In the grand, storied tradition of Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor from the last set, we've got another unique Planeswalker—it doesn't start as a Planeswalker. Unlike Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor, Mila, Crafty Companion is only one color, but I chose to treat him as a Boros Planeswalker for two reasons: First, it's awkward not being able to play Mila, Crafty Companion at all. And second, I was really excited about the Lorehold College from Strixhaven, and a new Boros Planeswalker to show it off was simply too good to pass up.

Mila, Crafty Companion is actually pretty well suited to life in the Lorehold school. With his first two abilities populating or removing cards from the graveyard, he might work with other Lorehold shenanigans.

Welcome to the Lorehold Academy:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Lukka, Wayward Bonder by Andy Hurst

'Lukka, Wayward Bonder' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Andy Hurst

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Freeform (Casual)

Market Price: $9.80

Cards

Fuming Effigy

Color Identity:R

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Whenever one or more cards leave your graveyard, Fuming Effigy deals 1 damage to each opponent.

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Dauntless Cathar

Color Identity:W

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{1}{W}, Exile Dauntless Cathar from your graveyard: Create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Heated Debate

Color Identity:R

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This spell can't be countered. (This includes by the ward ability.)
Heated Debate deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker.

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Illustrious Historian

Color Identity:R

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{5}, Exile Illustrious Historian from your graveyard: Create a tapped 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token.

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Pilgrim of the Ages

Color Identity:W

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When Pilgrim of the Ages enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic Plains card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.
{6}: Return Pilgrim of the Ages from your graveyard to your hand.

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Plargg, Dean of Chaos

Color Identity:R,W

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{T}, Discard a card: Draw a card.
{4}{R}, {T}: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a nonlegendary, nonland card with mana value 3 or less. You may cast that card without paying its mana cost. Put all revealed cards not cast this way on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Lorehold Pledgemage

Color Identity:R,W

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First strike
Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, Lorehold Pledgemage gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Defend the Campus

Color Identity:W

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Choose one —
• Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.
• Destroy target creature with power 4 or greater.

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Pillardrop Rescuer

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Pillardrop Rescuer enters the battlefield, return target creature card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard to your hand.

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Stone Quarry

Color Identity:R,W

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Stone Quarry enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion

Color Identity:R,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}{R}{W}, {T}: Target creature gains double strike until end of turn.

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Boros Garrison

Color Identity:R,W

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Boros Garrison enters the battlefield tapped.
When Boros Garrison enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {R}{W}.

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Sigil of the New Dawn

Color Identity:W

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Whenever a creature is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {1}{W}. If you do, return that card to your hand.

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Gallows Warden

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Other Spirit creatures you control get +0/+1.

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Purify the Grave

Color Identity:W

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Exile target card from a graveyard.
Flashback {W} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Lorehold Campus

Color Identity:R,W

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Lorehold Campus enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.
{4}, {T}: Scry 1.

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Nearheath Chaplain

Color Identity:W

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Lifelink
{2}{W}, Exile Nearheath Chaplain from your graveyard: Create two 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Quintorius, Field Historian

Color Identity:R,W

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Spirits you control get +1/+0.
Whenever one or more cards leave your graveyard, create a 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token.

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Blade Historian

Color Identity:R,W

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Attacking creatures you control have double strike.

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Expel

Color Identity:W

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Exile target tapped creature.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Hollowhenge Spirit

Color Identity:W

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Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.)
Flying
When Hollowhenge Spirit enters the battlefield, remove target attacking or blocking creature from combat.

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Spirit Loop

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature you control
Whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life.
When Spirit Loop is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Spirit Loop to its owner's hand.

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Lorehold Command

Color Identity:R,W

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Choose two —
• Create a 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token.
• Creatures you control get +1/+0 and gain indestructible and haste until end of turn.
• Lorehold Command deals 3 damage to any target. Target player gains 3 life.
• Sacrifice a permanent, then draw two cards.

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Venerable Warsinger

Color Identity:R,W

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Vigilance, trample
Whenever Venerable Warsinger deals combat damage to a player, you may return target creature card with mana value X or less from your graveyard to the battlefield, where X is the amount of damage Venerable Warsinger dealt to that player.

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Moonlit Strider

Color Identity:W

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Sacrifice Moonlit Strider: Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.
Soulshift 3 (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Lorehold Apprentice

Color Identity:R,W

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Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, until end of turn, Spirit creatures you control gain "{T}: This creature deals 1 damage to each opponent."

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Reconstruct History

Color Identity:R,W

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Return up to one target artifact card, up to one target enchantment card, up to one target instant card, up to one target sorcery card, and up to one target planeswalker card from your graveyard to your hand.
Exile Reconstruct History.

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Returned Pastcaller

Color Identity:R,W

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Flying
When Returned Pastcaller enters the battlefield, return target Spirit, instant, or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Mila, Crafty Companion

Color Identity:R,W

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Whenever an opponent attacks one or more planeswalkers you control, put a loyalty counter on each planeswalker you control.
Whenever a permanent you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, you may draw a card.

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Make Your Mark

Color Identity:R,W

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Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn. When that creature dies this turn, create a 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token.

