When you hold a new Magic card in your hand, there is a special connection that you feel. We have all felt the possibilities of what a brand-new Magic card can do. With Phyrexia: All Will Be One (ONE), we all got to embrace the villainy of Phyrexia and infuse that into Magic cards.
I'm Mike Turian, product architect for ONE. As the architect of a set, I'm responsible for the content structure and promotions within. The surreal horror of Phyrexia: All Will Be One was an especially joyful set to work on, and this article brings with it a breakout of what Phyrexian treatments can be found, and which Magic boosters they are found in.
PHYREXIA: ALL WILL BE ONE COLLECTOR BOOSTERS
First, let's look at ONE Collector Boosters. I've listed these in the order they appear within the booster. I'll also note that any listed percentage is rounded to the nearest whole number.
Collector Booster Display
Here are some of the images of the cards you can get inside ONE Collector Boosters for reference.
Step-and-Compleat Foil Phyrexian Language
4 Traditional foil commons – Here, you will get 4 of the 101 commons from ONE's Draft and Set Boosters.
2 Traditional foil uncommons – Here, you will get 2 of the 80 uncommons from ONE's Draft and Set Boosters.
1 Traditional foil basic land – Each of the 5 panorama full-art basic lands and the 5 Phyrexianized full-art basic lands show up at an equal rate to one another.
1 Traditional foil rare or mythic rare – There are 60 rares (86% of boosters) and 20 mythic rares (14% of boosters) from the ONE Draft Boosters appearing here.
1 Extended-art rare – There are 29 rares from ONE Draft Boosters that we have given the extended-art treatment. These cards don't have other variant art or frame treatments in ONE boosters, and the extended-art treatment is only found in Collector Boosters.
By the way, you can receive the Buy-a-Box promotional version of Green Sun's Twilight by purchasing a Set, Draft, Collector, or Jumpstart Booster display at your local game store. These promos are available while supplies last—visit your local store to learn more!
1 Extended-art rare or mythic rare from Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander decks (ONC), or an extended-art card from ONE Jumpstart – There are a total of 28 rares (92%) and 5 mythic rares (8%) that are found in this slot. The cards come from the 20 rares and mythic rares in ONC, the 5 rares from ONE Jumpstart, and the 8 rares and mythic rares that are new-to-Commander cards found in Set Boosters.
1 Common or uncommon with the ichor treatment – Cards with the ichor treatment feature brushstroke horror art. There are 6 commons (63%) and 7 uncommons (37%) that can be found in non-foil in this slot.
1 Foil common or uncommon with the ichor treatment – Fans of traditional foil cards can always look to Collector Boosters for an excellent way to find more of what they like.
1 Step-and-compleat foil – Step-and-compleat cards each feature Phyrexian symbols highlighted by a special foil laminate. There are 6 commons (38%), 7 uncommons (29%), 26 rares (22%), and 28 mythic rares (11%) that feature this stunning brand-new treatment.
1 Booster Fun rare or mythic rare – There is tons of possible goodness in this slot. Here is the list of sweet cards you will possibly get, all in non-foil. There are 5 rare borderless "fast lands" (13%), 16 rare borderless ichor cards (41%), 10 rare borderless manga cards (25%) including 5 Mirran heroes and 5 planeswalkers, 10 mythic rare borderless ichor cards (13%), 5 mythic rare borderless manga planeswalkers (3%), 5 mythic rare Phyrexian-language planeswalkers (3%), and 5 mythic rare borderless concept praetors (less than 2%).
In addition to showing up as one of the five praetors, the mythic rare Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines shows up in this slot in the borderless ichor treatment, borderless manga illustrated by Junji Ito, and Phyrexian language, each less than 1% of the time.
1 Foil Booster Fun rare or mythic rare or extended-art rare or mythic rare – Here, you get everything in the above slot as well as everything in the 29 extended-art rare slot listed above. Additionally, you can get select Commander extended-art rare and mythic rare cards. You get an extended-art rare or mythic rare in foil 49% of the time. The remaining 51% of cards are distributed proportional to the rates described in the previous slot above.
Here is a look at the Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines variations that can be found in ONE Collector Boosters.
Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines
Borderless Concept Praetor
Now that we have looked at the Collector Booster, let's look closer at each treatment and where we can find these cards.
