Eternal Masters Magic: The Gathering Full Spoilers, Singles, Boosters & Packs
It was announced earlier today that Wizards of the Coast will be releasing a new Magic: The Gathering set ‘Eternal Masters‘ which will focusing on staple cards for Legacy, Vintage, Cube and Commander. The cards included in this set will be from across Magic’s history and is designed to be a unique and enjoyable draft experience.
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- The set will have 249 cards in it.
- There are 24 Eternal Masters booster packs per Eternal Masters booster box.
- There will be 1 foil in every Eternal Masters booster pack.
- The set will be released on 10th June and online a week later.
- MSRP will be $9.99, the same as Modern Masters 2015.
- Get your hand on an Eternal Masters booster box will be very difficult.
- There will be no reserved list cards printed.
- Force of Will (Mythic) and Wasteland (Rare) will be in the set card list.
- We’d previously discussed the Eternal Masters leak here: Did Some MTG Traders Have Inside Knowledge of the Splinter Twin Ban and Vintage Masters Set? by Joseph Dunlap and Bans, Proxies, and Eternal Masters – Draw 4 Podcast Episode 8
- You can find the Eternal Masters mythic spoilers here.
What we don’t know:
- Will there be a foil in every pack? (Update: There will be 1 foil in every Eternal Masters booster pack as confirmed on Twitter)
- How limited will the supply be?
- Will there be an Eternal Masters Sealed Grand Prix?
- Will this cause the Magic-pocalypse?
There are, however, lots of exciting cards we can look at as potential reprints. There will be strategies available to draft so I expect we’ll be able to recognise a lot of constructed deck archetypes in there. My guesses include Storm, Workshops (without the Workshop), Delver, Miracles, Oath, Dredge, Elves, Maverick and Burn.
We will almost certainly see reprints of popular staples like Brainstorm, Swords to Plowshares, Hymn to Tourach and Lightning Bolt. However, it’s the more niche cards that intrigue me more. Will we see archetype defining cards like Oath of Druids or Null Rod? Will we see sideboard all-stars like Ravenous Trap, Ingot Chewer and Phyrexian Revoker?
I’m fairly sure we won’t see many nonbasic lands in the set. Strip Mine was recently reprinted as an Expedition, as were Forbidden Orchard and Ancient Tomb, so I doubt we’ll see many of those, though Wasteland was also an expedition, so who knows. I wouldn’t think it likely that they choose to reprint too many of those so soon after Expeditions. One cycle of lands that could be reprinted is the Zendikar fetch lands, though I doubt they’d feel the need for them to try and sell the set when they could be held back for another day.
Cards to look at in the meantime are reserved list cards. If you’re looking to buy into the format you’ll want to make sure you get the cards that you know won’t be reprinted first, things like Gaea’s Cradle, Show and Tells, Dual Lands, and all that jazz.
This announcement has got me very excited to play Legacy again after a little break from the format.
Set Name Eternal Masters
Number of Cards 249
Release Date June 10, 2016
Magic Online Release Date June 17, 2016
Official Three–Letter Code EMA
Twitter Hashtag #MTGEMA
Languages Available English, Japanese, Chinese Simplified
Magic Online information Eternal Masters will be releasing on Magic OnlineJune 17 and will be available until July 6. The digital MSRP will be $6.99. It will not be available for redemption.
Please click here to check the price and preorder your Eternal Masters booster box today. Please note that there are very limited quantities available, and prices will only increase, so if you are planning to make a purchase then it is always advised to order sooner rather than later with these types of products.
Is it worth it to buy Eternal Masters for Magic: The Gathering?
Many Magic: The Gathering Players ask the question… is it worth it to buy eternal masters?
Eternal Masters is the newest in the now recurring line of special summer sets: Magic sets printed outside of the standard block structure, and typically with the intent or allure of powerful reprints.
Eternal Masters follows in the footstep of Modern Masters, in that it contains needed staples for Legacy and other Eternal formats in the hopes of providing players with access to these highly in demand cards.
But as is also now the case with these sets, it has a higher than usual msrp, a price made all the higher by not just a limited print run, but an exceptionally limited print run. So given the high cost and lack of supply, is this set worth it?
Let’s start with the first, and I think most critical issue with Eternal Masters: you should NOT expect to recoup the cost of the box in the financial value of the cards you open. This is, of course, true for any booster box of any set, but Eternal Masters carries with it an added allure of containing more financial value in cards than was spent on the booster box. This is false.
For every dollar you spent on this product, be they single packs or a complete booster box, expect to receive LESS THAN that dollar in return financial value.
Yes, there is a chance that you will get more back than you spent. I am sure the comments will be flooded with posts of someone who randomly opened a pack and got a foil Jace, so how do I like “dem” apples? But you must understand this is a gamble.
Buying a pack of Magic cards is like buying a lottery ticket in terms of financial expense and receipt. A few win big, but most lose their cash. Buying packs for financial gain is the ultimate in gambling, and in the end, the house always wins.
Community Question: What card(s) would you most like to see reprinted in Eternal Masters and why? What cards would you NOT want to see reprinted in Eternal Masters and why?
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