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AtoZ2019UUgin is an elder dragon planeswalker from Dominaria. He is known as the spirit dragon, and he is the twin brother of Nicol Bolas, and sibling to Arcades Sabboth, Chromium Rhuell, Merrevia Sal and Palladia-Mors.

For those without the Planeswalker spark, the merest touch of the Blind Eternities can kill.

Ugin is ancient beyond measure. His long life has given him a unique perspective on the Multiverse; he sees it as an unbroken whole and seeks to understand its deepest mysteries. He has studied the energetic patterns of entire planes–their creation, destruction, and renewal–and he has applied these universal principles to creating his own form of magic. Ugin’s magic deals with the transmutation of matter into energy, and it is a power that can be wielded by all.

The Eldrazi are another enigma that Ugin has dedicated his life to understanding. He has tracked and documented these great titans in an attempt to comprehend their purpose and nature, and has frowned upon any who have sought to destroy them. Working with the Planeswalkers Sorin Markov and Nahiri, the Lithomancer, the three trapped the Eldrazi on Zendikar. Eventually, Ugin returned to Tarkir to continue his research on his unique form of magic.

Over a thousand years ago, Ugin ran afoul of the ancient and evil dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas. Though it is unknown why the two battled to the death, they fought each other in the skies of Tarkir. This fight would be the most important event in Tarkir’s history. Bolas defeated Ugin and left the plane. As one Planeswalker had been his end, another would be Ugin’s salvation. The dragon shaman Planeswalker Sarkhan Vol found a way to travel back in time to this pivotal event and save Ugin’s life using one the very hedrons the dragon had made on Zendikar.

Ugin - glassIn Dungeons and Dragons

Ghostfire, as taught by Ugin, was used against the Eldrazi. This spell was recorded on the Dragon Scroll that Chandra Nalaar stole from the Sanctum of Stars in Kephalai. This is believed to be the only recorded version of this spell, as the Jeskai Way of Tarkir is extinct by now.

GHOSTFIRE
5th-level Evocation

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 ft (varies; see text)
Components: V, S
Duration: Instantaneous

Transmuting raw aetheric energy into a coalesced spell, the so-called “Breath of Ugin” is an invisible flame. Along with the presence of three planeswalkers, it is the key to activating the Eye of Ugin.

A blast of heat erupts from your hands. At the moment of casting the spell choose among one of the following shapes:

  • 100-foot line
  • 50-foot cone
  • 25-foot-radius sphere
  • 10-foot-radius 50-foot-high cylinder
  • 20-foot-radius 25-foot-high cylinder
  • 40-foot-radius 10-foot-high cylinder

Each creature caught in the area of the spell must make two saving throws:

  • First, a Charisma saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 3d10 psychic damage and rolls the next saving throw with disadvantage. On a succesful one, a creature takes half as damage.
  • Then, a Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 3d10 fire damage, or half as damage on a succesful one. Fire resistance does not apply against this.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 6th level or higher, the damage increases by 1d10 for each slot level above 5th.


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