Strixhaven: Spoilers and More!

Strixhaven: School of Mages, Magic‘s 87th expansion, is scheduled to be released on April 23, 2021. Set in a school on the new plane of Arcavios, Strixhaven contains 275 cards and will continue to include randomly inserted premium versions of all the cards. Players will be able to purchase regular Draft Boosters, Theme Boosters, Set Boosters, Collector Boosters, a Strixhaven Bundle, and five Commander decks.

This set is Magic‘s take on the magical school genre, and each of the schools featured in this set represents one of the game’s enemy color combinations. Check back with us frequently for the latest spoilers and my MTG Finance flavored commentary! I’ll be covering our favorite highlights from spoiler season – if you want to see the entirety of everything that has been spoiled you can check out Wizards’ updated card gallery here.

February 18th

We got our first look at Strixhaven in a Weekly MTG Stream on Magic‘s Twitch channel. We got a look at the cycle of Commands, some of the Mystical Archive cards, and on the same day, we got a peek at some Japanese pack-exclusive Mystical Archive cards with what I consider to be fantastic art. This is already shaping up to be one heck of a rad-looking set, at least art-wise!

The Commands

All of these commands seem super fun and flavorful! I’m a big fan of being able to pick two out of the four options for these, making them versatile for many gameplay situations.

Mystical Archive Cards

I keep telling myself I’m going to stop being wooed by gorgeous alternate art Magic card reprintings, but Wizards continues to blow me away with delicious, delicious eye candy.

Japanese Exclusive Mystical Archive Cards

These Japanese exclusive arts are fantastic and I’m really hoping I get a chance to snag some Japanese packs from my LGS! We’re looking at Opt, Swords to Plowshares, and Demonic Tutor.

Are you a Quiet Speculation member yet?

If not, now is a perfect time to join up! Our powerful tools, breaking-news analysis, and exclusive Discord channel will make sure you stay up to date and ahead of the curve.

Have you joined the Quiet Speculation Discord yet?

If you haven't, you're leaving value on the table! Join our community of experts, enthusiasts, entertainers, and educators and enjoy exclusive podcasts, questions asked and answered, trades, sales, and everything else Discord has to offer.

Want to write for Quiet Speculation?

All you need to succeed is a passion for Magic: The Gathering, an aptitude for getting value from your cards, and the ability to write coherently. Share your knowledge of MTG and how you leverage it to play the game for less – or even turn a profit.
Joseph Davidson

Joseph Davidson

Joe is a writer and Magic player from Boise, Idaho. He's a Legacy Goblins player who also enjoys playing Modern and Pauper. When he's not looking at his extensive goblin collection, you can find him working in his local literary community or walking with his dog in the hills. You can find him @MTGJoeD on most social networks and streaming at

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:

Enjoy what you just read? Share it with the world!
Share on Reddit
Tweet about this on Twitter
Share on Facebook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want Prices?

Browse thousands of prices with the first and most comprehensive MTG Finance tool around.

Trader Tools lists both buylist and retail prices for every MTG card, going back a decade.