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Wear // Tear

Color Identity:R,W

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Magmatic Sinkhole

Color Identity:R

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Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for {1}.)
Magmatic Sinkhole deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker.

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Clarion Spirit

Color Identity:W

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Whenever you cast your second spell each turn, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.

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Reduce to Memory

Color Identity:W

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Exile target nonland permanent. Its controller creates a 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token.

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Rip Apart

Color Identity:R,W

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Choose one —
• Rip Apart deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker.
• Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Thrilling Discovery

Color Identity:R,W

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You gain 2 life. Then you may discard two cards. If you do, draw three cards.

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Spirit Summoning

Color Identity:R,W

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Create a 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token.

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Stonebound Mentor

Color Identity:R,W

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Whenever one or more cards leave your graveyard, scry 1.

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Lorehold Excavation

Color Identity:R,W

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At the beginning of your end step, mill a card. If a land card was milled this way, you gain 1 life. Otherwise, Lorehold Excavation deals 1 damage to each opponent. (To mill a card, put the top card of your library into your graveyard.)
{5}, Exile a creature card from your graveyard: Create a tapped 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token.

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The Game Plan

Our goal here is to use every part of the buffalo, and present an army of angry Spirits to overwhelm the opponent. Mila, Crafty Companion and Thrilling Discovery can fill the yard for possible recursive hijinks. Lorehold Excavation can do the same thing, albeit quite slowly, but we're not in a rush. We can wait for normal attrition to take hold (and I think the rather expensive activation on the Lorehold Excavation confirms that ethos).

We've got far more ways to empty the graveyard than easily filling it. Purify the Grave is a cheap, instant-speed way to trigger our, "leaves Graveyard," effects. Dauntless Cathar, Illustrious Historian, and Nearheath Chaplain can hit those triggers and provide some evasive troops on the battlefield. Magmatic Sinkhole can empty the graveyard while removing most threats. Moonlit Strider soulshift can help regrow a fallen comrade. Reconstruct History and Sigil of the New Dawn can both hit the recursive triggers and be (slow) card advantage machines. And of course there's the Lorehold's shining star Quintorius, Field Historian, who makes a giant cascade of Spirits—as long as we don't mind taking our time. (Plus, Elephants are my all time favorite animal, so Quintorius, Field Historian can play for my team anyday.)

Removal here is solid. Rip Apart is a nice one, and we've got two. Expel isn't the absolute best, but it'll hit something solid, and it charts the history of our buddy Quintorius, Field Historian. Wear and Magmatic Sinkhole round out the package.

The Rares

Honestly, these flip cards are pretty rad, especially when they're on the rares, because it's like I get two rares for the price of one. And in a deck with more concentrated power like these, that can be a huge advantage! The downside is these rares are super weird. Plargg, Dean of Chaos are distinctly two very different characters! My hunch is that Plargg, Dean of Chaos will be much more useful to us—a free rummage effect on an acceptable body is a great deal we won't want to pass up. Plargg, Dean of Chaos second ability is ok too, but five mana to get three mana's worth of effect is a rather expensive letdown. Plargg, Dean of Chaos seems needlessly complicated to me, but there'll be situations where we're just trying to get in for damage, and giving a third toughness to 3/2 Spirit tokens could swing games.

This fella is like that guy on the team project who ends up doing wayyyy more work than the rest, but sometimes goes unrecognized. An important thing to note with the Venerable Warsinger is unlike other similar red effects, the creature it brings back sticks around. And the value of what it can resurrect depends on the Venerable Warsinger damage. So occasionally it can get something bigger. This means we need to keep in mind effects like Make Your Mark, Quintorius, Field Historian, Lorehold Command, and the like to increase what it can bring back. There's a pretty scary possibility you can loop Moonlit Strider and a boosted Venerable Warsinger forever, and that seems very dangerous to me.

In today's parlance: sheesh! Giving all your attackers double strike is an immense beating, and I feel like this fella's lifespan and our opponent's will have an inverse relationship.

I dunno if this'll end up the command seeing the most competitive play. Five mana can be something of a death sentence in that regard, but I really like the spread of abilities. We're going to make use of the Spirit Token. Once we finally get aggressive, the +1/+0 mode will dominate a combat step for us, make use of Venerable Warsinger, or push us over the edge in the damage race. Lightning Helix is a tried-and-true form of removal that never gets old. And even the last mode is useful. We could very conceivably have some tokens lying around to sacrifice, or we might have something we'd prefer to resurrect. And two cards can be huge in a deck that otherwise doesn't get many draw effects.

Unsung Hero

Boy, does this guy do it all for us. Sure, it's a little unfortunate he's on the more expensive side. But Spirits are a main victory condition for us, and they'll predominantly take the form of dispensable tokens, so +1/+0 to all of them is a fine bonus. And every single time we remove something from the yard, we get a new 3/2—excuse me, a new 4/2—even if we're already using that effect to make other 4/2s with things like Lorehold Excavation. Quintorius, Field Historian gonna take us a hot second to get going, but once that engine gets started, I've gotta imagine it'll be tough to derail. Quintorius, Field Historian makes a hell of a Student Body President, and he's gonna take Lorehold to the moon.