Ichor and borderless ichor cards – Sarah Wassell and Tom Jenkot, the Booster Fun art directors for ONE, worked with our artists to use a bold ink wash style to capture the essence of the Phyrexians. Adam Prosak and Grace Fong, the game and creative design team leads, selected the most Phyrexian cards in a set dripping with Phyrexia. There are 6 commons and 7 uncommons that have a bordered ichor treatment, and there are 16 rares and 11 mythic rares with a borderless ichor treatment. You will be able to find these ichor cards in Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters as well as select cards in the Collector Booster Sample Packs that come with Commander decks.
Phyrexian-language cards – For those Phyrexian fans out there who are learning to read Phyrexian as they take over the Multiverse, there are five mythic rare planeswalkers in ONE, each with Phyrexian-language text and the Phyrexian frame. These are the five Planeswalkers that have been corrupted and Phyrexianized. In addition, we have Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines available in this style. These six cards can each be found in Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters.
Borderless concept praetors – With Phyrexia: All Will Be One celebrating the glory that is all of Phyrexia, we wanted to make sure that the five praetors each appeared within the set. We went back to the start of their creation and have brought to life Richard Whitters's concept illustrations of each praetor with these borderless concept praetors. Each features the card from the set they were most recently in; so Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider is a new illustration for the Kaldheim praetor and is tournament legal where that card already is.
Here is a look at all five that you can find in Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters.
Borderless manga cards – To capture the intimidation and fear that the Phyrexians have wrought upon the Multiverse, the art team tapped into a horror manga style that highlights the aggression of the Phyrexians well. We worked with Kogado Studios, our Japanese partner studio, to bring this style to life. You will find each of the five compleated Planeswalkers as well as "what-if?" versions for five Planeswalkers who haven't been Phyrexianized in the borderless manga treatment. In addition, we brought five legendary Mirran creatures into this style to further the speculation as to what those heroes would have looked like if compleated.
Junji Ito's Elesh Norn – In addition to these 15 cards, we had the opportunity to pair the ultimate manga Horror artist, Junji Ito, with the star of Phyrexia: All Will Be One, Elesh Norn. Together, they created this phenomenal Magic card:
All of the borderless manga cards can be opened in Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters. Additionally, there are select borderless manga cards available in Collector Booster Sample Packs that come with the Commander decks.
Step-and-compleat foils – As we went to capture the monolithic power and vision of the Phyrexians, we used the step-and-compleat treatment to highlight the Phyrexian symbol with a special laminate. The Phyrexian symbol dances in the light accenting the 67 cards available in this style. The step-and-compleat foil treatment is available on borderless ichor cards, borderless concept praetors, borderless manga cards, and Phyrexian-language cards. The Junji Ito-illustrated Elesh Norn with the step-and-compleat foil treatment is a sight to behold!
These cards can only be found in ONE Collector Boosters, and you get one step-and-compleat foil in each Collector Booster.
Extended art – For each set, we want to make sure that each rare and mythic rare gets a special treatment. For those cards that don't have one of the treatments above, we use our extended-art treatment to highlight more of the art. With ONE, there are 29 rares from the main set, 5 new rares from Jumpstart, and the new rare or mythic rare cards from the ONC Commander decks that can be found with the extended-art treatment. You can open all of these cards in Collector Boosters, as well as select extended-art Commander cards in the Collector Booster Sample Packs that come with Commander decks.
Borderless dual lands – Found in Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters, borderless dual lands bring the surreal dark beauty of Phyrexian landscapes to life. As lead designer of Scars of Mirrodin, I'm especially pleased to see this cycle of five "fast lands" return to Standard with new beautiful artwork.
PHYREXIA: ALL WILL BE ONE BUNDLE: COMPLEAT EDITION
In addition to the regular Bundle, Phyrexia: All Will Be One features the Bundle: Compleat Edition, which will be released a few weeks later on March 3, 2023.
Bundle: Compleat Edition
As part of that product, there are new oil slick raised foils and one more Phyrexian-language card in addition to the six found in Phyrexia: All Will Be One boosters. The promo card in the Bundle: Compleat Edition is a Phyrexian Arena promo card with Phyrexian-language text and a Phyrexian frame. Even long after Phyrexian Arena's debut in Apocalypse, paying 1 life for one card each turn remains a good deal!
Bundle: Compleat Edition Promo
Oil slick raised foils – Along with the amazing treatments above, we wanted to come up with one final way to celebrate the glory of Phyrexia. Along with lots of fun goodies and a sleek box, each Bundle: Compleat Edition comes with twelve Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set Boosters and one Compleat Edition Booster.
