House Martell. Loyal.
Character. Cost: 6. STR: 3.

Bastard. Sand Snake.

Reaction: After you win an challenge in which Tyene Sand is participating as an attacker, place a poison token on a character without an icon. At the end of the phase, if that character still has the poison token, remove it and kill that character.

Drazenka Kimpel
True Steel #115.

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Tyene Sand

Rules FAQ

  • Just like with Tears of Lys, Tyene's ability doesn't target (it doesn't have the word "choose"), so it get around immunity and protection from being targeted. Also, the poisoned character is killed "at the end of phase", which happens after the "until the end of phase" lasting effects expire, and outside of the challenges phase, so Winterfell Crypt and Crossroads Sellsword won't trigger.
  • Note that, unlike Mirri Maz Duur and Dagmer Cleftjaw, Tyene's ability is not a claim replacement effect, but a regular Reaction to winning a challenge (so you get both the poison effect and intrigue claim).

  • Multiple poison tokens must saved from separately, because each poison token comes with a separate "kill" effect. So if a character has one poison token from Tears and one from Tyene, that character will need to be saved twice. For example, you could use a duplicate for one poison token and an Iron Mines for the other.

The Tears of Lys has been the bane for many players. Undeniably, Tears has been one of the most controversial cards due to the, “it’s not a target” ruling. So what could be even worse than a 1-cost event so easily pulled off? A walking and repeating character based Tears known as Tyene. Need I say more? The entire way you conduct challenges changes when she is on the board.