Magic: Legends Reveals Sanctifier as Fourth Launch Planeswalker

The Sanctifier is a white mana-aligned planeswalker that will be available in Magic: Legends at launch.
The Sanctifier is a white mana-aligned planeswalker that will be available in Magic: Legends at launch. | Courtesy of Cryptic Studios

Magic: Legends revealed the Sanctifier, a white-mana aligned sorcerer, Thursday as the fourth planeswalker set to be available at game launch.

"The Sanctifier embodies the gleaming brilliance and regimented structure associate with white mana in Magic: the Gathering and serves as a refreshing take on a more classic, dedicated support class," developer Cryptic Studios wrote in a blog post revealing the planeswalker.

The Sanctifier's primary ability is Divine Bolt, which fires a blast of light from long distances. Their secondary ability, Wave of Radiance, creates a swirling mass of moving light that deals area of effect damage to enemies, and can be upgraded to heal friendly units.

Salvation, the Sanctifier's ultimate ability, regenerates health, heals their summons, and adds a stack of Devotion. At four stacks of Devotion, it summons an Angel with Lifelink that heals the player as it deals damage to enemies.

Cryptic described the design process for the Sanctifier in a blog post Thursday, explaining the various symbols on the planeswalker's clothing and how its visual aesthetic evokes the order and faith often associate with white mana.

"We also wanted this class to feel the most like a traditional mage, so flowing robes and strong casting animations that reinforce that body language were a must," wrote system designer Matt Campbell and art director Barclay Chantel.

Cryptic and publisher Perfect World Entertainment have previously revealed the red Geomancer, blue Mind Mage, and green Beastcaller as the other planeswalkers available at launch. DBLTAP played as all three during our hands-on PAX East 2020 preview.

A fifth, black-aligned planeswalker is still to be revealed before Magic: Legends hits PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2021.