Inside the Compleat Edition Booster, you will get 10 oil slick raised foil basic lands (two of each basic land type) and two Phyrexia: All Will Be One mythic rares. These two oil slick raised foil mythic rares will be randomized and come out of a possible 20 mythic rares, which are the same 20 mythic rares found in Phyrexia: All Will Be One.
Here's how they look:
WHERE TO FIND PHYREXIA: ALL WILL BE ONE BOOSTER FUN TREATMENTS
PHYREXIA: ALL WILL BE ONE SET BOOSTERS
Set Booster Display
Awesome to open and quickly expand your Magic collection, each ONE Set Booster contains 12 Magic cards, one art card, and one token/ad card or a card from The List (a special card selected from Magic's history or "Universes Within" card—found in 25% of boosters).
A ONE Set Booster includes a combination of 1–4 card(s) with a rarity of rare or higher and 3–7 uncommons, 3–7 commons, and 1 basic land. A traditional foil basic land replaces the basic land in 20% of Set Boosters, and a foil-stamped signature art card replaces the art card in 10% of ONE Set Boosters. (A traditional foil borderless mythic rare planeswalker can be found in less than 1% of ONE Set Boosters.)
In addition to ONE Collector Boosters, both ONE Set Boosters and Draft Boosters will contain either a panorama full-art basic land or Phyrexianized full-art basic land.
PHYREXIA: ALL WILL BE ONE DRAFT BOOSTERS
Draft Booster Display
If you're going to draft with friends to build a sealed deck for battle, you'll want to look for Draft Boosters. Each ONE Draft Booster contains 15 cards and one token/ad card, including one card with a rarity of rare or higher and 3 uncommons, 10 commons, and 1 basic land. (A traditional foil borderless mythic rare planeswalker can be found in less than 1% of ONE Draft Boosters. A traditional foil card of any rarity replaces a common in 33% of ONE Draft Boosters.)
PHYREXIA: ALL WILL BE ONE PRERELEASE PACK
Perfect for Phyrexia: All Will Be One in-store Prerelease events beginning February 3, the ONE Prerelease Pack combines six Draft Boosters with a few extras to compleat your gameplay experience, including a foil-stamped rare or mythic rare, an MTG Arena code card (only available in select regions), a deck box, and a spindown life counter.
While the color of the spindown life counters include variations featuring one of the five colors of mana, 1 in 15 Phyrexia: All Will Be One Prerelease Packs feature a special Phyrexian version of the spindown life counter—look for it at a Prerelease event near you!
PHYREXIA: ALL WILL BE ONE BUNDLE
Need some handy storage for cards and more basic lands? The Phyrexia: All Will Be One Bundle includes that and so much more, containing eight Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set Boosters—the best boosters to open just for fun—plus a traditional foil alternate-art Karumonix, the Rat King promo card, 40 basic lands (20 traditional foil basic lands and 20 non-foil basic lands), an oversized spindown life counter, a card storage box, and two reference cards.
Posted on 04/19/22
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate takes the flair and flavor of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms and picks up where 2020's Commander Legends release left off: a fun-first set packed with legendary creatures, epic additions to your favorite Commander decks, and the return of Commander Draft to bring the battle to your own party of friends.
It matches the social gameplay fun of Magic: The Gathering Commander with the flavor and excitement of being a powerful, high-level character in Dungeons & Dragons. Whether you're a Dungeons & Dragons fan ready to explore a new multiplayer game or a Magic multiplayer master ready to draft and play with friends again, Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate combines these experiences into unique gameplay for every fan.
Set Booster Display
Draft Booster Display
Collector Booster Display
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate will be available in many familiar ways:
- Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters
- Prerelease Pack, containing three Draft Boosters, a year-stamped foil rare or mythic rare, a dungeon card, and a MTG Arena code card
And, like Commander Legends before it, Draft Boosters will contain 20 cards—one of which will be a traditional foil!
Plus, four Commander decks will be available as well:
- Party Time (white-black)
- Mind Flayarrrs (blue-black)
- Draconic Dissent (blue-red)
- Exit from Exile (red-green)
Each features a ready-to-play 100-card Commander deck featuring ten new-to-Magic cards plus a Collector Booster Sample Pack, like with Streets of New Capenna Commander.
