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.
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!
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