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Disney Lorcana: Shimmering Skies Card List (So Far)

Lorcana Shimmering Skies Card Gallery

With the fourth Disney Lorcana set, Ursula’s Return, reaching a crescendo with its battle against the titular Sea Witch, fans of the trading card game (or TCG) were wondering where the game would be heading next, and who the next big villain to try taking advantage of the Grand Illuminary’s power,would be.

Though we may not yet know who the big bad will be following Ursula’s defeat (which you can help with by taking her on in the Illumineer’s Quest: Deep Trouble set!), we know that Lorcana set 5 will be called Shimmering Skies, and will heavily feature characters and settings from video game-based Disney movie, Wreck-It Ralph.

Though nothing on the scale of the aforementioned Deep Trouble set has yet been revealed, as we expect that these sets will provide a sort of final boss style showdown to close the book on a chapter of the ongoing story, perhaps once or twice a year at most (and therefore won’t be released to accompany every new Lorcana booster set), there is a very interesting crossover with another Ravenburger-published Disney game series.

In addition to that there’s lots of very interesting new details, cards and characters to take a look at, so let’s check out the cards that have been revealed for Disney Lorcana’s fifth set, Shimmering Skies, so far!

Shimmering Skies Card Gallery

What Characters Are Making Their Debut In Shimmering Skies?

Lorcana Vanellope Cards

As previously mentioned, Shimmering Skies has plenty of characters from Wreck-It Ralph, many of which are from the film’s Mario Kart-esque racing game, Sugar Rush. Some appear as characters on foot, such as the Amber Ink type Vanellope Von Schweetz, on the left in the above image, and some as racers in their Sugar Rush karts, such as the Ruby type Vanellope, above right.

Disney Lorcana Shimmering Skies Turbo Card

Wreck-It Ralph super villain Turbo also appears, featuring an interesting usage of the Shift keyword; when playing a Shifted King Candy card, Turbo counts as actually being King Candy. It’s a very clever, highly thematic usage of Shift, given that King Candy is actually the glitching, villainous Turbo in disguise!

Disney Lorcana Rise of the Floodborn Pick A Fight Card

Though Ralph himself is making his debut as a character in Shimmering Skies, it’s not his first appearance in Lorcana. The eagle eyed among you will recall that he featured on the Pick A Fight card (shown above), which even included his “I’m gonna wreck it!” catchphrase, in the Rise of the Floodborn set.

Are There New Locations In Shimmering Skies?

Disney Lorcana Shimmering Skies Bad-Anon Card

Location cards were introduced in the third Lorcana set, Into the Inklands, and have been steadily growing in number since then. Of course, there are more in Shimmering Skies, including one that’ll be very familiar to Wreck-It Ralph fans, who are already looking to be very well catered for with this set!

Bad-Anon is the villains support group in the first Wreck-It Ralph movie, and their affirmation, There’s No One I’d Rather Be Than Me, provides the ability for the Bad-Anon Location card in the Shimmering Skies set.

It gives all Villain characters at the Bad-Anon Location an extra ability; they may exert and pay 3 Ink, then a Villain with the same name as them may be played there for free. It’s another fantastic example of how Lorcana’s designers continue to bring mechanics into the game that feel incredibly thematic, deeply steeped in the lore of their original stories.

How Do I Find The Prince John Promo Card?

Lorcana Shimering Skies Prince John Promo Card

You’ll notice from the card gallery, and the image above, that there’s a foil Prince John Promo card in the Shimmering Skies set. It has the Promo card rarity symbol at the bottom of the card, and can’t be found in Lorcana boosters, or indeed in any Lorcana products! So where can you find it?

Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil Lorcana Box

Prior to Lorcana’s development and release, publishers Ravensburger had great success with their Disney Villainous board game series, which features numerous villains vying for dominance, with players working against each other in totally asymmetrical ways. Last year’s Introduction to Evil set sought to bring new players to the series, with a focus on streamlined gameplay intended to make it easier for newcomers to pick up and play.

It’s within a new printing of the Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil set that you’ll find the foil Promo King John card, which is appropriate seeing as one of the game’s villains is King John himself! Do note, however, that if you’re going to be picking up the Introduction to Evil set in order to get hold of this card, that it’ll need to have the Lorcana promo sticker on the packaging, as shown in the above image.

How Do I Find The Kristoff Promo Card?

Kristoff Promo Card Lorcana

Though it’s not a unique card, given that it’s the exact same Kristoff, Reindeer Keeper that’s card number 13 in Shimmering Skies (at least in terms of its printed stats and abilities), there’s a unique foil treatment to this card, which also lacks the black border around its Lore symbols.

Getting hold of a Kristoff promo card should be relatively straightforward; he’ll be the promotional card given away at events where Ravensburger are present. So if you attend any gaming conventions, for example, and head to the Ravensburger stand to check out Lorcana, you should be able to get your hands on one of these cards.

Though not yet confirmed, there’s also a possibility that Kristoff will be an attendance or participation promo given out at tournaments or casual organised play events for Lorcana, sometime nearer the release date for Shimmering Skies.

What New Starter Decks Will Be Released For Shimmering Skies?

Shimmering Skies Starter Decks

Though Disney Lorcana’s initial set, The First Chapter, launched with three Starter Decks to give players a taste of all six Ink types, each subsequent set has launched with just two pre-constructed decks, and Shimmering Skies is no different.

Shimmering Skies will feature an Amethyst and Ruby deck headed up by Elsa and Ralph, as well as an Emerald and Steel deck that has Scar and Kronk as its headline characters.

When Will Shimmering Skies Be Released?

Lorcana Shimmering Skies Logos

Shimmering Skies will follow a similar launch pattern to previous sets, with the initial release in local, specialist game stores set for August 9th and mainstream, mass market retail launch two weeks later on August 23rd.

We’re sure to see new keywords and more exciting new cards as the launch date approaches, but in the meantime if you want to see one extra, special card that was first revealed in the Deep Trouble set (though do be warned it’s a spoiler if you’re looking to take on Ursula in Deep Trouble!), click here for further details!

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