COMMANDER LEGENDS: BATTLE FOR BALDUR'S GATE KEY DATES
- Debut and Previews Begin: May 16
- Card Image Gallery Complete: May 23
- Commander Previews: May 24–25
- Commander Card Image Gallery Complete: May 26
- In-Store Prerelease Events and Sales Begin: June 3
- Worldwide Release: June 10
- Launch Parties: June 10–12
And if a greater gathering of friends—a convention hall full of adventurers to match wits and share multiplayer showdowns with—is something you're interested in, then CommandFest is for you. This Magic event celebrating Commander play returns with Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate, and we'll share more information about these events soon.
DRAFT YOUR PARTY. BUILD YOUR LEGEND.
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate features the return of Commander Draft. Commander Draft is a unique Limited format combining Commander's multiplayer gameplay and rules with drafting 20-card boosters to build a deck to match.
If you missed out on 2020's Commander Legends release showing off the Commander Draft format, Gavin Verhey's Good Morning Magic video covering the format can get you up to speed on what it's all about:
THE DIGITAL BEYOND
Prefer to play on your PC or mobile device? Fancy one-on-one showdowns over the adventure of multiplayer? Ready to level up with the latest Alchemy and Historic cards only available on MTG Arena?
Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate releases this July, bringing hundreds of new cards to MTG Arena and launching with everything you've come to expect from full set releases—including a Set Mastery, Draft gameplay modes, and more.
We'll share more about Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate closer to release this July.
THE FIRST PREVIEWS
All of the dates, artwork, and first previews for Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate were shared earlier on Weekly MTG.
If the video reveal isn't what you're looking for, we've got all the preview cards you missed right here. First, let's look at some of the most exciting options for our mana bases.
Or if aesthetics is something you like with your lands, the extended-art versions can be yours as well:
If you were a fan of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms cards featuring the rulebook art treatment, you're in luck as it's returning—and bringing iconic creatures and spells along with it, too:
Of course, it isn't Dungeons & Dragons without Dragons—and heroes that may face off against them:
Picking up a Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate Bundle will net you an alternate-art version of Wand of Wonder:
And picking up a full Draft, Set, or Collector Booster display of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate from your local game store—while supplies last—can net you the Buy-a-Box promo version of Elder Brain.
We'll hit the ground running when Magic returns to Faerûn with Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate. Previews begin May 16, with the worldwide release planned for June 10—see you there!
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Posted on 04/13/22
Streets of New Capenna Game Day Tips & Promo Reveals
April 12, 2022
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With the return of the Pro Tour just announced, your community may be seeking additional opportunities to test their skills with competitive play. Game Day is the perfect event to facilitate that need—and Game Day for Streets of New Capenna is just a month away!
From May 7 to 15, you can host Game Day in your store to engage your competitive players with the opportunity for bragging rights and prizes worthy of the golden age.
Game Day Promos: Participation, Top 8, Winners
The Promos coming with Game Day this season feature a returning frame that will be familiar to your long-time fans of the event.
Additionally, the winner Promo, All-Seeing Arbiter, is a new mythic rare card from the Streets of New Capenna set—show off the cards and iconic frame treatment as you market your event to generate more excitement among your community.
You'll receive three types of Promos in your Game Day kit: for participation, each of your Top 8 players, and one for the winner.
- Participation Promo: Power Word Kill
- Top 8 Promo: Skyclave Apparition
- First Place Promo: All-Seeing Arbiter
Remember, the amount of participation Promos you receive will depend on your community size, and you'll receive eight Top 8 Promos and one First Place Promo.
Game Day Formats
You can host Game Day using the following formats:
Remember, you can only run Booster Draft or Sealed events if you use Streets of New Capenna Draft Boosters for the event. Game Day is run using Swiss rounds that cut to a top 8.
Tips for Hosting Game Day In-Store
In case you missed it, here's a video by Maria Bartholdi that quickly explains all the need-to-knows for hosting Game Day at your store. Be sure to give it a look if you need a refresher.
Whether you're a Game Day veteran or hosting one for the first time, there are two additional tips to keep top-of-mind:
- Run your players' preferred format. It's easier for you to generate excitement for players if you're able to advertise a format they love to play. Always run what works best for your community.
- Consider your prize structure in advance. If you want to take the opportunity to entice more casual players to join in the Game Day festivities, you may consider adding additional booster packs as prizes for participation and individual wins.
Schedule Using Wizards EventLink
Scheduling early using Wizards EventLink affords you the maximum amount of time to advertise your event to interested players across your own social media platforms. It also allows these players more time to find you through the Store & Event Locator.
Putting your Game Day on the books in Wizards EventLink should only take a few clicks—so be sure to head over and start scheduling today!
