Explorer).


Born of the Gods poster

QUEST 6—Battle the Horde
The sixth challenge is to Battle the Horde on March 1-2, 2014, at the Born of the Gods Game Day. By winning against the Challenge deck, players win a sixth Hero card (The Vanquisher).


Battle the Horde Challenge deck

QUEST 7—Forge a Godslayer
The seventh quest on the Hero's Path will take place at the Journey into Nyx prerelease, April 26–27, 2014. The players pick their color, and receive a prerelease pack (or Hero Pack) of that color: Forged in Glory White, Intellect Blue, Tyranny Black, War Red or Pursuit Green. Each Prerelease pack contains a Hero Equipment card (Spear of the General, Cloak of the Philosopher, Lash of the Tyrant, Axe of the Warmonger or Bow of the Hunter) and a playable Prerelease promo. During the prerelease, players have the opportunity to win three mystical components, represented by reward stickers. Three component stickers combine in specific ways to create one of seven different enhancements. The activity card is handed in to the tournament organizer to receive the corresponding "enhancement sticker". That sticker is put on the player's Hero Card in the blank space as a new permanent ability, thus forging one the most powerful weapons on Theros: a customized Godslayer.Journey into Nyx Prerelease Packs were published in 11 different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.


Forge a Godslayer sheet

QUEST 8—Journey into Nyx
The eighth quest will take place during the FNM Journey into Nyx Release weekend, May 2–4, 2014. The "Journey into Nyx" puzzle poster contains clues that hint at one of the new cards featured in the set. Players who solve the puzzle to get a eighth Hero card (The Destined).


Journey into Nyx poster

QUEST 9—Defeat a God
The final challenge is to Defeat a God on May 24–25, 2014, at the Journey into Nyx Game Day. Players will be able to use three of the Hero Cards they have collected and the Godslayer that they forged at the Prerelease to complete this final quest of the Hero's Path! By winning against the Challenge deck, players win a ninth Hero card (The Champion).


Defeat a God Challenge deck

HERO'S CARD

Hero is a card type that was introduced as part of the Hero's Path of the Theros block.

Hero Cards are physical cards that have Magic-like abilities, but aren't playable as regular Magic cards. They are not for use in tournament decks but instead are awarded to players for completing quests along the Hero's Path. They'll use them to defeat later quests. Each card is double-faced, one side features features game mechanics. The other side a code redeemable for a unique Planeswalker Points achievement on PlaneswalkerPoints.com and a few notes about the quest.

Players gained Hero cards in their prerelease packs, at the Friday Night Magic Release Weekends and at Game Days. Hero cards act like a Vanguard or emblem, while playing against the challenge deck during Game day. The hero cards do not have Magic backs and do not go into the player's regular deck.

Journey into Nyx featured Hero Equipment cards. During the prerelease, players had the opportunity to win three mystical components, represented by reward stickers. These in turn gave access to an "enhancement sticker" which could be used to upgrade the Hero Equipment card, thus forging one the most powerful weapons on Theros: a customized Godslayer.


Journey into Nyx Prerelease packs product shot

EXTERNAL LINKS
The Path of the Hero, Making Magic
Hero's Path FAQ, Feature Article
Battle the Horde, Magic Arcana
Battle the Horde With Your Friends, Magic Arcana
Friday Nights: Hero's Path — "The Mastery", Feature Article


INTERNAL LINKS
Challenge Deck Box Set Cards
Magic Game Day Cards
Theros Prerelease Events Promos
Born of the Gods Prerelease Events Promos
Journey into Nyx Prerelease Events Promos


Hero Cards - Hero's Path Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
0011c/9 The AvengerChuck LukacsTheros Path of Ambition Prerelease Pack2013-09-21YES 
0029/9 The ChampionChuck LukacsWinning against the Defeat a God Challenge deck at Journey into Nyx Game Day2014-05-24YES 
0038/9 The DestinedChuck LukacsSolving the puzzle poster at your store at Journey into Nyx Launch Weekend starting with Friday Night Magic's2014-05-02YES 
0045/9 The ExplorerChuck LukacsSolving the puzzle poster at your store at Born of the Gods Launch Weekend starting with Friday Night Magic's2014-02-07YES 
0054a/9 The GeneralChuck LukacsBorn of the Gods Destined to Lead Prerelease pack2014-02-01YES 
0062/9 The HarvesterChuck LukacsSolving the puzzle poster at your store at Theros Launch Weekend starting with Friday Night Magic's2013-09-27YES 
0071e/9 The HunterChuck LukacsTheros Path of Might Prerelease Pack2013-09-21YES 
0081b/9 The PhilosopherChuck LukacsTheros Path of Wisdom Prerelease Pack2013-09-21YES 
0091a/9 The ProtectorChuck LukacsTheros Path of Honor Prerelease Pack2013-09-21YES 
0104e/9 The ProviderChuck LukacsBorn of the Gods Destined to Thrive Prerelease pack2014-02-01YES 
0114b/9 The SavantChuck LukacsBorn of the Gods Destined to Outwit Prerelease pack2014-02-01YES 
0123/9 The SlayerChuck LukacsWinning against the Face the Hydra Challenge deck at Theros Game Day2013-10-19YES 
0134c/9 The TyrantChuck LukacsBorn of the Gods Destined to Dominate Prerelease pack2014-02-01YES 
0146/9 The VanquisherChuck LukacsWinning against the Battle the Horde Challenge deck at Born of the Gods Game Day2014-03-01YES 
0154d/9 The WarmongerChuck LukacsBorn of the Gods Destined to Conquer Prerelease pack2014-02-01YES 
0161d/9 The WarriorChuck LukacsTheros Path of Battle Prerelease Pack2013-09-21YES 
 


Hero Equipment Cards - Hero's Path Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
0017d/9 Axe of the WarmongerChuck LukacsJourney into Nyx Forged in War Red Prerelease pack2014-04-26YES 
0027e/9 Bow of the HunterChuck LukacsJourney into Nyx Forged in Pursuit Green Prerelease pack2014-04-26YES 
0037b/9 Cloak of the PhilosopherChuck LukacsJourney into Nyx Forged in Intellect Blue Prerelease pack2014-04-26YES 
0047c/9 Lash of the TyrantChuck LukacsJourney into Nyx Forged in Tyranny Black Prerelease pack2014-04-26YES 
0057a/9 Spear of the GeneralChuck LukacsJourney into Nyx Forged in Glory White Prerelease pack2014-04-26YES