Posted on 04/13/22
Streets of New Capenna Card Image Gallery
Posted in Card Image Gallery on April 13, 2022
Check out the cards revealed from Streets of New Capenna below. To view the variant and promo versions of cards, check out our Variant Card Image Gallery.
Buy Your Silence
Hold for Ransom
Refuse to Yield
Cut Your Losses
Errant, Street Artist
A Little Chat
An Offer You Can't Refuse
Out of the Way
Sleep with the Fishes
Angel of Suffering
Cut of the Profits
Dig Up the Body
Join the Maestros
Shadow of Mortality
Call In a Professional
Jaxis, the Troublemaker
Light 'Em Up
Rob the Archives
Urabrask, Heretic Praetor
Vivien on the Hunt
Black Market Tycoon
Cormela, Glamour Thief
Evelyn, the Covetous
Falco Spara, Pactweaver
Jetmir, Nexus of Revels
Jinnie Fay, Jetmir's Second
Lord Xander, the Collector
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary
Park Heights Pegasus
Queza, Augur of Agonies
Raffine, Scheming Seer
Rocco, Cabaretti Caterer
Toluz, Clever Conductor
Unleash the Inferno
Ziatora, the Incinerator
Luxior, Giada's Gift
Ziatora's Proving Ground
Posted on 04/13/22
Modern is a constructed format and therefore adheres to the following constructed rules:
- Minimum of sixty cards
- No maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck unassisted
- Up to fifteen cards in your sideboard, if used
With the exception of basic lands (Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, Forest, and Wastes), your combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent.
Note: The five snow-covered lands from the Ice Age block—Snow-Covered Plains, Snow-Covered Island, Snow-Covered Swamp, Snow-Covered Mountain, and Snow-Covered Forest—are also basic lands. Snow-covered lands are only permitted in formats that allow expansions from the Ice Age block.
The following card sets are permitted in Modern tournaments:
- Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
- Innistrad: Crimson Vow
- Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
- Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
- Modern Horizons 2
- Zendikar Rising
- Core 2021
- Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
- Theros Beyond Death
- Throne of Eldraine
- Core Set 2020
- Modern Horizons
- War of the Spark
- Ravnica Allegiance
- Guilds of Ravnica
- Core Set 2019
- Rivals of Ixalan
- Hour of Devastation
- Aether Revolt
- Eldritch Moon
- Shadows over Innistrad
- Oath of the Gatewatch
- Battle for Zendikar
- Magic Origins
- Dragons of Tarkir
- Fate Reforged
- Khans of Tarkir
- Magic 2015
- Journey into Nyx
- Born of the Gods
- Magic 2014
- Dragon's Maze
- Return to Ravnica
- Magic 2013
- Avacyn Restored
- Dark Ascension
- Magic 2012
- New Phyrexia
- Mirrodin Besieged
- Scars of Mirrodin
- Magic 2011
- Rise of the Eldrazi
- Magic 2010
- Alara Reborn
- Shards of Alara
- Tenth Edition
- Future Sight
- Planar Chaos
- Time Spiral
- Ravnica: City of Guilds
- Ninth Edition
- Saviors of Kamigawa
- Eighth Edition
- Betrayers of Kamigawa
- Champions of Kamigawa
- Fifth Dawn
Modern Banned Cards
This format lets you dive deeper into Magic's history, allowing cards from Eighth edition to today.
The following cards are banned:
- Ancient Den
- Arcum's Astrolabe
- Birthing Pod
- Blazing Shoal
- Bridge From Below
- Chrome Mox
- Dark Depths
- Deathrite Shaman
- Dig Through Time
- Dread Return
- Eye of Ugin
- Faithless Looting
- Field of the Dead
- Gitaxian Probe
- Glimpse of Nature
- Golgari Grave-Troll
- Great Furnace
- Green Sun's Zenith
- Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
- Krark-Clan Ironworks
- Lurrus of the Dream-Den
- Mental Misstep
- Mox Opal
- Mycosynth Lattice
- Mystic Sanctuary
- Oko, Thief of Crowns
- Once Upon a Time
- Punishing Fire
- Rite of Flame
- Seat of the Synod
- Second Sunrise
- Seething Song
- Sensei's Divining Top
- Simian Spirit Guide
- Splinter Twin
- Summer Bloom
- Tibalt's Trickery
- Treasure Cruise
- Tree of Tales
- Umezawa's Jitte
- Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
- Vault of Whispers